Friday, August 22, 2008

Distance Between Church and State

Perhaps Americans are coming around to the wisdom of "being careful what you ask for" when it comes to churches meddling in the affairs of the state?

A new survey finds a narrow majority of the public saying that churches and other houses of worship should keep out of political matters and not express their views on day-to-day social and political matters. For a decade, majorities of Americans had voiced support for religious institutions speaking out on such issues.
I withhold further snarks and simply say this is good.

2 comments:

Alceste said...

Maybe if America had more Oscar Romero types and fewer Jerry Falwell types that number would start creeping up again...

Dale said...

Alceste, you're right about that. I've long wondered why the loudest, most visible Christians in the USA seem so determined to drive people away from the creed they claim to adore. They've certainly done a great deal to help me see the shortcomings of it.