WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) joined the Christian Broadcasting Network to discuss his recent op-ed, “Democrats Need to Talk About Their Faith.”
Christian Broadcasting Network: Sen. Chris Coons: Democrat Colleagues 'Need to Talk About Their Faith'
By Abigail Robertson
Democrat Sen. Chris Coons, co-chair of the weekly bipartisan prayer breakfast, is challenging colleagues within his party to be more open about sharing their faith. His latest invitation came in an op-ed in the Atlantic.
Sen. Coons tells CBN News he believes Democrats have been too cautious over the years about sharing their faith values and how it influences their political views. Now, he thinks it's time for a change.
"This is an overwhelmingly religious country," Coons says. "The vast majority of Americans self-identify either as people who regularly pray and regularly worship, or people who everyday pray and worship."
Coons says that while many associate religion with the conservative right, polls show about three-fourths of Democrats identify as religious or somewhat religious.
"And since most Americans get through their day, get through their challenges in faith, for us to hide the fact that it's an important part of our lives as Democrats would leave an unanswered question for millions of Americans who would find it hard to be comfortable with us, hard to trust us if they think we are not moved or grounded somewhat in faith," Coons continued.
You can read the full column here.