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Gallup Poll: Democrats Increasingly More Accepting of Immorality; Republicans Have Changed Little
Christian Post ^ | 05/31/2014 | Anugrah Kumar

Posted on 05/31/2014 10:38:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Over the last 12 years, Democrats have become significantly more accepting of liberal positions on moral issues such as abortion, premarital sex, extramarital affair, suicide, polygamy and homosexuality, while Republicans' views on these issues have changed little, according to a new Gallup poll.

Since 2002, Democrats have become considerably more tolerant on at least 10 moral issues, which include abortion, sex between an unmarried man and woman, extramarital affairs, cloning humans, divorce, cloning animals, suicide, research using stem cells from human embryos, polygamy, and gay and lesbian relations, according to the Gallup poll released Friday.

The change among Democrats has been substantial in some of these issues. For example, in 2003, 52 percent of Democrats felt having a baby outside of wedlock was morally acceptable. This year, 72 percent of Democrats, a 20-percentage-point increase, say it is morally acceptable.

This is not so with Republicans. In 2003, 40 percent of Republicans said it was morally acceptable. Even today, only 40 percent say so – although a higher 50 percent viewed it as morally acceptable last year, Gallup said.

However, Republicans are slightly more accepting of gay and lesbian relations, sex between an unmarried man and woman and divorce than they were in 2001, when these questions were first asked, the poll points out.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrats; immorality; republicans

1 posted on 05/31/2014 10:38:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

moral decline is so pernicious that scant few escape its clutches


2 posted on 05/31/2014 10:40:08 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The moment GOD is taken out of the picture, there is little point in talking about moral ASCENT or DECLINE.

It all becomes a personal preference.

The Democrats have voted to exclude acknowledging GOD in their platform.

Of course, when this was realized to be disastrous politically, they voted rapidly switched back to acknowledge God ( but it still isn’t sure whether most Democrats want this ).

SEE HERE:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/democrats-rapidly-revise-platform-include-god/story?id=17164108


3 posted on 05/31/2014 10:43:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The Official Democrat Party “God”is ENVY!

This is how they were able to pretend to backtrack....


4 posted on 05/31/2014 10:45:20 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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5 posted on 05/31/2014 10:48:05 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

I know people who see the promotion and advancement of vice is progress, that we’ve never been better off.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 10:50:21 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: SeekAndFind

I knew the vermin took control of the democrat party when they boo’ed the Boy Scouts reciting the pledge of allegiance. Followed by the Al and Tipper kiss.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 10:51:09 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The DEMONcrat party.

The party of relativism

The party of indifference

The party of uncertainty

The party of the collective

The party of the willingly ignorant

The party of serfdom

The party of Death.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 10:53:03 AM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberals are always telling me that they haven’t changed, it’s the right that has moved so far to the right in recent years. I keep saying “BS”, but arguing with a liberal is like getting a cat to obey orders.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 10:55:49 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I knew the vermin took control of the democrat party when they boo’ed the Boy Scouts reciting the pledge of allegiance. Followed by the Al and Tipper kiss.

I remember that.

BTW, there was a time Christian churches preached morality. It's pretty rare now. When the church gives up, this is what happens.

10 posted on 05/31/2014 10:57:40 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did we really need a Gallup poll to tell us this? Really?


11 posted on 05/31/2014 10:59:10 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: ViLaLuz

> I know people who see the promotion and advancement of vice is progress, that we’ve never been better off.

That’s subjective. I’m far worse off since Obama ascended the throne and it can be directly attributed to his poor economic policies.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 11:01:10 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

What do you expect from a party that has a beloved icon (JFK) who cheated on his wife thousands of times and still they worship him.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 11:04:07 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Jeff Chandler

The Church never gives up on what matters to God. Groups pretending to be the Church have and will. In spite of that God changes not. We don’t break God’s commandments, we only break ourselves on them.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 11:07:46 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And that is why the country is going to hell.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 11:08:40 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree that Democrats(Liberals) accept immorality. It goes further than ethics and morals, the Democrats(Liberals) actually side with the criminal element of our society.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 11:10:30 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SeekAndFind
Even the Republican party signs on to far too much evil these days.

They can't even grasp the concept that the laws on our books must be enforced, as it relates to illegal aliens.  Instead they buy into the selling out of our citizens and nation.


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17 posted on 05/31/2014 11:11:11 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: SeekAndFind

These are the same folks who cheered when it was proposed that the word “God” be taken out of their Party Platform at their convention a few years ago.

What they think is freedom, is bondage of the worst kind.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 11:17:33 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: SeekAndFind
"Democrats Increasingly More Accepting of Immorality"

Demonrats are way past "more accepting of immorallity." In their actions the Demonrats have plummeted far below the hull-crushing depths of moral depravity, into the perverted bowels of hell, where Lucifer daily pleasures himself with the satanic behavior of Demonrats. With every breath of oxygen they steal, Demonrats promote genocidal murder of unborn children, perversion, theft, social destruction, treason, and every other abomination.

To characterize Demonrats with the most vile and obscene label is to insult the honor and dignity of such label.

19 posted on 05/31/2014 11:17:59 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: SeekAndFind

“while Republicans’ views on these issues have changed little, according to a new Gallup poll.”

News to me here in Illinois. Look at the Republican ticket for Governor, Lt. Gov., and Comptroller.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 11:24:24 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is difficult to interpret this poll.

It does not necessarily mean that there is a greater acceptance of immorality.

The shift towards greater acceptance of immoral actions could mean that people who find the Democrat party too extreme have left, so that the party is smaller and those who remain are more extreme.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 11:25:58 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: SeekAndFind

All grass roots democrats care about is free stuff and orgasms.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 12:11:14 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SeekAndFind

Democrats are strictly pop culture. If you want to know what Democrats are thinking, follow the pop. It will take you to where they are going.

