My very conservative estimate is that sixty evangelical Christians who are members of the House of Representatives objected. I think the number is probably higher, but I can’t be sure until we take a deeper dive into the bios of these representatives. Whatever the case, I hope the list below will give you all something to talk about. If you have any additional information please send it along on my Facebook page or Twitter feed. You can also shoot me an e-mail.
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It looks like thirty Catholics also objected.
Robert Aderholt (AL), while a member of the evangelical organization “The Family,” traveled to Romania to meet with a Holocaust denier. He has also fought to display the 10 Commandments in public schools and other public buildings.
Rick Allen (GA) once read a Bible verse to the House Republican Conference calling for the death of homosexuals. He attends evangelically-oriented Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church in Augusta.
Jodey Arrington (TX), like Josh Hawley and Mike Pompeo, is an Evangelical Presbyterian.
Brian Babin (TX) appeared on the radio show of court evangelical Tony Perkins three days after the 2020 presidential election. Babin is an active member of First Baptist Church (Southern Baptist) of Woodville, TX.
Jim Baird (IN) is a United Methodist who believes America was founded on Judeo-Christian values. His church, Gobin United Methodist in Greencastle, does not look particularly evangelical in orientation.
Jim Banks (IN) has an online MBA from evangelical Grace College in Winona Lake. He identifies as an “Evangelical Christian.”
Cliff Bentz (OR) is Catholic.
Jack Bergman (MI) is Lutheran. This is not a historically evangelical denomination.
Stephanie Bice (OK) is Catholic.
Andy Biggs (AZ) is a Mormon.
Dan Bishop (NC) attends Providence United Methodist Church and sings in the choir. It is unclear if this is an evangelically-oriented United Methodist congregation. He defines himself as a “Christian conservative.”
Lauren Boebert (CO) wrote in clear evangelical language when she recently tweeted, “I’m a Christian. So they may try to drive me to my knees, but that’s where I’m the strongest.” She became a born-again Christian in 2009.
Mike Bost (IL) organized a prayer movement for Donald Trump, which was reported on by the Christian Broadcasting Network. He may have caught COVID-19 at an event sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Mo Brooks (AL) left the Mormonism of his wife and now identifies as a “non-denominational Christian.” “Non-denominational” is code for evangelical.
Ted Budd (NC) is an evangelical Christian and a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary.
Tim Burchett (TN) is an evangelical Christian and a member of the Presbyterian Church in America
Michael Burgess (TX) is a Reformed Episcopalian. This is an evangelical, or at least orthodox, denomination.
Ken Calvert (CA) does not seem to make his faith a dominant part of his political identity.
Kat Cammack (FL) started a Faith & Pro-Life Coalition. I can’t find much on her specific religious identity.
Jerry Carl (AL) is an evangelical Christian. He helped found Luke 4:18 Fellowship, a Southern Baptist Church in Mobile.
John Carter (TX) attends Central Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist Church in Round Rock, TX.
Steve Chabot (OH) is Catholic
Ben Cline (VA) is Catholic
Tom Cole (OK) has a Ph.D in British history from the University of Oklahoma,. He attends a United Methodist Church. Perhaps it is Moore United Methodist Church. He has taught history at Oklahoma Baptist University, an evangelical Southern Baptist university.
Rick Crawford (AR) is a Southern Baptist and attends Nettleton Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
Warren Davidson (OH) is an evangelical Christian who has the support of court evangelical Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council. He has been a leader in the evangelical youth organization Young Life and attends Grace Baptist Church in Troy, OH.
Scott DesJarlais (TN) attends Epiphany Mission, an Episcopal Church in Sherwood. He does not seem to identify as an evangelical Christian. He also has an embarrassing past
Mario Diaz-Balart (FL) is Catholic.
Neal Dunn (FL) is Catholic.
Ron Estes (KS) is Lutheran
Pat Fallon (TX) is Catholic
Michelle Fischbach (MN) is Catholic
Scott Fitzgerald (WI) is Catholic
Chuck Fleischmann (TN) is Catholic
Scott Franklin (FL) attends First Presbyterian in Lakeland. The church is PC-USA, but it seems pretty evangelical. Staff members have degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Asbury Theological Seminary.
