Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Christians oppose same-sex marriage

83% Christians oppose Conservative proposal to legalize same-sex marriages

And of that 83%, three-quarters were ‘strongly opposed’.

British Religion in Numbers have all the details.

Overall the Conservative Party risks losing 57% of Christian votes, if they go ahead with legalizing gay marriage, and not one respondent claimed this move would predispose them to vote Conservative.

Here are some of the concerns raised:

85% were concerned that the value of marriage would be further undermined
78% that it would be harder to argue against ‘other novel types of relationship’ such as polygamy
88% that schools would be required to teach the equal validity of same-sex and heterosexual relationships
93% that clergy would have to conduct gay marriages against their consciences

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