Evangelicals

Pew Research: 46% of US Evangelicals OK with Premarital Sex in a Committed Relationship

"Pew found that 57 percent of U.S. adults who identify as Christians believe that sex in a committed relationship is sometimes or always acceptable, while 49 percent think that casual sex (two consenting adults not in a committed relationship) is sometimes or always acceptable." - C.Leaders

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2,500 evangelicals sign statement on science and the pandemic

"'A Christian Statement on Science for Pandemic Times' expresses concern for the 'politicization of science in the public square when so many lives are at stake.' Signers pledge to wear masks, get vaccinated and correct misinformation and conspiracy theories." - RNS

Related: New Christian Initiative to Pursue Criminal Justice Reforms

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Are evangelicals changing their minds about same-sex relationships?

"In 2007, 90 percent of evangelicals said their church forbid (63 percent) or strongly discouraged (27 percent) “homosexual behaviors.” In 2020, that figure has dropped to 65 percent .... In 2008, 34.4 percent of evangelicals between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five supported same-sex marriage.

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The religious right ousts Steve King

"Steve King calls his loss in Tuesday’s primary a victory in the 'effort to push out the strongest voice for full-spectrum constitutional, Christian conservatism.' But the election results tell a different story. It was, to use a slightly dated term, the religious right who threw King out in favor of state Sen. Randy Feenstra." - WExaminer

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Gene Veith on why some people don't like evangelicals

"What most bothers the public about evangelicals is that they are 'too pushy with their beliefs.'  That is, people don’t like being witnessed to.  That evangelicals care about non-Christians’ temporal problems, for which Jesus can help them,  and their eternal destiny, for which Jesus offers free salvation, does not matter." - Gene Veith

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David French explains how Pete Buttigieg's Mainline Protestant faith differs from evangelical faith

"...the Mainline vision of salvation is alien to the Evangelical mind. Without diving in depth into each of the 'Five Solas' of the Reformation, most Evangelical Protestants understand salvation not through works of compassion but rather through faith alone, by the grace of God alone, working through the atoning sacrifice of Christ alone." - The Dispatch

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National Association of Evangelicals’ New President Hopes to Bring Together a Movement in Crisis

"Anderson and others have tried to keep the movement’s name from being hijacked as merely a political marker....Now Kim takes on these challenges, which have intensified during Donald Trump’s presidency. Christians are increasingly and explicitly asking what it means to be an evangelical today, with recent releases like Who Is an Evangelical? and Still Evangelical?" - Christianity Today

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