Survey: More Than a Quarter of White Evangelicals Believe Core QAnon Conspiracy Theory

A QAnon sign, more than a quarter of White Evangelicals believe in some core conspiracies

A new survey reports that more than a quarter of white evangelical Protestants believe in a QAnon conspiracy theory that purports that former President Donald Trump is secretly battling a cabal of pedophile Democrats. Further, approximately half of white evangelical Protestants express support for the debunked claim that Antifa was responsible for the recent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Why I Am a Christian Patriot but Not a Christian Nationalist

An American flag, How to preserve the health of our democracy

As we noted yesterday, many are blaming evangelicals for the Capitol riots and calling on us to repudiate “Christian nationalism.” There are many ways to understand this term, but a common definition is that “the United States was founded as a Christian nation and must continue to be one.”

This subject is far more complex than we have space to discuss fully, but I will note that nations are geopolitical entities with borders, populations, and governments. By contrast, a Christian is a person who has trusted in Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. A nation cannot do this. As a result, neither America nor any other nation can logically be a “Christian nation.”

Was the Capitol Riot a 'Christian Insurrection'? Why We Must 'Live as Though the Truth Were True'

A man wearing a shirt with a Red Cross at the capitol riots, Was the riot at the Capitol a Christian Insurrection

Faith leaders were “nearly unanimous in condemning” the assault, as NPR reported on January 7. But evangelicals are nonetheless being widely blamed for the riot.

The Washington Post headlined: “Trump’s evangelicals were complicit in the desecration of our democracy.” The Atlantic called the riots “a Christian insurrection” and added, “Many of those who mobbed the Capitol on Wednesday claimed to be enacting God’s will.” Religion News Service stated, “Evangelicals must denounce the Christian nationalism in Capitol riots.” This article is one such denunciation.