It’s only May, and we’ve got plenty of developments in faith and politics.
1. Hillary Clinton is now a spiritual candidate for president
In a contest that is usual, we could argue about which candidate’s religious. It’s a no-brainer this season. Hillary Clinton is rooted in the social justice tradition of the United Methodist Church. Bernie Sanders was called “unabashedly irreligious,” and piety is not part of the Donald Trump new.
Hat-tip to Jack Jenkins in thinks progress for choosing up this (you want to read his whole piece on Clinton’s faith).
2. Yet no Protestants about U.S. Supreme Court
For the past six years, there were no Protestants regarding the U.S. Supreme Court in June. This is far better in comparison with the courtroom’s historic composition.
President Obama nominated Merrick Garland, after Justice Antonin Scalia before this season expired. The moment it is unlikely this year that Garland is going to be regarded by the Senate, he would add an additional justice. Later on, we may observe this court’s Hindu. U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Sri Srinivasan has been about the short-list because of its court and will most likely be thought of by other Democratic presidents.
3. Another WASP pioneer in a different branch
What will Democratic Party leaders and the Republican at Congress and the White House have in common? One is a Protestant–Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi together with Vice President Joe Biden is Catholic. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is a Latter-Day Saint (aka Mormon). Obama attended a United Church of Christ congregation before running for president. According to a recent Pew report, “Today, Obama calls himself a Christian,” yet is not a regular churchgoer.” (No, He is not a Muslim)
4. Pro-life Democrats: From voting bloc to near-extinction in six years
As I mentioned earlier this week, there are now two pro-life Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. There were. But adhering to these Democrats they have seen their amounts cut. Redistricting was a component in the reduction. The result diplomatic and partisanship places are equivalent.
5. Hindus for Trump
Trump is big at least one of Hindus. A group of Hindu activists in New Delhi has been rumored that Trump would win the election.
Why? According to the Associated Press, the demonstration and prayer comprised the banner “because he has hope for humanity against Muslim terror”.
The enemy of the enemy is your friend that the enemy is going to be Muslims.
The Washington Post reported into a new set in the U.S. that is small but gaining attention: Hindus for Trump. According to the Twitter and Facebook pages of this group,
American Hindus are model citizens, educated and equally forth. We are in need of a nation where Americans are protected and liberated.
Their tweets include statements like, “Keep Islam in the USA!”. Islamophobia Hindus to find the image of the offender meditating about Trump’s blossom? This is the image of faith along with politics this season.