Could gay marriage debate drive young Christians from church?

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    Jul 03, 2012 9:26 PM GMT
    According to the ...survey, nearly 70 percent of young Christians also agree that religious groups are alienating young people by being too judgmental about gay and lesbian issues.

    “For young Christians, having gay and lesbian friends is just a part of our life,” Held Evans said. “It’s just really hard for us to see them as mere issues to debate, because we’re talking about our friends here.”


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    Jul 03, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    With topics like homosexuality it can be tough to reconcile one's spiritual beliefs and cultural beliefs.

    I think it's great that apparently each progressive generation is starting to stand up for what they believe to be right simply on a humanitarian standpoint. I'm also very ecstatic that the gay community doesn't have as much to fear in this time than they did in previous decades.

    Hopefully, this new generation of voters will be able to see that allowing any people group to pursue a life of happiness will not in fact break their religion.
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    Jul 04, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    I don't see many young people in church at all these days. Church members seem to be over 50 and under 8 here in the LA area. I predict extinction of some churches around here unless the baby boomers will support them for a while. There may be a big boom in the Mexican church goers replacing the White members. I see that happening here. White members moving on to all white churches elsewhere (Even a pastor said this in church). So I can guess what the Mexican groups will think about gay people.