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Gallup Poll: Majority Now Say Gay Sex, Unwed Births, Are Morally OK
Christian Post ^ | May 21, 2013 | Napp Nazworth

Posted on 05/21/2013 11:56:46 AM PDT by NYer

May 21, 2013|8:34 am

A Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans now believe that sexual relations between two men or two women, and unmarried women having a baby, are morally acceptable.

In the new survey, 59 percent of American adults answered that gay or lesbian relations are morally acceptable, a 19 percentage point increase since 2001 when only 40 percent said it was morally acceptable.

Sixty percent of respondents said that having a baby outside of marriage was morally acceptable, a 15 percentage point increase since 2002 when only 45 percent said it was morally acceptable.

Of the 20 issues which Gallup asked about their moral acceptability, same-sex sexual relations and unwed pregnancies saw the greatest increases. They were also the only issues which changed from a minority to a majority of the country finding them morally acceptable over the past decade.

The other large increases in moral acceptability were: sex between an unmarried man and woman went from 53 to 63 percent, divorce went from 59 to 63 percent, and medical research using stem cells from human embryos went from 52 to 60 percent.

The only large decline in moral acceptability was for medical testing on animals, which went from 65 to 56 percent.


TOPICS: Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: 2013polls; communistgoals; culturewar; gallup; homosexualagenda; moraabsolutes; moralabsolutes; sexpositiveagenda; teensex; trends
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To: NYer

I wasn’t asked.

I’ll bet NOBODY on FR was asked.


51 posted on 05/21/2013 12:57:42 PM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: NYer
Frankly I'm both disgusted at the poll results and suspicious of the methodology of the polling. We all know you can skew polling results by geographical location, age, income and race as well as how the questions are worded. This is what I suspect may have happened with this latest Gallup poll.

We all know the game. It validates leftist goals to removal all traditional moral restrictions on sex-related behavior by making it seem as if the majority approve of having babies out of wedlock, 'coming out' as 'gay', so get used to it because any morality-based opposition to these behaviors will be termed as 'judgmental' and 'shoving your religion down my throat'. The clear inference is that those with traditional definitions of moral behavior should just shut up, sit down and accept what the supposed majority want.

However, I chose not to comply.

52 posted on 05/21/2013 12:57:47 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: NYer

In the end, it doesn’t matter what people think about these issues - only matters what God says.


53 posted on 05/21/2013 12:58:01 PM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: NYer

Looks like the Almighty didn’t get the memo from the new leftist morality definers.


54 posted on 05/21/2013 12:59:26 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: NYer

In other news: “Studies Show that Frogs Don’t Seem to Mind Hot Water”


55 posted on 05/21/2013 1:01:36 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: NYer

We are slouching rapidly toward Gomorrah.


56 posted on 05/21/2013 1:01:37 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Persevero
I'm having difficulties with what you wrote. You said "having the baby is morally acceptable."

Then later you said "They should have asked if sex outside of marriage is morally acceptable."

I'm guessing you think the answer is yes; having sex outside of marriage is morally acceptable.

Sex results in having babies. So if its morally OK to have them outside of marriage, then it must be OK to have the sex outside of marriage in order to have them babies.

"But I don’t consider (out of wedlock) childbirth to be morally unacceptable."

I do. Its morally and socially unacceptable.

57 posted on 05/21/2013 1:02:11 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: NYer

Yes, well a majority of the Athenian voting populace elected to annihilate the population of Melos in 416 B.C., resulting in the liquidation of all Melian adult males, the sale of all women and children into slavery, and the confiscation of all Melian property. Athens was a democracy, an unchecked democracy.

A majority of German citizens during WWII felt that the extermination of Jews, Gypsies, select physically and mentally defective persons, etc. was morally acceptable. Theirs had been a more or less democratically governed nation, and one of the most advanced in Europe. And look what happened because the people allowed it to happen by either their active support or their passive acquiescence.

This “tyranny of the majority” is exactly what the founding fathers of our nation sought counteract. That is why governmental power is divided in this nation and the Constitution of the United States is indeed an enumeration of “negative rights,” as former State Senator Barack Obama correctly observed - perhaps the last time he correctly observed much of anything. It is no wonder that in his pursuit of installing “positive rights,” he is at the same time systematically eroding the “negative rights (the things the government may not do!)” given us by the founders.

