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In a recent article, the Washington Post claims that there is a link between people who identify as Christians and those who support the Second Amendment. They work hard to make a link between what they call Christian nationalism and support of gun rights.

The title of the Washington Post totally misrepresents the reason why many Christians support gun rights. Their title says it’s because Christians think that God handed down the Second Amendment. That is a blatant lie and intentional smear to make Christians seems stupid and gullible when the opposite is often true.

(Washington Post) – We’re now at a point when Americans are killed or injured in a mass shooting almost every month; by some definitions, almost every day. Despite this, resistance to gun control in the United States remains fierce.

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As researchers of religion, we know the power of religious identities and beliefs. And so we wondered: How does Christian nationalism influence Americans’ attitudes toward gun control?

In our newly published and freely available study, the connection between Christian nationalism and gun control attitudes proves stronger than we expected. It turns out that how intensely someone adheres to Christian nationalism is one of the strongest predictors of whether someone supports gun control. One’s political party, religiosity, gender, education or age doesn’t matter.

You could be a mainline Protestant Democratic woman or a highly educated politically liberal man — the more you line up with Christian nationalism, the less likely you are to support gun control…

As a Christian who associates with many other Christians, it’s obvious to me that the reason so many Christians support the Second Amendment is that most Christians are conservatives in many aspects of their lives, including political and patriotic. To prove the point, in 2012, the Democrats banned prayer and any mention of God at the Democratic National Convention where they selected Obama to be their presidential candidate and this political and religious dichotomy is why many Christians are patriotic, conservative and supportive of the Second Amendment.




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