Tag Archive: Religious Beliefs


One Nation Under God, Mapped

 

 

top religion by state

 

 

 

” The Public Religion Research Institute regularly polls Americans on their religious beliefs and practices, and they put together some striking data on the most common religious affiliations in each state.

  Keep in mind that these are pluralities, not majorities; Catholicism is more common than any other tradition in Maryland but is still followed by only 20 percent of the population.

  Perhaps the biggest surprise here is that “unaffiliated” is the biggest group in 13 states, and is tied for the biggest group nationally with Catholics at 22 percent of the population. Some of these are liberal states you might expect to make the list, like Vermont or Oregon, but Montana, Alaska, and Idaho also have unaffiliated pluralities. In only five states — Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota — is it not in the top three religious traditions. The full PRRI chart, showing the top three for each state, is here … ” (see above)

 

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ObamaCare Supporters Explain Hobby Lobby Case

 

 

 

     MRCTV’s Dan Joseph interviews Obamacare supporters on why HobbyLobby should be forced to pay for their birth control . Ignorance , hypocrisy and selfishness rules the day as one might expect .

    The key thing to remember here though is that birth control is not healthcare . Pregnancy isn’t a sickness it is a choice just as abortion is a choice . 

‘Be Open-Handed Toward Your Brothers’

 

 

 

 

” Conservatives eager to reverse these facts naturally reach for their checkbooks. As I found in my 2006 book Who Really Cares, the average conservative household contributes significantly more to charity than does the average liberal household despite earning less income. According to the 1996 General Social Survey, those who strongly agreed that “the government has a responsibility to reduce income inequality” gave away $140 on average to charity. Among those who strongly disagreed, the average gift was $1,637.

  Of the 10 most charitable states in 2012, as ranked by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, nine went for Romney over Obama. Three times as many red states as blue states placed in the top 20 states in giving. And all but one of the 10 least charitable states swung President Obama’s way.

  Why do conservatives give more? The research shows that the largest charity differences owe to religious participation. We see that religious liberals are approximately as generous as their conservative co-religionists. But there are far more religious conservatives today than religious liberals, so the political gap persists.”

 

   Arthur Brooks has written a definitive piece on the nature of charity and benevolence in the hands of private citizenry as compared to the liberal demand for government-mandated beneficence  . This lengthy essay is worth every minute of your time as it explains in great detail how conservatives and their private giving is so much more effective than the liberal’s demands of charity at the point of a gun .

   It all comes down to faith . Faith in God , faith in good , and faith in one’s fellow man , not faith in government .

   Read it all .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet The Humble Nuns Who Just Shook Up The Obama Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Who takes care of poor people when they get old—when they are on their deathbeds? For thousands of people, the answer is Little Sisters of the Poor.

“ The elderly are at risk, with no one to speak up for them, no one to stand up and to express to the world and show the world that these people are still valuable,” explains Sister Mary Bernard.

  The Little Sisters take care of more than 13,000 poor men and women around the world who are elderly. They dedicate their lives to running homes for these most vulnerable.”

 

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Army Email Labels Christian Ministries as “Domestic Hate Groups”

 

 

“A U.S. Army officer sent an email to dozens of subordinates listing the American Family Association and Family Research Council as “domestic hate groups” because they oppose homosexuality — and warned officers to monitor soldiers who might be supporters of the groups.

“Just want to ensure everyone is somewhat educated on some of the groups out there that do not share our Army Values,” read an email from Lt. Col.  Jack Rich to three dozen subordinates at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. “When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army Values – don’t just walk by – do the right thing and address the concern before it becomes a problem.”

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, told Fox News he was disturbed by the contents of the email.

“It’s very disturbing to see where the Obama Administration is taking the military and using it as a laboratory for social experimentation  — and also as an instrument to fundamentally change the culture,” he said. “The message is very clear – if you are a Christian who believes in the Bible, who believes in transcendent truth, there is no place for you in the military.”

The Army denied there is any attack on Christians or those who hold religious beliefs.” “