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08/21/2008

Poll: Majority finally getting fundamental American concept

by Jeremy Hooper

File this under interesting: Pew Research's annual Religion and Public Life Survey indicates that 52% of Americans think churches should keep out of social and political matters. This is the first time in over a decade that a majority has responded that way:

More Americans Question Religion's Role in Politics [Pew]
(H/t: Politco)

Picture 8-101Most interesting part for gay folks? This:

"The greatest increases since 2004 in the view that churches and other houses of worship should not express themselves on political matters have occurred among less educated Republicans and people who say that social issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage will be important to their vote. For example, among people who rate gay marriage as a top voting issue, the percentage saying that churches should stay out of politics soared from 25% in 2004 to 50% currently; there was little change over this period on this question among people who do not view same-sex marriage as a very important issue."

So pack in your jammies and stop fearfully clenching your teddy bears, fellow gays. Our darkest hour is quickly coming to an end, with the dawn of a bright new day rapidly approaching. Who wants pancakes?

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Your thoughts

Nifty, I had to write about this one, gave credit to you as well:
http://jasondabrowski.blogspot.com/2008/08/pew-report-majority-now-says-churches.html

Posted by: Jason D | Aug 21, 2008 5:12:14 PM

Phooey, on pancakes. I want BACON and EGGS.

Posted by: LOrion | Aug 21, 2008 7:22:15 PM

Alhough..hot, spicy sausage gravy slathered over huge hot soft biscuits... would be good too.

Posted by: LOrion | Aug 21, 2008 7:23:42 PM

I've long said that those who have the most to fear from the intermingling of religion and government were the religious. It looks like some of them might be taking notice.

Posted by: Timothy | Aug 21, 2008 7:29:15 PM

Well it's only going to be veg. sausage or bacon if it comes from my kitchen, LOrion. But I promise ya -- you'll never know the difference.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Aug 21, 2008 8:08:00 PM

LOrion, those are all sexual references, aren't they? I'm on to you! ;)

Posted by: Dick Mills | Aug 21, 2008 8:17:24 PM

Oh, me, me! I want pancakes!
Can I take it with a side of "campaigning for stronger hate crime laws in the UK"?

Posted by: Corvidae | Aug 22, 2008 12:55:39 AM

K, JH. From your kitchen, anything.

Dick... they are? OOOOH. lol

Posted by: LOrion | Aug 22, 2008 10:17:30 AM

Well, at least here, no one wants waffles.

Posted by: LOrion | Aug 22, 2008 10:18:13 AM

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