Most Christians in America Now Support Homosexuality?

Most Christians in America Now Support Homosexuality?
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Most Christians in America Now Support Homosexuality?

A comprehensive study released by the Pew Research Center analyzing various questions surrounding Americans’ relationship with religion has found that adults continue to overwhelmingly believe in God, but that support is declining. The poll also found that a majority American Christians now support homosexuality, but less so on abortion. This is what happens when you throw out biblical authority and solid teaching, and replace it with a compromising, watered-down pseudo-gospel that doesn’t preach righteousness in Christ, but makes people feel better on their way to Hell.

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John Kissinger [11/05/2015 6:49 AM]
Most or Many? Peter A Vandever Is this report true? http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/chick-fil-a-with-a-franchisee-not-corporate-sponsorship-of-homosexual-organization/

So definitely not a hoax William DeArteaga http://www.christianpost.com/news/most-christians-in-america-now-support-homosexuality-149078/#VHV6mQzhuAD1Zq2L.99

Jeanette Elizondo [11/05/2015 8:12 AM]
We need to show the LOVE OF GOD to Homosexuals ! But God does not change His mind about SIN !!!

73 Comments

  • Troy Day
    Reply November 4, 2019

    Troy Day

    unfortunately NOT fake news William DeArteaga Joe Absher

    Jesse Morrell do you find THIS connected with socialism ???

    A comprehensive study released by the Pew Research Center analyzing various questions surrounding Americans’ relationship with religion has found that adults continue to overwhelmingly believe in God, but that support is declining.

    The poll also found that a majority American Christians now support homosexuality, but less so on abortion.

    Statistics from the 2014 Religious Landscape Study, which polled 35,000 American adults, found that 89 percent of the overall U.S. adult population believes in God, which is down from the 92 percent mark in 2007.

    Other aspects of religious life were also documented — 55 percent of adults said they pray daily; 53 percent said they find religion very important; and 50 percent said they attend services at least monthly, with all numbers being down from the 2007 statistics.

    https://www.christianpost.com/news/most-christians-in-america-now-support-homosexuality-149078/?fbclid=IwAR14HVEKdc7OJADNChMvFBHLVBzUOYkTA287f0j5EoV_Df2zzF_XjuRxc5I#VHV6mQzhuAD1Zq2L.99

  • Steve Phifer
    Reply November 4, 2019

    Steve Phifer

    A recent essay of mine “Options: Dealing with the Sins of the Nation,” is about the corporate iniquities of the USA today. One of them I call, “the Rule of Emotion” which elevates our desires to the level of moral authority-if we want something bad enough, it can’t be a sin. Might be interesting reading: https://stevephifer.com/options/

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 4, 2019

      Troy Day

      wow be unto thee – I would STOP using wp dot com before they delete your whole blog like blogger did to William DeArteaga We offer FREE platform for Pentecostal authors

  • Brady Hall
    Reply November 4, 2019

    Brady Hall

    Some good news it is the approval among Millennials/Gen-Z is dropping year by year significantly. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/24/lgbtq-acceptance-millennials-decline-glaad-survey/1503758001/

  • Joe Absher
    Reply November 4, 2019

    Joe Absher

    As the pulpit goes so goes the nation

  • George Hartwell
    Reply November 4, 2019

    George Hartwell

    Best be a Christian who struggles with same-sex attractions, not a gay who is a Christian. The church’s attempts to bring healing and transformation to the gay Christian have done more harm than good. The church and the pulpit need to get off their high horse of judgment and learn from Jesus and Christian Inner Healing what is effective in life transformation and inner healing. The field has advanced. Has the church?

  • Tony Edwards
    Reply November 4, 2019

    Tony Edwards

    No!

  • Salvatore Tropea Sr
    Reply November 4, 2019

    Salvatore Tropea Sr

    If so, this is part of the great falling away that precedes our Lord’s return! (2 Thess. 2:3) If God calls something an abomination, how can His “children” embrace it? Homosexuality is the antichrist’s preferred lust so that it is now a rage among free thinkers shows (Daniel 11:37) The Beast is Coming but not for long, and will arrive just before The King!

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply November 4, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    No.

  • Kay Pope
    Reply November 4, 2019

    Kay Pope

    READ YOUR BIBLES NNNNOOOO!

