Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Families That Pray Together Don't Stay Together

The lowest rate of family breakups in America is in the blue Northeast, while the highest will be found in the Bible Belt, where you still see bumper stickers that proclaim, "The family that prays together, stays together." A study by the George Barna Group, a Christian research and advocacy firm, finds that only 19% of Northeasters have divorced compared to 27% of people in the South and Midwest. Barna also found that born-again Christians have more divorces than other Christians and considerably more than atheists and agnostics. This is why gay people must not be allowed to marry. Their unions would outlast those of the fundies and we can't have even more "godless heathens" behaving better than those knuckle-dragging, slack jawed born-agains.