Saturday 26 September 2009

America's "no religion" community is growing explosively

In 1992, upon learning that Bil Clinton would be the Democratic presidential nominee, the Republicans decided they would go after him with the "family values" strategy, and they've been trying to sell that strategy ever since.

In 1992 the number of Americans who say they have no religion was about 8 percent.

Now, after 20 years of rightwing efforts to ram their views down our throats on abortion, school vouchers, school prayer, intelligent design, putting the Commandments in courtrooms, stem cell research, euthanasia, cloning, civil unions, HPV shots, contraception, sex education, faith-based initiatives, banning books, assisted suicide...the "no religion" sector has doubled to 15 percent. The fastest growing religion religion.

Another Republican success.

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