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There is Now a Dramatic Generational Divide Over White Evangelical Attitudes on Gay Marriage

posted on June 27, 2017

The Washington Post’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey reports, “A new survey shows a dramatic shift in attitudes toward favoring gay marriage among a younger generation of white evangelicals, a group considered to be one of the most conservative on the issue.” The Pew Research Center found that 47 percent of evangelicals born after 1964 support gay marriage, compared to just 26 percent of those born between 1928 and 1964. Julie Rodgers, a lesbian who once worked for Wheaton College in the chaplain’s office, said, “When pastors and leaders begin to come out [as LGBT affirming], people are going to move. They just need permission.”

Read at The Washington Post