Republican Party U. S. Presidential Candidates, 2016: What is their Faith?

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I think it is important for a president to regularly attend a church—a place where he can go to fellowship and gather spiritual strength.  I hope this list will help you choose a good president.

 bushJeb Bush

In 1995, Bush converted from Episcopalianism to Roman Catholicism. In 2004, he became a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus.[159] Bush, a member of Father Hugon Council 3521 in Tallahassee, has joined Father Hugon Assembly.

 

walkerScott Walker

Walker and his wife Tonette have two sons. The family attends Meadowbrook Church, a nondenominational, evangelical church in Wauwatosa, which is a daughter church of Elmbrook Church, in nearby Brookfield.

 220px-Marco_RubioMarco Rubio

Rubio attends Christ Fellowship, a Southern Baptist Church in West Kendall, Florida, as well as Catholic services.

In an interview in 2012, Rubio said: “I’m a Roman Catholic. I’m theologically in line with the Roman Catholic Church. I believe in the authority of the church, but I also have tremendous respect for my brothers and sisters in other Christian faiths. I recognize, as the Catholic Church does, that there are excellent teachings of the Word throughout other denominations. The elements of salvation are found in these churches as well.”

carsonBen Carson

Carson was baptized at Burns Seventh-day Adventist Church on Detroit’s eastside. A few years later he told the pastor at a church in Inkster, Michigan he was attending that he had not fully understood his first baptism and wanted to be baptized again, so he was. He has served as a local elder and Sabbath school teacher in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, His mother is a devout Seventh-day Adventist.

 

HuckabeeMike Huckabee

His whole life has been shaped by moral absolutes.” Prior to his political career, he served as pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas from 1980 to 1986, and the Beech Street Baptist Church in Texarkana from 1986 to 1992. He started 24-hour television stations in both cities, where he produced documentaries and hosted a program called Positive Alternatives.[11] He encouraged the all-white Immanuel Baptist Church to accept black members in the mid-1980s.

R PaulRand Paul

Paul was baptized in the Episcopal Church and identified as a practicing Christian as a teenager. His religion is listed as Presbyterianism.

CruzTed Cruz

Cruz has said, “I’m Cuban, Irish, and Italian, and yet somehow I ended up Southern Baptist.”

 

Chris Christie

His religion is listed as Roman Catholicism.

Donald Trump

Trump is a Presbyterian. In an April 2011 interview, on the 700 Club, Trump said, “I’m a Protestant, I’m a Presbyterian. And you know I’ve had a good relationship with the church over the years. I think religion is a wonderful thing. I think my religion is a wonderful religion.” A February 2011 Politics Daily article described Trump as “apparently a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, which is a Presbyterian denomination”.  Andrew Cusack in 2008 stated that Donald Trump is a member of New York City’s Marble Collegiate Church. Explaining that church’s organizational relationships, Cusack says “the Collegiate Reformed Protestant Dutch Church is actually a denomination within a denomination” and that the Collegiate Churches are “now part of the Reformed Church of America“. Marble Collegiate Church also states that it is denominationally affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, with the RCA website stating that the RCA has a local church “presbyterian form of government”.Trump does not drink alcohol. Of his daughter Ivanka’s conversion to Judaism he said: “Not only do I have Jewish grandchildren, I have a Jewish daughter and I am very honored by that.”

Rick Perry

Perry grew up in the United Methodist Church. He and his family were members of Tarrytown United Methodist Church in Austin until 2010, when they began attending Lake Hills Church, a non-denominational evangelical megachurch in western Travis County. Perry told the Austin American-Statesman that he began attending Lake Hills because it was close to the rental home where he and his wife lived while the Governor’s Mansion was being renovated.

Rick Santorum

Although he was raised in a nominally Catholic household, Santorum’s faith began to deepen when he met his future wife, Karen. By his account, conversations with her father, Dr. Kenneth Garver, a staunch Catholic and pro-life advocate, solidified his understanding and opposition to abortion. He and his wife have since become increasingly religious. Santorum now considers himself a devout Catholic and acknowledges his Catholic faith as the source of his politics and worldview. He attends Mass almost daily and organized a Catholic study group for lawmakers while in Congress.

Santorum proudly calls himself a “culture warrior” and “true Christian conservative.” In so positioning himself, he has garnered popularity among evangelicals, but his support among Catholics is not as robust.

Carly Fiorina

Her religion is listed as “Raised Episcopalian.”

John Kasich

Kasich was raised a Catholic, but considers denominations irrelevant, and stated that “there’s always going to be a part of me that considers myself a Catholic.” Having been reared a Roman Catholic, Kasich drifted away from his religion as an adult, but came to embrace an Anglican faith after both his parents were killed in a car crash by a drunk driver.

 

Lindsey Graham

Graham currently lives in Seneca, South Carolina, and is a member of the Corinth Baptist Church.

Bobby Jindal

Jindal was raised in a Hindu household. He converted to Christianity while in Baton Rouge Magnet High School. During his first year at Brown University, he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. His family attends weekly Mass at Saint Aloysius Parish in Baton R

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