By David Roach
NASHVILLE — A Gallup poll indicating Americans are more “left-leaning” than ever on 10 of 19 moral issues has been called “humbling” and “chastening” by a Southern Baptist Convention seminary president. A Fordham University ethicist critiqued the poll as “deeply misleading” for suggesting moral permissiveness is limited to liberals.
In its annual Values and Beliefs survey, the Gallup polling organization found that record percentages of U.S. adults believe it is morally acceptable to use birth control (91 percent), get divorced (73 percent), engage in opposite-sex sexual acts outside of marriage (69 percent), engage in same-sex sexual acts (63 percent), have a baby outside of marriage (62 percent), commit physician-assisted suicide (57 percent), view pornography (36 percent), and practice polygamy (17 percent). [Read more…]