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Go to Church LOL: An Impertinent Catechism

January 11th, 2017 | 12 min read

By Matthew Loftus

Question 1: Why should I go to church when Christians overwhelmingly went for Donald Trump in this past election? Why should I care about being connected to other Christians when they are so proud, xenophobic, homophobic, self-centered, uninformed about basic facts, and opposed to helping the poor?

Because God didn’t include a clause about any of those things in the Bible.

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Matthew Loftus

Matthew Loftus teaches and practices Family Medicine in Baltimore and East Africa. His work has been featured in Christianity Today, Comment, & First Things and he is a regular contributor for Christ and Pop Culture. You can learn more about his work and writing at