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published: 12/6/10
updated: 2/13/14

John McCain and Religion

What is John McCain's Religion

John McCain grew up Episcopalian. He attended Episcopal High School where he attended daily chapel services. McCain explains that his faith in God was reinforced when he was kidnapped and tortured by the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War. He scratched the first seven words of The Apostles’ Creed on his cell wall, “I believe in God, the Father Almighty” and prayed fervently while incarcerated.

McCain was elected a Senator of Arizona in 1982. In the early 1990’s, McCain and his second wife, Cindy, took their family to North Phoenix Baptist Church. He says that church attendance is important in his life. McCain has not been baptized.

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