Report: 62% of Evangelical Pastors Oppose a Military Strike Against Syria
According to a new poll conducted by the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), more than 60% of evangelical pastors are against U.S. military intervention in Syria. The NAE represents about 45,000 local churches across 40 denominations. NAE President Leith Anderson told the Religious News Service that, despite a consensus that the use of chemical weapons must not be condoned, many evangelical leaders oppose American intervention because they are unsure if it could actually make the situation worse by causing the conflict to grow. Anderson said that though there are differing opinions about U.S. involvement in Syria’s civil war, all Christians are called to unite in prayer. “This is a week for extra prayers as our Congress and President decide what to do about Syria. And, let's add Syrian leaders to our prayer list. Our request is that God will give wisdom to make choices for a lasting peace in the region" …
Recommended For You
- > Steve Carell Is Teaming Up with Charlie Kaufman for a New Sci-Fi Comedy
- > Shia LaBeouf On Becoming a Christian: 'It's a Real Thing That Really Saved Me.'
- > New Zealand Air’s Hobbit-Themed Safety Video Is a Middle Earth Masterpiece
- > Matthew McConaughey's Marriage Advice Actually Isn't Half Bad
- > This Is What a ‘Parks and Rec’ Themed Wedding Looks Like