According to a recent survey, when asked if the United States has historically been oppressive for racial minorities, 82 percent of white evangelicals and 60 percent of white practicing Christians did not believe this statement to be true. Seventy-five percent of African American practicing Christians and more than 60 percent of Hispanic practicing Christians, however, did agree that racial minorities have historically been oppressed in the U.S.
Should congregations continue to gather for in-person worship and other social functions? Can the state restrict religious organizations from fully free functioning? These are just a couple of questions raised because of the coronavirus pandemic.