7 ways religious affiliation will (and won’t) change in the new Congress

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The dome of the Capitol in Washington D.C., taken from the Congressional Office Buildings on Constitution Ave.

Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Reitano, via Wikimedia Commons

The dome of the Capitol in Washington D.C., taken from the Congressional Office Buildings on Constitution Ave.

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(RNS) Many of the nation’s smaller religious groups are more proportionally represented in the 114th Congress that is to be sworn in on Tuesday.


  • Jeanne B Richards

    Thanks for posting this study! I will definitely be sharing this on my author’s page today!
    JB Richards
    Author of “Miriamne the Magdala-The First Chapter in the Yeshua and Miri Novel Series” and Content Creator for The Miriamne Page

  • Karla

    We need to follow the Truth/the Bible/the Word of God so if people don’t teach
    and preach/follow the Truth they still go to hell even if they go to church cause
    Jesus said you are one of Mine only if you follow Me/continue in My teachings!
    Hell is real and the Bible is very clear the Trinity/Godhead are real so if people
    don’t preach the Truth/follow the Bible they are not one of His! Jesus said that
    many will say to Me Lord,Lord and not enter heaven because so many people
    don’t Repent/follow Him they only want to go to heaven which like most of the
    people today. Most today don’t want to Repent they just want to go to heaven
    which is why so many people still get drunk,be mean/don’t bridle their tongue.
    It’s shocking how many people in church don’t bridle their sharp tongue and
    think that they are going to heaven. Bible says if you have a sharp tongue
    your religion is worthless! Many are now saying something mean and then
    laughing after like that makes it okay or they say “I was just joking” to try to
    cover it up. It’s the same with premarital sex. People sleep around and then
    they get married thinkin that they covered it up but never Repent and agree
    that sleeping around/having premarital sex is wrong! We all must Repent!

  • Salek Atesh

    Karla, like, I could write a computer program for you if you want that just copy/pastes your omnipresent rant on every new religionnews article if you want. It’d probably save you a lot of time that you could spend reading the articles rather than haunting the comments section.

  • Karla

    Salek Atesh-Thank you for the feedback. All sin needs to be talked about not
    just gay marriage and abortion..so I hope some of these other sins get talked
    about which is why I preach on/about them because so many today only want
    to talk about gay marriage or abortion so they don’t have to face their own sin.
    Bible says Repent and believe the Gospel to be saved. We all must Repent!

  • George Catt

    God wrote the bible because the bible sez so because god wrote the bible because the bible sez so becaue god wrote the bible because god said so because go… ad nauseum.

  • Susan

    Eric Cantor, the former highest ranking Jewish Republican in the US Congress has been replaced by Steve Scalise who has called himself, “David Duke without the baggage.”

  • Daniel

    In the infographic, what does “DK/Ref.” stand for?

  • Fran

    It makes no difference what changes Congress makes since all of man’s governments, including our own, will soon be replaced by God’s kingdom or government (Daniel 2:44), which was established in the heavens in 1914.

    The last world power before the end of this wIcked era is the present Anglo-American world powers (UK/US). Those world powers, represented by the toes of clay and iron in the image Daniel saw (Daniel 2:41-43), are definitely in their last days!

    I can hardly wait for God’s kingdom or heavenly government to come and finally rule with love, righteousness and justice over us humans on earth (Isaiah 11:1-9)!!

  • Mike

    Generally in survey speak, that translates into “Don’t Know” and/or “Refused”, meaning there was not an answer attained in the survey.

  • Billysees


    Jesus said that the ‘Kingdom of God is within you’. I think that to realize this is to ‘already’ experience His love, righteousness and justice in our life.

    It’s a neat personal experience that’s available ‘now’……why wait.

  • Fran


    As foretold by Daniel 2:44, God’s kingdom or government will put an end to ALL human governments and replace them. In other words, the end of man ruling over man to his detriment. YEAH!!!

  • Fran

    Billy sees,

    I am completing my post now since it did not take completely the last time!

    When Jesus told the Jews that the kingdom was within them, or as some Bible translations put it as “in their midst,” they did not realize that the future King of God’s government would be Jesus himself, sitting at the right hand of God.

    I am not a part of God’s kingdom (144,000 spirit-anointed/born again Christians). However, I NOW consider myself a loyal and devoted earthly subject of that kingdom (and not to man’s governments) as well as in the near future, during its millenial rule.

  • Billysees


    The ‘details’ of each of our varying beliefs are not easy to follow.

    So, I guess that we can all appreciate at least the following, as the great prayer says, “thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”.