Recent polling data shows that Americans want a “truce” in the culture war between religious freedom and gay rights. But if push comes to shove, Americans side with religious liberty by a 4 to 1 margin over gay rights if someone had to take sides.
Poll: Truce sought between LGBT, religion, but gays lose in ‘cultural war’ 4-1
By Paul Bedard/ The Washington Examiner
Americans reacting to the Supreme Court’s approval of same sex marriage desire a truce between religious freedom and gay rights, but if pushed, overwhelmingly side with protecting the liberty of their faith by a margin of 4 to 1, according to a new national survey.
The degree of their fierce support for religious freedom and liberty jumps when given this choice:
“Suppose a Christian wedding photographer has deeply held religious beliefs opposing same sex marriage. If a same sex couple wanted to hire the photographer for their wedding, should the photographer have the right to say no?”
A huge 82 percent said yes.
The poll was conducted by Caddell Associates and shows both sides of the debate over gay rights and religious liberty. On the one hand, Pat Caddell said in a memo provided to Secrets, 71 percent of Americans want the nation to produce “a commonsense solution that both protects religious freedom and gay and lesbian couples from discrimination.”
But by a margin of 4 to 1, they will pick religious freedom and liberty over gay rights in a “cultural war.”
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