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God Bless America

November 20, 2020

Evangelical Christians often have a huge impact on American politics. Many of these people are socially conservative, consider themselves patriots, and believe that Americans have a constitutional right to own guns.

USA Christliche Evangelikale
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This documentary explores the core beliefs of America's fundamentalist Christians -- including the concept of creation, as opposed to evolution. Our report features interviews with conservative evangelicals who, for example, believe that God created the world in six days about 6,000 years ago. 

Our reporters traveled to the state of Kentucky to visit a Creation Museum and a Christian theme park that features a life-size model of Noah's Ark.  

USA Spartanburg Christliche Evangelikale
Image: Getty Images/AFP/N. Kamm

Christian churches in the US play a major social role, especially in rural areas. They operate schools and universities, and organize music festivals that celebrate their faith. 

USA Trump stärkt Abtreibungsgegner mit erstem Auftritt bei Kundgebung
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Most fundamentalist Christians are opposed to abortion, pre-marital sex, and homosexuality. They believe that
those who engage in these activities will be condemned to Hell.

And some have formed paramilitary groups to defend themselves against those whom they perceive as enemies -- including non-believers, Communists, and Muslims.  

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