  • Jireh D Hormann
    Reply November 4, 2019

    Jireh D Hormann

    If people support this, they are not “Christians” or “little Christ”, so do not refer to them as such. The Word of God is very clear on those who engage or support this. (Romans 1:18-32)

  • Troy Day
    Reply November 4, 2019

    Troy Day

    EARLIER today Ed Brewer commented this

    Your premise is flawed when.you presume there is such a thing as a ‘gay’ person – there are those who behave in abominable ways, and in each instance, regardless of the strength of the temptation or apparent weakness in a particular area, it is a choice of sin and self over righteousness. To accept the vernacular of compromise and errantly lend the status of biological proclivity and thereby inevitable and irresistible is to deny 1 Corinthians 10:13. The word makes plain the progression of sin and it’s consequence (James 1:13-18 et al). Freedom from bondage to sin is the very essence of salvation. The very argument some try to use to justify homosexual and other deviant, biblically forbidden behaviors, is an attempt to say man can be free and bound at the same time. Simple answer – no!

    Forgive me Ed Brewer BUT Your premise is flawed while you presume your deeply missguided fundamental misrepresentation my words I did not write the article OR form the terminology The Pew Research did and it was published by Christianity Today Pls take it with them Thank you

    https://www.christianpost.com/news/most-christians-in-america-now-support-homosexuality-149078/#VHV6mQzhuAD1Zq2L.99

    • Ed Brewer
      Reply November 4, 2019

      Ed Brewer

      Troy Day ….I recognize you didn’t write the article, nor do I presume any approval of such from you – my only point was that by embracing the word ‘gay’ as a descriptor of such behavior – even though it is only meant to refer to people that habitually engage in it – is to tacitly validate their self description. A man doesn’t get to say he’s a fish, but if I call him a fish just because he calls himself one, I’m empowering his lunacy. Please forgive me if my original post inferred anything remotely like an embrace of the statement or the poll mentioned in the article on your part.

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 4, 2019

      Troy Day

      Ed Brewer so are you saying Pew Research is wrong or what? I dont think I follow your trend on this one

    • Ed Brewer
      Reply November 4, 2019

      Ed Brewer

      Troy Day no, I’m saying the people that embrace that position are wrong, but we unwittingly affirm their argument when we allow them to define the terms and then hide behind those terms. I want my rainbow back!

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 4, 2019

      Troy Day

      well some ppl will be always wrong I guess

  • Troy Day
    Reply November 4, 2019

    Troy Day

    Neil Short too gave his short answer not long ago as follows

    The church needs to think really carefully about her ministry to today’s generation. On one hand, we should seek to be relevant. We need to stand by Scripture. Finding ministry for new situations is not necessarily an assault on the authority of Scripture. We must constantly ask if the Bible really says what our narrative says it says. That’s not necessarily compromise. It is a second look at doctrines—motivated by changing situations—to verify Bible doctrines and separate them from our traditions and assumptions.

  • Troy Day
    Reply November 4, 2019

    Troy Day

    Jerry Lawson exclaimed with the following statement which I find somewhat reasonable at least for the time being

    Can a pastor be saved and have an addiction to porn? Can a pastor be saved and have anger issues? Envy of other pastors? Think impure thoughts regularly?
    How we answer the question at the top will inform how we answer these questions I have proposed.

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 4, 2019

      Troy Day

      if you listen to RichardAnna Boyce you spirit could be saved pre positionally, your soul could take lifelong to get saved and you can sin in body and STILL call yourself a Christian – it dont getg more dualistic and gnostic than this Melvin Harter

    • RichardAnna Boyce
      Reply November 4, 2019

      RichardAnna Boyce

      Troy Day can you judge another believer, or say an idle word, and still be a Christian?

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      RichardAnna Boyce We have to judge to decide if they are a believer…

      “The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.”
      -Psalm 36:1

    • RichardAnna Boyce
      Reply November 6, 2019

      RichardAnna Boyce

      Daniel Rusk i will duck for cover to avoid the crossfire as God judges you to the degree you judge others brother.

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      RichardAnna Boyce Jesus took the beam out of my eye. Thou shalt not judge is not in the Bible.

  • Jim Price
    Reply November 4, 2019

    Jim Price

    So for I have not seen any detailed study of Gen.19, we are quick to put two women or two men who are in loving relationship, who live quite lives and do good in the same camp as the ruffians of Gen 19:4 nor have we seen explained why Lot would offer up his daughters as if they were meat for the slaughter. A careful reading offers up a very different picture than what we have assumed. In the N T homosexuality is lumped in with many other sins and carries with it the assumptions the Jews had of the raucous types found in Gen. 19. I have been studying this now for several years and was recently at a fiftieth anniversary where a gay son treated his parents to a large and expensive celebration. So far I have more questions than I have answers.

