Richard Dawkins was born in Nairobi, Kenya while that country was a British colony. Dawkins is shockingly outspoken about his religious and political views. He is an atheist but admits to believing in God as a child. He said: As a child I [believed in God]. I had a normal Anglican upbringing and, yes, I believed what I was told. 1
James Harden was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up mostly in Compton, California. Harden is a Christian, but what denomination remains a mystery. Some speculate that he’s Catholic, 1 2 but I see no reason to believe that. If any of you readers know something, give us a holler in the comments.
Putin began as an atheist, but a car accident and a house fire caused him to question his views and now he is a devout member of the Russian Orthodox Church. Some argue he is ushering in a new theocratic government in Russia. Putin's decades-long political career in Russia has endured the collapse of the Soviet Union and the transition of Russia into free market enterprise and democracy.
Religion. Serena Williams is a Jehovah's Witness. Political Views. Her religion precludes her from voting, but if she did, she'd vote for Obama. Serena Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan and was raised in Compton, California and West Palm Beach, Florida.
John Lennon was born in Liverpool England while England was being bombed by the Germans during World War II. Both religiously and politically, Lennon was a storm of controversy from his young years in working-class environs to his violent death in 1980 in New York City.
Gina Carano was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. Carano’s family, if you couldn’t tell from her name, is Italian somewhere back in the annals of history. She said: I’m Italian, well Italian American. My family throws an Italian festival every year and we grew up on raviolis and that stuff. 1
Elizabeth Banks was born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Banks grew up a bit of a Christian mutt. The best we have to go on regarding her religious upbringing is in a little article she wrote about her favorite cocktail (The Negroni, by the way) where she said:
Drake is Jewish and proud. Political Views. Drake is a Democrat and has talked about being a big fan of America's last two Democratic presidents. Drake grew up between Vancouver, Canada and Memphis, Tennessee. His mother is Jewish and his father a southern black American, putting him squarely in Baptist country. ... Rapper Drake Talks About His ...
Religion. Rihanna is a Christian and if we must speculate, we would guess Anglican as it is the dominant religion of her home country of Barbados. Political Views. Rihanna holds an official political title from her home country of Barbados and is heavily involved in promoting that country's tourism industry.
Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. Jordan is famous, incredibly famous. More Americans probably know who he is than know who their state governor is.