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January 16, 2023

Too Many Christians In Congress?

The Pew Research Center has done an analysis of the religious make up of the 118th Congress that was just sworn in. Pew concluded that Congress "remains largely untouched by two trends that have long marked religious life in the United States: a decades-long decline in the share of Americans who identify as Christian, and a corresponding increase in the percentage who say they have no religious affiliation."

Pew found that 88% of members of Congress identify as Christian compared with 63% of U.S. adults overall. The figures broken down by party are 99% of Republicans in Congress saying they are Christian compared to 76% of Democrats.

The left-wing Washington Post is very unhappy. It points out that 29% of Americans claim no religious affiliation. The Post complains those Americans would "have to squint to see themselves" reflected in Congress.

One of the openly non-religious members, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) isn't worried. He predicted that in time, more members will identify with secular values.

I hope Huffman is wrong. America was built on the revolutionary idea in our Declaration of Independence that our liberty comes from God, not the government. A majority secular Congress would further tear our country away from its Judeo-Christian heritage.

It's very likely the Pew study is ill-conceived anyway. If 88 percent of Congress is really Christian, they would not be passing laws that promote abortion. They would not be attacking religious liberty by passing the so-called "Respect for Marriage Act" that forces Christians to accept the demands of the LGBTQ+ movement. America doesn't need more secularists, agnostics and atheists in Congress — we need more serious Christians.

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December 04, 2023

Mob Attacks Christmas Tree Lighting

Sadly, in many parts of the world, it is nearly impossible for Christians to peacefully and safely celebrate the birth of Christ. From communist China to significant areas of the Islamic world, Christians are harassed by governments and threatened by mobs. Apparently, now Christians in Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA, have to think twice about gathering to celebrate the birth of Christ.

December 01, 2023

Biden’s Godless Thanksgiving

All of us at JDFI hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Thanksgiving traces its roots back to the pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Our first President, George Washington, issued the Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789, which described in its opening sentence what the occasion was all about. President Washington wrote: "Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor…"