The Sunday Message

I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn’t have to get one. – James Carville

While the U.S. Supreme Court is now deliberating whether or not same-sex marriage should be allowed, Gallup Polling recently reported that there has been a shift in what people believe.

When asked if they believed marriage between same-sex individuals should be legal and recognized by law as valid, overall 54% said yes and 44% said no. (Source)

The people who oppose same sex marriage were asked why they believed that way and 47% said it was because of their religion or because of the Bible.

Gallup even broke it down further. Of the people who say they attend church once per week, 69% said same-sex marriage should not be valid. Of the people who never attend church, 75% said same-sex marriage should be valid.

I can probably be counted in the group of people who have shifted their views over the years. Gallup has this handy little graph that shows how much the opinion of this issue has changed over the years. Check it out HERE. Back in 1996, only 27% thought same-sex marriages should be recognized by law. Now it’s 54%.

If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does. – Phil McGraw

Have a great week!

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Published in: on May 3, 2015 at 4:00 am  Comments (3)  
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  1. The problem is that Same-sex marriage is being “forced” on those of us who are opposed to it for Biblical reasons. A baker refuses to bake a cake for a gay wedding and gets sued, a pizza shop answers a hypothetical question about same-sex marriage and gets boycotted and threatened, two states try to protect individuals who want to be able to refuse service based on religion and mass protests are held. Finally, during the U.S. Supreme Court hearings one of the justices asked about loss of tax exemption status for churches who would not go along with same-sex marriage if approved.

    This issue not only is about redefining marriage, it is about forcing people to disregard their Bible beliefs or face lawsuits or churches losing tax exemption status. It is an attack on religious liberty!

    Do you also support that?

    • David – Thanks for your comments. If I were the business owner and since I am a Christian I would want to show love and compassion and let my Christianity shine through for people who believe differently than I. Sometimes Christians can be pretty hateful and “love thy neighbor” did not seem to shine very well in this situation. -JmB

  2. I love the quote at the bottom of the post. Too often that civility is forgotten in the midst of the debate.

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