|Quoting Flynavy (Reply 66):|
Would you agree with me, too, in that this isn't a Christian nation, as often suggested by folks on the right?
No, I do believe the US is primarily
a Christian nation, and one that is actually becoming more and more religious. About 77% of Americans classify themselves as Christians.
According to the 2007 Yearbook of American Churches, active church membership in the US was 149.2mil, with the following top 10 churches - all which are Christian.
1. The Catholic Church, 69,135,254 members, .
2. The Southern Baptist Convention, 16,270,315 members
3. The United Methodist Church, 8,075,010 members
4. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5,690,672 members
5. The Church of God in Christ, 5,499,875 members
6. National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., 5,000,000 members
7. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 4,850,776
8. National Baptist Convention of America, 3,500,000,
9. Presbyterian Church (USA), 3,098,842 members
10. Assemblies of God, 2,830,861 members
Per Gallup approximately 118mil Americans attend church on a weekly basis.
While according to the US census, the number of physical churches (not little store front ones) increased by what to me is an amazing 40% in the US between 1980 and 2000. (Suppose urban sprawl and Catholic immigration from South of the border has something to do with this)
Well I believe you need to add lots of groups to that including the huge Catholic Church. Even the Archbishop of San Francisco came out in support of Prop-8.
The two separate denominational churches Mrs and Mom LAXintl attend both had talks about Prop-8 and urged a Yes vote in the weeks prior.
You never had the right to begin with. Same-sex marriage was always illegal in California. The 5 months in between June and Novembers election was simply an aberration that voters fixed.
You can always have a civil union, or if "marriage" by name is so important travel and do it in a location that allows such.