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Survey: Majority of Americans, Including Catholics, Support Same-Sex Marriage
Catholic Culture ^ | 2/27/14

Posted on 02/27/2014 6:10:48 AM PST by marshmallow

53% of Americans-- including 58% of white Catholics and 56% of Latino Catholics-- now support same-sex marriage, according to a survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute.

In 2003, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a 59%-32% margin.

“Roughly three-quarters (73%) of Catholics believe that most of their fellow congregants are opposed to same-sex marriage,” the survey continued. “However, Catholics who regularly attend church are in fact divided on the issue (50% favor, 45% oppose).”

“Majorities of Americans perceive three religious groups to be unfriendly to LGBT people: the Catholic Church (58%), the Mormon church (53%), and evangelical Christian churches (51%),” the survey added. “At least two-thirds of LGBT Americans perceive both the Catholic Church (73%) and evangelical Christian churches (67%) as being unfriendly toward LGBT people.”

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The war is over, folks. The percentage of "those in favor .." is only going to rise and same sex "marriage" will soon spread through the country like a wildfire. As for the Catholic capitulation, it started long ago in 1968, maybe even earlier.
1 posted on 02/27/2014 6:10:48 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Disgusting. Supporting a practice of sexual buggery and dressing it up as “marriage” is abhorrent. The ONLY thing these people celebrate is how they have sex. America’s morality is gone. Stalin was right. They’ve collapsed one tier and the others are falling with it.


2 posted on 02/27/2014 6:12:45 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: marshmallow

All part of the great falling away that Christ prophesied about.


3 posted on 02/27/2014 6:15:56 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: marshmallow

WHERE ARE THE SPIRITUAL LEADERS?

WHERE ARE THEY?

People who openly support sodomy MUST BE EXCOMMUNICATED by ANY Church that claims to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ!


4 posted on 02/27/2014 6:17:08 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: marshmallow

I don’t believe it.


5 posted on 02/27/2014 6:17:44 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: marshmallow

What would anyone expect? There’s only one side being allowed to make an argument.


6 posted on 02/27/2014 6:19:18 AM PST by skeeter
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To: marshmallow
While this is troubling, it is not at all surprising. I know there are many sincere Catholics, but I think this puts further evidence to the fact that being Catholic simply means many merely identify with some vague religious structure. I think this shows that by and large calling yourself “Catholic” does not really mean much. Those who call themselves Catholic do not believe the Bible or have a personal relationship with the Savior.

The Bible is very explicit about sexual relationships being between and a man and a women in the context of marriage. This is not some gray area - at all.

7 posted on 02/27/2014 6:22:05 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Westbrook

I sit in mass every week and barely a mention of this crisis. Barely a peep about abortion or the destruction of marriage. There’s no leadership, so the flock is astray.


8 posted on 02/27/2014 6:22:09 AM PST by Phillyred
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To: Sacajaweau

Unfortunately, I do. I am a catholic and feel like a minority in my own church.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 6:23:15 AM PST by Phillyred
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To: marshmallow

If this is true the progressives are certainly making “progress”.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 6:23:57 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: marshmallow
Nancy Pelosi calls herself a Catholic, and yet thinks abortion is “sacred”. Nancy Pelosi calls herself Catholic and yet is in favor of homosexual marriage. What does it actually mean to be “Catholic”?
11 posted on 02/27/2014 6:24:48 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: marshmallow
As for the Catholic capitulation, it started long ago in 1968, maybe even earlier.

A whole lot earlier (identified as a specific American problem back in 1899...meaning it's a lot older than that):

The underlying principle of these new opinions is that, in order to more easily attract those who differ from her, the Church should shape her teachings more in accord with the spirit of the age and relax some of her ancient severity and make some concessions to new opinions. Many think that these concessions should be made not only in regard to ways of living, but even in regard to doctrines which belong to the deposit of the faith. They contend that it would be opportune, in order to gain those who differ from us, to omit certain points of her teaching which are of lesser importance, and to tone down the meaning which the Church has always attached to them. It does not need many words, beloved son, to prove the falsity of these ideas if the nature and origin of the doctrine which the Church proposes are recalled to mind. The Vatican Council says concerning this point: "For the doctrine of faith which God has revealed has not been proposed, like a philosophical invention to be perfected by human ingenuity, but has been delivered as a divine deposit to the Spouse of Christ to be faithfully kept and infallibly declared. Hence that meaning of the sacred dogmas is perpetually to be retained which our Holy Mother, the Church, has once declared, nor is that meaning ever to be departed from under the pretense or pretext of a deeper comprehension of them." -Constitutio de Fide Catholica, Chapter iv.

