More signs of decline

Michael Hamar points toward yet another story that evidences the damage done to the Christian brand by the Evangelical Right.

For the first time “No Religion” has topped a survey of Americans’ religious identity, according to a new analysis by a political scientist. The non-religious edged out Catholics and evangelicals in the long-running General Social Survey.

Ryan Burge, a political scientist at Eastern Illinois University and a Baptist pastor, found that 23.1% of Americans now claim no religion.

Eighty-one per cent of white Evangelicals voted for Donald Trump and, after more than 2-years of relentless chaos, squalor and mismanagement, Trump’s support amongst white Evangelicals remains at 73%; they are his most important voting bloc.

It’s bad enough that the Christian narrative is childish and obviously false. When you add to that the bad character of the Evangelical Right’s hero … nobody sane wants to be identified with them.

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