Muscles25 saidPolls like this are completely irrelevant. Govt can't tell religious institutions what to do in this country, according to the Constitution. So polls like this are stupid.
Many positions at churches have nothing to do with church doctrine. They are for such mundane tasks as cleaning the building, maintaining the grounds, keeping the books, etc. There is nothing unconstitutional about prohibiting hiring discrimination for those positions. On the other hand, churches have every right to hire only clergy who agree with the church's dogma.
Regardless of what the Constitution says, it is helpful to understand public attitudes. Therefore, the poll was not irrelevant.
Moreover, the government has always
been able to tell religious institutions what to do in many situations. Churches have to follow building codes and zoning regulations. They cannot create a nuisance by emitting excessive noise when people are sleeping. They are required to may the minimum wage to employees in many positions.