Are Lutherans pulling their weight on the federal level?
Some commenting on Dr. Netto’s post have protested his use of statistics and have, as per the usual, found ways to discount some rather dramatic facts. He responded to one of the comments and shared it with me. I found it interesting:
Please find below a good sample of faith groups plus in brackets their membership figures and behind the slash the number of congressmen and senators of their respective religious persuasions.
Lutherans, all (9 million/18)
Methodists, all (9 million/62)
Presbyterians, all (3.9 million/43)
Jews, including non-practicing (5.2 million/43)
Episcopalians (2.2 million/37)
Christian Scientists (ca. 150,000-400,000/5).
I could go on until the cows come home but perhaps this might suffice. So if you are still convinced Lutherans are pulling their weight politically on the federal level, you might want to think again.