Posts Tagged ‘Religion’

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Poll: California Homosexual Marriage Ban Driven by Religion

December 5, 2008

Voters’ economic status and religious convictions played a greater role than race and age in determining whether they supported the Nov. 4 ballot measure outlawing same-sex marriage in California, a new poll shows.

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From Uncle Tom’s Cabin to “I Have a Dream”: New Book Discusses Race, Religion and American Politics

November 7, 2008

American political history is marked by four great transformative periods, says American religious historian Mark Noll in his new book, God and Race in American Politics: A Short History (Princeton University Press). And in three of the four periods, “potent combinations of race and religion were the engines that drove political change.”

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Religion Used to Mock, Divide in ’08 Race

November 3, 2008

In 1961, after John F. Kennedy’s Catholic faith proved not to be an insurmountable barrier to the White House, Billy Graham predicted that religion would never again be such a divisive force in elections.

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