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-Religion As a Predictor of Political Affiliation?

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Here’s an article from the New York Times which indicates that religion and denominational membership are important factors in determining the political party affiliation of ministers and rabbis: …according to a new data set representing the largest compilation of American religious leaders ever assembled. Like their congregants, religious leaders have sharply divided themselves along political […]

-Hillary Campaigns at Oakland Church

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Hillary Clinton took her campaign to a black church in Oakland CA. It was her usual stump speech adapted to a black audience (see: video above). Here’s a link to local coverage of the event:  “Clinton appeals for votes at Oakland church” Response: This doesn’t bother me at all and black churches get a pass […]

-New Congress Heavily Religious?

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

According to recent Pew Research, the new 2015 Congress may be far more ‘religious’ than average America. 92% of the member of the incoming Congress claim to be Christians including 57% who are affiliated Protestants  while nearly 31% are Catholics. The new Congress also includes 28 Jews, 16 Mormons, 2 Muslims, 2 Buddhists, 1 Hindu […]

-Is it True that Democrats Seldom or Never Go to Church?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

      (Image by slack12 via Flickr) Is it true that most members of the Democratic Party seldom or never go to church? Sounds like a preposterous claim made by some Republican. But it is true! According to a Gallup poll, a majority of Democrats (52%) confirm that they seldom or never attend church. Another 20% […]

-Alabama Governor Says Only Christians are His ‘Brothers and Sisters’?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley started a controversy on Monday by telling an audience  at a Baptist church in Montgomery that he only considers fellow Christians to be his ‘brothers and sisters.’: “Now I will have to say that, if we don’t have the same daddy, we’re not brothers and sisters. So anybody here today who […]

-Chris Matthews: America’s Religious Right Most Like the Taliban

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

(Chris Matthews via Wikipedia) Chris Matthews of MSNBC said the other day that ‘the religious right is like the Taliban’? Ed Morrissey of Hot Air observes: That must be from all of the times the Religious Right throws acid in women’s faces, or bars girls from attending schools, or beat barbers in the streets for […]

-Connecticut vs. Roman Catholic Church

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

(State Seal via Wikipedia) The battle between the State of Connecticut and the Roman Catholic Church started in March with the surprise introduction of a bill in the state Senate that would have reorganized the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church in the state.  Bill #1098 would have mandated a change in the internal structure […]