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Poll: 54% of American-Catholics Support Gay Marriage

exposingprogressives Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 3:08 PM
It's not true, even remotely true except among the homosexual lobby and the left wing of Protestantism.
David3036 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 8:22 PM
I don't know whether that poll was accurate or not, but here's one that WAS accurate. The Public Religion Research Institute conducted a survey in 2011. When Catholics were asked if they favored same-sex marriage, 43 percent answered in the affirmative. When the question was reworded to specify “civil marriage” -- which is, after all, the only thing that can be enshrined into the law -- the percentage in favor jumped to 71 percent.

In other words, when they have the facts, including the fact that legislators, courts and voters can only enact legal, civil marriage and cannot dictate your church's definition of marriage, they approve of it.

With the conclave to elect the next pope set for Tuesday, the College of Cardinals has been meeting all week to discuss the priorities of the church and the qualities its new pope must possess. Further, the College of Cardinals must also consider the attitudes of the Catholic people when electing the next pope.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Friday indicates that while 52% of Catholics said the church is moving in the right direction, 52% of those polled also said the church is out of touch with the views of Catholics in America.