In yet more evidence that religious hierarchs and evangelical leaders in America are out of touch with everyone except altar boys, a new survey from Public Religion Research Institute finds that the majority of faithful in America do not think that LGBT rights infringe upon their religious liberties.
The numbers say it all:
More than 6-in-10 (63%) Americans say that religiously affiliated agencies that receive federal funding should not be able to refuse to place children with qualified gay and lesbian couples. Roughly one-third of Americans say agencies that receive taxpayer money should be able to refuse.
Among religious groups, majorities of Catholics (59%), white mainline Protestants (65%), and the unaffiliated (75%) favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. Minority Protestants are divided, with 45% in favor and 48% opposed. In contrast, among white evangelical Protestants, 71% oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, compared to only 26% who favor.
Most (56%) Americans do not believe that the right of religious liberty is being threatened in America today. However, nearly 4-in-10 (39%) believe that religious liberty is threatened today.
The new survey finds that of that minority percentage of religious who do believe their liberties are threatened in modern America, only 4 percent think it's because of the LGBT community.
Are you listening Catholic Church, Mormon Church, NOM and ilk?
(Source: Public Religion Institute)