For first time, a majority sees gay relations as 'morally acceptable'
Gallup started asking in 2001
Jun 29, 2010
A slight majority of Americans view gay or lesbian relations as morally acceptable—a first since Gallup pollsters started asking about the issue in 2001.
In a recent survey of 16 different behaviors or social practices, Gallup found that 52 percent of Americans accept gay or lesbian relations, a steady increase since a form of the question was introduced nine years ago. The percentage of Americans who find it “morally wrong’’ dipped to its lowest point: 43 percent.
Sixty percent of Democrats and independents accept gay or lesbian relations, compared to 35 percent of Republicans.
Amy Frykholm on Karen Armstrong, Ted A. Smith and Amy-Jill Levine on the PCUSA Middle East report, Emilie M. Townes on how her mind has changed.
Lord have mercy
Apr 09, 2015
A. M. Stroud III, a former prosecutor in Louisiana, expresses regret for the role he played in sending Glenn Ford to death row in 1984. “I was 33 years old. I was arrogant, judgmental, narcissistic and very full of myself. I was not as interested in justice as I was in winning.” Stroud says he presented dubious evidence from a forensic pathologist, precluded black jurors from the trial (Ford, since exonerated, is black), and ignored the fact that the appointed defense attorney had never before tried a criminal or capital case. “I . . . hope that providence will have more mercy for me than I showed Glenn Ford,” Stroud said in a letter to the editor of the Times of Shreveport. “But, I’m also sobered by the realization that I certainly am not deserving of it” (ABA Journal, March 25).