In recent years, although the absolute number of Christians in America rose from 1990 to 2008, their percentage in the population actually decreased from 86.2% to 76%. Still, the majority of Americans today are Christian. So it’s curious, to say the least, that in the primary election in Texas yesterday (March 2), Texans were asked to vote on whether the public acknowledgment of God should be allowed.
Looks like America is well on its way treading the same downward path of West Europe where regular church attendance is now in the single digits.
By Lorie Kramer
March 2, 2010
Primary Election Day. Houston, TX
I voted for God today. It caused me to pause. For some reason having to actually dial a “Yes” box on my handy dandy electric voting machine and pressing select, for God, seemed kind of odd. But I did it. My question is, why did I need to?
The Ballot Proposition description says,
“Public Acknowledgement of God: The use of the word ‘God’, prayers, and the Ten Commandments should be allowed at public gatherings and public educational institutions, as well as be permitted on government buildings and property.” Yes or No.
Do you find that as strange as I do? In my over half a century on this planet, in this particular nation, I never would have imagined I would have to vote for God.