Tuhin Chakraborty
Aug 2, 2017

Is this really an issue?

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It was recently reported that many members of Trump's cabinet, like Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, attend a weekly Bible study together. While I thought this news was just amusing and nothing significant, I received a surprisingly outraged response from some of my friends who believe that this is only a testament to the grip Christianity has on Government. They believe that this news shows a clear obstacle to religious plurality in the America. What are your opinions? http://religionnews.com/2017/08/01/cabinet-members-get-together-for-weekly-bible-study/

Rachna Shah
Aug 2, 2017

Religious plurality should be represented among our politicians, but as long as religion is not influencing day to day political decisions and actions, I don't view it as an obstacle to effective governance. It's also important to consider that most Americans identify as Christians (approximately 75% as of 2015).

 

Sources:

- http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/14/if-the-u-s-had-100-people-charting-americans-religious-affiliations/

 

Interesting read (from a left leaning source, so definitely not without bias): https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/02/the-changing-face-of-christian-politics/283859/

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