Wednesday, March 22, 2017

GODLESS WEDNESDAY: Most Religious Groups Oppose Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The PRRI (formerly known as the Public Religion Research Institute) has released research demonstrating that most religious groups oppose allowing a small business owner to refuse service to gay o lesbian people if doing so violates their religious belief. In fact, the only Christian denomination that supports such invidious discrimination is White evangelical Protestants.

PRRI summarizes:
White evangelical Protestants (56%) stand out as the only major religious group that favors allowing small business owners to refuse goods or services to gay and lesbian people on religious grounds. Fewer than one-third of white mainline Protestants (32%), Catholics (28%), black Protestants (24%), religiously unaffiliated Americans (21%), and members of non-Christian traditions (18%) support a religious exemption for small business owners. Notably, despite opposition to same-sex marriage, more than seven in ten (73%) black Protestants oppose allowing small business owners to refuse service to gay and lesbian people.
I would just note that the "unaffiliated" (which is the typical term used to describe the agnostic, atheist or "godless") oppose allowing anti-LGBT discrimination at a rate of 75% which is far above the 64% of all Americans that oppose this anti-LGBT discrimination based on religious belief.

This is another reason why I say it is very possible to be good without god.

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