We cannot consider as altogether blameless the silence which purposely leads to the omission or neglect of some of the principles of Christian doctrine, for all the principles come from the same Author and Master, "the Only Begotten Son, Who is in the bosom of the Father."-John i, I8. They are adapted to all times and all nations, as is clearly seen from the words of our Lord to His apostles: "Going, therefore, teach all nations; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all days, even to the end of the world."-Matt. xxviii, 19. Concerning this point the Vatican Council says: "All those things are to be believed with divine and catholic faith which are contained in the Word of God, written or handed down, and which the Church, either by a solemn judgment or by her ordinary and universal magisterium, proposes for belief as having been divinely revealed."-Const. de fide, Chapter iii.

Let it be far from anyone's mind to suppress for any reason any doctrine that has been handed down. Such a policy would tend rather to separate Catholics from the Church than to bring in those who differ

Leo XIII, Encyclical Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, 1899


12 posted on 02/27/2014 6:25:25 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: marshmallow
The war is over, folks. The percentage of "those in favor .." is only going to rise and same sex "marriage" will soon spread through the country like a wildfire. As for the Catholic capitulation, it started long ago in 1968, maybe even earlier.

While I agree with you that the battle is over and we lost (short of a Civil War or Sucession) and that gay marriage will be shoved down our throats by the courts, probably at in the next few years. I disagree that the numbers who support gay marriage will keep growing, I think, like abortion (and unlike say, interracial marriage), where opposition is based on strong held religious tenants there is "hard ceiling" for support of gay marriage and come hell or high-water you will have 40% to 45% who will NEVER support it no matter how much the media pushes and browbeats. Again, look at abortion, opposition is essentially unchanged since 1970....

13 posted on 02/27/2014 6:28:10 AM PST by apillar
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To: marshmallow

I’m skeptical that a poll with strangers asking other strangers what they think about ‘gay marriage’ over the phone is going to be very accurate at this point. Not there isn’t a sharp trend toward acceptance as anyone can see in the popular vote trends. But polls on this issue almost invariably overstate that acceptance, at least that I have seen when compared to actual vote totals. The privacy of the voting both is different than telling a stranger one doesn’t dig ‘gay marriage.’ I think part of that can be seen in the difference between admitted individual acceptance and the perceived acceptance of fellow members of the same group.

I wonder if a bigger deal was made over civil divorce and remarriage as far as public acceptance if we wouldn’t be in better shape now with ‘gay marriage’ or whatever other impossibility the state declares to be a marriage in the future.

Freegards


14 posted on 02/27/2014 6:28:54 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: apillar

Resistance to abortion is growing. That fight, unlike the homosexual marriage fight, is likely to be won.


15 posted on 02/27/2014 6:30:28 AM PST by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: marshmallow

Look at the link and then decide how good the poll is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Religion_Research_Institute


16 posted on 02/27/2014 6:30:40 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: marshmallow

Fall out from the mystery tour? Dominoes! Unusual times ... relive 1930s. A wish of no. Crazy!?!


17 posted on 02/27/2014 6:31:52 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: rarestia

I would have headlined this as “A majority of Americans now have chosen to worship Government —NOT God .They have rejected the Holy Bible and the Laws dictated by God Himself, and have chosen to die by Suicide.


18 posted on 02/27/2014 6:35:00 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: All
53% of Americans-- including 58% of white Catholics and 56% of Latino Catholics-- now support same-sex marriage, according to a survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute....“Roughly three-quarters (73%) of Catholics believe that most of their fellow congregants are opposed to same-sex marriage,” the survey continued. “However, Catholics who regularly attend church are in fact divided on the issue (50% favor, 45% oppose).”

IB4TNRC

19 posted on 02/27/2014 6:35:11 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Obadiah

They will support it until they see what they actually support. Like the soccer moms who proudly marched for their gay friends and celebrated some victory afterwards with their children, only to be mortified when the leather clad men started kissing and fondling each other in front of the soccer mom’s young children.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 6:36:53 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Phillyred

There is no mention because this is all a lie. Cyber PSYOPS! Either this is a false story or was written about a false story someone bought into. The Homos are always busy, because they don’t have to raise children. Use common sense...this is a LIE!


