White Christians Are No Longer The Majority In 19 States
For their surveys, PRRI defines “white Christian” as evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox Christians who list their identity as “white, non-Hispanic.” (Interestingly, PRRI also includes white Mormons in this group, who are sometimes listed by sociologists as separate from the rest of Christianity due to their unique religious views and texts.) …
Meanwhile, PRRI also reports that evangelicals are seeing a surge of non-white churchgoers, and American Catholicism is becoming increasingly Hispanic. These trends are changing the face of American Christianity, and the same survey also revealed that, for the first time in the nation’s history, the United States is not a majority Protestant Christian country overall…
By choosing to mark the official start of his campaign at the Virginia Christian college founded by the late evangelist Jerry Falwell, rather than a venue in his home state, Cruz is signaling he’ll court religious conservatives as well as small-government tea-party activists as he competes to become the lead anti-establishment candidate in the party contest…
Domestic Murder and Murder-Suicide
Rather than recognizing that her apparent depression might be related to being abused, the report says, “The behavior noticed by her friends possibly related to fibromyalgia. Nancy was diagnosed with the disease, a chronic pain disorder closely related to depression, shortly before she was killed.”
According to the Washington Coalition Against Domestic Violence, only 22 percent of the 230 newspaper articles about domestic homicide that they analyzed specifically cited these as domestic violence-related incidents. A higher proportion of these stories, (48 percent), cited the killer’s stated motivation, such as “rejection”, “rage” or having been “provoked”, as if this were a reason for killing rather than an excuse…
The story quoted the killer as saying that he killed his ex-wife because of her “addiction” to instant lottery scratch tickets…
Here Is Why I Use the Word ‘Queer’
“All the world old is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a little queer.” Robert Owen
Texas Lawmakers: Funding A College Education For Veterans Too High
Of the 10 states with the most veterans, only Illinois and Texas waive all tuition and fees for veterans who meet program requirements, according to a Texas Legislative Budget Board report. And Texas is the only state of the 10 to offer full tuition and fee waivers to children, the report said, a decision made in 2009 in tandem with expanding the benefit to include spouses of veterans who were injured, missing or killed in action…
As irritating as Windows updates are, you would think there would be a lot more memes on the subject. I smell a conspiracy…
Does This Make You Thirsty?
Happy World Water Day 2015 🙂
After The Rain At Dawn
Photo taken on 1/3/2015.
For World Water Day, After The Rain
Photo taken yesterday around 6:30pm.
For World Water Day, The Rain
Photo taken yesterday around 6pm.