It is hard to believe that so many Americans can be so naive when it comes to the two things our founders knew to be unassailably true: the fallen nature of humanity and the corrupting nature of power. Put those two together, and they well knew, you have a recipe for catastrophe.


58 posted on 05/21/2013 1:03:09 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: nutmeg

We’ll have a gay ole time I guess...


59 posted on 05/21/2013 1:04:36 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

We need strong Christian leadership. All of these things that are now seen as acceptable do great harm to people.


60 posted on 05/21/2013 1:06:03 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city.Psalms55:9)
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To: NYer

Sheep following the wrong shepherd.


61 posted on 05/21/2013 1:06:45 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Son-Joshua; Army Air Corps
Tell me the size and type of the sample group. Tell me the specific questions asked and how they were asked. Show me other polling and their findings and then we will have an idea of the overall opinion of Americans.

Give it a break. The results may be a little exaggerated: so what? The world is changing and we are becoming the minority, rapidly. Denial isn't going to stop the trend.

62 posted on 05/21/2013 1:08:16 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Out of wedlock births are not good (although much preferable to abortion), but they don’t happen spontaneously. They are the result of immoral behavior, not an immoral behavior in and of themselves.


63 posted on 05/21/2013 1:11:20 PM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

Indeed. Solid, thoughtful leadership.


64 posted on 05/21/2013 1:13:46 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: MEGoody

As they say, there are no illegitimate children. Only illegitimate parents.

We can only hope that Americans wake up and realize that children do not succeed in single family homes. Certainly America as a nation is not succeeding with entire generations of children being born out of wedlock. As goes the American Family - so goes America.

And that being true, we need to remember that nursery rhyme: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage”.

Anything else is morally and socially unacceptable.


65 posted on 05/21/2013 1:20:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: right way right

So, does anyone wonder why we have such bad tornados?

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Nope, the location of the jet stream and the flow of warm moist air from the gulf are plenty explanation enough.


66 posted on 05/21/2013 1:38:38 PM PDT by dmz
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To: little jeremiah

yea lets include , Oh sex with animals, more than one wife, slutty no self respect girls being with half the football team, druggies, being naked in public, public sex.

The lefts holy grail is social issues, they care nothing about debt, spending, but mention social issues and they fight tooth and nail something our side , even some on here cant; get it into their thick heads


67 posted on 05/21/2013 1:40:11 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: MrB

the lefts holy grail, they wanted to destroy America, communist rules 1963,
They knew first hand tat once morals ,went away and the family was redefined then America would go to crap and boyit did.

Why did the left get their way?
Easy the cowards on our side will not mention social issues, talk radio, Hannity and the other cowards want o talk about debt and spending, then we get those who pretend they’re conservatives and want the stupid party to talk just debt and spending and taxes instead of mentioning the lefts holy grail.

How many on here actually can put their homosexuals pals to the side and not go along with their agenda, how many mention what the left is about and how and what the family really is and not what the left want it to be.

Come Thanksgiving how many times do we see some freepers saying they will not mention social issues or politics to their liberal family.

Right there is the problem, once people stayed silent for being cowardly ten the left advances their agenda


68 posted on 05/21/2013 1:44:25 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

the lefts holy grail, they wanted to destroy America, communist rules 1963,
They knew first hand tat once morals ,went away and the family was redefined then America would go to crap and boyit did.

Why did the left get their way?
Easy the cowards on our side will not mention social issues, talk radio, Hannity and the other cowards want o talk about debt and spending, then we get those who pretend they’re conservatives and want the stupid party to talk just debt and spending and taxes instead of mentioning the lefts holy grail.

How many on here actually can put their homosexuals pals to the side and not go along with their agenda, how many mention what the left is about and how and what the family really is and not what the left want it to be.

Come Thanksgiving how many times do we see some freepers saying they will not mention social issues or politics to their liberal family.

Right there is the problem, once people stayed silent for being cowardly ten the left advances their agenda


69 posted on 05/21/2013 1:45:07 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I don’t know one person polled and have never been polled , that goes for my wife too.

