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Poll: Homosexuals are viewed more favorably than evangelical Christians
Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson

Posted on 04/03/2014 4:57:49 PM PDT by Morgana

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 3, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ned Flanders is considered one of the most likable characters on television. But according to a new poll, more people may have a positive view of Big Gay Al.

The public views homosexuals more favorably than evangelical Christians, according to a new survey of 1,000 likely 2016 voters.

According to the survey, 53 percent hold a favorable view of homosexuals. Only 42 percent said the same about evangelicals.

Homosexuals had fewer detractors than fundamentalists, as well. In all, 28 percent viewed evangelicals unfavorably, 10 percent more than those who held a similar view of homosexuals.

The polling firm and its funding have raised some eyebrows.

The survey was performed by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (GQRR), which was founded by Stanley Greenberg, President Bill Clinton's pollster during the 1992 presidential election.

It was commissioned by its client, the homosexual lobbying group Human Rights Campaign.

GQRR has worked for a host of liberal-progressive, pro-abortion, or homosexual groups or individuals.

Its advocacy group clients feature such left-wing groups as Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, NARAL Pro-Choice America, EMILY'S List, Pro-Choice Voter, MoveOn.org, Center for American Progress, the Kellogg Foundation, and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.

Aside from Clinton, prominent political clients include Al Gore, Walter Mondale, Rahm Emanuel, Bill Richardson, former Senator John Corzine, and numerous national and state Democratic party affiliates.

The newest poll found a cavernous gap on the issue of redefining marriage between people of faith and those who never attend church. Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of people who attend religious services weekly oppose same-sex “marriage.” However, even more (84 percent) of those who never attend support same-sex “marriage.”

GQRR did not release demographic information about whether their poll was scientifically representative of the United States as a whole. However, national media portrayals of homosexuals have been overwhelmingly positive, while its coverage of evangelicals has typically been hostile.

The Family Research Council and the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission declined to comment on this story.


TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: evangelical; homosexualagenda
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1 posted on 04/03/2014 4:57:49 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Or else


2 posted on 04/03/2014 4:59:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Morgana

Tell me who paid for the poll and I’ll tell you what it says.


3 posted on 04/03/2014 5:01:17 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Morgana
According to the survey, 53 percent hold a favorable view of homosexuals. Only 42 percent said the same about evangelicals.

Not a problem, when the goats and sheep are segregated at the end.

5.56mm

4 posted on 04/03/2014 5:01:42 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Morgana

mission accomplished


5 posted on 04/03/2014 5:02:00 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Morgana
When the pervert-centric house of cards topples, the backlash is going to be epic.
6 posted on 04/03/2014 5:02:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Morgana

Like, I’d run my life by polls. Right.


7 posted on 04/03/2014 5:02:31 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug; GeronL; All

What if this had been done by Rasmussen ?

Yea I agree there is something hinky about this poll.


9 posted on 04/03/2014 5:05:28 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana

They hated Christians and loved homos in Rome too. Didn’t turn out well.


10 posted on 04/03/2014 5:05:48 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Morgana

Navel gazing would be more productive.


12 posted on 04/03/2014 5:15:56 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: RichInOC
Tell me who paid for the poll and I’ll tell you what it says.

Exactly.

There hasn't been an honest poll in at least 8 years.

13 posted on 04/03/2014 5:16:54 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Morgana; xzins

It would appear that this poll recognizes that a person cannot be both a homosexual and an evangelical “Christian”.

There is a silver lining to this dark cloud.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 5:17:17 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: mulligan

Unless you’re queer, I guess


15 posted on 04/03/2014 5:17:19 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Morgana

Hollywood.


16 posted on 04/03/2014 5:19:46 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Morgana

John 15:18-27

18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 He who hates Me hates My Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. 25 But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’[a]


17 posted on 04/03/2014 5:20:05 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: mulligan

This gay-funded poll may be a little off, but our decadent nation is definitely headed in the wrong direction.

Many Americans dislike evangelicals because of guilt feelings. By contrast, homosexuals don’t go around preaching about icky things like God, the Bible and sexual restraint. Homosexuals have no sexual morals. Young adults shacked up and getting high on pot like people with no morals.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 5:21:30 PM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: Morgana

If we’re talking the Big Gay Al from Southpark, well I like him. Too bad more guys were not like him.


