Most white regular churchgoers voted for Trump in 2020, religious nones backed Biden: study

Sep 2, 2021 by

by Leonardo Blair, Christian Post: A majority of white Americans, particularly evangelicals who attend worship services regularly, voted for former President Donald Trump in 2020, while President Joe Biden was the overwhelming favorite among religiously unaffiliated voters, especially among those who identify as atheists and agnostics, a recent analysis of 2020 validated voters by the Pew Research Center shows. According to the analysis by Pew Research assistant Justin Nortey, overall, 59% of...

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Afghanistan debacle: analysis and comment

Aug 30, 2021 by

Editor’s note: we at Anglican Mainstream do not claim in any way to be experts on the tragic situation in Afghanistan but recognise that what is happening has a complex background and profound implications, firstly for the people of that country, but also long term for global international relations and how we see ourselves in the West. Here are a selection of articles, mostly giving personal opinion of what has gone wrong and what might happen in future: Britain is ignoring the fate of...

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The west’s delusional fifth column

Aug 27, 2021 by

by Melanie Phillips: Biden is merely the boil that has now burst on a diseased body politic. The sickening if utterly predictable atrocities at Kabul airport have brought yet more calls for US President Joe Biden to be removed from office in disgrace. […]  In their own way, these left-wing ideologues now in control of the Democratic Party are as fanatical and delusional as those in the grip of communism or Islamism. They are utterly convinced of their own virtue, utterly certain that all...

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There’s a gap between the Church of England and the Brexit-voting public

Aug 20, 2021 by

By Allison Pearson ; Tim Stanley and Isabelle Bougeard, Telegraph: Broadcaster and parish priest Giles Fraser tells the Planet Normal podcast why having a largely Left and Liberal clergy is ‘a real problem’. Giles Fraser isn’t easy to put in a box. As a Left-wing Brexiteer, he’s quick to admit he’s somewhat unique within the Church of England. Speaking to Telegraph columnist Allison Pearson on her weekly Planet Normal podcast (listen using the audio player above), the parish priest and...

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Preaching to the choir

Aug 13, 2021 by

by Marcus Walker, The Critic: The Church will soon hit a Hartlepool moment, when people who feel politically unwelcome go elsewhere. An institution led by a self-selecting elite obsessed with the hot topics of today’s culture war alienating increasing numbers of its supporters until they eventually vote with their feet, leaving the very survival of that institution in doubt. The Labour Party or the Church of England? Watching the slow motion self-destruction of the party that purports to speak...

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Why Don’t They Believe Us?

Aug 12, 2021 by

by Konstantin Kisin, Tablet: You’re struggling to understand where all this vaccine hesitancy comes from. Let me help you. Imagine you’re a normal person. The year is 2016. Rightly or wrongly, you believe most of what you see in the media. You believe polls are broadly reflective of public opinion. You believe doctors and scientists are trustworthy and independent. You’re a decent, reasonable person who follows the rules and trusts the authorities. Imagine your shock, then, when Brexit, which...

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