American Christian as Persons of Color

American Christian as Persons of Color

Bloomberg responds, partially, to the New Yorker’s article attacking Chick-fil-A’s “creepy infiltration” of New York. Neither a defense nor an attack on the New Yorker nor it’s author Bloomberg points out some interesting demographics on Christians in America:

…83 percent of all black Americans are absolutely certain that God exists. No other group comes close to this figure. Black Christians are far more likely than white Christians (84 percent to 64 percent) to describe religion as very important in their lives. Of all ethnic groups, black Christians are the most likely to attend services, pray frequently and read the Bible regularly. They are also — here’s the kicker — most likely to believe that their faith is the place to look for answers to questions about right and wrong. And they are, by large margins, the most likely to believe that the Bible is the literally inerrant word of God. In short, if you find Christian traditionalism creepy, it’s black people you’re talking about.

…If you’re maligning traditional Christianity, the people you’re maligning are disproportionately black.

Read more at Bloomberg.

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