A World Geography essay about Religion based in entertainment, politics, and education.

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Religion in the USA

There are currently 2.1 billion Christians in America; it contributes to 33% of the worlds religions with many different branches. Other high ranking religions are: Islam, Hinduism, and Chinese traditional religion. A majority of these religions people live in America, and most all political leaders have been Christian. Christianity, along with many other religions, also contributes to things such as: Entertainment, Politics, and Education. Each of these topics has examples and many have struck controversy, especially with Education and Politics.

As stated above, a great majority of political leaders are Christian. This greatly changes the coarse of bills and other laws trying to be passed. This is because some are not morally right with their religion. This may put politicians in wrong spots because they may be criticized and protested against because of the way they voted.

A good example of this is passing gay marriage.

If you did not know, Christianity finds homosexuality a sin and is immoral to their religion. This interferes with people's right to do what they wish, and in my belief, is unconstitutional. In a recent poll it stated that 50% of people were unfavorable to gay marriage, 32% of politicians were also unfavorable to homosexuality, saying it was wrong and should not be passed. The highest acceptance rate for homosexuality is the religion of Protestants, contributing to most of the 32% of the acceptance rate and 50% regular people.

Abortion is also a big issue trying to be decided by politicians. They feel that it is wrong to kill a defenseless baby that has no say in their own life and death, which is understandable. But, they have passed bills, stating that they condone large families, giving them more support than normal sized families. They did this because the...