I was all ready to say “Ho-hum” when I read the opening paragraphs of a Huffington Postnews story about a new study which finds that Catholic people are more supportive of LGBT issues than most people generally think. I’ve read this story so many times before, I was ready to say. For at least a half-dozen years, almost every survey that has appeared about religion and LGBT topics shows that Catholics lead the way among religious groups on supporting equality measures.
But, just as I was about to click through to another story (in the old days, I would have said “turn the page to another story”), I noticed that the reporter said the researcher of this new study was attempting to answer “why, despite the fact most world religions have proscriptions against homosexual practices, some nations are much more tolerant than others.”
Okay, now I wanted to read on.
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