Last week I wrote about public opinion polls, arguing that they are influenced by people's desire to give socially acceptable answers to human questioners and that poll results can differ vastly when a robotic caller is employed. If, however, we accept as true a shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage, what trends and forces explain that change?
In May 2010, a CNN/Gallup Poll reported that 53 percent of men and 51 percent of women agreed that same-sex marriages were "morally acceptable." Only 46 percent opposed same-sex marriages. This was a surprising result.
American freedom should mean that Christians have the right to live by the dictates of their Holy Bible, as long as they honor and respect the Constitution.
Score 1 for the rule of law in America. The U.S. Supreme Court's divided decision in Arizona vs. the United States represents a small victory for those concerned about public safety and the need for sovereign nations to maintain control over their borders.