In addition to voting for candidates, those who participated in the Texas Republican primary earlier this week were also asked to vote on five questions that had been approved by the State Republican Executive Committee. As the Republican Party of Texas explained it, these were “critical issues” and the resolutions, though non-binding, were “the party’s way of guaging [sic] support for issues, and for informing voters and elected officials where the party’s grassroots stand on the issues.”
In addition to questions about taxes and government growth was this one:
Ballot Proposition #4: Public Acknowledgement of God
The use of the word “God”, prayers, and the Ten Commandments should be allowed at public gatherings and public educational institutions, as well as be permitted on government buildings and property.
Guess what the result was?
Ballot Prop #4: Public Acknowledgement of God
YES – 95.14% (1,375,899)
NO – 4.85% (70,144)