New Study Shows Connection Between Christians Supporting Homosexuality and Other Immorality
It’s no secret that Christians have begun supporting homosexuality. It’s almost become a trendy “revelation” to “evolve” to the place that “Jesus loved everyone” and therefore would accept the homosexual “as is.” So trendy has this position become that famous Christians are coming out in support for homosexuality while others finally tell the world they are gay.
As LGBT activists cheer and proclaim this is only the beginning of a new Christian “Great Awakening” on the issue of homosexuality, a new study by prominent researcher Mark Regnerus shows the connection between Christian support for homosexuality and other immorality.
Writing at The Public Discourse, Regnerus says he utilized “The Relationships in America Survey” to reach his conclusion that Christians favoring homosexuality also support other forms of immorality at much higher rates. Regnerus said: “I rely on the Relationships in America survey, a data collection project I oversaw that interviewed 15,738 Americans, ages 18-60, in early 2014. It’s a population-based sample, meaning that its results are nationally representative.”
When asked about everything from pornography to casual sex, co-habitation and abortion; Regnerus found that support levels for such immorality were higher (sometimes higher than national averages) among Christians that support homosexuality. For example, when asked about pornography only 4.6% of Christians that oppose same-sex “marriage” said they believe viewing porn is acceptable. But among Christians that support same-sex “marriage” that number jumps to 33.4%, while the national average is only 31.4%. In other words, Christians that support same-sex “marriage” are more likely than the average American adult to believe viewing porn is acceptable.
The survey asked people to indicate their level of agreement with the following seven statements:
1. Viewing pornographic material is OK.
2. It is a good idea for couples considering marriage to live together in order to decide whether or not they get along well enough to be married to one another.
3. It is OK for two people to get together for sex and not necessarily expect anything further.
4. If a couple has children, they should stay married unless there is physical or emotional abuse.
5. It is sometimes permissible for a married person to have sex with someone other than his/her spouse.
6. It is OK for three or more consenting adults to live together in a sexual/romantic relationship.
7. I support abortion rights.
Not surprisingly those Christians that said they support same-sex “marriage” also supported many other forms of immorality at much higher rates. After all, if one form of immorality is acceptable, what logical (or biblical) basis is there for rejecting another? If a Christian can find justification to support homosexual behavior then it’s an easy hop skip and jump to supporting pornography, abortion, and polyamory.
It’s no surprise then that Christians willing to justify homosexual behavior and same-sex “marriage” would also support and attempt to justify casual sex (33%) at nearly the national average (35%). It’s also easy to see how these Christians can support polyamory (15.5%) at nearly the national average as well (16.3%).
What is a little surprising and sad to learn is that Christians supporting homosexual behavior and same-sex “marriage” were found to support abortion (39.1%) at a rate higher than the national average (37.8%). The fact that any Christian would attempt to justify supporting the murder of the unborn is a heresy hard to fathom.
The bottom line to the Regnerus study is summed up in his own words:
“Churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage look very much like the country as a whole—the population average (visible in the third column). That answers my original question. What would a pro-SSM Christian sexual morality look like? The national average—the norm—that’s what.”
Not only is his conclusion easy to understand, it is the goal of every liberal activist currently seeking to destroy traditional values. If social engineers can make the Christian population look more like the national average on moral issues, they can (and will) recreate everything from marriage to the family. Underneath of course this is a biblical issue. For Christians to be so lost on moral issues is indicative of a lack of solid theological teaching in our churches. Churches that seek to tickle the ears of congregations by refusing to address the critical issues of our day are not only ensuring their own demise, but the demise of all they hold dear as individuals and Christians.