More Americans identify as evangelical after the Trump years

Source: Fox News | Tyler O’Neil

The Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, president of Sojourners, a left-leaning Christian organization, lamented that the Pew poll suggests Americans think of their faith in political terms.

“I think what this data illustrates is the extent to which White evangelicals increasingly think of their faith in political terms as opposed to core theological or religious terms,” said Taylor, who just published the book “A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community.” “We should resist the temptation to have our faith co-opted by politicians. The role of the church in society, as Dr. King often said, is to be the conscience of the state, not the master or servant of the state.”

“For Christians, to wrap God or the cross in the American flag, or any flag, is dangerous,” Taylor added. “We must resist trying to co-opt God into a political party or into our narrow national interests. We are a nation under God; we sometimes act as though we are a nation in which God is under us.”