ARCC News – Racism in the White Evangelical Church

For those following the major civil rights debates across deepening ideological rifts in America, it’s difficult to ignore the Evangelical church as a major political faction. White evangelical Christians in particular have largely entrenched themselves as ultra-right-wing voters. In the 2016 election, this group made up 46% of Donald Trump’s supporters and has become known for its enmity toward equality for women, people of color, LGBTQ+ communities, immigrants, and other marginalized groups.

What may be more difficult to grasp is this group’s precise religious identity and how Evangelical right-wing politics came to have so much national influence. The Evangelical church is, in fact, a decentralized mix of mainstream and nondenominational Christian churches that share 4 main elements of Evangelism. White Evangelical churches have a well-documented history of racist beliefs and practices, as (to a lesser-known and less homogenous extent) do mainline white Protestant churches and the Catholic Church.

Aug 12, 2022 ARCC News

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