Reader: Majority of Democrat voters rarely or never go to church, DC Circuit rules for Obamacare, Election Day 2011

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on.

New Gallup poll claims that a majority of Democratic voters (52%) rarely or never attend church.

Election Day today: Personhood Amendment in MS, Public employee reform plan in OH, Guv race in KY, GOP hopes to win State Senate in VA, Controversial anti-immigration candidate up for recall in AZ.

Conservative commentator Bill Bennett says the media has been hypocritical but there has been no “lynching” of Herman Cain.

Penn State University officials are accused of failing to report credible accusations of sexual abuse of minors to the authorities.

Nun excommunicated for Phoenix hospital abortion given award by Call to Action.

DC Circuit Court rules Obamacare to be constitutional. (PDF link).

Senator Jim DeMint endorses Don Stenberg for the United States Senate seat in Nebraska. (My interview with Don Stenberg will be published later today.)



  • Whitney

    So it turns out that, as expected, Democrats are godless heathens. How is this news?


    I wonder what percentage of Republican voters attend Church, but do so at extremist fundamentalist congregations which teach doctrines which are 180 degrees oppositional to what we believe, hold that the Pope is the anti-Christ, we are the Whore of Babylon etc. etc.

    • Joe M

      Like Reverend Wright churches? I’m pretty sure that Democrats attend those in much higher numbers than Republicans.

      • Greg Smith

        Actually, I’m thinking about the guys who were showcased in Rick Perry’s “The Response” tent revival and the Koran burner in Florida.

        • Joe M

          I’m not familiar with “The Response”. But, a quick search doesn’t seem to show the rally to be “180 degrees oppositional to what we believe.” Perhaps you can provide a link to demonstrate what you’re referring to? — Do you have any reason to associate the Florida Koran burning group with Republicans? From what I’ve read, there is no political attachment to the 50 person group.

  • Russell

    It sure doesn’t help the Church’s image of being “behind the times” when the picture posted is of Ash Wednesday… an eight month old picture (assuming it is from THIS year).

    • Michael F

      Behind the times? Above the times would be more accurate. The Church is timeless, just as the Lord who instituted her is timeless.

    • T Pringle

      From my perspective, the picture is highlighting the point that many Catholics only come to Mass when it is an important day in the Church calendar. Hence, the picture from Ash Wednesday. In my experience, people have come to Mass to receive their ashes then leave before communion. Then we don’t see them again until Easter and/or Christmas. That’s the point!



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