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Gay marriage polls: Bias and other lame conservative excuses for rising public acceptance

There are 7 comments on the www.slate.com story from Mar 27, 2013, titled Gay marriage polls: Bias and other lame conservative excuses for rising public acceptance. In it, www.slate.com reports that:

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Mar 27, 2013
There is no consensus amongst conservatives on marriage equality. But a TRUE conservative should favor marriage equality as a TRUE conservative beleieves that "the government is best that governs the least".

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#2 Mar 27, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
There is no consensus amongst conservatives on marriage equality. But a TRUE conservative should favor marriage equality as a TRUE conservative beleieves that "the government is best that governs the least".
I agree with you on this 100%, Foxy. Marriage equality is actually a conservative stance -- it's just the religious right who create the conflict.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#3 Mar 27, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
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I agree with you on this 100%, Foxy. Marriage equality is actually a conservative stance -- it's just the religious right who create the conflict.
EXACTLY ! It is the embrace of the conservative agenda by the radical right Christians, who do NOT believe in a separation of church and state, nor religious freedom.(The short form name for these wackos is "Catholics".)

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Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#4 Mar 27, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
There is no consensus amongst conservatives on marriage equality. But a TRUE conservative should favor marriage equality as a TRUE conservative beleieves that "the government is best that governs the least".
Yes, we do assert that, but there has to be a balance as well, but that's a different topic. The only ones against it are religious nutjobs or idiotic conspiracy nuts, either way, nuts.

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#5 Mar 27, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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EXACTLY ! It is the embrace of the conservative agenda by the radical right Christians, who do NOT believe in a separation of church and state, nor religious freedom.(The short form name for these wackos is "Catholics".)
Catholics are certainly a big part of that group but there are lots of Protestants, particularly of the evangelical variety, as well as Mormons who are vocal participants. The Moral Majority, Family Research Council, Christian Coalition, and Focus on the Family groups were not Catholic creations.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#6 Mar 27, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
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Catholics are certainly a big part of that group but there are lots of Protestants, particularly of the evangelical variety, as well as Mormons who are vocal participants. The Moral Majority, Family Research Council, Christian Coalition, and Focus on the Family groups were not Catholic creations.
I agree. But you know that as a devout church-going Lutheran, I like to always single them out as Martin Luther always did.(Who do you think came up with that wonderful phrase "PURE EVIL®" ?!:))

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Mar 27, 2013
Xavier Breath wrote:
Sprigg adds,“It’s not surprising that younger voters are somewhat more likely to support marriage redefinition than their elders. After all, they have been subjected to a drumbeat of support for it from the news media, entertainment media, and higher education for literally as long as they can remember.”
There's that pesky 'higher education' again. Republicans fear an educated populace.
Also, according to the latest figures I have read, 48% of children now born, apparently to the parents of these younger people, are born to unmarried women. So marriage is not the norm for a large part of young people, and not nearly as important to them.

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