No Money, No Honey, No Right-wing whore lies

 

Household income by religious identification controlling for demographic factors: GSS 1973-2010

Right wing ideologues funded by right-wing foundations have been fond of claiming that if only Americans would heterosexually marry and embrace Jesus as their lord and savior, that all of our inequality would disappear. The idea being that since there is a slight bump for married individuals, and since they assume that religious fuckers are married, that this means that we should no longer have Medicare or Medicaid or supplemental income programs or even public schools. Only one problem. Jesus makes you poor, as well as stupid and unhealthy. The income gap across religious groups is astronomical, with the most fundamentalist groups fairing the worst, and this chart doesn’t even take into account the fact that sectarians, Baptists, and Mormons have larger households, which means that resources are spread even thinner in such households. Of course, it’s not a problem since the Christian limp patriarchs will take whatever they want….

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