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The Republicans have the majority again in the U.S. House of Representatives — poising Rep. John Boehner to become its fifth-ever Catholic speaker and Rep. Eric Cantor to become its first-ever Jewish majority leader — but the U.S. Senate has kept its Democrat majority. Meanwhile, South Carolina’s new governor is Indian American Sikh-turned-Methodist Nikki Haley (the state’s first non-white, non-male governor), Colorado voters defeated a pro-life amendment that would have defined an embryo as a person, Iowa voters ousted three state Supreme Court justices who approved same-sex marriage, and Shariah law is officially banned in Oklahoma’s courts.
Check out this ReligionLink edition and these links for more faith-related coverage of the mid-term elections:
- Morning briefing (National Catholic Reporter)
- Wednesday’s religion news roundup (Religion News Service)
- Religion, politics getting too cozy, Carter warns (Religion News Service)
- Did you “vote your faith” in 2010 election? (USA Today)
- American needs a civility campaign (JTA)
- Evangelical leader urges prayer after U.S. midterms (Christian Today)
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