Theism and Public Policy: Humanist Perspectives and by Anthony B. Pinn (eds.)

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A masculine pronoun is used here because those who perceive God as angry are, not surprisingly, much more likely to perceive the almighty as male. Joseph O. Baker, Christopher D. Bader, and Kittye Hirsch, “Desecration, Moral Boundaries and the Movement of Law: The Case of Westboro Baptist Church” presented at the annual meeting for the Association for the Sociology of Religion in Denver, CO (2012). This working paper is available upon request. James D. Hunter, Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America (New York: Basic Books, 1991); Robert Wuthnow, The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988).

The results for nonanthropomorphic theism are only briefly examined as preliminary tests of more specific measures of theism. 2 Ordinary least squares regressions of abortion availability and laws about homosexuality by levels of theism (standardized coefficients) Independent variable % Theist % Impersonal god % Female Rep. % Democrat Rep. 1 Data sources: Center for Disease Control; Scheitle and Hahn (2011); Pew Religious Landscape Survey; Measure of America. restrictiveness of laws addressing homosexuality.

Christopher Scheitle and Bryanna B. Hahn, “From the Pews to Policy: Specifying the Impact of Evangelical Protestantism’s Influence on States’ Sexual Orientation Policies,” Social Forces 89 (2011): 913–33. Rachel Benson Gold and Elizabeth Nash, “Troubling Trend: More States Hostile to Abortion Rights as Middle Ground Shrinks,” Guttmacher Policy Review 15 (2012): 14–19. Paul Brace, Kellie Sims-Butler, Kevin Arceneaux, and Martin Johnson, “Public Opinion in the American States: New Perspectives Using National Survey Data,” American Journal of Political Science 46 (2002): 173–89; Barbara Norrander, “Measuring State Public Opinion with the Senate National Election Study,” State Politics and Policy Quarterly 1 (2001): 111–25.

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