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  • Americans Far More Comfortable With Gay Presidential Candidate Than Evangelical Christian

    A new poll finds the vast majority of Americans are far more enthusiastic and comfortable with a presidential candidate who is gay than who is an evangelical Christian.

    As the Republican presidential candidate field grows rapidly, and as the GOP panders to the Christian right – promising to "defend traditional marriage" and the "assault of religious freedom," political strategists might want to take a look at the latest WSJ/NBC poll.

    Asked how they would feel about presidential candidates with certain qualities or characteristics, far more Americans said they would "be enthusiastic" or "be comfortable with" a candidate who is gay than a candidate who is an evangelical Christian.

    A very large majority, 61 percent, said they would be enthusiastic or comfortable with a gay candidate, while just 52 percent said the same of an evangelical Christian.

    On the opposite side, just 37 percent said they would "have some reservations about" or "be very uncomfortable with" a gay candidate, while 44 percent said the same of an evangelical Christian.

    The poll also found just 33 percent of Americans supportive of a Tea Party candidate, and just 30 percent supportive of a candidate with no political experience.

    The poll was conducted with 1000 Americans at the end of April.


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    Hat tip: Huffington Post

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    • commented 2015-05-15 13:11:25 -0400
      Redo that poll. I don’t believe we are that far gone.

    • commented 2015-05-15 11:31:32 -0400
      New poll?
      What’s the name of the pole?
      The month of may. Gay.. pole?
      Sticking your thing into another mans butt. Designed for excretion of waste. Is sick. Discusting.
      And is a abomination in the bible

    • commented 2015-05-07 12:38:08 -0400
      That’s like saying, I’m more comfortable being bitten by a shark than rattle snake. At least the start isn’t poisonous..

    • commented 2015-05-07 04:40:22 -0400
      Wow. Well, it’s been 30+ years of effin’ hard work, and it really pains me to think of all the amazing people who had to die or suffer horrible (physically, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, mentally —the whole gamut) along the way. I’m so glad to have lived through all of it though, and it’s been all so worthwhile.

      Through it all, I’d say our greatest ‘weapons’ have been grace-in-the-face-of-adversity (actually, that one most of all), perseverance -playing the long game, and doing it with a minimal of counter-productive, inflammatory, reactionary responses when we’ve been attacked, as we have so many times in so many ways. Over those years, to our neighbors one by one, we’ve revealed ourselves to not be green-eyed monsters preying on the weak. And our detractors —through their own words and deeds-have shown themselves to be all those things and worse.

    • commented 2015-05-06 19:37:43 -0400
      Perhaps the majority of Americans are becoming enlightened more with reality than with some supernatural absentee father figure posited by the writings of bronze age goat herders.

    • commented 2015-05-06 10:31:45 -0400
      Well of course!

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