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03/28/2014

New poll shows evangelical Americans real-world effects of handing keys to extremists

by Jeremy Hooper

I've used the sitcom test before, but it seems like a fitting time to do it again. Take characters like Mitch and Cam from Modern Family and replace them with the equivalent of a Tony Perkins or a Bryan Fischer from the evangelical America. The story lines wouldn't be as sympathetic, would they? The plots wouldn't be as light and friendly, right? Because the reality is that the characters and their differentiated goals (e.g. planning a wedding versus attacking them; raising a daughter versus viciously condemning gay couples who do; etc.) would make for for vastly dissimilar scripts.

That kind of explains this:

Fifty-three percent of voters said they felt favorably toward gays and lesbians, compared to 42% who felt favorably toward evangelicals. Eighteen percent said they felt unfavorably toward gays and lesbians, while 28% reported unfavorable feelings toward evangelicals.
FULL: Gays And Lesbians More Popular Than Evangelicals Among Voters, Poll [HuffPo]

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