Monday, June 29, 2009

Attitudes toward gays in Britain

June 29, 2009

A recent opinion survey in Britain regarding attitudes toward gay people (results here: suggests a significant shift in a relatively short period of time with a majority or close to it supporting equality on a number of levels including marriage equality. At the same time there is a fairly entrenched group of about 25-35% who are quite opposed to any liberalization or change in this area. It seems form reports and commentary in various newspapers that a number of them are Anglicans. This news comes in the same month when our breakaway brothers and sisters have fromed an Anglican Province for North America and elected the deposed Bishop of Pittsburgh as their Archbishop. The most obvious feature of this new sect is their vehement opposition to any change in attitude toward LGBT people. Ruth Gledhill of The Times has a very good comment in her blog available here:

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