John McCain identifies himself
a Christian but what we have and have not heard from John McCain about his Christian beliefs raises some questions.
Isn't John McCain a Baptist?
John McCain was raised Episcopalian but calls himself Baptist today. When asked why
he switched his Christian denomination to Baptist,
John McCain stated that Baptists baptize
immersion. Peculiarly, John McCain has yet to be
baptized by immersion.
Why then did John McCain become a Baptist?
The switch in
John McCain's Christian denomination coincides with his second marriage to
Cindy McCain, a Baptist, and the Baptist church he attends is hers.
McCain's denominational shift appears to be based on his
beliefs more than John McCain's own Christian
Wasn't John McCain the Christian leader of his POW cell in
John McCain stated: "I was selected
to be room chaplain because I had an abundance of religiosity... I had gone to
church all my life. I had gone to an Episcopal school where we went to church
chapel every morning. I went to the Naval Academy where chapel attendance was
mandatory. I knew all of the words to the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed.
So I had an ability to lead a church service."
So, John McCain was the chaplain because he had the "ability to lead a church service",
which he equates with "an abundance of religiosity".