Pew study: People who describe themselves as having ‘no religion’ are overwhelmingly Democrat, support abortion rights and gay marriage at a higher-rate (News for Tuesday)

Pew study: People who describe themselves as having ‘no religion’ are overwhelmingly Democrat, support abortion rights and gay marriage at a higher-rate  (News for Tuesday)

For the first time in US history: A majority of Americans no longer consider themselves to be Protestant.  The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life reports the number of Protestant adults has fallen to 48%.  In the Pew study, people who describe themselves as having ‘no religion’ are overwhelmingly Democrat and support abortion rights and gay marriage at a higher-rate.  Some of the reasons?  A spike in the number of American adults who say they have ‘No religious affiliation” – climbing from 15% to 20% in the last five years. Plus, the growth in non-denominational Christians (the Pew study does not consider them to be categorized as Protestant).     Pew researchers also included majorities of people who say they believe in God, along with a notable minority who pray daily or consider themselves “spiritual” but not “religious.”  www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2012/October/More-Americans-Non-Religious-as-Protestants-Decline-/

UPDATE: According to the CDC, High Point Surgery is the ONLY healthcare facility in the Triad which received lots of Methylprednisolone Acetate (PF) recalled from New England Compounding Center – the company that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of ‘fungal meningitis’.  The current fungal meningitis outbreak (which is NOT contagious) spans nine states including North Carolina.  If you received a steroid injection for back pain between July – September, you need to contact your doctor just as a precaution.  Contact HP Surgery at 878-6048  www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis-facilities-map.html

Goodwill Industries is hosting a Career Fair this Wednesday from 11am to 3pm at Oak Hollow Mall in High Point.  Dress to impress and bring a current resume.  Call 336-275-9801  EXT: 328 for more information.   www.triadgoodwill.org

High tech workers needed.  GM is planning on hiring 1,500 high tech employees over the next several years. GM is opening four Technology Innovation Centers across the nation. Additional jobs will be added at these facilities as well.  Information: www.gm.com

If you have filed a tax-extension with IRS, the extension deadline is coming up this Monday, Oct 15.  www.irs.gov

Did you know: The average family has about five pounds (or roughly $90) of loose change just lying around their home?   BTW:   5 lbs. of quarters…22 lbs. of nickels…60.5 lbs. of pennies.   Each adds up to $100.    www.coinstar.com/funstuff/miningforcoins.aspx

Special event: FREE car care event for local single moms this Thursday, October 11 from 4-7pm at the Kernersville Express Oil Change at 900 S. Main Street in Kernersville.  Call 336-993-4210 for more information Details on the NEWS blog and on our Facebook page.    Recent studies have estimated that 65%-80% of auto repair shop customers are women, with nine out of ten women feeling unequally treated by their repair technician.     www.expressoil.com

Voter registration deadline – to register to vote or make changes is this Friday, October 12.  Early voting’ period begins Thursday, October 18.  Various Voter Guides are available on the News Blog at wbfj.fm (Look under ‘Election 2012’)Election Day 2012:  NOV 6th – less than a month away.  Voter registration Info:  www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=1&s=1

The Vice-Presidential Debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will be this Thursday (Oct 11).  Congressman Paul Ryan discusses faith and values with Jim Daly (President of Focus on the Family).  Audio brought to you by CitizenLink: www.citizenlink.com/2012/10/02/a-conversation-with-congressman-paul-ryan/

Back open: A traffic accident closed HWY 52 SB just past MLK for several hours this morning.  Winston-Salem police said a pickup truck towing a trailer jackknifed, blocking the road.   52 SB re-opened around 9:20am…    (WBFJ)

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