Beliefs Mark Silk: Spiritual Politics Opinion

Election tidbits

* Among Delaware’s white college graduates, Christine O’Donnell loses by just three percentage points.

* Among New York’s white males, Andrew Cuomo wins by just two percentage points.

* In Pennsylvania, Sestak and Toomey split the Catholic vote.

* In Kentucky, white evangelicals go for the Aqua-Buddhist by better than two to one.

* In Indiana, white evangelicals go for Coats by better than three to one.

* South Carolina and Tennessee establish a constitutional right to hunt. Arizona doesn’t.

* Coloradans decline to apply
personhood–and all of its rights–from “the beginning of the
biological development” of a human being; and likewise to prohibit themselves from being
penalized for refusing to buy health insurance.

* Connecticut, the Land of Steady Habits, reelects all its members of Congress, keeps a Democratic senator, and send Freedom, Faith, and Fortune down to defeat.)

* Hawaii marches to the beat of a different drummer.

About the author

Mark Silk

Mark Silk is Professor of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College and director of the college's Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life. He is a Contributing Editor of the Religion News Service