There are no upsides to it. While Republicans may poll more conservative on moral issues, the Republican left will do what it always does, and follow Democrats. Normalization of homosexuality was the big leap off the cliff, and Republican leaders are hanging onto Democrat coattails.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 12:18:42 PM PDT by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

The Dems revealed all of the moral cards in their hand at the Wellstone funeral. A ghoulish unashamed flagrant display of what was inside came spilling out like a 5 gallon bucket of fish guts on the sidewalk.

Since then, they fail to surprise with any new revelations.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 12:28:46 PM PDT by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind
Perhaps the following quotations from Samuel Adams may serve to amplify on the topic of this thread:

"It is a very great mistake to imagine that the object of loyalty is the authority and interest of one individual man, however dignified by the applause or enriched by the success of popular actions." - Loyalty and Sedition, essay in The Advertiser, 1748

"He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man. We must not conclude merely upon a man's haranguing upon liberty, and using the charming sound, that he is fit to be trusted with the liberties of his country. It is not unfrequent to hear men declaim loudly upon liberty, who, if we may judge by the whole tenor of their actions, mean nothing else by it but their own liberty, - to oppress without control or the restraint of laws all who are poorer or weaker than themselves. It is not, I say, unfrequent to see such instances, though at the same time I esteem it a justice due to my country to say that it is not without shining examples of the contrary kind; - examples of men of a distinguished attachment to this same liberty I have been describing; whom no hopes could draw, no terrors could drive, from steadily pursuing, in their sphere, the true interests of their country; whose fidelity has been tried in the nicest and tenderest manner, and has been ever firm and unshaken. The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people." - Loyalty and Sedition, essay in The Advertiser, 1748

Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt." - Essay in the Public Advertiser, 1749


"The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought." - Essay in the Boston Gazette, October 14, 1771

"The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have receiv'd them as a fair Inheritance from our worthy Ancestors: They purchas'd them for us with toil and danger and expence of treasure and blood; and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle; or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. Of the latter we are in most danger at present: Let us therefore be aware of it. Let us contemplate our forefathers and posterity; and resolve to maintain the rights bequeath'd to us from the former, for the sake of the latter. - Instead of sitting down satisfied with the efforts we have already made, which is the wish of our enemies, the necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. Let us remember that "if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom." It is a very serious consideration, which should deeply impress our minds, that millions yet unborn may be the miserable sharers of the event." - Essay in the Boston Gazette, October 14, 1771

"When designs are form'd to raze the very foundation of a free government, whose few who are to erect their grandeur and fortunes upon the general ruin, will employ every art to sooth the devoted people into a state of indolence, inattention and security, which is forever the fore-runner of slavery." - Article signed "Candidus," in Boston Gazette, December 9, 1771

"If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them." - As Candidus in the Boston Gazette, January 20, 1772

"Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature." - The Rights of the Colonists, November 20, 1772

"All men have a right to remain in a state of nature as long as they please; and in case of intolerable oppression, civil or religious, to leave the society they belong to, and enter into another." - The Rights of the Colonists, November 20, 1772

"The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave... These may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutes of the great Law Giver and Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament." - Rights of the Colonists, November 20, 1772

"In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practised, and, both by precept and example, inculcated on mankind." - The Rights of the Colonists, November 20, 1772

"The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule." - The Rights of the Colonists, November 20, 1772

"It is the greatest absurdity to suppose it in the power of one, or any number of men, at the entering into society, to renounce their essential natural rights, or the means of preserving those rights; when the grand end of civil government, from the very nature of its institution, is for the support, protection, and defence of those very rights; the principal of which, as is before observed, are Life, Liberty, and Property. If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave." - The Rights of the Colonists, November 20, 1772

"The Opinion of others I very little regard, & have a thorough Contempt for all men, be their Names Characters & Stations what they may, who appear to be the irreclaimable Enemies of Religion & Liberty." - Letter to William Checkley, December 14, 1772



"He who is void of virtuous Attachments in private Life, is, or very soon will be void of all Regard for his Country. There is seldom an Instance of a Man guilty of betraying his Country, who had not before lost the Feeling of moral Obligations in his private Connections." - Letter to James Warren, November 4, 1775

"Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated on the Minds even of children, and the moral Sense kept alive, and that the wise institutions of our Ancestors for these great Purposes be encouraged by the Government. For no people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." - Letter to James Warren, November 4, 1775

"Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust be men of unexceptionable characters. The public cannot be too curious concerning the character of public men." - Letter to James Warren, November 4, 1775

 

25 posted on 05/31/2014 12:56:51 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: SeekAndFind
What this poll is saying is democrat voters' morality can be purchased.

Because thats how democrats win elections.

26 posted on 05/31/2014 12:59:04 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind
As regarding the general perception of moral decline, I agree.

I would, however, note one important exception: Deep affection, expressed intimately (commonly known as sex), between two consenting adults who are unattached to anyone else, is certainly not wicked, in my view.

To assert that any such deep affection is inherently evil, unless properly sanitized, is to get things backwards, in my opinion. I would prefer to believe that intimate human interaction is a profoundly good thing, unless it is corrupted.

27 posted on 05/31/2014 1:06:22 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: lurk

I agree. For some reason, out of all the misdeeds of the left, going back to at least Ted Swimmer and Chappaquiddick, the Wellstone political rally stands out. Maybe because it seems like it was then that the so-called mainstream and political left (ie, not just the hippies and antis) showed their true faces, and their real indifference to decorum and all the rules of respect or the appearance of it.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 1:55:22 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: jsanders2001

I wonder who paid for this...was it the taxpayers?


29 posted on 05/31/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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