The Soul of American Evangelical Christianity
It should go without saying — but I’ll say it anyway — that what I write about the USA in the post immediately below can also, and more pointedly, be said about American evangelical Christianity. Like Americans generally, evangelicals as a group have not taken a strong stand against torture. But unlike Americans generally, evangelicals overwhelmingly supported Pres. Bush in both of his presidential elections. (I’ll put some of the well-known relevant stats below the fold.) And, of course, Pres. Bush is himself an evangelical Christian. Evangelicals are largely responsible for Pres. Bush being in office, and he and his administration were the driving force behind the torture legislation — in fact, they wanted something even worse. And it’s fair to say that there was not much by way of an outcry against this legislation coming from the evangelical churches.
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