GOP dreams of Christian theocracy: A majority of Republicans favor establishing Christianity as the national religion according to a disturbing new poll released today by Public Policy Polling (PPP).
The new poll found 57 percent of Republicans say they favor establishing Christianity as a national religion, while only 30 percent oppose establishing Christianity as the national religion. 13 percent said they were unsure.
The poll results also show a majority of Republicans (66%) do not believe in global warming, and that about half (49%) of Republicans deny the reality of biological evolution.
The results are deeply disappointing, if not all that surprising. As Wonkette so eloquently points out:
SHOCKING New Poll Shows Majority Of GOP Total Idiots
Republicans in favor of establishing Christianity as a national religion are either ignoring, or simply ignorant of the U.S. Constitution, and the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause which prohibits the establishment of a national religion.
The Establishment Clause is that part of the First Amendment that says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”
The Establishment Clause not only forbids the government from establishing an official religion, but also prohibits government actions that unduly favor one religion over another, or one religion over no religion.
However, within the Republican party there is a radical right wing movement of Christian extremists attempting to pervert and rewrite the fabric of American history and culture, even if that means desecrating the U.S. Constitution.
The new poll results serve to reinforce the notion that the Christian base of the Republican party continues to advance the dangerous cause of Christian nationalism, the belief that America is a Christian nation.
In fact, the new poll demonstrates there is a strong desire by many Republicans to replace the cherished secular values upon which this nation was founded with a Christian theocracy.