WASHINGTON, June 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Republicans’ support for same-sex “marriage” has climbed to a record high, with those favoring it outnumbering those who don’t. At the same time, the number of Americans in a “marriage” to someone of the same sex has declined since 2017.
Polling giant Gallup reports that a whopping 55% of Republicans now condone “marriage” between same-sex spouses, as do 83% of Democrats and 73% of Independents. Overall, 70% of Americans support “marriages” between gays and lesbians.
There’s a great irony in the fact that other Gallup polling shows that there has been a steady decrease in interest in homosexual “marriages” among gays and lesbians since 2017, two years after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex “marriage” across the land.
Sadly, this reported increase of support for homosexual “marriage” comes at a critical time as a battle rages for the soul of the newly emerging conservative political coalition within the GOP.
Here’s what’s at stake: Will conservatives assert the immutable nature of human beings as male and female, or will that which is known by science and clearly visible in nature be tossed into the dumpster of history in favor of misguided political opportunism? Will the GOP continue to recognize the supreme importance of complementarity?
Same-sex marriage is not common, even among LGBT adults
In the latest in a series of official endorsements by the GOP, the Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel recently issued a statement promoting so-called "pride" month and the agenda of the LGBT movement.
By forcing the LGBT agenda on the party faithful and would-be Republican voters, the RNC is seriously disrespecting their mostly conservative and Christian values.
Please SIGN this urgent petition to the RNC telling them to stop promoting the normalization of homosexual and transgender lifestyles, and the sexualization of politics in the United States.
Ever since Romney McDaniel took over as the head of the RNC in 2017, the leadership of the party has been tying itself, ever-more-closely, to this socially, morally and politically corrupt agenda, much to the dismay of the party faithful.
This is a colossal mistake for the party and society for three reasons:
- Attempting to normalize a lifestyle which is objectively disordered, is wrong and deceptive. The natural family and marriage between one man and one woman should be supported, not practices which have a decidedly destructive effect on individuals and society.
- If the party gives in to the LGBT agenda now, LGBT activists will never be satisfied. They will force the GOP to push more and more aberrant views, practices, policy and laws. That will be unhealthy for society and, ultimately, bad for the party, as people, who would otherwise support the party, will be driven away by pandering to this agenda which is based on personal, rather than societal, issues.
- By spending time and resources trying to court the LGBT community, which makes up 1-2% of the voting population, the GOP is losing opportunities to gain the support of much larger constituencies in the country, like Hispanic and Black voters, who make up 26%+ of the vote. Recent elections prove that Hispanics and Blacks can be won over to the party on economic policy and other substantive issues, rather than on identity politics.
Of course, people with homosexual inclinations must be respected, but the normalization of homosexuality (and, other sexually-confused inclinations) in society must be rejected.
Ultimately, the Republican Party should stand for the common good, not just the good of the individual based on sexual practices which do not actually benefit society. Otherwise, they will become indistinguishable from the other major party.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which tells the GOP to stop promoting the harmful LGBT agenda and the so-called 'pride' events which endanger the innocence and morals of everyone involved.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'GOP national chair endorses LGBT ‘pride’ month, vows to keep growing ‘big tent’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/gop-national-chair-endorses-lgbt-pride-month-vows-to-keep-growing-big-tent
'GOP chair praises LGBT activist group’s work to ‘transform’ the Republican party' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/rnc-chair-praises-gay-organization-for-advocating-lgbt-rights
'Pride Month shows: Christians must opt out of mainstream culture in America' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/pride-month-shows-christians-must-opt-out-of-mainstream-culture-in-america
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In it’s most recent poll reported in February of this year, Gallup found that just 9.6% of LGBT adults are “married” to a same-sex spouse; In 2017, the number was 10.2%, reflecting a drop of about 5%.
The bottom line, as Gallup puts it: “Same-sex marriages are not common in the U.S., or even very common among LGBT adults.”
Truth: LGBT adults continue to prefer traditional marriage to same-sex ‘marriages’
What might surprise the majority of Americans who support same-sex “marriage” — especially the new majority of Republican supporters — is that the number of LGBT-identifying adults married to a member of the opposite-sex is 11.4%, according to Gallup, exceeding the percentage of those married to a member of the same-sex (9.6%) by nearly 20%.
America’s perception of the LGBT population is way off
Perhaps one of the major reasons that support for same-sex “marriage” continues to grow in the U.S. is the wild misperception of most Americans concerning the size of the homosexual population.
A 2019 Gallup poll showed that U.S. adults, on average, believe that about one quarter of the population is gay or lesbian, more than five times the actual number.
Overall, a whopping 90% believe in an inflated number, with 54% of Americans estimating that gays and lesbians constitute more than 20% of the population, according to a June 17, 2019, Gallup poll. Thirty-five percent believe that more than a quarter of the nation is gay or lesbian.
Only 8% of those polled came close to accurately estimating the LGBT population.
In reality, gay and lesbian individuals constitute less than 4.5% of the U.S. population. Less than 1 out of 20 Americans identifies as gay or lesbian, not 1 out of every 4.