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 4, 2019

      Troy Day

      All this points to the fact that the United States, following the sad example of Europe, is becoming a post-Christian culture—one in which decreasing percentages of Americans operate out of a Christian frame of reality. We are on the threshold of a radically new reality. This had better awaken American Christians to the new evangelistic and missions challenge right before our eyes and in our own neighborhoods. Our nation is becoming one vast mission field, with growing numbers of Americans who have virtually no knowledge of Christianity at all. We are going to have to rethink how we see our own nation, and redouble, again and again, our commitment to share Christ. https://www.bible-studys.org/Bible%20Books/Genesis/Genesis%20Chapter%2019.html

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      Jim Price lots of sodomite defenders on this thread. Stop dancing around the abominable!

      “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”-Romans 1:32

    • Jim Price
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Jim Price

      Daniel Rusk Worthy of death? Will you be willing to throw the switch on their electric chair? I have just reread Rom. 1:18-32 and frankly the despicable lifestyle that Paul lays out here does not match what most same sex partnerships look like. Even so millions in our culture do match Paul’s description. So far as I know, no one in my family, reaching out to three generations are gay. But I have come to know a few people who live with a person of the same sex. What they do in private I do not know. But in public they are kind and generous folks. Now what we might ask is; what if Paul had of been married and had a child with gay tendencies, would he have written with such vehemence? I have been to Oxford England and saw the place where dozens of ” witches” were burned at the stake, spent a lot of time studying the ” witch ” trials in Mass. USA. As we look back I think we see that those who did the burning created the greater sin. Jesus did not mention anything about two people living together in a responsible and loving manner. With so many problems such as drug lifestyles, suicides, even car deaths and a host of other human tragedies, should we be spending our wheels over this issue?

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      Jim Price the devil has been saying, “Hath Lord really said?” from the beginning. God calls this an abomination.

      He doesn’t have to reiterate himself a hundred ways to show you He means what He says.

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      Jim Price I don’t have to as myself any of those questions as they tend strife and confusion James such is a demonic wisdom. Your comments come from evolutionary humanism and bring about a low view of Scripture.

      “This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

      For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”
      -James 3:15-16

      The wisdom of God is:
      ” But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”
      -James 3:17

      First PURE; it is holy it calls people to seperate from the things of this world and give the Word its rightful pre-emenince.

      This renders peace with all men who will do likewise and garners the respect (whether admitted or not) of those who reject the truth of God.

      Lowering the view of Scripture gives way to hypocrisy. This evidenced by our modern church.

    • Jim Price
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Jim Price

      Daniel Rusk You said the Lord said when to be accurate you should have said the bible said. Bible writers reflected what was the generally held opinion of their time. David and Solomon probably had sex with more women than did Clinton and Trump combined but in the context of their time they were regarded as men of God.

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      Jim Price the Bible is the word of God so they are synonymous.

      Here lies the main problem God’s word is true and every man is a liar

    • Jim Price
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Jim Price

      Daniel Rusk ” and every man is a liar” does that include you? Probably you don’t consider yourself so: but the principle is here. that is we judge others to be liars. When we ourselves have a beam in our own eye it is difficult to see clearly.

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      Jim Price I am not speaking of my opinions. I’m not the one postulating what Paul might do or making up sins of dead Saints when God didn’t call their actions sin-that would be you. REPENT.

  • Joe Absher
    Reply November 4, 2019

    Joe Absher

    I wouldn’t expect anything different from a backslider and scoffer . reprobates . cold and hard and asleep .

  • Troy Day
    Reply November 5, 2019

    Troy Day

    wording of terminology is wrongly asserted especially when gay meant something else 70 years ago and will mean something else in another generation Ed Brewer In total, 54 percent of all Christians agreed with homosexuality being accepted by society, which is up by 10 points from 2007.

    “Changing attitudes about homosexuality are linked to the same generational forces helping to reshape religious identity and practice in the United States, with millennials expressing far more acceptance of homosexuality than older adults do,” the report stated.

    “Fully half of millennials who identify as Evangelical Protestants, for instance, now say homosexuality should be accepted by society.”

