Among Americans: Pro-Homosexual Views Are at an All-Time High
A Gallup Poll released on May 29 has found that tolerance of homosexuality in the U.S. has reached a record high. Gallup posed this question: "Do you think homosexuality should be considered an acceptable alternative lifestyle or not?" In 1982, 34 percent of Americans said yes. In 2007, 57 percent of Americans said yes, and only 39 percent said no. Among the 18-34 age group in 2007, 75 percent said yes, and 23 percent said no.
Gallup also posed this question: "Do you think marriage between same-sex couples should...be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?" In 1996, 27 percent said yes; in 2007, 46 percent said yes. In a few years it will be over 50 percent.
James Poniewozik wrote an article in Time magazine (March 5) titled "Yep, She's Mainstream," referring to lesbian TV host Ellen DeGeneris. DeGeneris, who has won various Emmy awards and People's Choice awards (including a Kid's Choice award), "charms middle America," writes Poniewozik.
Gallup's 2007 Values and Beliefs survey was released on June 4. One category explored Americans' views of "Medical research using stem cells obtained from human embryos." In 2002, 52 percent said such research was "morally acceptable." In 2007, 64 percent said it was "morally acceptable," and only 30 percent said it wasn't. Among conservatives, 48 percent said it was "morally acceptable" in 2007.
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New Oxford Notes: September 2007
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|The pollster's first mistake was to say "Do you think" (especially among the 18 -34 group). Equating marriage with same sex relationships demonstrates a person's ignorance as to what marriage is. These days folks seem to have lost the concept of freedom and of rights (and their respective responsibilities) as well so this is not so startling. Then, again, polls, like figures don't lie, liars figure. However, I do believe that our moral principles are not being taught and society is sliding down the slippery slope - wrong direction.
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October 04, 2007 01:54 PM EDT
|The "gay agenda" is not to achieve "marriage". They want acceptance and approval of their deviant lifestyle.When they couldn't succeed at he ballot box, they decided to go after our children and they are succeeding there. Davis, Ca. has just elected a Prom "King and King". Our Govenor has signed a bill , making it mandatory to educate our children from K thru 12th grade that this is an acceptable "lifestyle" with no mention of the high rate of alcoholism, depression, suicide and all the STD's, including AIDS, that accompany this so called "alternative lifestyle". Have the parents no say on giving their children moral values? My taxpayer dollars are paying for this brainwashing along with supporting killing 4000 babies a day. I for one, protest!
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October 16, 2007 09:41 AM EDT
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