NewsWed May 30, 2007 - 12:15 pm EST
Gallup Poll Shows Highest-Ever Acceptance of Homosexuality in America
By Elizabeth O’Brien and John-Henry Westen
PRINCETON, NJ - May 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – American Gallup Poll results, released this morning, indicate that tolerance of homosexuality within the United States has reached a record high. According to the Poll, since 1977 public support of legalization of “homosexual relations between consenting adults” has risen from 43% to a record-breaking 59%.
According to Gallup, the general trend is an increased support for homosexuality. Notably, the observed increase in acceptance of homosexuality has occurred concurrent with a nationwide promotion of homosexuality in the American public elementary school system.
LifeSiteNews.com covered a video-clip entitled “It’s Elementary” that shows a Gay Pride Day event at Cambridge Friends School in MA. Filmed over ten years ago, the clip shows how children of various grade levels are indoctrinated with the belief that homosexuality is an amoral and equally valid alternative lifestyle. Speaking in front of teachers and fellow-class mates, children explained their growing acceptance of homosexuals and the homosexual lifestyle.
In the film, an unidentified African American female teacher asks: "I don’t know what to do about this but, as a school are we saying that kids have to support this? …If a child comes from a background that says homosexuality is not correct, are we telling that child that they’re supposed to, this is what you are supposed to do?" An unidentified Caucasian female teacher responds, "I think that we are asking kids to believe this is right. Not as a matter of moral principal, but as a matter of, we’re educating them and this is part of what we consider to be a healthy education." (see coverage: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/apr/07042407.html ).
Further evidence that it is largely changes in the educational system that have brought about the increase in national acceptance of homosexuality is found in the vast disparity of opinion between the old and young. In the Gallup Poll, for example, only 45% of people of over 55 years of age support “homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle”; whereas young people from ages 18-34 years old are 75% in favor.
Gallup asks, “Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriage?” The answers to this question clearly indicate support of legally valid homosexual-“marriage” has steadily risen over the past 11 years (from 27% to 46% in support since 1996). Gallup report author Lydia Saad notes, “This gay-marriage question follows a number of questions about homosexual rights in Gallup’s Values and Beliefs survey. When the same question is asked in other Gallup surveys that do not include such questions, a lower level of support for gay marriage is usually found.”
In light of Massachusetts permitting homosexual ‘marriage’, the poll results also give credence to warnings of family advocates who pointed out that the law is a teacher. In a 2005 letter to then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, then-Toronto Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic warned against legalizing homosexual marriage. He stated, “The law is a teacher. Does Canadian society as a whole, and do parents in particular, understand what the law will be teaching in this instance? It will be teaching that homosexual activity and heterosexual activity are morally equivalent. Public schools will be required to provide sex education in that light. Many parents, religious and non-religious, would not agree, nor would many, if not the majority, of Canadians. Is it fair to put children in the position of having to reconcile the values and beliefs of their parents with a novel state-sponsored understanding of marriage that may not be truly supported by the majority of Canadians?”
See the Gallup Poll Results: