God Lost the 2012 Election
On Tuesday, November 6, America re-elected incumbent President Barack Obama for another four years. They also elected Tammy Baldwin (D) of Wisconsin as the first openly gay senator in the US. Missouri rejected legitimate rape enthusiast Congressman Todd Akin (R) as Claire McCaskill (D) retained her senate seat. Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren (D) unseated Catholic Republican Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts.
Marriage equality was explicitly backed by the voting public for the first time in history by Maine, Maryland, and Washington State. Voters in Minnesota rejected a measure that would have prohibited same-sex marriage in their state.
Washington state and Colorado became the first to legalize recreational marijuana use, while Massachusetts voted to legalize the drug for medical use. Physician assisted suicide was only narrowly defeated in Massachusetts, paving the way for another vote likely to legalize the measure during the next election cycle.
In the past, partisan organizations including Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage have swayed public opinion while pastors such as the now-deceased Jerry Farwell used academic institutions to enshrine bigotry in adult students. Televangelists like Billy Graham echoed calls of repentance to the mass public, even while most attended religious ceremonies on a regular basis. Abortion and homosexuality were regularly decried as ungodly at public venues with little pushback from all but the most atavistic.