Tuesday, October 11, 2011

America Embracing What Was Recently Called Sin

In the span of less than two generations, American public opinion has shifted from considering homosexual behavior as absolutely sinful, all of the time, to now considering same-sex marriage and sexual deviancy as normal and good.

For background, read What is Marriage? 62% of Americans Know and also read Gay Agenda: TV's Disproportionate Attention as well as American Homosexual Population is Tiny: Study

-- From "Report: Homosexuality Gains Increased Acceptance in U.S." by ABC News Radio 10/10/11

. . . according to new research from a General Social Survey by NORC at the University of Chicago . . . 70 percent of Americans felt homosexuality was "always wrong" in 1973. That percentage dropped to 44 percent by 2010.

"There is a large generation gap on the issue [of same-sex marriage]," noted Tom W. Smith, director of the General Social Survey at NORC and author of the NORC report. While 64 percent of those under age 30 support gay marriage, just 27 percent of those aged 70 or older feel the same.

In 1988 there was an 11 percent approval rate for gay marriage. In 2010 there was a 46 percent approval rating.

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From "Homosexuality Gaining Wider Acceptance in the U.S." by HealthDay 10/10/11

The findings, based on a national survey of more than 2,000 people, also showed more general acceptance of homosexuality among younger people. In 2010, only 26 percent those under age 30 said they believed same-sex behavior is "always wrong." However, 63 percent of those 70 and older held that belief.

Support for a gay person's right to speak publically jumped to 86 percent in 2010 -- up from 62 percent in 1972. Meanwhile, support for homosexuals teaching at colleges or universities rose to 84 percent in 2010, up from 48 percent in 1973. The researchers also found more people approved of library books that cast a favorable light on homosexuality. Support for these books rose from 54 percent in 1973 to 78 percent in 2010.

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