Wednesday's News & Ideas - 9/30/2020
- The evangelical vote
- Trump mocks Christian support
- Black church mobilizes voters
- Black South American Catholics
- New, old anti-Catholicism
- Ending Greek life
Evangelical vote once again split on ethnic lines
Christianity Today: Far fewer plan to vote third-party in 2020, LifeWay finds.
NBC News: Trump's support from Catholics and evangelicals is dropping. They fault his unkindness.
Trump secretly mocks his Christian supporters*
The Atlantic: Former aides say that in private, the president has spoken with cynicism and contempt about believers.
Black church turnout effort mobilizes against alleged voter suppression
Religion News Service: While these groups often support voter mobilization, one organizer said they “never worked this tightly together because the stakes are higher.”
Answering letter from Black Brazilian clergy, pope sends anti-racist message
National Catholic Reporter: “In a country of black [populational] majority, may we have more black bishops,” the priests asked.
Amy Coney Barrett and the new, old anti-Catholicism*
The New York Times: Critics of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee argue that pious Catholics are a problem for liberalism. They have a point.
Why it’s so difficult to abolish sororities and fraternities
Students are calling for an end to Greek life. That goes against some colleges’ financial interests, Vox says.
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