Numb and Numbers…More Polls, Less Certainty on Marriage

Barb Wire

The jury is literally out on same-sex “marriage,” but more pollsters than ever want to hear from the court of public opinion.

Pew Research Center is one of dozens of survey houses trying to nail down people’s opinions before the Supreme Court releases its own. In its latest edition, the organization claims support for redefining marriage is the highest it’s recorded — with 57 percent in favor.

Still, large majorities of evangelicals and Republicans remain passionately opposed — at rates that are largely unchanged over time. African Americans are also strongly against redefining marriage (with only 41 percent in support).

Of course, the irony of these results is that Pew just released a study on the incredible disparity of same-sex/LGBT polling numbers, and how the questioning and methodology for asking matters.

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In the secrecy of the ballot booth — and online questions — natural marriage picks up as many as 14 points. That’s significant.

As Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) pointed out in an interview with CBN, this all points back to the intimidation factor becoming more of a problem — not just practically, but for pollsters trying to accurately capture society’s views on the issues.

“If you think about it, we are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech,” Rubio said. “Because today we’ve reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage you are labeled a homophobe and a hater.”

But despite reality TV and Hollywood’s relentless attack on biblical morality, God has not changed His view or His word. Even if the culture changes, right and wrong haven’t.

As Bible-believing Christians continue to hold fast to the truth of God’s word in the face of this radical sexual revolution, watch as the disdain for these believers and the Bible grows, just as Jesus warned (John 17:14).

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Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law. (Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)

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