June 11, 2008

Survey Says Americans Nearly Evenly Divided on Homosexuality As a Sin

From the Christian Post:

Americans are nearly evenly divided on whether they believe homosexual behavior is a sin, a new survey showed.

While 48 percent of Americans agree it is a sin, 45 percent said they don't believe homosexuality is sinful, according to a LifeWay Research study, released Wednesday.

Although those who are religiously affiliated were more likely to call homosexual behavior sinful, the director of the research group cautions that there are still many believers who don't view the behavior as sin.
The study showed that 61 percent of Protestants believe homosexuality is sinful compared to 31 percent who don't. Among born-again, evangelical or fundamentalist Americans, 79 percent say it is sinful while 17 percent do not believe it is.

"Seventeen percent in that latter category may seem low compared to the others, but considering these people consider themselves born-again, evangelical, or fundamentalist, it reminds us of the need for clear biblical teaching on the issue in our community," said Ed Stetzer, director of LifeWay Research, in the report.

Yes Mr. Stetzer, there is clearly a need for clear biblical teaching, since so many people in your survey still do not have the revelation that monogomous homosexual relationships are no more of a sin than your marriage or mine. Promiscuity is a sin that covers any and all sexual orientations.

We surely need to do a much better job of leading people to understand that biblical teaching.

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