Comments: Do Christians really oppose gay marriage?

I suspect that the statistics here might be comparable to the situation in the Roman Catholic Church - vis-a-vis structured opposition to Women and Gays in the Church.

How often have Church Leaders opposed the people on matters which concern the practicality of living out their lives in the contemporary world?

Galileo would be amused to be around today. After all, his theses on creation were also disregarded by the Church - until the evidence became more explicit. How long, O Lord, how long?

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Sunday, 21 April 2013 at 1:31am BST

The days of the Prince-Bishop with his obedient peasants in the pews are over.

The same goes for Evangelical charismatic autocrats.

Posted by FD Blanchard at Sunday, 21 April 2013 at 2:46am BST

I'm struck by the relatively low numbers in the categories disposed to agree with church opposition to gay marriage such as among conservatives, older people, the self identified religious, etc, numbers mostly hovering a little over 50%. The percentages among those same groups in the USA are much higher, in the 60 to 70% range.

On the other hand, opposition to church teachings against gay marriage is much higher among the secular and the young here in the USA, polling at anywhere from 65% to as high as 80% depending on the poll.

We are very polarized on this and a host of other issues in this country along generational, regional, class, and sectarian lines.

Posted by FD Blanchard at Sunday, 21 April 2013 at 3:01pm BST

USA - from Puritans to Impure-itans

Is there a connection between beautiful New England and entire American cities turned into smoking rubble? There is.
Take same-sex marriage. I would have guessed that a "sin" city (San Francisco? Las Vegas?) would have been the first to legalize it.
Oddly it's been the place where America started that's wanted to be the first place to help bring about the end of America and its values! It's been a Nor'easter of Perversion (helping to fulfill the end time "days of Lot" predicted in Luke 17) that began in (you guessed it) Boston in 2004.
New England has gone from the Mayflower Compact to the Gay Power Impact, from Providence to decadence, from Bible thumpers to God dumpers, from university to diversity to perversity, and from the land of the Great Awakening to God's Future Shakening that will make the Boston bombings look like Walden Pond ripples by comparison!
The same Nor'easter has been spreading south and as far west as Washington State where, after swelling up with pride, Mt. Rainier may wish to celebrate shame-sex marriage by having a blast that Seaddlepated folks can share in lava-land!
The same Luke 17 prediction is tied to the Book of Revelation which speaks of the cities that God will flatten because of same-sexism - including American cities - a scenario I'll have to accept since I can't create my own universe and decree rules for it.
I've just been analyzing the world's terminal "religion" that has its "god," its accessories, its "rites," and even a flag. It's an obsession that the infected converts are willing to live for, fight for - and even die for!
Want more facts? Google "God to Same-Sexers: Hurry Up" and "Government-Approved Illegals."

Posted by Nigel at Tuesday, 21 May 2013 at 9:48pm BST
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