A recent poll from the Pew Research Center recorded that support for gay marriage has peaked, and is now declining:
According to the poll, 49 percent of Americans now support same-sex marriage and 41 percent are opposed. That’s a drop of five percentage points since February.
Another result from this poll was more disturbing:
Forty-seven percent of respondents said that businesses should be allowed to refuse to provide wedding services for same-sex couples for religious reasons, while 49 percent believe they should be required to provide these services.
A slim majority thinks that private businesses should have to cater to same-sex couples, even if they disapprove of the lifestyle?
One of the comments about this poll explains why this attitude is slightly more prevalent:
|Has gay marriage peaked in the US?|
The only people arguing (in fact, demagoguing) this issue are the gay "rights" activists who want to redefine marriage as well as the role of the government in the family.
Now, what are some specific reasons why support for gay marriage is losing support?
Stories like these:
Aaron and Melissa Klein of Gresham, Oregon were forced to close down their bakery. Why? Because they refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
Doesn't private enterprise include the freedom to refuse service to anyone? This cake decorator refused to cater to a neo-Nazi couple because of the clients' beliefs. Why not the Oregon bakers?
The Kleins called out the intolerance of Left, and the lawsuit bullying they rely on to force people to accommodate their choices, or fail:
Our culture has accepted 2 huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone's lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. Second is that to love someone means that you must agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.
Gay rights militants disagree, vehemently.
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was pressured to step down earlier this year. Why? Because he donated money to the California Prop 8 campaign, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman in the state constitution.
Should men and women be forced out of their jobs because of their political or religious beliefs?Homosexual marriage agitators think so.
In Rhode Island, the homosexual movement stands out, and former mayor now mayoral candidate Buddy Cianci is fighting a lawsuit, in which he forced Providence fire fighters to march in a gay pride parade, whether they wanted to or not.
In Torrance, CA, a gay rights protester or vandalized a local Chik-Fil-A in 2012 with a graffiti message: "Tastes Like Hate!"
Even gay blogger Perez Hilton blasted this crime:
We understand how hot this debate has become, but breaking the law to get your message across is NOT the answer!
Unfortunately, for the left, including gay agitators, this recourse to criminality and lawsuit coercion has been the only way to impose gay marriage in many states.
Massachusetts, the first state to have gay marriage, forced the accommodation of this lifestyle by judicial fiat. Massachusetts residents do not necessarily support gay marriage. If they do, coercion not persuasion was the vehicle which imposed this radical redefinition of a long-standing tradition.
What has happened in the Bay State since the imposition of gay marriage by judicial fiat?
MassResistance.org documented the moral as well as political upheaval which ensued followed. Because homosexual marriage became a legally recognize status, the agenda infiltrated all major facets of public life, with disturbing consequences, including explicit sex education lessons for Massachusetts youth, without the parents' knowledge or permission. This agenda has even descended into elementary schools, where kids are taught that they could be gay. Residents have lost their jobs when they share their disagreements with the homosexual lifestyle.
These trends are disturbing, and they all seeped into Massachusetts following the forced introduction of gay marriage.
|Bill Maher: "There is a gay mafia.|
And you get whacked!"
Liberal-tarian comic-politico Bill Maher called out the gay mafia, and how they hit those who disagree with their agenda.
Gay libertarian Camille Paglia denounced the Stalinist tactics of the gay marriage left, as well.
Matt Walsh has rebuked the fascism of these gay rights groups.
Gay marriage, and the militancy of the gay agenda in the states and federal law, have begun alarming American voters. Family groups are waking up to the problems. Other groups are organizing their opposition to the destruction of marriage, too.
Legal challenges to homosexual marriage are succeeding, and the legal challenges against true marriage are failing:
Black pastors organized a petition to impeach now-resigned Attorney General Eric Holder because he refused to defend marriage in federal court.
The US Supreme Court blocked the overturning of Virginia's gay marriage ban, even though a Virginia federal district court and appeals court had ruled in favor of the gay challengers.
A federal judge in Louisiana upheld the Pelican State's gay marriage ban.
Other events expose the corrupting influence of redefining marriage, but in a tongue-in-cheek fashion:
Two straight men in New Zealand got married to take advantage of an offer for free Rugby tickets. This kind of counter-attack may prove instructive for future responses.
Support for gay marriage is peaking in the United States, not just because of successful legal challenges protecting true marriage, but the nation's growing disgust with homosexual militants offensive tactics to promote their agenda.