Tuesday, 17 November 2015

US States and Refugees.

A quick check shows that seven out of the ten US states with the highest church attendance are refusing to accept refugees.   This compares with only one out of the ten states with the lowest levels of church attendance.  Figures and links below.

"The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God."

State Weekly Church Attendance  Accepting refugees?
Mississippi 63% No
Alabama 58% No
Louisiana 56% No
South Carolina 56% Yes
Utah 56% Yes
Tennessee 54% Yes
Arkansas 53% No
North Carolina 53% No
Georgia 51% No
Texas 50% No

Rhode Island 32% Yes
Washington 31% Yes
Alaska 31% Yes
Hawaii 31% Yes
Oregon 31% Yes
Nevada 30% Yes
Massachusetts 29% Yes
Maine 27% Yes
New Hampshire 26% No
Vermont 23% Yes

Source BBC, Wikipedia

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