Thursday, August 28, 2008

It's about time people started coming around.

In a poll in the states has shown that people are coming around to a more reasonable point of view:
Pew Research Center: Public Support Falls for Religion’s Role in Politics
Some Americans are having a change of heart about mixing religion and politics. A new survey finds a narrow majority of the public saying that churches and other houses of worship should keep out of political matters and not express their views on day-to-day social and political matters. For a decade, majorities of Americans had voiced support for religious institutions speaking out on such issues.

I might also note that they're coming around to what is the American constitutional point of view.
Four years ago, just 30% of conservatives believed that churches and other houses of worship should stay out of politics. Today, 50% of conservatives express this view.
Really, conservatives? Wow. Is this a shift from poll to poll or are people actually learning the lessons of the last 30 some years of religious entanglement with the right wing and its consequences?

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