Can you hear the sound of fundie heads exploding at these findings, from Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs survey, which is conducted each May.

I highly recommend reading the entire release about the poll. It is chock full of great information on trends over the last several years. The most interesting section is on “moral acceptability ratings.” When lined up against a list of hot-button issues, “homosexual relations” (gee, that term is so broad that it could mean any individuals of any orientation engaging in gay sex) falls in the middle of the pack. But look at a few on the list I pulled out for comparison.

Summary of Moral Acceptability Ratings
May 10-13, 2007

Homosexual relations
Morally acceptable: 47%
Morally wrong: 49%

Sex between an unmarried man and woman
Morally acceptable: 59%
Morally wrong: 38%

Having a baby outside of marriage
Morally Acceptable: 54%
Morally wrong: 42

Married men and women having an affair
Morally acceptable: 6%
Morally wrong: 91%

Considering all the rampant het adultery going on, these folks are still on their high horse (publicly at least), about married folks humpin’ around. I find that funny. The fundamentalist bible-beaters are clearly losing their battle on so many fronts on these social issues that they really should just hang it up.

Hat tip, PageOneQ.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding