sUsually we hear one of two things from straight religious zealots: They want to save our souls, or that we don’t deserve the love of our savior. Both, quite frankly, are suggestions we want none of. But thanks to a new study, here’s something you can throw back in their face: We love God too!
Some six in 10 gays and lesbians say “faith is important” in their lives, according to the Barna Group (and Christian research firm), which phone surveyed more than 9,000 adults. Compare that to the 72 percent of straight folks who say faith is important, and we’re almost as good as heteros as loving The Jesus (or whoever).
“People who portray gay adults as godless, hedonistic, Christian bashers are not working with the facts,” says George Barna, Barna’s founder. “A substantial majority of gays cite their faith as a central facet of their life, consider themselves to be Christian, and claim to have some type of meaningful personal commitment to Jesus Christ active in their life today.”
Meanwhile, the data also revealed 75 percent of breeders said their “personal commitment to Jesus Christ” is still important, while only 58 percent of gays said so. We blame this guy.