The results from a recent poll published by THE PEW FORUM reveal what social scientists have known for a long time: White Evangelical Christians are the group least likely to support politicians or policies that reflect the actual teachings of Jesus. It is perhaps one of the strangest, most dumb-founding ironies in contemporary American culture. Evangelical Christians, who most fiercely proclaim to have a personal relationship with Christ, who most confidently declare their belief that the Bible is the inerrant word of God, who go to church on a regular basis, pray daily, listen to Christian music, and place God and His Only Begotten Son at the center of their lives, are simultaneously the very people most likely to reject his teachings and despise his radical message.
(Phil Zuckerman




  1. The comments of the evangelicals who try to justify, rationalize, and otherwise defend their hatred is a exemplar of the points made by the authors of the article.

    That they can’t even see how they prove the points is sad yet funny in a maudlin way.

    They so want Jesus to be a gay-hating, gun-toting, white racist, wealthy, Republican warmonger who promotes capitalism that they’ve created that Jesus in their minds and they cling to him with all their might.

  2. It’s as I always believed, Tracie. You does everything the wimmins tells you to do and you’re still in trouble 🙂

  3. So a lot of white evangelicals in the US support political positions which are contrary to the Gospel. Just like a lot of white South African Christians in the apartheid era, and a lot of Germans under the Nazis. It’s yet another manifestation of cheap grace and state theology.

  4. {scrubs brainpan of MP’s TMI—Out, out damn spot!}

    I think I’ve said all I need to (re this article! ;-/) at Susan Russell’s (hat-tipped).

  5. I was not expecting that information Madpriest and I laughed to the point of crying. These days it’s taking a lot to make me laugh. So thanks