Thursday, April 30, 2009

Poll: Americans support gay marriage, immigrants, and pot

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that, on many issues, the average American is turning sharp left.

At the top of the list? Support for gay marriage, which, the poll shows, has more Americans supporting it (49 percent) than opposing it (46 percent). It's a first for the poll; never before had more Americans supported gay marriage.

More Americans support legalizing marijuana as well, though most still oppose it. According to the poll, 46 percent of Americans supported making pot legal.

And views on immigration also took a sharp left turn: 61 percent of Americans favored granting amnesty to so-called illegal immigrants within the country.

But there were some disturbing trends as well: Americans turned more right when it came to gun control, becoming almost evenly split when it came to enforcing stricter limits on gun owners. Most Americans also felt that more could be done to limit the number of immigrants entering the country illegally.

However, more Americans also supported federal controls on greenhouse gases, signaling that the average citizen now viewed the threat of global climate change as real.

The idea that America is a "conservative" country is slowly changing. More Americans, it seems, are starting to see the light.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot confine myself to address same sex unions without referencing the Bible
    Man is sinful, and does not want to deny companionship for gay friends and relatives.
    It is the wisdom of man to condone may heinous things.
    The wisdom of God says otherwise.
    Direct condemnation of homosexuality itself is seen in
    (Genesis 19:1-28)
    (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13)
    (Ezekiel 16:46-50)
    (Romans 1:18-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10;
    Jude 7-8)
    “Men loved the darkness rather than the Light, [because] their deeds were evil” (John 3:19-20).
    Homosexuals stand in defiant rebellion against the will of their Creator who from the beginning “made them male and female” (Matthew 19:4).
    Right after identifying homosexuals as those who “will not inherit the kingdom of God,” Paul said, “Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:11).
    God’s plan for many homosexuals is salvation. There were former homosexuals in the Corinthian church back in Paul’s day, just as there are many former homosexuals today in my church and in faithful churches around the country. Do they still struggle with homosexual temptation? Sure they do. What Christian doesn’t struggle with the sins of their former life? Even the great apostle Paul acknowledges that fight (Romans 7:14-25). But former homosexuals sit in biblical churches throughout the country praising their Savior, along with former fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, thieves, coveters, drunkards, revilers, and swindlers. Remember, such were some of you too.
    -3lmer J. Conservative