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The mayor of South Bend, Ind., is running for the Democratic presidential nomination and is openly talking about two matters: That he's gay and that he thinks his Christian faith should be guiding his decisions about public policy.

Pete-buttigiegIt's the latter matter of religion that seems to be surprising quite a few people.

As this Atlantic piece notes, Pete Buttigieg (pictured here) recently said this: “'We need to not be afraid to invoke arguments. . .on why Christian faith is going to point you in a progressive direction.' He also questioned Donald Trump’s religious sincerity. 'I’m reluctant to comment on another person’s faith, but I would say it is hard to look at this president’s actions and believe that they’re the actions of somebody who believes in God.'”


Statistics show that more than a third of religiously unaffiliated adult Americans are former Catholics. Now, this report says, young Catholics are working hard on college campuses to bring them back into the fold. If the approach has some success you can bet followers of other faith traditions will be paying attention and maybe even copying what they're doing.


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