An organization that purportedly represents Christian lawmakers polled Twitter users last weekend, asking them if the U.S. would be better off with more Christians in elected office.
The National Association of Christian Lawmakers (NACL), which posed the question, didn’t like the answers.
Do you believe America would be better off if more Christians served in elected office?#Retweet #Poll #Election2020 #America #SuperTuesday #Vote
— National Association of Christian Lawmakers (@ChristLawmakers) February 16, 2020
With more than 50,000 responses and five days yet left before the polling ends, the answer is a resounding “no” to the tune of 93 percent. Now the NACL is responding by browbeating atheists and Satanists, accusing them of “religious persecution.”
The organization is licking its wounds on Twitter and being called out for it.
We are aware the Satanists and Atheists have decided to pile on this poll. While you are here know this – God loves everyone and forgives all who ask Him. Salvation is available only through His Son Jesus Christ. John 3:16
— National Association of Christian Lawmakers (@ChristLawmakers) February 17, 2020
This is the dumbest thing I've ever seen.
You don't like the response you got, so you're going to claim it's because of satanists and atheists?… Maybe you should just take it as people not wanting religion involved in politics.
— Jean #TheResistance (@jsc1835) February 18, 2020
I am neither. I am right with a God I understand that blesses the meek and poor rather than elevates cagers of children, money grabbing con men, pathological liars and, well it's a long list. pic.twitter.com/OMYWQbICdr
— Basqueing Travesties of Justice (@Basquerading) February 18, 2020
Don't like the results of a poll? Don't ask the frigging question. Even I know about the separation of powers and I'm not even American.
— S Uzzell ⭐#1 Amazon Charts Bestselling Novel (@StephenUzzell2) February 18, 2020
So you're just openly admitting that your intention was to create an exclusively Christian echo chamber that excluded people of other religions or no religion, and also you think you're somehow the victim of atheists who had the absolute gall to (gasp!) answer your Twitter poll. pic.twitter.com/MeVEHW0CXH
— Amara Tanith (@aftanith) February 17, 2020
The Pew Research Center notes that Congress is already largely Christian. The U.S., as a whole, is 65 percent Christian, while as of last year, but Christians comprise more than 90 percent of the House and Senate. And in a separate study, Pew also found that belief in Christianity itself is in serious decline, with one out of four Americans saying they are atheist, agnostic, or “nothing in particular.” It should be noted that only current member of Congress, Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) listed her religion as “none,” while Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) describes himself as a humanist.
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