Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Are gay relationships "morally acceptable"? What do Catholics say?

I told you previously about a new poll from Gallup about gay relationships.

I have looked more closely at the data and here is an interesting case in point: by religions, 42% of Protestants, 60% of Roman Catholics, and 85% of the non-religious consider gay relationships to be "morally acceptable".

Does this mean the Bishops are fighting a losing battle (see post below this one)? They've already lost their laity.

We can hope.


Erp said...

A problem is I suspect many Catholics consider themselves Catholic even though they are effectively non-religious (i.e., culturally Catholic). A question is what percentage who attend mass more often than Christmas and Easter see nothing wrong with gay relationships.

Erika Baker said...

I have long felt that the rabid anti-gay campaign by the churches is our closest ally. People are being turned off by the hostility and the unreasonableness of it all, yet they're also being encouraged to form their own opinion.
This is good news.

Fr. Marty Kurylowicz said...

An unprecedented statement of support was made by

Roman Catholic
Cardinal Schönborn of Vienna that


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