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-Would Americans Rather Have a ‘Gay’ Over an ‘Evangelical’ for President?

by Dr. D ~ May 21st, 2015


New research seems to indicate that most Americans would rather have a gay person than an evangelical Christian for president. Here’s the story from OneNewsNow:

A religion and culture expert says a new survey showing that more Americans would accept a homosexual president than an evangelical commander-in chief, is indicative of a growing belief that moral boundaries are becoming increasingly unacceptable to Americans.

According to the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 52 percent of Americans would be comfortable or enthusiastic with an evangelical Christian president — up from 41 percent in 2006.  However, the percentage of Americans that would be enthusiastic or comfortable with a homosexual president shot up 18 points, from 43 percent in 2006 to 61 percent now.

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Response: Does this mean that a gay person could be electable in a presidential election? Maybe. But more likely this poling shows how far evangelical Christians have fallen in comparison in the last 8 years or so. George W. Bush was the last evangelical to be president. Could another ever be elected again? It would depend upon the person but 52% shows that an evangelical designation would not be very helpful even if it is up from 41% in 2006. Meanwhile 61% say they are now open to the possibility of supporting a gay person for the highest office in the land. A major change from the past.

The American culture is changing so fast it is hard to keep up with it all. just a few years ago California voted for traditional marriage but everything has changed since then. First of all the courts over turned the vote of the people. Now in the last 5 years or so the American culture has been changed so much by an onslaught of the media that traditional Biblical morality which used to be the foundation of American culture is now seen in a bad light and judged by some as being discriminatory. Evangelical Christians who still uphold the Bible are increasingly being cast in a negative light particularly on the two more liberal American coasts. 

I believe that it could only get worse if SCOTUS legalizes same-sex marriage this year. That could bring with it numerous legal conflicts and entanglements for evangelical business owners, evangelical organizations and churches in the future. Public opinion could turn against evangelicals in the process making it harder for an evangelical to be elected to the nation’s highest office in the future.           *Top

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3 Responses to -Would Americans Rather Have a ‘Gay’ Over an ‘Evangelical’ for President?

  1. mark

    Hahaha, that is so funny, the presumption that a gay person has no moral boundaries. It’s no wonder that people would not want a theocracy with an analysis like that.

  2. Dr. D

    Thanks mark,
    The context of the researcher is more than likely ‘sexual’ boundaries not general morality.
    Nevertheless, would a vote for an evangelical be the same thing as voting for a ‘theocracy’?

    I don’t think so since I know of no major Christian leaders or organizations which support a ‘theocracy’ of any kind over constitutionally defined freedom of religion or no religion for that matter. The push for some kind of Christian ‘theocracy’ is so small among evangelical groups that it is statistically negligible. But it does seem to be a horrible fantasy attached to us by many progressives and secularists with very little basis in truth.

  3. Brian

    Ronald Reagan addressed the National Association of Evangelicals on several occasions, most notably in March 1983 when he made his “evil empire’ speech to the N.A.E. Since Reagan, no president has ever addressed the N.A.E.

    Can you imagine the uproar from the secular press today if a president did speak at an N.A.E. meeting?

    Obama has, in contrast, spoken on various occasions to LGBT organizations without any uproar from the media. Can you imagine the uproar 40 years ago if a sitting president had addressed an LGBT organization?

    My point is that the media agenda creates or stifles an uproar. Likewise, the media has the ability to shape and mold public opinion – and the media is well aware of that fact. LGBT representatives get uniformly favorable and sympathetic coverage. Evangelicals get generally negative and stereotyping coverage.

    Therefore, it is no surprise that a greater percentage of Americans would support a gay president. What is a surprise is that 52% of Americans would still support an Evangelical president.



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