19 posted on 04/03/2014 5:25:48 PM PDT by willk (everyone)
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To: Morgana

That’s okay. Conservative “evangelicals” have the lion’s share of guns, and when force is applied, we WILL use them.


20 posted on 04/03/2014 5:28:22 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Morgana

Our founding fathers are turning over in their graves.


21 posted on 04/03/2014 5:31:28 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Morgana
One group bends at the waist bowing before Christ and one group yells "Christ" when bending at the waist for other reasons.

I'm not the least bit surprised at which group is less popular in a secular, sex centric, society.

22 posted on 04/03/2014 5:34:41 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Linda Frances

25 But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’[a]

I think this sentence is short but profound.


24 posted on 04/03/2014 5:38:29 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: Morgana

With the exception of my self and my ole lady, I would trust my 3 kids with a Christian family before I’d trust them to any homosexual.


25 posted on 04/03/2014 5:38:43 PM PDT by TheArizona
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To: heye2monn

But now comes the “new guilt.” The fags will NOT leave well enough alone. Satan won’t let them.


26 posted on 04/03/2014 5:47:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Morgana; F15Eagle; xzins; metmom; The Ignorant Fisherman

Signs that we are living in the Last Days

1. Historical Evidence - Daniel 2

2. Increase in Knowledge and Rapid Transportation


3. Ability to Enforce the Mark

4. Violence and Sexual Immorality

See Matthew 24:37 and Luke 17: 28-30

5. Rise of "Spiritualism" and Apostasy

6. Mass Animal Deaths and Convulsions in Nature

7. Earthquakes

8. Unsealed Prophecy

9. False Christ's and False Prophets


10. World Pushing for "Peace and Security"

Peace and Security Repeated Over and Over

11. Wars and Rumors of Wars

12. Natural Disasters

13. Famine

14. Murder and Persecution of Christians

15. Massive Increase in Wickedness

16. Man of Sin Revealed


27 posted on 04/03/2014 5:50:16 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Morgana

” Ned Flanders is considered one of the most likable characters on television. “

TV needs more likeable characters like Ned Flanders, but sometimes when I watch the Simpsons and Ned is cast, I get the feeling that the show’s producers are making jokes at Ned’s expense.

It is almost as they set up Ned where he and other Evangelical Christians are made fun of through satire.


28 posted on 04/03/2014 5:50:41 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Morgana
The "shocking" facts...

The survey was performed by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (GQRR), which was founded by Stanley Greenberg, President Bill Clinton's pollster during the 1992 presidential election.

It was commissioned by its client, the homosexual lobbying group Human Rights Campaign.

GQRR has worked for a host of liberal-progressive, pro-abortion, or homosexual groups or individuals.

Its advocacy group clients feature such left-wing groups as Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, NARAL Pro-Choice America, EMILY'S List, Pro-Choice Voter, MoveOn.org, Center for American Progress, the Kellogg Foundation, and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.

and when you go to the poll, no poll sampling methodology.

http://gopride.com/Za3d

no, I'm not gonna link it.

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29 posted on 04/03/2014 5:56:10 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: fwdude
". . . and when force is applied, we WILL use them."

Now there's a fantasy if I ever saw one.

Let me know when the number of Planned Parenthood murder facilities and school boards bombed equals the number of ROTC centers bombed in the sixties and seventies, then I'll reconsider my opinion.

Face facts, the democrat fascists will do whatever it takes to get what they want and "Conservatives", Evangelical or not, won't even get off their tailbones to vote King Barry out of office.

As long as the porn flows and the bongs are full it doesn't matter who has what guns. Who is willing to use the guns they have is what really matters and the democrat fascist have a history of being willing to use the guns they have whether they're in power or not.

Besides, doesn't the Bestselling Surrender and Evacuation Doctrine promise that the right people will be evacuated from the roofs of embassies or something long before anyone ever has to actually do anything about the evil bastards running the country?

30 posted on 04/03/2014 6:03:43 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Ned Flanders was clearly an object of ridicule, albeit a likeable one.


