I’ve always been interested in the insertion of religious beliefs into civic affairs. Even though the Bible says something, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the law of North Carolina should say the same thing. And because the Bible has so many interpretations, it has always seemed that reasonable people can disagree on how a passage reflects on the civic debate.
Today a Gallup Poll sheds a bit of light on it. Half of North Carolinians say that religion is an important part of their daily life and that they attend religious services every week or almost every week. Wow. I admit to be surprised that 50% of the state’s residents attend church or a synagogue or mosque most every week. I would have thought it would be lower.