Gay marriage will now be a reality in South Africa. Again that country out paces the US. The major monotheistic religions got together in their opposition to gay and lesbians to stop a parade in Jerusalem.
As I noted in my last post, there have been some studies on how religious Americans voted. The dem effort to attract evangelicals was largely unsuccessful, but it had the side effect of attracting mainline protestants and winning the Catholic vote.
Closing the god gap, which made the difference in this election, happened by including a number of religious Americans. The kind that have gotten little media exposure since the 04 election. And they turned out apparently over issues such as Iraq and corruption.
I think there is a major media story here, mainline and catholic voters closed the gop gap. This would be worth covering instead of defining values voters, god voters, church going voters as exclusively evangelical white protestants.
In other news, the North Carolina Southern Baptists have created a mechanism for investigating their congregations, if they are deemed too gay friendly, they can be kicked out of the conference. Is this congregational polity, and is this truly baptist?