Where do they poll, CA, New England and NY, NJ?


70 posted on 05/21/2013 1:46:14 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: pallis

right there.

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

Since all these decades have gone by we can still see how the communists went to work to destroy America and for those who say do not mention social issues, then I hope you’re proud of doing nothing and helping the communists destroy America, well done you ignorant idiots, you either think about your own pockets and that;s it or you have a queer pal and think they’re nice so you have no problem


71 posted on 05/21/2013 1:48:17 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: NYer

Hey Gallup, You’re screwy.


72 posted on 05/21/2013 1:48:56 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Albion Wilde

just asked the same thing mate.

Did they poll GA, MS, AL, north FL, SC, ND, ID, or was it the usual New England and west coast and big cities.

Massive difference from the south to the foreign north east which should be another country to the rural areas and parts of the outer cities to the inner cities and yes I’ll say it, many parts of black America when it comes to various issues


73 posted on 05/21/2013 1:50:47 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Jim Scott

I won’t shut up because I have a homosexual pal or know of one, I don’t really because they irate me with their immature victim card attitude but I wouldn’t change my views to suit them , nor will my kids and I’d like to know why are parents , not mentioning every day to their kids the dangers of the left, homosexuals and what marriage is


74 posted on 05/21/2013 1:52:51 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

That’s what I’ve always figured... high polling in all those deviant, Obama-voting blue states. Another reason I’ve found myself becoming more and more open to secession. I don’t even want to share the same Union as these loathesome fag-marriage state pukes.


75 posted on 05/21/2013 1:52:52 PM PDT by greene66
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To: NYer
A Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans now believe that sexual relations between two men or two women, and unmarried women having a baby, are morally acceptable.

God said no and we will see how serious He is! Come on rapture.
76 posted on 05/21/2013 1:55:39 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: nutmeg; Son-Joshua; caww; ThomasMore; don-o
I really suspect that if you asked most people,

"Do you think that acceptance of homosexual-type sex acts, is conducive to the over-all flourishing of children, adults, families, and societies?

You'd get

No.

No.

No.

Hmm, probably not.

That's the kind of question "Natural Law" would suggest, and to the extent that people have any experience of human nature, they'll tend to answer correctly.

I mean, even aside from Scripture (and many people are not Jews or Christians), Natural Law is a valid kind of moral reasoning, because the Book of Scripture and the Book of Nature have the same Author.

It's imprinted into our very structure, becoming apparent through honest observation and reason.

But do people not know what "Moral" means? Do they think it is just a personal opinion, and therefore, not to be "imposed" even by expressing a considered judgment?

Or do they suppose there is nothing we could call "Human Nature," that we are all just bundles of impulses, with no way to understand each other through what is common to our design?

Do people observe? (I mean observe "reality," not "Reality TV".) And do people reason? A process that requires steadily applied mental activity, persisting over a timespan of two, three minutes! Or more!

I think I see some of the underlying problems.

77 posted on 05/21/2013 1:55:52 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can obseve a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: greene66

same here, infact it happened tomorrow I’d cheer and help them to pack as they do not belong here with their foreign communist views.

The north east is another country and should leave us alone, they’re pro turd poking, pro illegal, anti family, anti tradition, anti Christian and why is it that some of those who move down here pretend they’re Christian and ten push their communist views


78 posted on 05/21/2013 1:55:56 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: nutmeg

Yes, truly sad, if true.

The entertainment industry has saturated the culture with this garbage, and too many people have taken it all in.


79 posted on 05/21/2013 1:59:38 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“I’m guessing you think the answer is yes; having sex outside of marriage is morally acceptable.

No, I was not clear.

I don’t think sex outside of marriage is morally acceptable.

I don’t think the baby is the immoral part, though. So I’d have been inclined to say “No, I don’t think it’s immoral to deliver a baby if you are unmarried.”


80 posted on 05/21/2013 2:03:07 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: greene66

you have a private message pal and yep I have no idea who is polled around here, as we all ask each other and know one knows anyone


81 posted on 05/21/2013 2:04:25 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: NYer

Liberals have total control of voice and “expert” testimony on the consequencies of out of wedlock birth and homosexual behaviors. No mention of the poverty and the disease right now. It’s like the 70’s.

