30 Sep '13, 4pm

Holding hands, Straits Times and government walk into sinking sunset

Holding hands, Straits Times and government walk into sinking sunset

Nonetheless, I told the reporter the news point is not “polarisation”. The news point from the local survey, and from a more perceptive reading of world-wide trends, is that the high-water mark is either passing or has passed. Specifically, recent opinion surveys have found that a majority of Americans now believe that same-sex couples should be able to get married. And American churches are beginning to dial back on their anti-gay rhetoric. The Mormon Church, for example, chief fundraiser for the “Proposition 8″ campaign against marriage equality in California in 2008, is quietly soul-searching today. Pope Francis, just a week or two ago, spoke out against Christians obsessing over gay rights. It doesn’t take much effort to find articles on the net drawing the conclusion that the rightwing side of the “culture war” is lost.

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