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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:30 AM

Republicans and evangelicals think they're victims and remain unmoved by real discrimination

By Jennifer Rubin September 15 at 9:15 AM

The Public Religion Research Institute has compiled some of its recent polling to explain Americans’ views on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. In general, Americans of all races, ages, education levels and income groups are becoming more tolerant; the same is not true of Republicans, and evangelical Christians in particular.

For example, “A majority (53%) of Americans oppose allowing businesses that provide wedding services, such as catering, flowers, and wedding cakes, to refuse services to same-sex couples, compared to about four in ten (41%) who say they would support allowing these wedding-based businesses to refuse services to same-sex couples for religious reasons.” However, two-thirds of Republicans and nearly two-thirds of evangelicals think wedding vendors should be allowed to deny service. While 60 percent of women oppose denying service, only a 48 percent plurality of men do.

When it comes to small businesses in general, the divide between evangelicals and everyone else is stark:

A majority (56%) of Americans oppose allowing small business owners in their state to refuse services or goods to gay and lesbian people if doing so violates their religious beliefs, while nearly four in ten (39%) favor religiously based service refusals to gay and lesbian people. Support for such service refusals has increased since earlier this year. In February 2017, two-thirds (64%) opposed allowing small businesses to refuse goods or services to gay and lesbian people, compared to fewer than one-third (32%) who supported such actions. …

White evangelical Protestants are the only major religious group in which a majority supports religiously based service refusals to gay and lesbian people.


One can see that such people might find themselves and their religious beliefs under “siege” (more about white victimology in a moment) while the rest of the population sees them as supporting discrimination.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:58 AM

1. Ah yes, evangelical Christians victimhood aka...

Fundies martyr syndrome... or the 'babies' of Christianity (it's all about THEM and THEIR needs/wants. JlWhich is justified with actual babies, not those who just act like one).

This victimhood bs is very prevalent with evangelical Christians versus progressive Christians. For the later it's much more about, 'what can I do FOR YOU' versus the former who are much more about, 'what you're doing to poor 'ME'. They often seek out Bible verses that they then take out of context to reinforce their beliefs one of which is that everybody is out to get poor 'them'.

They actually go out of their way so they can claim victimhood status because they think that this somehow makes them better the Christian. It doesn't of course but then again I believe that you don't get to 'act' like a victim or claim martyrdom when you're not actually following and acting the way that Jesus taught in the Gospels was the correct way.

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:59 AM

2. Aren't they the same morons? n/t

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