Does the popularity of unconventional presidential candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders evince America’s dramatically shifting religious demographic?
Recently, an outspokenly liberal United Methodist bishop in The Hill chastised Christians, especially Evangelicals, for supporting Trump despite his “xenophobic zeal” on immigration.
The bishop likely did not appreciate that the implosion of once pervasively influential Mainline Protestant denominations like her own facilitated Trump’s rise. During the campaign, he has stressed his Presbyterian background but elicited derision for his public unease with religious practice.
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