Tuesday, November 4, 2008

How we voted based on our religion......

Catholics voted for Obama, Protestants for McCain - 78% of Jews voted for Obama.

I find these numbers quite remarkable, in that I was lunching today with a Jewish friend and we spoke of Hitler's atrocities and slavery's atrocities - reparations not given - why she felt uncomfortable in Austria - same as I felt living in Germany during the rise of the neo-Nazi movement in the early 1980's.

Jews and blacks have a shared and very sad history together - it is not surprising that we voted along the same lines based on our heritage, race and religion.

Bishop Jakes spoke with Chris Matthews about us coming together in spite of our differences - he made a point of saying that we need to respect one another regardless of how our opinions might differ.

A lot of work is ahead of us - let us not forget from whence we came, and no matter who we voted for - President Elect Obama is going to be the President of ALL of the United States. One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Out of many one people.

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