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A new Pew Research Center survey confirms what most of us already knew: White evangelical denominations and black churches - often lead by black pastors in my opinion duped into doing the bidding of white racist in "family values" organizations like The Family Foundation here in Virginia - continue to be the main founts of anti-gay bigotry and opposition to same sex marriage. In these two groups, the embrace of ignorance and modern day Pharisee like selective application of Biblical inerrancy remain the norm. Among the non-affiliated, support for gay marriage is at 74%. The Catholic laity and mainline denominations are at well over 50% in support as shown in the chart above. Here are highlights from Pew:
Among people who are religiously unaffiliated, a solid majority have supported same-sex marriage since 2001... and among Catholics and white mainline Protestants, roughly half now express support for same-sex marriage. Support among white evangelical and black Protestants remains lower than among other groups.