It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Friday, August 25, 2006

Democrats AND Republicans Loosing Ground with Christians

A poll on U.S. views on religion and politics finds that the Republican Party is losing ground among white evangelical Protestants. The percentage of white evangelicals who believe the GOP is "friendly to religion" has dropped by 14 percent in the past year, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life said. Overall, the percentage of respondents who say Republicans are friendly to religion dropped to 47 percent from 53 percent...

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Liberal or progressive Christians, who make up 34 percent of the population, are disunified on key issues, and only one out of four Americans considers the Democratic Party friendly to religion, a Pew poll shows.

Released yesterday, the wide-ranging poll on religion as it intersects with politics, public life, science, law and world affairs also showed an increase among Christians in sympathy for Israel...

...Only 7 percent of those polled identified themselves as members of the religious left in the poll of 2,003 adults, conducted last month by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. As a movement, the religious left lacks cohesive issues that define its views, said the poll, which has a sampling error of 3.5 percentage points.
Moreover, no political party welcomes the religious left with open arms. Twenty-six percent of those polled said the Democratic Party is friendly toward religion, 42 percent thought it was neutral and 20 percent thought it was unfriendly. Three years ago in a similar Pew poll, 42 percent said the party was friendly toward religion....

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