Sen. John McCain: Known as a Veteran But Also a Man of Quiet Faith

Religion News Service’s Adelle M. Banks reports that war hero and Arizona Republican Senator John McCain died Saturday at 81 after battling brain cancer. McCain, who attended a Southern Baptist megachurch at the end of his life, “embraced patriotism loudly and religion quietly,” Banks writes. Although the senator sometimes spoke about his reliance on prayer as both a prisoner of war and politician, “he tended to tell a story about a silent expression of belief in God.”

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