    • Ed Brewer
      Reply November 5, 2019

      Ed Brewer

      Troy Day …of course, but I believe the church is one of the forces that should resist that headwind. My trouble with this trend and with articles like this that are filled with righteous handwringing is that they don’t deal with root causes, only imoerical data.

      Acceptance of such abominable behavior as normative or at least as legitimate has come only after a long and incremental messaging strategy that has spanned generations, and that began with verbally lessening the stigma on such behavior. After all, ‘gay” sounds much less egregious than ‘sodomy’. If the church continues to allow such to go molested by the plain truth of the Word, I shudder to think what will be embraced by the next generation.

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 5, 2019

      Troy Day

      Ed Brewer What emotions 🙂 This is a statistical comprehensive study released by the Pew Research Center analyzing various questions surrounding Americans’ relationship with religion I take it you havent even read the article yet New data analysis on the 2014 General Social Survey conducted by NORC and the University of Chicago has found that although Americans are abandoning specific religions at record high numbers, the rate of those who said they believe in God has remained steady.

      The Associated Press identified it as one of the major findings of the survey, which asked a number of wide-ranging questions of the American public. The data found that back in 1972, only 5 percent of respondents said that they have no religion, but by 2014, 21 percent said the same, which is a record high.

    • Ed Brewer
      Reply November 5, 2019

      Ed Brewer

      Troy Day I have indeed read the article and others like it – the culture is in trouble, and the church is busy with its persistent predilection with irrelevancy

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 5, 2019

      Troy Day

      Not sure what you mean Ed Brewer I reviewed the original source couple of times just to be sure but still dont see the terminology you arr forcing on it somehow https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/12/18/most-u-s-christian-groups-grow-more-accepting-of-homosexuality/

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      We should get back to Biblical terms sodomy God rewarded a king once who drove sodomites from the land…

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 7, 2019

      Troy Day

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 7, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      Troy Day

  • Troy Day
    Reply November 6, 2019

    Troy Day

    the problem here Daniel Rusk is not a quick fix or the wrong answer / solution as Ed Brewer earlier proposed The problem is having NO fix offered by the church The church remaining quite And offering answers and sermons to questions NO one in society really cares about The new data from the Pew Research Center is sobering and important. With hard numbers, it confirms what we have observed for decades now. We are witnessing the rapid and accelerating secularization of America. The numbers point to a disappointing pattern of lessening identification with Christianity and falling church attendance rates. There is also no sign that these trends will be slowed, much less reversed. This is, for Christians, a confirmation of the fact that our nation is growing more distant from the Gospel and hardening its resistance to Christian truth. These trends have been visible for some time, but there is a startling new velocity to these changes, and one that we and our churches had better look closely and think hard about what they mean.

    The saving power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ remains as true as ever, but the fact is that the evangelistic landscape of our nation is changing right before our eyes. The rise of self-identified unbelievers as a percentage of the population is one significant factor, but the falling rates of church participation among those who identify as Christians is perhaps more alarming.

    All this points to the fact that the United States, following the sad example of Europe, is becoming a post-Christian culture—one in which decreasing percentages of Americans operate out of a Christian frame of reality. We are on the threshold of a radically new reality.

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      Troy Day look at the church at Thyatira there is nothing new under the sun..

      We must call people to come out from among them.

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Troy Day

      Daniel Rusk looked – says nothing about gay

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      Troy Day it talks about Jezebel leading the church into fornication and sexual immorality.

  • Troy Day
    Reply November 6, 2019

    Troy Day

  • Troy Day
    Reply November 6, 2019

    Troy Day

    Daniel Rusk I am not sure what you implying I strongly doubt there are any such defenders in this group especially not Jim Price but he is of age and can speak for himself We are simply discussing the current stats as published by PEW and are trying to make up what they say I dont think Ed Brewer is such defender either way as well He just havent seen PEW’s stats article yet

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      Troy Day no one that wants to openly admit their defense, possibly…

      But anyone who casts doubt on the simple clear fact that sodomy is an abomination to God is defending sodomy.

      Whether they intend to or not I do not know…

      “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
      -II Corinthians 10:5

  • Dwayne Mull
    Reply November 6, 2019

    Dwayne Mull

    Can someone be a Christian and be gay? Consider two Contemporary Christian artists Ray Boltz and Jennifer Knapp, whom have both come out of the closet. And no, I won’t judge them and say that they were never saved to begin with. They have been a blessing to the Body of Christ in years gone by, and they are both news to pray for. I am standing in the gap for Boltz and Knapp that God deliver them from this devastating lifestyle!

