Mexican Protestants and politics

Mexico’s popular culture is Catholic, but its politics and state are secular. Vast majorities demonstrate both immense respect for the Roman Catholic Church and firm opposition to the political involvement of religious leaders or symbols. During the recent presidential campaign, Vicente Fox Quesada raised hackles by waving the flag of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The Cristianos Evangélicos en la Alianza por México responded by inviting evangelical Christians to vote for Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solorzano, the presidential candidate for the center-left coalition, in part because Cárdenas had “not used religious symbols” in his political campaign.

 

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