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Large majority of Americans see religious influence in decline, poll finds

Church membership tied for all-time low Most Americans feel that the influence of religion is waning in the US, according to a recent poll. The Gallup organization found that seven in ten Americans think religion is losing influence, one of the highest responses in the 53-year history of the poll.…

O’Donnell questions separation of church, state

Del Senate nominee O’Donnell asks whether Constitution prohibits establishment of religion Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell of Delaware is questioning whether the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from establishing religion. In a debate at Widener University Law School, O’Donnell criticized Democratic nominee Chris Coons’ position that teaching creationism in public…

Religion gets less believable the harder you look

So, I’m sure you saw the latest Pew report on Americans and religious knowledge. It, unsurprisingly, discovered that Americans are both really religious and profoundly ignorant, even about their own supposed faith. But the big news is that atheists score better than all other groups on the test. This, of…

Survey: Americans don’t know much about religion

Survey: Americans’ basic knowledge of religion, even their own, is lacking. A new survey of Americans’ knowledge of religion found that atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons outperformed Protestants and Roman Catholics in answering questions about major religions, while many respondents could not correctly give the most basic tenets of their…

NYC cabbie-slash suspect is taken to psych ward

Suspect accused of slashing Muslim cabbie’s neck is taken from jail to NYC psychiatric ward A college student accused of slashing a taxi driver because he is a Muslim was moved from jail to a psychiatric ward, corrections officials said Friday. Michael Enright, 21, of Brewster, N.Y., was accused of…

ABC reporter’s Twitter consumed with defending Obama’s Christian faith

The President of the United States adheres to the Christian faith, according to all available, credible evidence. And if you’re ABC’s Jake Tapper, you’re likely sick of talking about it. That’s because after reporting on widespread and growing misconceptions about the president’s religion, Tapper’s Twitter account became inundated with challenges…

White House says Obama is Christian, prays daily

White House says Obama is Christian, prays daily as poll shows 1 in 5 think he’s a Muslim The White House says President Barack Obama is a Christian who prays daily. White House spokesman Bill Burton made the remark Thursday, hours after a poll showed 18 percent of Americans think…

Poll: Growing number incorrectly call Obama Muslim

Poll: 1 in 5 incorrectly say Obama is a Muslim as president’s religion remains mystery to many Americans increasingly are convinced — incorrectly — that President Barack Obama is a Muslim, and a growing number are thoroughly confused about his religion. Nearly one in five people, or 18 percent, said…

Obama endorses building of Cordoba House

UPDATE: OBAMA ‘NOT COMMENTING ON WISDOM’ OF NYC MOSQUE Although his passionate defense of Muslim Americans’ right to build a mosque in lower Manhattan was hailed by some as “one of the finest moments” of his presidency, President Barack Obama clarified his comments Saturday. “My intention was simply to let…

AP Exclusive: No gay adoptions, says GOP’s Angle

AP Exclusive: Nevada’s Angle outlines views on gays, school prayer in questionnaire. Republican Sharron Angle believes the clergy should be allowed to endorse candidates from the pulpit and opposes laws allowing gays to adopt children, according to a questionnaire by the Nevada Senate hopeful that was obtained by The Associated…

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