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Protestant Steve Rogers v. Catholic Steve Rogers and why that matters



[I’ve been sitting on this post for about three weeks, trying to decide if I wanted to make it or not. I’ve finally decided it’s time to put it out there, so.]

This essay was originally going to be added to this post about Steve’s dog-tags, but I apparently have a lot of feelings about this and it ended up being ridiculously long and sort of tangential to the original post, so I’m simply linking the two. I’ve divided the essay into three parts: church history, immigration history, and speculation.

Disclaimer: I was raised Protestant (in a non-denominational Stone-Campbell church), and I attended undergrad at a Protestant Christian liberal arts college (also Stone-Campbell). My undergraduate degree included church history, but I am definitely not an expert, so I’ve included lots of Wikipedia links to compensate. I am currently attending a Catholic university for my masters, but again, the focus has not been church history (although I have interviewed and transcribed interviews with Catholic priests from the Brooklyn Diocese as part of my classes). I know enough about church history to feel comfortable making this post, but not enough to go into further detail than what is laid out here. If I have made any egregious errors in regards to either branch’s history, please drop me a note so I can correct them.

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Yet another explanation:

Captain America was supposed to stand for The Best That This Country Has To Offer, which in the 1940’s meant Protestant.  The Army may have *claimed* that he was Protestant rather than Catholic for political/social reasons (i.e., to make Steve look more like a real, true, 100% American) and put this in all his official records even though it wasn’t true.

(via winterstar95)

Filed under This kind of headcanon is important to me it also could be that the people on set expect him to be protestant since it's still a thing I've only lived in a state where I'm told I'm not christian every time the fact I'm catholic comes up so hey definitely still a thing and don't even get me started if you can't even claim 'christian' you're automatically damned 'Them Muslims should all just be nuked' is something I've heard more than once *takes over fandom post for religious rants in tags*

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