This will change as long as there are honest, pro-life people around. There is a silent majority who know better.


82 posted on 05/21/2013 2:15:33 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: NYer
It is part of the brainwashing of the young and naïve. The gay movement is part of pop culture that gay people are usually successful, well-educated, quiet people who are usually independent from criticism. As I have predicted for a few years, the next stop is sports and that is where you will see the growth of homosexual issues. Don't be shocked if we have a mandatory gay day in baseball or if the NFL paints rainbows on each uniform for one game.
83 posted on 05/21/2013 2:18:37 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: NYer

If you use the words “morally okay” versus the words “healthy and properous” you get different results. Gays live an average of 46 years because of the disease of their ‘lifestyle” and the poverty and social/criminal problems of children raised without dads is clear.


84 posted on 05/21/2013 2:34:08 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: NYer

Fat lie. The sex positive agenda doesn’t care about “moral acceptability” They seek to end ALL moral judgments over ALL sexual pairings regardless of sex, age, relation, marital status, number, or species of partner(s).

It isn’t about becoming “Acceptable”. It’s about ending all judgments of any kind.


85 posted on 05/21/2013 3:06:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: NYer

It will be nice when most people go to Hell.


86 posted on 05/21/2013 3:07:26 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Minimum wage should go down not up.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Plenty of out of wedlock births among blue collar to poor Oklahomans, unfortunately.


87 posted on 05/21/2013 3:17:06 PM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: Vigilanteman

Plenty of out of wedlock births among blue collar to poor Oklahomans, unfortunately.


88 posted on 05/21/2013 3:17:06 PM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: NYer

I not suprise NYER this might be younger generation condone this they were raised in early 2000 they probably find no problem with it


89 posted on 05/21/2013 3:47:19 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: NYer

**Majority Now Say Gay Sex, Unwed Births, Are Morally OK**

NOT

Two quotes — probably I’m paraphrasing here.

“Male and female he created them.” “Go forth and multiply.”

On the unwed births — maybe someone else has a direct Biblical quote.


90 posted on 05/21/2013 4:22:48 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: nutmeg
The Greek chorus has spoken... who can argue with that? /s
91 posted on 05/21/2013 4:31:44 PM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: NYer
A testament to the power of advertising.
92 posted on 05/21/2013 4:35:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: manc

I realized a few years ago that the destruction of all sexual morality is intrinsic to communit ideology, practice and method. Why is that? I can only speculate, it would require me to write a long article.

But here may be a few salient points:

As a rule they don’t believe in God, or if they claim to, it’s not an actual conviction in truth. The three fathers of leftist ideology (of course there are others) are Freud, Marx and Darwin. What do those three teach us? There is no God in control, humans have no souls and are just meat machines, there is no eternal or immutable truth (ahem, other that what leftists believe at the moment...), or morality or good and evil (ahem, other than what leftists currently pronounce), and there is no purpose, plan or meaning to human life or to the universe.

So...why not just screw everything that walks? Why not just live like an animal since humans are just animals? Heck, actually worse than animals, just meat machines with electric impulses making them twitch.


93 posted on 05/21/2013 5:00:30 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: NYer

Wooo Hoooo! I’m a minority!


94 posted on 05/21/2013 5:06:29 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: NYer

Turn back to Christ, America!


95 posted on 05/21/2013 5:12:27 PM PDT by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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To: NYer
Those who study prophecy in scripture are not surprised.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

96 posted on 05/21/2013 5:12:44 PM PDT by CynicalBear (For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ)
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To: little jeremiah

It’s an obviously “massaged” poll. Can’t trust Gallup anymore. So many of our formerly trusted edifices are crumbling under leftist takover and being used for propaganda purposes.


97 posted on 05/21/2013 5:22:18 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

I learned a lot about polls from getting the Zogby polls for several years. I just plain do not believe them any more.


98 posted on 05/21/2013 5:33:53 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: manc

You do realize that the South has higher rates of out of wedlock births than the northeast, do you not?


99 posted on 05/21/2013 5:51:40 PM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: Clemenza

like I said , the south can always send the north east their diversity etc up there for them seeing as they love to shout how they love that


100 posted on 05/21/2013 5:56:23 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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