The poll covered Americans in general, then broke down the stats by people overall and people who specifically self-identify as born-again, evangelical, or fundamentalist Christians.
Americans: 58% believe gay marriage is a civil right, 64% think gay marriage legalization is inevitable
The self-identified group (the ones who should all agree with the views of the SBC): less than 20% believe employers should be allowed to discriminate against gay employees, less than 40% believe landlords should be allowed to discriminate against gay tenants
Either that's a statistical anomaly with odds so great it would win the lottery, or 80% and 60% respectively of the members of SBC churches feel the same.
If it's the minority of members are so opposed to gay rights, why are the majority of members sitting by while that conference lobbies against them in Washington, preaches to their congregations to support anti-gay candidates, and counsels their congregation's pastors to teach anti-gay curriculum in Sunday school and bible study?
Wouldn't the logical choice be to either publicly denounce the leadership or to leave the denom for one more in line with their beliefs?
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