In the least surprising news in the history of the universe, a new survey finds that gay Americans are significantly less religious than the general public. Gosh, I can’t imagine why that would be, can you? I mean, I’m just spitballing here, but maybe it’s because religion has provided the justification for their oppression since pretty much the beginning of human civilization?
Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Americans are far less likely to identify as religious than non-LGBT people in the U.S., according to new Gallup poll.
Only 24% of LGBT Americans identify as “highly religious” — meaning that religion is an important part of daily life and services are attended weekly or almost weekly — compared to 41% of non-LGBT Americans. For LGBT Americans, 47% identify as non-religious, while only 30% of non-LGBT Americans do.
One common explanation behind the disparity is that LGBT Americans may feel less welcome to participate in religious congregations or organizations, although religious groups have become more accepting in recent years.
Ya think? I have several friends who are both gay and religious, but they tend to belong to very liberal Christian denominations (mostly Episcopalian).