Troubling poll: American Christians facing more intolerance

'In God We Trust' is emblazoned above the American flag in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Video screenshot)
‘In God We Trust’ is emblazoned above the American flag in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Video screenshot)

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Christians in the United States are not accepting of two of Joe Biden’s major agendas for his presidency, the promotion of LGBT lifestyle choices and abortion on demand, because of clear instructions in the Bible on the evils they are.

And they’re under attack from those with more leftist ideals.

A new poll from Lifeway Research shows 59% of respondents say Christians “are increasingly confronted with intolerance in America.”

The polling was done of 1,005 online respondents during Sept. 3-14, 2021, and factors such as gender, age, region, ethnicity and more were balanced.

The sample error was 3.3 percentage points.

It defined evangelical beliefs by using the NAE Lifeway Research Evangelical Beliefs Research Definition and respondents were asked their level of agreement with four statements, including, “The Bible is the highest authority for what I believe,” and “Only those who trust in Jesus Christ alone as their Savior receive God’s free gift of eternal salvation.”

On the question of intolerance in America, 24% strongly agreed that Christians are facing more and more, and 35% “somewhat” agreed that is happening.

Only 23% disagreed.

And about 54% said religious liberty in American is declining, including 24% who strongly agree and 29% who somewhat agree.

According to Decision Magazine, “The survey revealed that Americans who are more engaged with their faith are among those most likely to believe religious liberty is on the decline. Those who are religiously unaffiliated are least likely to agree. And among Christians, those who attend a worship service at least four times a month are more likely to agree than those who attend less than once a month. Furthermore, those who hold evangelical beliefs are more likely to say religious liberty is declining than non-evangelicals.”

Scott McConnell, chief of Lifeway Research, said, “Freedoms are not limitless. As some groups seek more freedom, it often encroaches on another’s freedom. It’s not surprising those who are more religiously active are the ones noticing reductions in religious freedom compared to those who don’t practice religion.”

The Decision report continued, “The higher a person’s education level, the less likely they are to agree that Christian tolerance is declining in the U.S. Thirty percent of those with a bachelor’s degree and 31% of those with a graduate degree disagree. Twenty-one percent of high school graduates disagree.”

McConnell noted, “Intolerance is about cultural pushback. In the American marketplace of ideas, not all systems of thought are welcomed. The majority of all religions notice this pushback against Christians today.”

And as intolerance surges, the poll reveals, many people want Christians to shut up and take it.

Thirty-six percent of respondents were offended that Christians objected to how they were being treated.

That would be 14% who strongly agree and 22% who somewhat agree that Christians “complain too much” about mistreatment.

IMPORTANT NOTE: America’s innocent young children are shockingly being subject to massive recruitment efforts by LGBT and transgender groomers in the nation’s schools. Alongside this, the rest of the deranged Biden agenda continues to unfold, from engineering an ever-growing full-scale foreign invasion of America, to destroying the nation’s fossil fuel industries while purposely creating sky-high inflation, to bringing America to the brink of nuclear war. Now, the very same political, cultural and sexual revolutionaries responsible for all of this chaos and madness have finally dared to “come out” and publicly identify exactly who they consider to be their biggest enemy: CHRISTIANS. That’s right. Bible-believing, Judeo-Christian morals-affirming Christian believers – the kind who founded America, wrote her Constitution, and defended her with their lives for centuries – are now considered the biggest enemy threatening the future of America! This almost unbelievable trend is documented in the stunning June 2022 issue of WND’s critically acclaimed Whistleblower magazine (available in both print and digital editions), titled “ELITES FINALLY REVEAL THEIR #1 ENEMY: CHRISTIANS.”

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