The North Carolina bill that would have established a state religion is dead, thanks be to God. It was killed on Thursday, the day before I wrote my post, but I only found out today.

I am astonished and troubled, though, that about a third of Americans said in a recent poll that Christianity should be the official religion of their state. 32% even said they would favor a constitutional amendment making Christianity the established religion of the US!

Those numbers should be zero, if people were smart and really cared about faith, the common good, and the life of the nation. That sort of entanglement is not good for government or religion.

At least the majority in the poll thought both possibilities were a bad idea. But the numbers are still astounding, so I say: God help us!

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