My fellow Patheos blogger Daniel K. Williams, a history professor at Western Georgia who blogs at Anxious Bench, made a fascinating discovery.
In his article White Protestants in the South Who No Longer Attend Church, he notes that church attendance is down everywhere, including in the so-called “Bible Belt” of the South. In the northeast, the decline – which he attributes in part to sex scandals in the Catholic Church – has been associated with a rise in political liberalism. Does this also happen in the South? Are Southerners Who Abandoned Evangelical Churches Becoming More Progressive?
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