(Worthy News) - On a visit to Israel two years ago, far-right Brazilian lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro leaned back into the River Jordan in a white robe to be baptized in the arms of a fellow congressman and evangelical pastor.
While still an avowed Catholic, Bolsonaro is riding a wave of support from Brazil's evangelical Christians, who have helped make him the presidential front-runner heading into the first round of voting slated for Oct. 7.
Evangelicals account for one of every four voters in the world's largest Catholic country and more than 20 percent of its federal lawmakers. Many of Bolsonaro's evangelical supporters are united in their fear that the family, the main institution of a Christian society, is under threat from a godless state. [ Source: Channel News Asia (Read More...) ]
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