Russ Fulcher (ID) is an evangelical Christian.
Mike Garcia (CA) calls himself a “Christian who believes in God and Jesus as our savior” but he does not seem to make his Christian faith a central part of his politics.
Carlos Gimenez (FL) is Catholic.
Lance Gooden (TX) is a member of the Church of Christ, a conservative Protestant denomination that is not usually associated with evangelicalism, but shares similar convictions on social issues.
Paul Gosar (AZ) is Catholic.
Garret Graves (LA) is Catholic.
Sam Graves (MO) is a Southern Baptist.
Morgan Griffith (VA) is Episcopalian.
Jim Hagedorn (MN) is a Missouri-Synod Lutheran.
Andy Harris (MD) is Catholic.
Darrell Issa (CA) is Eastern Orthodox.
Ronny Jackson (TX) was endorsed by court evangelical Robert Jeffress. He is a member of the Church of Christ.
Chris Jacobs (NY) is Catholic.
Bill Johnson (OH) sounds like an evangelical. He identifies as a Christian, a conservative, and a family man.
Jim Jordan (OH) does not seem to identify as an evangelical, but evangelicals love him.
John Joyce (PA) identifies as a Christian, but does not seem to make his faith an important part of his political identity.
Fred Keller (PA) is a member of the Reformed Church of America, a denomination that contains evangelicals but is not normally associated with evangelicalism. He attends First Reformed Church in Sunbury.
Mike Kelly (PA) is Catholic.
David Kustoff (TN) is Jewish.
Doug LaMalfa (CA) identifies as a Christian, but faith does not seem to be a central part of his political identity.
Doug Lamborn (CO) identifies as an evangelical Christian.
Jacob LaTurner (KS) is a Catholic.
Debbie Lesko (AZ) attends a Baptist church
Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO) is Catholic.
Nicole Malliotakis (NY) is Greek Orthodox
Brian Mast (FL) is an evangelical Christian who attended church at Calvary Chapel.
Lisa McClain (MI) is Catholic.
Daniel Meuser (PA) is Catholic.
Alex Mooney (WV) is Catholic.
Gregory Murphy (NC) identifies as a “conservative Christian.”
Troy Nehls (TX) is a graduate of Liberty University. He has encouraged Christians to carry firearms to church. He attends Faith United Methodist Church in Richmond, TX. Christianity Today has identified him as an evangelical.
Devin Nunes (CA) is Catholic.
Jay Obernolte (CA) appears to be a Protestant, but he does not seem to overtly connect his faith to his political identity.
Burgess Owens (UT) is a Mormon
Steven Palazzo (MS) is Catholic.
Gary Palmer (AL) attends Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham. It is a member of the evangelical Presbyterian Church in America. He has a history with evangelical organization Focus on the Family.
Greg Pence (IN) is Catholic.
Scott Perry (PA) identifies as a Christian.
August Pfluger (TX) identifies as a “devoted Christian.”
Guy Reschenthaler (PA) identifies as a Christian.
Matt Rosendale (MT) is Catholic.
David Rouzer (NC) is a Southern Baptist
John Rutherford (FL) is Catholic.
Steve Scalise (LA) is Catholic.
David Schweikert (AZ) is Catholic.
Lloyd Smucker (PA) is a Lutheran. He attends Zion Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Leola.
Elise Stefanik (NY) is Catholic.
Greg Steube (FL) is a Methodist.
Chris Stewart (UT) is a Mormon
Glenn Thompson (PA) identifies as a Protestant.
Tom Tiffany (WI) does not seem to publicly identify with a religious denomination.
Jefferson Van Drew (NJ) is a Catholic.
Beth Van Duyne (TX) is an Episcopalian
Roger Williams (TX) identifies as a Christian.
Rob Wittman (VA) is an Episcopalian.
Ron Wright (TX) is Catholic.
Lee Zeldin (NY) is Jewish.
NOTE: I am counting churches in the Southern Baptist Convention as “evangelical.”