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I have a gmail account signed up to some right-wing conservative hate lists. It's always good to know what the enemy is thinking. I was a bit surprised to see this in one today though:

LifeWay Research, an arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, surveyed 1,201 adults in April to determine their attitudes about homosexuality. Forty-eight percent responded that homosexual behavior is sinful, but 45 percent said that it is not -- basically a statistical tie when the margin of error is taken into account.

This seems remarkable in a Southern Baptist survey - my assumption has always been that if your responses don't match the required one, it would be deleted in such a survey. That they would publish this result is the most interesting part. While this indicates there's a long way to go convincing the evangelicals that discrimination is wrong, I'm going to assume for now that we're making progress in the overall fight for equality. Of course, I don't know what such a survey would have said 10 years ago, but I'm betting it wouldn't have shown a 50/50 split.

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