21 posted on 02/27/2014 6:37:19 AM PST by gr8eman (Neptune, Titan, stars don't frighten!)
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To: marshmallow
These would be the same "Catholics" who practice birth control.
22 posted on 02/27/2014 6:38:13 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Phillyred

> I sit in mass every week and barely a mention of this
> crisis. Barely a peep about abortion or the destruction of
> marriage. There’s no leadership, so the flock is astray.

:shaking my head:

The churches should be in open political rebellion about this!

AND about abortion,

Church members should be reminded EVERY SUNDAY that the DemonRAT party openly supports both abortion and sodomy, both ABOMINATIONS before the LORD, and that any church member who can give support to ANY party or ANY political candidate supporting these abominations should be honest with himself and his church and separate himself from the body, or be excomminicated upon discovery of his support of these abominations.

By the way, David Manning of Atlah Ministries has no problem doing this, not only every Sunday, but every time he speaks.


23 posted on 02/27/2014 6:41:29 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: marshmallow

I personally do not know any Catholics who support this.


24 posted on 02/27/2014 6:44:45 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: marshmallow

I don’t believe it. Propaganda! The Marriage Amendment passed in VA with 57% of the vote (affirming traditional marriage).


25 posted on 02/27/2014 6:47:08 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: Phillyred

I’m sorry to hear that. My Pastor is very vocal in his homilies about both topics. He never shies away from defending either marriage or abortion.


26 posted on 02/27/2014 6:48:50 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: marshmallow
“The war is over, folks. The percentage of “those in favor ..” is only going to rise and same sex “marriage” will soon spread through the country like a wildfire.”

That is about the size of it. We just have to get afair share of the media. About the only conservative goals we succeed on is getting tax cuts and keeping same for the rich. These are the same people who own the media. Isn't it funny how the more we lower the taxes on these people the fewer conservatives their are amongst them? And the more feckless the remaining ones are. It seems that when it comes to corporations and country clubbers they are only conservative when it affects their wallet.

27 posted on 02/27/2014 6:49:24 AM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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Nancy Pelosi calls herself a Catholic, and yet thinks abortion is “sacred”. Nancy Pelosi calls herself Catholic and yet is in favor of homosexual marriage.

I could call myself an Oak tree if I wanted but I'd be damned pressed to sprout leaves and drop acorns!

28 posted on 02/27/2014 6:50:20 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: marshmallow

Another Push Poll to manufacture consent.


29 posted on 02/27/2014 6:50:33 AM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: marshmallow
Acceptance of this perversion is not all they want - it will not be enough. These perverts will not stop until they have BANNED the Bible in the USA and not until they have enacted hate speech laws in the USA that will shut all the Ministers, Priests, and Rabbi up for good. They probably would like to see imprisonment of this "radical group" of clerics preaching "HATE".

Think I am way out in left field? Look to Germany, and don't tell me it can't happen in the good old USA. I could not believe we elected a dicktator for a second term either, but it happened whether legal or not.


30 posted on 02/27/2014 6:51:11 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: rjsimmon

Agreed. But I don’t care what they say. Morality ain’t determined by majority vote. God and God alone has that right, as they’ll discover to their profound sorrow.

The question is no longer “if” God will pour out His wrath on our depraved nation, but “how much.”


31 posted on 02/27/2014 7:02:46 AM PST by afsnco
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To: marshmallow

Who is the “Public Religion Research Institute”?

What questions did they ask in their survey, specifically?

I don’t believe these survey results.


32 posted on 02/27/2014 7:03:50 AM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: pgkdan

> I could call myself an Oak tree if I wanted but I’d be
> damned pressed to sprout leaves and drop acorns!

Indeed, but if the Landlord wants an Oak Tree, he will cut down the weed tree and replace it with the real thing.

That’s what the churches should be doing, but they are not.


33 posted on 02/27/2014 7:04:06 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: marshmallow

You are selling GOD short.


34 posted on 02/27/2014 7:04:23 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: marshmallow

A bit of googling shows that this polling company is progressive/leftist. The results are therefore likely very skewed.

