U.S. religion: great divider and uniter
American believers used to fight about theology. Catholics against Protestants. Christians against Jews. Mormons, at times, against everyone else.
Today’s battle lines are more political — evangelical Protestants, for example, join forces with conservative Catholics, Mormons and Orthodox Jews in the fight against same-sex marriage. On the other side are secular nonbelievers, a growing segment of the nation’s young people, who defend individual choices on sexual morality and oppose religious influence in politics.