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STUDY: Unsurprising Survey Reveals That Religious Old People Don’t Like Homos

A recent study by the Public Religion Research Institute reports that religious 18 to 29 year olds (“millennials”) support LG equality more than their 65 and above counterparts. Wait, you mean that people born before 1946 aren’t very sympathetic to civil rights? There’s a shock.

Other findings worth noting: all religious denominations (except white evangelicals and black protestants) showed a growing acceptance of LGBT tolerance along with the general American public. And more than 60 percent of all Americans think that negative religious messages contribute to LG youth suicides.

Who knew that constantly being called “an abomination worthy of death” could have such negative consequences?

Via Think Progress

On:           Aug 31, 2011
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    • Gus

      MSM, everytime Tony Perkins and his friends are on TV please keep repeating these questions:

      Since poll after poll shows the majority of members of Christian demonimations, except for White evangelicals and Black Protestants, support equality for Gays and Lesbians, are you out of the mainstream of Christianity?

      How do you still say you represent Christians when you are obviously a minority of faithful Christians?

      Aren’t you just trying to shove your brand of Christianity down the throats of other Christians?

      Aug 31, 2011 at 3:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MBear

      allofasudden I don’t feel so bad our gov’t wants to cut social security & medicare.
      (kidding, I wouldnt wish the hatred on them that they lob at us regularly – just a snark)

      Aug 31, 2011 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JayKay

      Maybe those Sarah Palin death panels aren’t such a bad idea.

      Aug 31, 2011 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B

      qQUEERTY: ‘A recent study by the Public Religion Research Institute reports that religious 18 to 29 year olds (“millennials”) support LG equality more than their 65 and above counterparts.’

      Queerty statement is factually incorrect: if you read the report, the age comparisons were for the public as a whole, not religious people. Other results were for religious individuals but were not dependent on age.

      The reason is the sample size – 3000. As you slice things up into more and more subcategories, the number of individuals in each gets smaller and the statistical error gets larger. The sample they had was not sufficient to obtain meaningful numbers for the religious categories within each age group.

      It may seem surprising that a group calling itself “Public Religion Research Institute” would run a survey about the general population, but in fact that sort of information is useful for religious organizations: such organizations need that sort of data to target their marketing campaigns, or rather “missionary work” (or whatever euphemism they prefer for marketing).

      The other thing QUEERTY got wrong was the statement, “Wait, you mean that people born before 1946 aren’t very sympathetic to civil rights? There’s a shock.” In fact, the civil rights movement, and the passage of civil rights legislation, was due mostly to people born before 1946. Just check dates and how old you’d be if born in 1946 or later
      when those events happened.

      Aug 31, 2011 at 6:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CousinEddie

      @Gus: I don’t really think people like Tony Perkins et. al. really care about being in the mainstream of Christianity. These kinds of people are so convinced about their own correctness and righteousness that they would turn it around and say that mainstream Christianity has lost it’s bearings. Don’t forget that these are the people who claim that organizations like the American Psychological Association has been “infiltrated” and are nothing more than a front for the “radical LGBT extremists” because they took being gay off the list of mental disorders in the 70’s. They’ve been saying a lot of just that kind of stuff since the APA recently voted 157-0 (I know the zero is right, just not the 157) to endorse marriage equality. They don’t care what the evidence shows, what our lives prove wrong about their views, or what reality and the Constitution demand. All they know is that their interpretation of the Bible is right, and everyone else be damned!

      Sep 1, 2011 at 1:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard

      I read this first in No Shit magazine.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 2:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      Then again, religious older people don’t like anybody.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 8:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Queer Supremacist

      @JayKay: Unfortunately, she talked about it as though it was a bad idea.

      I recently read an article about scientific discoveries that could increase lifespans and one’s healthy years of life tremendously. Hopefully nothing will come of them until the last of this generation is already dead.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981

      Why is this news? Religion is about nothing but money, control, oppression, wars, and, most of all hating anyone who has a different sky wizard/no sky wizard.

      Sep 5, 2011 at 12:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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