Apparently a third of the country doesn't understand why this is a secular nation. That's what happens when the religious right is in control of education.
Posted: 06/18/2013 3:20 pm
It's been just over a year since the American public observed -- many of us with morbid fascination and increasing alarm -- the Republican primary debates of the last election. Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Perry and Santorum all pandered to their Teavangelical supporters and brought their religious and culture war agenda to the center of the national stage. With those debates fading from memory, it's tempting to conclude that this flexing of muscle by the religious right was an aberration, swept aside by President Obama's second victory.
But is that right? Have those passions faded? A YouGov Omnibus poll conducted this spring provides the answer: not at all. When asked whether they would favor or oppose establishing Christianity as the official state religion in their state, 34% of respondents were in favor (with 20% "strongly" in favor). You read that correctly: 34% in favor of establishing Christianity as the state religion, as in creating a theocracy. There's more: when asked whether they would favor an amendment to the U.S. Constitution making Christianity the official religion of the United States, 32% said yes. This was a national poll; imagine what the numbers must have been in Alabama, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
Also this spring, a group of representatives in the North Carolina House introduced actual legislation -- to my knowledge, the first of its kind since the founding of the republic -- to permit that State, or any of its subdivisions, to declare Christianity its official religion. The North Carolina bill had a great deal of regional support, but was withdrawn by House leadership after a barrage of national criticism.
This is just awful; I can't believe these numbers...let them have themselves a little new state somewhere far away where they can have their theocracy,,, see how they like it then !
It The country might be called the Confederate States. I had a difficult time not ranting about Texas.
That in itself is a good explanation for the [terrible] shape this country's in.
1 out of 3 people I see are apparently having difficulties with reality.