The founder of the Public Religion Research Institute is Robert P. Jones, who is “a scholar at the Center for American Progress” (a leftist think tank). See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-p-jones-phd/ and http://www.amazon.com/Robert-P.-Jones/e/B001H6GKVE/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1 for more info ...


35 posted on 02/27/2014 7:11:09 AM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: marshmallow

How many ‘Catholics” took part in the poll. How many were they non-practicing Catholics and how many were regular church goers. Have never heard of this outfit and don’t believe their conclusions. There is a mass move to bash Catholics.


36 posted on 02/27/2014 7:20:47 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: marshmallow

This nation is sick and those who believe that same sex marriage is ok are even sicker than those who do such marriages.


37 posted on 02/27/2014 7:20:54 AM PST by mulligan (I)
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To: Phillyred
Barely a peep about abortion or the destruction of marriage. There’s no leadership, so the flock is astray.

Our new parish priest is more concerned about people going into the chapel to pray after Communion. He thinks they should return to their pew.

Our chapel is in the church building, adjacent to the Narthex. It's not like they're leaving Mass without returning.

38 posted on 02/27/2014 7:26:50 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Westbrook
WHERE ARE THE SPIRITUAL LEADERS?

Hiding from the Gaystapo like the moral cowards they are. The only one I can remember being at least remotely courageous most recently is the late Jerry Falwell. No one apparently took up his mantle.

39 posted on 02/27/2014 7:32:13 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: apillar

“those in favor ..”

At one time, those in favor advocated:
returning runaway slaves to their masters,
placing Japanese Americans in prison camps,
sending jews and gypsys and other undesirables to concentration/genocide camps.
Be very careful about supporting what “those in favor” choose, it could end up costing you your freedoms and your life.


40 posted on 02/27/2014 7:32:39 AM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: marshmallow

“It started long ago in 1968”

The churched generation gave their children’s religious training over to the public school system.


41 posted on 02/27/2014 7:38:56 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: marshmallow

This post is confirmation of a vision Pastor David Wilkerson had in 1974 concerning End Times. It was so disturbing, Wilkerson detailed the vision in a book as well as a sermon.

Please take time to listen to the sermon. It is around an hour long in four parts.

DAVID WILKERSON’S THE VISION PART 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnbpGCrc1zg

DAVID WILKERSON’S THE VISION PART 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L5VPwHDwEg

DAVID WILKERSON’S THE VISION PART 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4i6q07j59k

DAVID WILKERSON’S THE VISION PART 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYgiHFcR-JM


42 posted on 02/27/2014 7:44:55 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Phillyred
I sit in mass every week and barely a mention of this crisis. Barely a peep about abortion or the destruction of marriage.

In a more traditionally-oriented parish (Latin Mass in my case) you WILL hear about these abominations. The homily will not drone on endlessly, however, as the flock is already uniform on its acceptance of Catholic principles of life and family.

43 posted on 02/27/2014 7:57:18 AM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Westbrook

thats a good question, where were they when they legalized abortion?


44 posted on 02/27/2014 8:00:42 AM PST by Sophia777
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
These would be the same "Catholics" who practice birth control.

Yes, artificial birth control.

The whole mess is the sorry fruits of Vatican II. Planned this way by you-know-who (The prince of darkness).

45 posted on 02/27/2014 8:07:42 AM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I don’t either, since there’s no way they polled every single American Catholic.


46 posted on 02/27/2014 8:29:51 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: marshmallow

I do not conduct my life in response to polls.


47 posted on 02/27/2014 8:44:20 AM PST by onedoug
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To: marshmallow

All the more important will be our response to answer the call for a new evangelization!


48 posted on 02/27/2014 8:45:11 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: marshmallow

I highly recommend Dr. Ralph Martin’s new book: The Urgency of the New Evangelization: Answering the Call.

...and...

The Church Militant: Field Manual (Special Forces Training For The Life In Christ) by Fr. Richard M. Heilman

Onward Christian soldiers!!!!!

:-)


49 posted on 02/27/2014 8:53:03 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: marshmallow

Again, the organization that did the survey — the Public Religion Research Institute — is progressive/leftist.

This pro-gay organization ( http://www.haasjr.org/programs-and-initiatives/gays-and-lesbians ) has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Public Religion Research Institute to support their pro-gay efforts (see http://www.haasjr.org/our-grants/grant-search?page=2&keys=public%20religion ).


50 posted on 02/27/2014 9:05:31 AM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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