Pew Report Outlines US Religions’ Stances on Homosexuality

Attitudes around sexual orientation and same-sex marriage are quickly shifting in the United States. About a year ago, President Obama because the first sitting US President to publicly support same-sex marriage. I wrote about this on May 11, 2012 in this blog post: Diversity, Gay Marriage, Politics and Religion. Much of the debate centers around religious beliefs.

Recently, the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life came out with a report covering the major religions in the US. This could be a useful link for students writing papers or people who are just interested in the diversity of religious beliefs in the US. Here’s the link:

Religious Groups’ Official Positions on Same-Sex Marriage (from December 2012)
Description: In recent years, same-sex marriage has been a contentious subject within many religious groups in the U.S. Here is an overview of where 16 religious groups stand on this issue.

Here’s the religions that are included in the report:
-American Baptist Churches USA
-Buddhism
-Catholicism
-Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)
-Episcopal Church
-Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
-Hinduism
-Islam
-Judaism
-Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
-National Association of Evangelicals
-Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
-Southern Baptist Convention
-Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
-United Church of Christ
-United Methodist Church

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