A generalization of multiple groups of Protestant Christianity. It's not actually a denomination, but a category that churches of many denominations fall under, ranging from some baptist churches in the south to non-denominational churches in the north and along the coastline. Using that criteria, the majority of protestant Christians in the US probably fall under the "Evangelical" category. Despite popular belief, they are real, tangible people, who are just as capable of being discriminated against as the people who they are frequently (and usually, falsely) accused of being discriminated against. An Evangelical Christian is best characterized as someone who wants to spread the Gospel of Christ by being living examples to the people around them. Real Evangelicals do not believe in forcing people who are not Christians to act like Christians, because they believe that Christ his followers to only come of their own free will.

Evangelical Christians should NOT be confused with "fundamentalists," a term that has come to mean someone who is far more mental than fun. Evangelicals tend to believe in more literal interpretations of the bible, but that does not mean that they are against scientific study or using critical thinking (after all, how can you understand how the Bible applies to your life without critical thinking?). Also, they do not want religion to control the government, because as Martin Luther figured out during the dark ages, religion controlling government is actually a cheap disguise for the government controlling religion. True Evangelicals want freedom of religion, and that includes the freedom to share the gospel with others.

Evangelical Christians are a large, and unfortunately, misunderstood part of the global population. They are constantly stereotyped as being hateful, bigoted people, even though many of them have done many great works for bringing rights to people and sending help to places. Evangelicals want to change their communities for the better by changing the people, one person at a time. Maybe if people came to realize that the large majority of Evangelical Christians are actually legitimately nice people who enjoy life and are happy to share their happiness with others, they'd realize that the mainstream perception of "evangelical" is merely an aggressively propagated stereotype that aims to strip Christians of their legitimacy as human beings.
Brainwashed simpleton: "Evangelicals are all idiot rednecks who think that Dinosaurs are a hoax and they want to kill everyone who doesn't go to their church and destroy America!"

Evangelical Christian: "I'm an Evangelical Christian. I am from the New England coastline. My dad is a scientist. I do not believe the people go to hell for being in different church denominations, which includes Catholicism and Orthodox. I lean libertarian in my voting, and do not want the state to control religion. I believe in the protection, safety, and rights of all people, and that it's my mandate to share God's Word with them, if they are willing.
by Timstuff January 27, 2008
christians who like to argue and force their ideas of religion on others. sometimes resulting in violence and always voice raising.
Dude, that chick is so fucking evangelical!
by alisse March 29, 2004
Modern day nazi's. They brainwash there followers using group hysteria, which Hitler used. They try to convert everything that moves by forcing people to beleive what they think. They consider themselves an army of god, ready to fight for his bidding.

They are also hypocrite's. E.G. Ted haggard , who is one of the pastor's at a mega church i colorado, paid a male prostitute to butt fuck him after condeming gays and homosexual activity. He asked forgiveness and was forgiven and "cured", but if any one else who wasnt evangelical did that they would not be forgiven ( like Bill Clinton).
Evangelicals are such asshole hypocrite's.
by atkins March 19, 2007
1. an adjective synonymous with "mindless."

2. a noun synonymous with "fucking idiot."
Her evangelical lifestyle proves that her mind is in full intellectual retreat.

That annoying evangelical thinks THE PASSION is the greatest movie ever made. What a fucking idiot.
by a voice of reason June 17, 2005
crazy christions who think that their religion is right and wanna force it on every body. Sometimes come to your house and give you bibles. Their worst enemy is Islam, some times they help out Isreal to try to get at the Mouslems. They are realy just crazy people with no respect for others and heads full of shit.
that crazy evengelical tried to give me a bible, didnt they notice the mizuza on my damn door.
by why do you want my name? June 24, 2005
1.Someone who despite all accepted scientific evidence does not believe in evolution.
2.Even stranger in the 21st century. Someone who believes that "The passion of the Christ" is a better film than "Life of Brian"
3. Someone liable to start waving their hands during a church song.
1. Utah
2. No Taste
3. A habit more repellant than sticking your hand down your trousers in church.
by Cillie August 19, 2005

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