In just 14 months there was 7 point drop in the percent of Americans who believe that homosexuality is a sin from 44% to 37%.
LifeWay Research conducted these studies, and their president commented that the country is rapidly shifting position on this issue, partly due to president Obama’s “evolving” view on gay marriage.
“There is little doubt that the President’s evolution on homosexuality probably impacted the evolution of cultural values. This is a real and substantive shift, surprisingly large for a one-year time frame – though this was hardly a normal year on this issue’
These findings are revealed in the wake of pastor Louie Giglio’s withdrawal from the presidential inauguration prayer. The White House has already announced that Giglio will be replaced by a pro-gay pastor as a means to not alienate anyone.
Christians believers who hold to the inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible will now be a rapidly shrinking minority in the US.
I am writing this to warn the body of Christ of our status in modern society. Even though the Constitution gives us the right to believe the Bible as it is written, without taking Romans 1, 1 Corinthians 6, and many other pages out, we will be labeled as bigots, anti-social retros, and obstacles to progress.
Will this lead to religious persecution? I believe yes. Especially if Congress working with this Administration takes up “hate-speech” legislation which will prevent preaching from church pulpits from the above mentioned Bible passages.
At this point I do not envision pastors being put in jail for preaching against homosexuality. But there is a real possibility of other legal methods being used to curtail religious freedom and free speech if such legislation is used. Canada has already experimented with “hate-speech” legislation, and pastors there have confessed they are being pressured to not expose anti-sin views from the pulpit.
The world is changing. Views are evolving. A constant and confusing flux of public opinion is inundating us everyday.
Despite this we must remain anchored in the Word of God. Anchored in Truth.