LifeWay is a group dedicated to supporting the Southern Baptist Convention in a variety of ways.

LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, established in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1891, is one of the world's largest providers of Christian products and services, including Bibles, church literature, books, music, audio and video recordings, church supplies, and internet services through LifeWay.com. The company also owns and operates 160 LifeWay Christian Stores across the nation, as well as one of the largest Christian conference centers in the country.
Among the many things they do to bolster SBC efforts is to conduct research on their behalf.
10. Conduct research and compile statistics on matters relating to, and of interest to, Southern Baptists, noting future trends and possible effects on church practice, productivity, witness, and health, and tender reports to the Executive Committee for review and possible report or action in an SBC annual meeting.
Their most recent venture conducted for the SBC surely isn't sitting very well with church leaders. A survey released today shows pretty much what all polls have been showing. Respect for equal rights is trending while bigotry and homophobia are on the run.
As public policy continues to change on the issue, a LifeWay Research poll shows 58 percent of American adults agree it is a civil rights issue and 64 percent believe it is inevitable same-sex marriage will become legal throughout the United States.

LifeWay Research conducted a wide-ranging survey of American adults on questions surrounding same-sex marriage; specifically examining whether clergy, wedding photographers, rental halls, landlords, and employers have the right to refuse access and services to same-sex couples even if same-sex marriage is made legal in their state.

According to the findings:

64 percent of those polled agreed “it is inevitable that same-sex marriage will become legal throughout the United States.”

80 percent of Americans disagree that employers should be allowed to refuse employment to someone based on their sexual preference.

58 percent of respondents agreed with the question: “like age, race, and gender, homosexuality is a civil rights issue."

A majority of Americans believe rental halls and landlords should not be allowed to discriminate against same-sex couples.

More Americans do not believe homosexual behavior is a sin than those who believe it is a sin.

There is just no good way to spin these results into anything remotely positive for the SBC's deeply bigoted stance on anything and everything gay. When even your own pollsters can't skew the questions being asked to get the desired response, you know you are in deep trouble. I'll feel badly for them as soon as I stop my hysterical laughter.

Via Right Wing Watch

Originally posted to Steven Payne on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 11:12 AM PDT.

Also republished by Three Star Kossacks.

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