Pollster: Religious freedom fights likely to continue

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Protestants and Catholics, who represent nearly three-quarters of Americans, must discern a path that takes seriously … Continued

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Protestants and Catholics, who represent nearly three-quarters of Americans, must discern a path that takes seriously the increasing religious diversity of the nation and how religious freedom in America affects freedoms in other countries. By any measure, matters of religious freedom are likely to be an area of significant struggle in the years to come.”

-The Barna Group’s David Kinnaman on a recent poll on the Americans concerned about religious freedom.

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  • SODDI

    Three quarters for now. Ask again in another 10 years. 50% – 60% tops.

  • jimkavanagh

    Gee, it wasn’t that long ago that in America that Catholics were blatantly discriminated against. But now they are aligned with their Protestant brethren to inflict their religious principles on the rest of the population. They don’t respect the First Amendment unless it is limited to the narrowest of the Judeo-Christian dogmas.

  • Kingofkings1

    400 years ago, 90% of American were nature worshippers. So why the sadness over the changing landscape?

  • DigitalQuaker

    They?
    Who the heck are “They”?
    I was Catholic, and now am Quaker (Mainline Protestant), and I’ve certainly never acted to disrespect the First Amendment, or to limit it to any narrow dogma. Quakers don’t even have any Creeds.

    So you might not want to paint your picture with such a broad brush. It’s looking more like a whitewash…

  • RNJ341

    They are the right wing fundamentalists that are telling me what I should believe and how to run my life.

    Funny, these are the very people that drove me from the church!!

  • readysetgo

    Sadness? I’m hoping we get back down to 10% affliateds and 90% unaffiliateds in the next 20 years or so.

  • Who Is Jesus?

    SODDI-

    Not with the massive latino population boom expected. Heavy Christian faith there, in massive numbers.

    Also you should expect a revival, as Americans will see through the satanic facisim that is going on currently.

  • Uchypiglet

    I would say that when the evangelicals and other christian sects adopted the anti choice position, they became what has always been referred to as cafeteria catholics with the one exception of not recognizing the pope as the leader of the christian world. One thing all the fundamentalists and others have in common is that they do not believe in religious freedom or the separation of church and state. I personally do not believe in Yahweh, the god of Abraham, God, the god of christians or Allah, the god of the muslims who I see as the same god. Who needs an angry and jealous god who punishes down to the sixteenth generation, condones slavery and subjugates women and children? Who needs the threat of hell or the promise of heaven to do the right thing? The violence in the western world is the result of the racism, religious and gender bigotry that emanates from these religions.

  • samsara15

    Satanic nonsense? You sound likje a Muslim. When will humanity free itself from these obsolete and bigoted religions of its past?

  • ThomasBaum

    Who Is Jesus?

    Jesus is the One Who said, “My Kingdom is not of this world”.

    It is about what God, by becoming One of us, did for All.

    It is NOT about setting up a theocracy in Jesus’s Name.

  • DigitalQuaker

    And what is the cause of violence in the rest of the world Uchypiglet? Or do you believe that there is no violence is these other societies? I suggest you take a second, more well informed view of this again.

    And it is not a question of God needing us, but it is we who need God.