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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lawrence O'Donnell - Majority Of U.S. Catholics Back Gay Rights In Survey

In spite of, or perhaps because of, Roman Catholic church teachings condemning homosexuality, many lay Catholics in the United States are more accepting toward same-sex relationships than the general public, a new survey found. "The big finding here is that American Catholics are at least 5 points more supportive than the general population across a range of gay and lesbian issues," said Robert Jones, chief executive of the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducted telephone surveys of 3,000 Americans. 70% of American Catholics say that messages from America's places of worship contribute to higher rates of suicide among gay & lesbian youth.


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