'Forgive me': Millennial evangelical explains why she's not voting Republican in powerful NYT story
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With the midterm election a week away The New York Times highlighted Millennial voices about the tension they face at the intersection of politics and religion and how that will influence their vote.


"Young evangelicals are questioning the typical ties between evangelicalism and Republican politics," National Correspondent for The Times Elizabeth Dias wrote. "Many said it had caused schisms within their families. And many described a real struggle with an administration they see as hostile to immigrants, Muslims, L.G.B.T.Q. people, and the poor."

The in-depth article shares insights into the challenges young voters are facing.

"I was pulled out of Smith College in 2015 when I told my parents that I was rethinking the legitimacy of anti-gay theology. I thought, “God is going to have to forgive me. I am not going to die in this culture war," said Alexandria Beightol, 22. "The world liberal evangelicals want to see is the one conservative evangelicals hope doesn’t happen."

Rebekah Hopper, 26, talked about the struggles she faces with her parents.

"My parents are very much among the white evangelical demographic that voted for Trump, and still proudly support him. I’ve never told them I’ve voted for Democrats. Whenever they read this, they’ll find out a lot," Hooper shared.

"I grew up in a Christian home, nondenominational, and am still following Jesus today and attend church regularly. My parents tend to learn more on the conservative side of things whereas I have a more liberal bent,"  said Jayna Duckenfield, 24. "Climate change is honestly one of the biggest issues my parents and I disagree on. I think they still believe it’s all made up."

A poll revealed that a third of Millennials say they will vote in the midterm election. 

Read the full article here.