PRRI sat down with Dr. David Gushee, the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University, to discuss the his series in ABP on Christianity and LGBT issues, and how it fits into the broader scope of his work.
Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?
Take that, gender wars! Gen X men are just as hooked on cooking shows as their female peers.
Are voters starting to question politicians’ sincerity when they talk about matters of faith? Two-thirds of voters say that it is very important (39%) or somewhat important (28%) for a presidential candidate to have strong religious beliefs – but when it comes to this issue authenticity undoubtedly matters.
In just over a week, North Carolina’s citizens will vote on Amendment One, which seeks to alter the North Carolina constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.
Last month, the Jewish Conservative movement’s Israeli rabbinical school voted to admit gay and lesbian students. This move is likely to be met with approval, at least in the U.S.: over 8-in-10 (82%) Conservative Jews favor same-sex marriage.
A pair of researchers from the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute are blaming the Republicans for partisan gridlock in Washington.