Support for homosexuality is growing
among U.S. Christians.
According to a Pew Research Center
survey, a majority of Christians (54%) say that homosexuality should
be accepted by society, a 10 percentage point increase since 2007.
Acceptance is highest among Roman
Catholics, 70 percent of whom are supportive.
Least accepting are Jehovah's Witnesses
(16%), Mormons (36%) and evangelical Protestants (36%).
“Members of several mainline churches
– some of which have officially embraced same-sex marriage – have
become even more accepting of homosexuality in recent years,” Pew
editors wrote in announcing their findings. “For instance, 73%
of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America now say it
should be accepted by society, up from 56% in 2007. Members of the
United Methodist Church, the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian
Church (U.S.A.) and the United Church of Christ also have become more
accepting toward homosexuality.”