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As number of Latino evangelicals grows, it's not politics as usual
cnn.com ^ | January 13th, 2012 | Rafael Romo

Posted on 01/29/2012 11:37:12 AM PST by daniel1212

CNN) - It’s a greeting that always makes Mark Jobe smile: “I really loved today’s Mass, Father Mark.”

Jobe is the senior pastor of New Life Community Church, which has 14 campuses across Chicago and its suburbs. He said he hears those words at least once a month, usually from newcomers - Hispanics raised in the Catholic faith who’ve started attending his non-denominational Christian church....

Hispanic Catholics tend to vote Democrat by a two-to-one margin while Evangelicals and Pentecostals are evenly split between the two parties.

Hispanic evangelicals and Pentecostals tend to be more politically active than Catholics, have higher rates of citizenship and exercise their right to vote.

(Excerpt) Read more at inamerica.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: catholic; evangelicals; latinos; politics
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1 posted on 01/29/2012 11:37:25 AM PST by daniel1212
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To: daniel1212
I know we're converting them around here. Quite a few Iglesia Bautista Churches have sprung up. Of course, there's never been a large Catholic presence here, so it's admittedly easier to make Baptists out of them.
2 posted on 01/29/2012 11:43:12 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: daniel1212; metmom; boatbums; caww; smvoice; presently no screen name; Lera; Quix; wmfights; ...

PING


3 posted on 01/29/2012 11:59:44 AM PST by daniel1212 (Our sinful deeds condemn us, but Christ's death and resurrection gains salvation. Repent +Believe)
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To: RegulatorCountry; Quix

You mean Baptacostals don’t you:)


4 posted on 01/29/2012 12:03:32 PM PST by daniel1212 (Our sinful deeds condemn us, but Christ's death and resurrection gains salvation. Repent +Believe)
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To: daniel1212

“Baptist” does cover a spectrum, from almost mainline to fullblown charismatic, and the charismatic is much more compelling to converts and new believers.


5 posted on 01/29/2012 12:06:50 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: daniel1212

This is how we can win over Latinos to conservatism. As they are won over to true christianity and Jesus then their eyes are open to the dangers and evils of liberalism. Win their hearts and their votes will follow.


6 posted on 01/29/2012 12:57:13 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: daniel1212

I would also like to see American Catholics who are conservative, acknowledge Catholic voting, try to examine Catholic voting, and come up with some movement, a revolution, to change it.


7 posted on 01/29/2012 1:14:25 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: daniel1212

This is real; lots of Latinos around here peeling the Mary/Ishtar Idol stickers off of their cars.

Finding Jesus seems to be especially invigorating for those that were born into the darkness of catholic idolatry.


8 posted on 01/29/2012 1:59:48 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: tflabo

This is true as regards liberal in the West. You can be a conservative and not be a Christina, but you cannot be a Christian and not be a conservative, at least not in its overall sense.

But the Republicans keep appealing to a lower standard, and then have to placate them, and end up doing what the Democrats did just a few years previous.

But while the country sinks, the church of the living God, not institutionalized, must be an alternative society, as distinguishably in basic ethos and morals as the Amish are in appearance and means (not to say they are not inwardly). “And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.” (Acts 5:13)


9 posted on 01/29/2012 2:06:04 PM PST by daniel1212 (Our sinful deeds condemn us, but Christ's death and resurrection gains salvation. Repent +Believe)
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To: ansel12

And what is done in the real or perceived “Temple of God” sets the standard for the rest of society.

It begins with scriptural regeneration by and subsequent relationship with Christ, hand by which the Scriptures come alive as the word of God, versus being considered Christian by infant baptism, Catholic or Protestant, and never hearing strong preaching on their damned and destitute condition, being utterly unable to be saved based upon their moral merit of the power of their church, and thus casting all their faith upon the mercy of God in Christ to save them by His sinless shed blood.

And which faith effects obedience to its object, and a basic literal (in context) view of the Scriptures, versus its liberal revisionist rendering which is common in much of Catholicism and Protestantism.


10 posted on 01/29/2012 2:21:01 PM PST by daniel1212 (Our sinful deeds condemn us, but Christ's death and resurrection gains salvation. Repent +Believe)
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To: daniel1212

You’re on a roll tonight.

Preach it, brother.


11 posted on 01/29/2012 2:25:03 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: JulieRNR21; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; randita; GOPsterinMA; Sun; little jeremiah; ...

Hispanic Evangelican Protestants were once a negligable part of the American population, but not anymore. Florida has a growing number of them.


12 posted on 01/29/2012 2:27:53 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: daniel1212
This is a wonderful story! Have you ever just pondered the simplicity that is in Christ? Say,you're on a deserted island and you come across a Bible. You read it, believe it, and know your salvation is complete in the finished work of Christ. You learn what God says, period.

Then you're rescued and come back to civilization. You decide to find like-minded people to share your faith and fellowship with. You begin to search churches. The first one you go into is Catholic. THink about that. Everything you have read and believed on regarding God, salvation, EVERYTHING you have read and believed in God's Word is absent. There is nothing that you have learned in God's Word that is present in that church. What a blowing of one's mind that would be. From THIS to THAT in one opening of a door.

