There was once a time when The Roman Catholic Church and the Episcopal Church, a part of the Anglican Communion were almsot just alike. There was a time when Baptists, Assemblies of God, and some other Protestant groups were extremely oppposed to Catholicism. There once was a time when Methodist and Baptist congregations used the same building out on the frontier and each congreation met twice a month all all Methodist and all Baptists went to both churches. Now things are being realigned. Example: Cardinals of the Roman Cathoic Church, The Southern Baotist Convention and a Orthodox Jewish group and others have formed a group to fight for a ban on gay marriage and have a amendment to the U S Consitution to establish marriage and a union between one man and one woman. On the other hand a Reformed Jewish group, The United Methodist Church, The United Church of Christ and the Episcopal Church have formed a group to olppose a federal amendment to the Consitution of the United States for the purpose of banning gay unions. What we have here is a Jewish group on each side. Catholics on one side and Episcopalalians on the other side and Methodist on one side and the Southern Baptist Convention on the other side. In the political arena and in moral issues such as homosexualtiy and abortion amongst a host of other things, one can't assume that all Jews will be on one side. All middle of the road Protestants on one side etc. What is ahead for America in this realiignment? How will it affect politics? How will it affect how well different religious groups will be willing to share in religious services? According to the news release I read, each of the groups had a reason for their decision. In the case of the Untied Methodist Church the decision was based on Methodist belief that Methodists values shouldn't be forced on other people, not an endorcement of gay unions. Anyone else notice that this is happening? Don't know where this thread will go. I see great change ahead in how religous groups interact in the future. Will religous political parties develop like the Christina Democrats in Euroope?