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1,500 Millennial Evangelicals Wrote ‘NYT’ About the Relationship Between Faith and Politics. Here’s What They Said

You may remember a few weeks ago when The New York Times published a headline that said, “Are you a young evangelical? We want to hear from you ahead of the midterm elections.”

More than 1,500 evangelicals took them up on it, and today, they published some of the responses. From the piece:


Young evangelicals are questioning the typical ties between evangelicalism and Republican politics. Many said it had caused schisms within their families. And many described a real struggle with an administration they see as hostile to immigrants, Muslims, L.G.B.T.Q. people, and the poor. They feel it reflects a loss of humanity, which conflicts with their spiritual call.

Plenty of young evangelicals believe Mr. Trump has helped to achieve their biggest goals, like curbing abortion rights and advancing religious liberties. But they are sensitive to other issues. Many feel politically independent, or politically homeless. There is a fight for what the term ‘evangelical’ even means, and they are living it.

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The piece went on to publish the extended thoughts of six millennials who are “all deeply involved in their churches.” They represent a diverse range of opinions on politics and faith, but unsurprisingly, they all seem very concerned about growing divides in the country.

The whole piece is definitely worth your time.

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