Christian group blames Satanists after 93% say “no’ to their poll asking if more Christians should hold elected office

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.

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.

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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Megan Hamilton

Megan Hamilton has traveled extensively throughout the Southern United States, Mexico, and parts of Central America. A lifelong atheist, these travels have informed her political views. She currently lives in a remote location with a large herd of cats and four dogs.