13 posted on 01/29/2012 2:38:22 PM PST by smvoice (Better Buck up, Buttercup. The wailing and gnashing is for an eternity..)
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To: Tzar

You’re on the wrong site, this is FreeRepublic.com


15 posted on 01/29/2012 4:31:04 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The city of Allentown, PA, e.g., is 40% Hispanic and there are a number of evangelical/pentecostal Hispanic churches in the city. The Catholic presence is not that dominant here as the region was populated primarily by German immigrants who established Lutheran churches.

That style of worship, lots of music and very emotive, suits the culture of Hispanics very well.


16 posted on 01/29/2012 4:36:44 PM PST by randita
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To: smvoice

For me after i became born again (raised devout RC but did not personally repent and trust trust Christ for salvation till age 25) i appreciated Scriptural aspects in R. Catholicism, which was the only church i knew. But i also knew that Scripture was the assured word of God, and i saw other things which were part of the variable traditions of men, or subject to interpretation, including in Protestants circles.

After going faithfully to mass weekly (and other meetings for some time) and having served as a CCD teacher and lector, and serving God in other ways, i humbly prayed whether it would be the Lord’s will for me to go to a different church. I knew there were some things contrary to Scripture in the RCc, but also wanted fellowship with others who had experienced the new birth as i did with its resultant effects and wanted to serve God witnessing, which was rare in the RCC. They next day i met another believer who told me of an evangelical church, and which led to my decision to leave Rome, and which was a decision He clearly confirmed over the years. No bitterness toward Rome, but thank God for the shepherd who leads His sheep to find pasture.


17 posted on 01/29/2012 7:38:16 PM PST by daniel1212 (Our sinful deeds condemn us, but Christ's death and resurrection gains salvation. Repent +Believe)
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To: Tzar

We have foul mouthed, ignorant catholics bashing Christians here every day.
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19 posted on 01/29/2012 9:04:52 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; randita

I live in a largely Hispanic neighborhood. There are are several Hispanic-dominated Protestant churches within walking distance of my house.


20 posted on 01/29/2012 9:48:42 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: ansel12; Tzar

It’s happening. However, remarks like post 8 seem to give the wrong impression that the GOP is not for Catholics — note, I said the wrong impression as these few shrill shills like in post 8 are not symbolic of the GOP, but they shout the loudest.


21 posted on 01/30/2012 2:17:43 AM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: Cronos

As a conservative, you know that you can’t blame Catholics being a Democrat voting block, on the GOP, the party that you embrace.

The Democrat party is the official party of anti-Christianity, the party that attracts the atheists, and the satanic, the purposefully anti-Christian book writers, comedians, commentators, legislators, yet Catholics support that party.

That overly dramatic claim about an individual’s anti-Catholic remark for why Catholics support the Democratic party platform, is yet another way to avoid confronting the Catholics being a Democratic voting block, problem.


22 posted on 01/30/2012 7:41:31 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: daniel1212

Great story. Thanks for posting.


23 posted on 01/30/2012 7:49:31 AM PST by wmfights
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To: ansel12
Firstly - I didn't blame it on the party. I gave you a specific instance -- post 8. If you have shrill voices like that giving the wrong idea of the GOP, then what do you expect?
24 posted on 01/30/2012 8:10:35 AM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: ansel12
And secondly, it's not overly dramatic. Why do Jews mostly vote for the Dims? And even rich Asians or Palestinian Christians though their beliefs are conservative? Because of the power of perceptions

and if we allow the shrill posts like in 8 to give the wrong idea of the GOP, then we have ourselves to blame

25 posted on 01/30/2012 8:12:46 AM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: Cronos
Why do Jews mostly vote for the Dims?

Because they are liberal, and have always been, just like the majority of Catholics, post 8 did not make Catholics vote for Obama, they do it because they are Catholic.

Prominent Democrats the party of the KKK, write all the anti-Christian books, make the movies, run the anti-Christian news shows, TV shows, comedy acts, newspapers, magazines, etc, etc, and you think that the reason Catholics vote Democrat is because they saw post 8, or heard a rare anti-Catholic remark somewhere that didn't come from a liberal?

26 posted on 01/30/2012 8:48:48 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12; Campion
ansel: they do it because they are Catholic. -- I am Catholic and conservative. Are you saying that I should be voting Democratic according to you? Sheesh....
27 posted on 01/30/2012 11:19:03 AM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: Cronos

Good gosh, what kind of logic is that, would a conservative Jew saying that to you about the Jewish vote, make any sense, or be worth an adult even saying it?


28 posted on 01/30/2012 11:22:48 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Tzar

Speaking the truth about idolatry is not hateful, and it follows Christ’s example. Was Christ hateful toward the Pharisees? The catholic ‘church’ is just exactly like the pharisees.


31 posted on 01/30/2012 1:35:15 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Tzar

Worshiping Mary/Ishtar, Praying to idols (”icons” Statues), counting repetitive prayers on beads, making cross buns (Tammuz cakes).

Pretty much all the traditional ways.


34 posted on 01/30/2012 4:10:02 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Tzar

The Ark of the Covenant was the outlet of the power of Y’HoVah.

It was constructed as directed by him.


36 posted on 01/30/2012 9:18:54 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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