A majority of young evangelicals approve of samesex marriage

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- According to a new report, a majority (53%) of young, white evangelicals in the United States favor legal same-sex marriage. Only a quarter of white evangelical seniors approve of it. Majority of Muslims support same-sex marriage, white evangelicals still opposedGuam Visitors Bureau goes LGBT with IGLTA at the Annual Global Convention in TorontoLGBT history will be made at the Rio Olympics, starting with the first same-sex married couple to compete in the gamesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/majority-young-evangelicals-approve-same-sex-marriage/ Are younger people more open-minded and accepting? | Photo: Unsplash/Edwin Andrade eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img The statistics, and an assessment of LGBTI evangelicals, come via the Human Rights Campaign’s new guide: Coming Home to Evangelicalism and to Self.As the introduction states, ‘Evangelical Christians who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer often find it difficult to be fully themselves in their church communities’.The guide aims to help those suffering from ‘pain, and sometimes deep and lasting trauma, to the LGBTQ person who seeks to remain faithful both to God and to their understanding of themselves’.An increasing generational divideHRC notes the increasing generational divide in regards to marriage equality.Almost every group they looked at — evangelicals, Hispanics, and black Americans — showed a majority of young people approving it. Only  Asian-Pacific Islander Americans had a majority in both young people and seniors.Further, 45% of young, white evangelicals reject policies where people can reject services to LGBTI people based on religious reasons.Another majority (54%) of evangelical Protestants support nondiscrimination protections for LGBTI people.As younger generations, trending more progressive and accepting, get older and gain more power and voices, change will happen.How to balance these identitiesHRC provides numerous examples and suggestions for living an authentic life, in both the LGBTI and evangelical communities. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Here are some of the suggestions:Finding an affirming church – this website can help with that (https://www.gaychurch.org/find_a_church/)Christian parents supporting LGBTI children – FreedHearts aids just thatBiblical inclusion – the Reformation Project aims to understand the Bible with LGBTI inclusion in mindAmelia Markham, the Programs and Organizing coordinator for The Reformation Project, believes evangelicalism needs to address three main obstacles for LGBTI members:How to interpret Scripture precedents within Christian history for LGBTQ inclusionthe lack of LGBTQ Christian role modelsThrough various resources, organizations like HRC and religious figures like Markham are trying to bridge the divide.More from Gay Star NewsVicky Beeching: Church must change or it’ll cause more LGBTI suicidesMajority of Muslims support same-sex marriage, white evangelicals still opposedConservative Christian colleges in America grapple with LGBTI issuesGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more