Poll: 84% oppose abortion, 70% oppose same-sex marriage
A poll has revealed surprising statistics about Americans: 84 percent agree that abortion should be significantly restricted, and 70 percent say they would vote for a candidate who opposed same-sex marriage.
The poll was conducted from Sept. 24 to Oct. 3 for the Knights of Columbus, a 1.7 million-member Catholic men's society formed to provide mutual aid to its members and families, by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.
The poll surveyed 1,733 Americans from across the nation, 1,503 of whom are registered voters and 813 of whom are Roman Catholics....
Mike, your comment, 'sodomy isn't flourishing' could not be more wrong. I have seen with my own eyes, in the area in which I live, more and more men and women boldly professing their homosexuality. To say it isn't on the increase is to have your head in the sand. Yes, sodomy has always been around, and as we draw closer to Christ's second coming, wickedness of every kind is growing and will continue to do so. I don't base my accusations on the media, I base it on what I have seen with my own eyes. The population of my hometown is roughly 2,000 people, as is the population of most surrounding towns. Yet, homosexuality is growing like a cancer, especially within the teenage sect. I am not even talking about the gay marriage that makes national news, I am amazed at the teenagers in my area who now profess this perversion. I do not put any stock in the mainstream media, I don't even watch television, I choose not to allow that garbage in my house.
lyn wrote: Alan- excellent point! If indeed over half object to abortion and homosexuality, then why is sodomy flourishing, and why are we still killing the unborn? As far as the election goes, my hope and trust are in the One who rules and reigns for all eternity...until He comes, we all must be busy doing our Father's business.
Sodomy isn't flourishing. When 100000 man/woman couples marry, it makes the local news, maybe. When one homosexual seeks marriage to another one, it makes national news. They get way more publicity, thus clout, than their numbers support. The media manufactures the stories they want to be important. As an example, notice how much you have not heard about the war in Iraq lately? It's going fairly well, now. Al-Qaeda is getting crunched, even by Iraqis. This is bad news for Democrats/media just prior to an election. Thus, quiet. Now it's the economy. Even in this, no one is cheerfully reporting the dramatic drop in oil and gasoline prices. Why? I'ts good news. That won't help get Obama elected. But if he is, be assured the economy will suddenly look brighter, as seen on TV.
So, don't be discouraged about sodomy flourishing. It has always been around, but gets a lot more press now.
Alan- excellent point! If indeed over half object to abortion and homosexuality, then why is sodomy flourishing, and why are we still killing the unborn? As far as the election goes, my hope and trust are in the One who rules and reigns for all eternity...until He comes, we all must be busy doing our Father's business.
"For the LORD, The God of Israel saith, that He hateth putting away". Mal. 2:16 (Literal-Thus saith God-"I hate divorce".) "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her" Mark 10:11. See also Matt.19:9. See also Matt.5:32. See also Luke 16:18 See also 1 Cor. 7:10-13. Now go back and ask those people in the poll how many of them are divorced and remarried. Let's ask the candidates-like John McCain, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford etc., all "pro-life" and all "against" homosexuality. Let us not take it upon ourselves to add to the Word of God, or delete from it. Sin is sin. To pick up on 1 or 2 sins and elevate them to a litmus test of who deserves to be President is spiritually dishonest. It may work well with Republicans and "conservatives" but it does not fool the Almighty.
"Only 8 percent of those polled believed abortion should be available to a woman at any time in her pregnancy"
"Only 30 percent of those polled support legalizing same-sex marriage"
The abominations of abortion and sodomy are related to the spiritual and moral declension of the times we live in. There is no new sin which man may try to invent, just as these are ancient history too. Statistics whilst interesting are not persuasive, only God can change this infernal and diabolical mess we live amongst.
Lev 18:21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD. 22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.