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The Religious Affiliation of U.S. Congressman
Rep. John Olver


Unlike most other congressmen, John Olver's religious affiliation is left unspecified in his official congressional bio.

From: Evan Lehmann, "Democrats try to counter GOP's religious ties" in Lowell Sun (Massachusetts), (http://www.lowellsun.com/front/ci_2699994):

And Rep. John Olver, an Amherst Democrat, said he's considered buying an "anthology of good biblical quotations," which he'd use to neutralize Republicans' religious references...

"Most of us [Democrats] do not think we are godless people, and there are many people of good faith," Olver said in an interview. "It may be that we have not carried that on (our) sleeve."

Olver, who lists his religion as "unspecified," admitted that his internal catalogue of biblical references is thin. That led to the anthology idea. "What I hear every once in a while is a Republican making a righteous statement and citing the quotation, and thinking there's a quotation that offers quite the opposite," he said.

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