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Brazilian evangelicals, swinging hard to the right, could put a Trump-like populist in the [tr]
The Conversation ^ | August 6, 2018 | Staff

Posted on 08/10/2018 7:29:53 AM PDT by C19fan

Even as the overall population of Christians in the United States declines, evangelicals have become an energetic right-wing voting base, helping President Donald Trump win the presidency in 2016.

In Brazil, where Pentecostal and other charismatic Christian churches are rapidly gaining members, evangelical voters are only beginning to flex their electoral muscle.

In 1970, 90 percent of Brazil’s population identified as Roman Catholic. By 2017 just under 65 percent did. Evangelicals now make up an estimated 27 percent of Brazil’s 208 million people.

As their numbers have grown, so has the evangelical influence over Brazilian politics. My demographic research in Brazil indicates that this constituency will be a formidable political force in Brazil’s October 2018 presidential election.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: argentina; boycott; brazil; evangelicals; pork; sanctions; southamerica; tariffs; trade
I am Catholic but I am glad Evangelicals are gaining power as they are demanding clean living and clean government. Latin America needs some Puritanical values injected into it.
1 posted on 08/10/2018 7:29:53 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Friends from Brazil are backing this guy...but question if he is tough/savvy enough.


2 posted on 08/10/2018 7:32:24 AM PDT by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket)
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I have many Evangelical Brasilian friends.

They strongly favor Bolsonaro.


3 posted on 08/10/2018 7:46:00 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it)
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To: C19fan

It’s sad for a Catholic to admit that the political scene would be much better off if we had more evangelical voters and fewer Catholics. But it’s true.


4 posted on 08/10/2018 7:50:02 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: C19fan

When you’re in the ultra Far Left for which socialism seems reasonable everything else looks like the Far Right.


5 posted on 08/10/2018 8:09:25 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: rrrod

There are a number of biblical TV series produced in Brazil (in Portuguese) and translated into Spanish. They take old testament stories like Joseph (of the many colored coat), Exodus, Josua and the promised land and turn them into a few hundred (per story) TV episodes.
I don’t see anything in the shows to indicate that they are Catholic or non-Catholic, but I imagine the production team to be fundamentalist Christian.
Anything this costly and long lasting indicates a Brazilian cultural phenomenon of importance.


6 posted on 08/10/2018 8:14:05 AM PDT by conejo99
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To: C19fan

“The overall population of Christians has declined” in the U S? Nay, it’s the main liners who are no longer recognizably Christian denominations who are decreasing.

The overall population of Bible believing Christians in the U S is increasing, is what I’ve read.


7 posted on 08/10/2018 9:26:52 AM PDT by Persevero (Democrats haven't been this nutty since we freed their slaves.)
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To: C19fan; All

Candidate Jair Bolsonaro is pushing for some rights to guns for self defense in Brazil.

The murder rate in Brazil has skyrocketed since extreme gun control was put into effect.

https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7877849&pli=1#editor/target=post;postID=1866297359142252720;onPublishedMenu=trafficsourcesstats;onClosedMenu=trafficsourcesstats;postNum=8;src=link

Most Western countries saw a remarkable drop in homicides from the early 1990s to the middle 2010s. Both Australia and the United States saw their homicide rates drop in half, in spite of their opposite approach to gun ownership and self defense.

Brazil’s homicide rate nearly doubled. Brazil attempted Australia’s approach of extreme restrictions on gun ownership in 2003. It did not work. Homicides leveled off for a few years, then climbed dramatically to the current levels near 40 per 100,000.


8 posted on 08/10/2018 9:30:20 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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Link to Brazil article here:

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2018/04/brazil-considers-easing-extreme-gun-law.html


9 posted on 08/10/2018 9:32:12 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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I hope he'll win. Is his slogan 'Make Brazil Great Again' 😀
10 posted on 08/10/2018 10:11:22 AM PDT by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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To: madprof98; redleghunter; Springfield Reformer; kinsman redeemer; BlueDragon; metmom; boatbums; ...
It’s sad for a Catholic to admit that the political scene would be much better off if we had more evangelical voters and fewer Catholics. But it’s true.

But rather than admit that ,some defenders of Rome actually blamed evangelicals for Obama being elected, since many did not vote, and only 80% of those who did voted for Romney.

In the 2012 election (preliminary exit-poll analysis), white Evangelicals (23% of the electorate) voted 79%/20% Romney/Obama; Protestants overall (53% of the electorate) voted 57%/42%; black Protestants (9% of the electorate) and other Christian voted 5%/95%; Catholics overall (25% of the electorate) voted 48%/50%; white Catholics (18% of the electorate) voted 59%/40%; and Hispanic Catholics (5% of the electorate) voted 21%/75% Romney/Obama http://www.pewforum.org/Politics-and-Elections/How-the-Faithful-Voted-2012-Preliminary-Exit-Poll-Analysis.aspx

Meanwhile, the term "evangelical" has become watered down, to include many who are not fundamental Bible Christians, whose percentage is likely decreasing. Thus I prefer the term "traditional evangelicals."

11 posted on 08/10/2018 7:32:24 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Trust the risen Lord Jesus to save you as a damned and destitute sinner + be baptized + follow Him)
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I am Catholic but I am glad Evangelicals are gaining power as they are demanding clean living and clean government. Latin America needs some Puritanical values injected into it.

Even evangelicalism need more Puritanical values injected into it.

Rather than the easy believism Catholics (with a church about half full of liberal members) associates with sola fide, in Puritan Protestantism there was often a tendency to make the way to the cross too narrow, perhaps in reaction against the Antinomian controversy, as described in an account (http://www.the-highway.com/Early_American_Bauckham.html) of Puritans during the early American period:

“They had, like most preachers of the Gospel, a certain difficulty in determining what we might call the ‘conversion level’, the level of difficulty above which the preacher may be said to be erecting barriers to the Gospel and below which he may be said to be encouraging men to enter too easily into a mere delusion of salvation. Contemporary critics, however, agree that the New England pastors set the level high. Nathaniel Ward, who was step-son to Richard Rogers and a distinguished Puritan preacher himself, is recorded as responding to Thomas Hooker’s sermons on preparation for receiving Christ in conversion with, ‘Mr. Hooker, you make as good Christians before men are in Christ as ever they are after’, and wishing, ‘Would I were but as good a Christian now as you make men while they are preparing for Christ.’”

12 posted on 08/10/2018 7:35:40 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Trust the risen Lord Jesus to save you as a damned and destitute sinner + be baptized + follow Him)
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GOOD!

It’s encouraging to see things turn around.


13 posted on 08/10/2018 9:05:27 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith......)
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