Collection: Instances Of U.S. Politicians Playing Favorites With Christianity

February 21, 2018

This collection contains all the stories I have covered where United States politicians have either overtly supported Christianity, or used their faith to justify ridiculous actions or statements. This list will continue to be updated as new stories are published.


February 21st, 2017: Study Finds Catholic Schools Are Keeping Their Doors Open With Taxpayer Money


March 21st, 2017: This Alabama Church Is Close To Getting Their Own Police Force


June 1st, 2017: Republican Says God Will Save Us From Climate Change


June 14th, 2017: Kentucky Gov. Plans To Send Prayer Groups Into Violent Neighborhoods To Pray Away Murder


June 27th, 2017: Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Church Receiving Public Funds For Playground


June 28th, 2017: Ten Commandments Monument Destroyed Less Than 24 Hours After Installation On AR Capitol


July 10th, 2017: President Trump Thinks Western Civilization Is Based Solely On Christian Values


October 6th, 2017: Kentucky Governor Urges Students To Bring Their Bibles To School


November 3rd, 2017: Scott Pruitt Uses Bible To Justify Removing Scientists From Advisory Positions In EPA


December 13th, 2017: Trump's Jerusalem Announcement And Evangelicals' Armageddon-Obsession


January 24th, 2018: Mississippi Rep. Proposes Bill Requiring Daily Reading Of Ten Commandments In Public Schools


February 23rd, 2018: Florida House Passes Bill Requiring The Words 'In God We Trust' To Be Displayed In Public Schools


June 15th, 2018: Sessions Defends US Immigration Crackdown With Bible, Conference Of Bishops Disagree


July 27th, 2018: Mayoral Candidate In FL Takes Phone Call From God At Debate


August 3rd, 2018: This Week With The Crumbling Wall Separating Church And State


November 2nd, 2018: Washington Rep Defends Document Outlining Protocols for ‘Holy Army’


November 10th, 2018: Acting US Attorney General Believes Judges Should Have 'A Biblical View Of Justice'


January 29th, 2019: Donald Trump Tweets His Support For Bible Classes In Public Schools


February 4th, 2019: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Keeps Invoking God In Really Ignorant Statements


March 28th, 2019: GOP Rep. Gives Meltdown Prayer To Jesus Right Before State's First Muslim Is Sworn In


May 3rd, 2019: Trump Boasts About New Religious Exception Rules For Healthcare Workers


May 10th, 2019: This Week In The Conservative Christian Battle Against Abortion


May 15th, 2019: Mike Pence To Liberty University Graduates: 'Freedom Of Religion Is Under Assault'


May 24th, 2019: Texas Republicans Pass A "Protect Chick-fil-A" Bill


June 24th, 2019: Alabama Governor Signs Law Giving Church Power To Create A Police Force


July 24th, 2019: Alabama: GOP Candidate For Senate Says 'We Need To Put Jesus And God Before Everything Else'


August 9th, 2019: The Crazy Things Politicians Keep Saying After The Latest Mass Shootings


August 19th, 2019: Washington State Rep. Helped Christian Group Training Young Men For 'Biblical Warfare'


August 23rd, 2019: Trump Calls Himself 'The Chosen One' And Tweets He Is Loved By Jews Like The 'King Of Israel'


August 28th, 2019: Federal Appeals Court Rules Penn. House Can Forbid Atheists From Giving Opening Prayers


November 4th, 2019: Trump's Silly Prayer Meeting And Paula White's Promotion


November 14th, 2019: Online Chats Reveal Republican Lawmaker's Conservative Christian-Fueled Paranoia


November 15th, 2019: Ohio Bill Allowing Students To Give Wrong Answers Due To Religious Belief Passes House

November 29th, 2019: Two High-Profile Republicans Praise Donald Trump As 'Chosen By God'


December 23rd, 2019: Ex-Governor Of KY And 'Unabashed Christian' Defends Pardoning Hundreds Of Criminals In His Final Days In Office


December 25th, 2019: Washington State Rep. Matt Shea Accused Of 'Domestic Terrorism' In New Report


January 6th, 2020: At Rally, Evangelicals Worship Trump As He Tells Them God is 'On Our Side'


January 17th, 2020: Trump Administration Announces New Rules To 'Protect' Prayer In Schools And Give Federal Money To Religious Organizations


February 3rd, 2020: These Are The Latest GOP Reps. To Attack Church-State Separation


February 19th, 2020: This Iowa Lawmaker Wants To Create A State Record Of People's Sexual Preferences


February 25th, 2020: Lawmakers In Florida Push Bills Giving Parents More Power To Keep Their Children From Learning Important Subjects


March 30th, 2020: The Coronavirus, The United States, And Christianity's Total Lack of Help


April 9th, 2020: Kansas Lawmakers Revoke Governor's Order Limiting Church Gatherings To Ten People


May 21st, 2020: Education Secretary DeVos Diverts Millions In Aid Money From Low-Income Students To Wealthy Private School Students


July 14th, 2020: Catholic Church Won Between $1.4B And $3.5B In Federal Coronavirus Aid


This post was last updated on July 14th, 2020.

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