For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority, a new study shows. One reason is that the number of US citizens with no religious affiliation is on the rise. The percentage of Protestant adults in the US has reached a low of 48 per cent, the first time Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has reported with certainty that the number has fallen below 50 per cent. (Snip) The Pew study, released on Tuesday, found about 20 per cent of Americans say they have no religious affiliation, an increase from 15
Those with no affiliation are Obama's highest bloc of voters. A pity the Protestants have not been able to keep up. We need Protestants to keep capitalism alive and the Catholic bishops from getting too commie.
Not to worry. They apparently do not recognize unaffiliated evangelical protestants. What kind of category would they have to have for the 12 apostles? I betcha they never signed papers to be affiliated. Jesus told them to call no man ''father'' - they weren't Roman Catholic. The pollsters will never get an accurate count of Christians, but that's all right. What is important is for people to accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord.
Well, a big part is the liberalization of churches. That was supposed to keep more people in the church but I think it turned off a lot because people felt the churches were becoming phoney and hypocritical.
Two things contributed to this situation. First, the Civil War which killed off many thousands of mostly Protestants on both sides. Second, the later mass immigration of people from Catholic countries which continues today.
We Protestants have been losing out in many ways due to the craze to show preference to so called "minorities". For instance, there is no Protestant on the Supreme Court.
We are the only people in the country who can be insulted and mocked with impunity. Even the Jews had a go at us. Remember the Wasp jokes? My Jewish boss asked me if I felt intimidated by those jokes. I replied, No, but I think they should stop. We are called Crackers, red necks, etc. but if anyone thinks they are hurting our feelings they need to think again. We are secure in our own skins and consider the source.
It's part of being an all around leftist these days,to be considered an atheist or agnostic. These people don't want any God guilt following them around as they lie,cheat and steal from others.
Hollywood liberals really set the tone for the general liberal population and they're out there slamming God and religion every chance they get.Nobody even knows for sure what religion the president is,if any.
The Pastor in our local Baptist Church is strongly pro Obama. No, he is not black, but he is obviously very confused. This town is very deep blue and full of social justice types so he blends right in, telling them what they want to hear.
Mainstream Protestantism is suffering in the same way and for the same reasons as the mainstream media. A number of sincerely interested people have concluded that the message being preached by the so-called mainstream is not the one they're looking for, and now there are other sources available.
I was raised in a mainstream Protestant denomination (Presbyterian). I never heard the gospel there. When I finally did hear the gospel from a friend, I left and have never gone back.
[I suppose that's not quite the same as turning from the evening news to talk radio (from Cronkite to Rush), but it's the best analogy I could come up with on short notice.]
I honestly believe the word ''protestant'' is just outdated.
Centuries ago, it was a battle between Catholics and Protestants.
But today, many members of my Baptist Church work with helping the poor, and participating in anti-aborion activities. When we do these things, we always stand side-by-side with Catholics who believe just as strong as we do. We are neighbors. Our kids play together. We pray together. And we all certainly will be standing in line to vote for Mitt Romney together. Lie-beral Protestants have far less in common with my Baptist brothers and sisters than the good conservative Catholics I know these days!
Maybe it's time to stop the ''protest'' and start working together to defeat our true enemies -- secularism, socialism and lie-beralism -- starting with N∅bama on November 6th!!!!!!!!
We at Townhall have been covering this hotly contested Senate race for months and the results are finally in: With 36 percent of precincts reporting, Elizabeth Warren has been declared the next junior Senator from Massachusetts. Warren has never held public office before and the eye-popping $40 million she raised this election cycle evidently proved more than enough to unseat incumbent Senator Scott Brown. This was the most expensive Senate race of 2012 -- by a long shot.
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The Obama and Romney campaigns may be gearing up for a very late night, with one Obama campaign adviser predicting that in Florida alone, "they'll be counting until 2 a.m." The Obama adviser said signs suggest the race is quite tight, though the campaign claimed to be "holding strong" in key battlegrounds like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The adviser also said turnout among black voters in Virginia was better than expected, suggesting that could be a problem for Mitt Romney. Republican operatives in Virginia, though, predicted a razor-thin victory for their candidate in the state.
Washington - Early returns on Tuesday in what is anticipated to be a dead even presidential election contained no surprises, as CNN projected President Barack Obama will win his home state of Illinois and eight other races while Republican challenger Mitt Romney will win nine states. All races called so far went as expected after the roller-coaster ride of an election campaign that was buffeted by a superstorm and missteps on both sides. Obama and Romney ran dead even in final polls that hinted at a result rivaling some of the closest presidential elections in history, reflecting the deep political
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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