Whether it’s the Kountze High School cheerleaders or a request by some to have League City officials stop using prayer before council meetings, you’ve been hearing more stories about attacks on religion over the last few years. A recent poll might give us the answers as to why that might be.
According to a new survey, only 36% of millennials say they are religious people. That has led some to believe they are more hostile towards people who are religious. Mike Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation doesn't buy that for a second.
“That’s like saying Rosa Parks took away white people’s right to sit in the front of busses,” Weinstein said. “It’s ridiculous. Statements like that are wrong. You need to look at it from the perspective of those whose rights are being abused.”
Weinstein has been smack in the middle of the debate. His group recently asked the Air Force Academy to take down a Bible verse posted on a cadet's whiteboard, saying it offended other cadets.
“When you put a sign up in a common area like that it’s a total violation of the separation of church and state,” Weinstein explained.
Weinstein says his group was right to make the request.
“You can’t put up a sign saying that Democrats suck or that women are too emotional to fight in combat. When our client came to us we looked at it and made the request. And in 129 minutes the phrase came down,” Weinstein explained.
More numbers from the poll. The 36% that said they were religious pales in comparison to the 52% of Gen Xers, 55% of Baby Boomers and 61% of the Silent Generation.