The latest news from my state is that we elected the second ever Muslim to a seat in Congress. Andre Carson, grandson of the late Julia Carson. The first state to elect a Muslim to congress was Minnesota. There go some stereotypes about the Midwest. What is more astonishing is when a “red state” like Indiana elects a Democrat!
On another subject, I have self-identified as a Christian and more specifically a Baptist on this blog on many occasions, because otherwise people get the impression that this is what Baptists think:
I find it hard to imagine that there is actually a congregation somewhere that is proud to display this, and people who are comfortable attending (and being seen attending) a church that boasts of ignorance and irrationality as one of its aims. But the least the rest of us can do is make our own affiliations explicit, in order to make clear that the Baptists, like Christians more generally, are diverse, and by no means generally characterized by opposition to reason.