This past weekend, students and friends of our ministry school in North Carolina conducted a survey at the gay pride event in Charlotte. The survey was entitled "Are You Open-Minded?" and it led to some fascinating interaction, highlighting the moral malaise of this generation.
But first, some of the results of the survey, which provided a random sampling of the multiplied thousands who attended Charlotte Pride.
Slightly more than 100 people responded to our questions-52 percent female, 47 percent male and one self-identified as genderqueer (this was in response to the category "other"; another respondent, while identifying
as female, also described herself as man, woman and transgender).
Seventy percent identified as gay (meaning gay or lesbian), 15 percent as straight, 11 percent as bisexual, 4 percent as pansexual (or omnisexual, meaning anything goes) and 2 percent as transgender. (There was some overlap in the descriptions, and so the numbers total more than 100 percent.)
The first question on the survey was, "Do you agree with the statement, 'I have the right to marry the one I love'?"
Remarkably-but not surprisingly-the response was 100 yeses and two nos. Talk about groupthink! Talk about a mass of people buying into an empty slogan!
As a follow-up question,
we asked, "If so, are there any exceptions? (Polyamory? Polygamy? Consensual adult incest [opposite sex? same-sex?]? Age of consent for marriage?)"
Although not as many responded to this questions, the results were 59 yeses and 23 nos, meaning more than 20 percent of the respondents said that there were no exceptions to the statement, "I have the right to marry the one I love." read more