31 posted on 04/03/2014 6:08:28 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: willk

“If we’re talking the Big Gay Al from Southpark, well I like him. Too bad more guys were not like him.”

That should be “too bad more GAYS were not like him”.


33 posted on 04/03/2014 6:15:00 PM PDT by willk (everyone)
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To: Morgana

Was the poll taken in San Fran?


34 posted on 04/03/2014 6:17:26 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Admin Moderator

Care to explain why #32 was deleted?


35 posted on 04/03/2014 6:34:13 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Morgana

A God-hating country will get the judgment it deserves. The “America” I’m living in now seems to have no connection to the country I grew up in.


36 posted on 04/03/2014 6:37:19 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I sooooo miss America!)
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To: Morgana

I’m not shocked when you consider a murderer, Barabas, was more popular than Jesus Christ when the public was polled.


37 posted on 04/03/2014 6:40:14 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Yardstick

This thread is posted in the Religion Forum. Posts which contain potty language - or references to potty language - are removed as soon as we see them.


38 posted on 04/03/2014 6:44:49 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: fwdude
hasn't been an honest poll in 8 years

How do you figure? The polls virtually all had Obama right in '08 and ''12, and were even pretty close in the watershed 2010 race.

I don't give a fig for what a poll says...but if you want to pay attention the problem for conservatives in recent years is that they have been more right than wrong.

39 posted on 04/03/2014 6:48:40 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Morgana

With today’s society ... that figures!


40 posted on 04/03/2014 6:52:08 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Yardstick

Yes, it is - it is a reference to potty language.


42 posted on 04/03/2014 7:00:11 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: TheArizona

With the exception of my self and my ole lady, I would trust my 3 kids with a Christian family before I’d trust them to any homosexual.


With all due respect,

Reread what you wrote and think about it.

No God no peace. Know God know peace.


43 posted on 04/03/2014 7:01:48 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: SkyPilot
Great post.

Let me throw out a different thought. As we see the end of a Christian western european civilization and the rise of the tyranny of Godless men we are also seeing the growth of Evangelical Christianity in Africa, South America, Central America and Asia.

So while we see our civilization crumbling it may not mean the Tribulation is imminent.

44 posted on 04/03/2014 7:01:56 PM PDT by wmfights
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To: Mr Rogers
A God-hating country will get the judgment it deserves. The “America” I’m living in now seems to have no connection to the country I grew up in.

It's heart breaking to see this "sinking into Gomorrah" (to borrow a phrase).

I don't see this turning around. What I've noticed is the millennials are more infantile than the baby boomers. They do not embrace a rugged individualism, or sense of personal responsibility, that is critical for a free society to prosper. You can't blame them though, the baby boomers weren't much better.

45 posted on 04/03/2014 7:12:04 PM PDT by wmfights
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To: wmfights

So while we see our civilization crumbling it may not mean the Tribulation is imminent.


True. We may see the underground churches of China, North Korean, or Africa sending missionary’s to Sweden, Norway, US,....

The most oppressed people seem to have the greatest faith. They have to rely completely on God. We have so much and it’s easy to take it for granted.


46 posted on 04/03/2014 7:20:27 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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Okay, so the acronym referencing certain substances hitting fans was over the line. Strict but legit. Got it.


47 posted on 04/03/2014 7:21:04 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Oliviaforever

“but sometimes when I watch the Simpsons and Ned is cast, I get the feeling that the show’s producers are making jokes at Ned’s expense.”

You get the feeling? They are making jokes at Ned’s expense!

“It is almost as they set up Ned where he and other Evangelical Christians are made fun of through satire.”

This is the “Simpsons” not “Touched by an Angel” Ned is satire.


48 posted on 04/03/2014 7:24:55 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana

Who would hold a favorable or unfavorable view of a group of people? Are all homosexuals exactly alike? Are all evangelicals? Stupid poll or stupid people, one of the other.


49 posted on 04/03/2014 7:26:39 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: MNnice

Once a person gets burned by more than one or many in a certain group I could see holding an unfavorable opinion of all of them.


50 posted on 04/03/2014 7:31:48 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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