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Troy Day

      pls read the actual article before you comment just on the thumb pls

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply November 6, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    can anyone be a Christian and still sin, such as idle words and judging brothers/sisters in the flesh? Surely all of USA is being evangelised everyday; as they search to find the Life of Jesus being manifested in believers lives?

  • Troy Day
    Reply November 6, 2019

    Troy Day

    Daniel Rusk I’ve known Jim Price and convert with him for some years now I assure you his wisdom to your comments is no defense of gay life style Pls visit and read his comments when gay marriages were legalized and we will talk again about your position

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      Troy Day my position is Scripture:

      Let God’s Word and every man be a liar.

      There is no wisdom anywhere else.

      I don’t know what his views were four years ago but I know emotionalism when I hear it. Repent is the word that comes to mind. That is all I have to say.

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Troy Day

      Daniel Rusk OK and how do you see this related to the PEW stats article ????

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      Troy Day if the church thinks sodomy is okay they need to repent.

      God calls it an abomination it is not for people to second guess God and deem them good people. This was the sin of Lot’s wife.

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Troy Day

      Daniel Rusk I dont disagree with what you are saying or the Bible But I do differ from making conclusions without reading it first Says they SUPPORT not just agree – major major difference if you ask me

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      Lot was supporting Sodomites that didn’t work out very well.

      “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.”
      -I Corinthians 6:18

      We are to flee from it not support it.

      If a person wants to repent of this abominable thing I certainly support that. That means they can no longer identify as that.

      That means they come to deep repentance renouncing it, calling it what it is, nit just sin but an abomination to God.

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 6, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      Imagine I was a thief and came to the Lord would I go around saying I am a thieving Christian?

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 7, 2019

      Troy Day

      Daniel Rusk pls read the PEW article It is hard to follow your comments on general matters when you astray from OP and dont stay on topic Pls be more specific

  • Troy Day
    Reply November 7, 2019

    Troy Day

    Daniel Rusk your comments have been on sodomy Ed Brewer has attempted to state that there are no gay people However, if the BIBLE dont talk about gay it does talk about sodomy What is the general conclusion – there IS no sodomites or there ARE sodomites Either way WHY are most Christians in America supporting such lifestyle contrary to the BIBLE ?

    • Ed Brewer
      Reply November 7, 2019

      Ed Brewer

      Troy Day ….you mischaracterize my point, my brother, by your oversimplification- I did not in any way deny that there are obviously people who behave in abominable ways, but when the scripture uses terms like ‘whoremongers’, ‘drunkards’, and the like, the Lord is highlighting their behavior, not their essential and by extension irresistible nature. Those who choose that abominable lifestyle today have embraced euphemisms that don’t describe their behavior, but attempt to assume an identity apart from just a regular old sinner to hide the nature of their rebellion – choosing self over Savior. When we use their terminology, we’re giving them a cultural ‘amen’ every time we use it. That’s my only point.

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 7, 2019

      Troy Day

      naah Ed Brewer I simply back cited your own words – mischaracterize a point or misrepresent a view is the usual excuse of a poorly made points of view

  • Joe Absher
    Reply November 7, 2019

    Joe Absher

    Christians instructed to love that’s a given however we also need to stand against immorality and rebellion in all its forms . without favor or fear .

  • Troy Day
    Reply November 7, 2019

    Troy Day

  • Troy Day
    Reply November 9, 2019

    Troy Day

  • Sandra Hines
    Reply November 9, 2019

    Sandra Hines

    Love the sinner. Hate the sin. This does not mean we support the actions of the homosexual!

    • Daniel Rusk
      Reply November 9, 2019

      Daniel Rusk

      Sandra Hines will God throw sin into hell?

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 9, 2019

      Troy Day

      loving this type of sinner is risky

    • Sandra Hines
      Reply November 9, 2019

      Sandra Hines

      Troy Day. Praying for them, is loving them. Socializing with them is something else. If your child falls into sexual sin, do you hate them? I wouldn’t. I would still love them and keep praying….

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 9, 2019

      Troy Day

      Sandra Hines good to know

  • Bill Stockham
    Reply November 9, 2019

    Bill Stockham

    “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.”
    (Romans 1:26-27)

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