Sin needs to be taken out of homosexuality… Our children need to understand – and adults need to understand – that they’re not broken.
The literal approach to scripture was used to enslave black people. I’ve said many times in black churches that the black church is on the wrong side of history on this. It’s so sad because they were on the right side of history in their own struggle.
There’s nothing frightening about [Romney] being a Mormon to me. Apparently some in the Republican Party’s evangelical base think otherwise… You can’t cherry pick the worst aspects of a religion and hold a person responsible for it… It’s not like Mitt Romney will pursue policies that are unfair to black people because he’s a Mormon. He’ll do that because he’s a Republican.
Gallup notes the relationship between religious intensity and American voting patterns, with the most religious states generally skewing Republican and the least religious trending Democrat. Our own analysis bears this out. We found a substantial positive correlation between religiosity and the percent of state residents that voted for McCain (.67) and consider themselves conservative (.78), and a substantial negative one between religiosity and the percent of residents who voted for Obama (-.64) and consider themselves liberal (-.75).
Religion also conforms to the faultiness of socio-economic class across U.S, states, hewing closely to its three key dimensions — income, education and occupation.
Religiosity is higher in lower income states where poverty is prevalent. The share of state residents who say religion is very important to their daily lives is correlated with the poverty rate (.60) and negatively associated with state income levels (-.56).
Education plays a role. Religiosity is higher in less educated states, and negatively associated with the share of state residents that are college grads (-.55).
Religion is also associated with the types of work people do. Religiosity is positively associated with the share of working class jobs (.61) and negatively associated with the share of workers doing knowledge, profession and creative work (-.38).
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- Christians, Muslims, Jews, Mormons: RESPECT OUR FAITH
- Me: I'll tell you what, stop with the institutionalization of rape, the genocides, murder, honor killing, honor rape, child abuse, child brainwashing, attempts to teach pseudoscience under the banner of equal time called "Intelligent Design", anti abortion laws, homophobia, killing abortion practitioners, imposing your iron age beliefs on others, racism, tribalism, knocking at my door to "save" me early in the morning, forced child marriages, misogyny, killing "witches," actually read your holy book, and just keep your faith to yourself; after that you'll get a little more respect.