Is the Tea Party a Christian party?

So 81% of Tea Partiers say they’re Christian.

Nearly half say they are part of the “Christian conservative” movement.

According to a new study from the Public Religion Research Institute, most Tea Partiers are socially conservative (as opposed to libertarian) and identity with the GOP.

Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network is hailing the link.

The study is getting a lot of media attention. But can anyone be that surprised by the results?

Did anyone really think that the Tea Party was made up of secular humanist Democrats? There probably are 5-10 secular humanist Democrats out there, between the various Tea Party groups.

Anyway, the Jerusalem Post looks at whether the Tea Party/conservative Christian link will alienate Jews from the Tea Party movement.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.