Polling for MarriageSep 24, 2014
A new Pew Foundation poll may indicate a bit of a problem for those on the "right side of history." It seems America's love affair with redefining marriage may be getting some cold feet. From today's Daily Signal:
Americans’ support for same-sex marriage has decreased, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.
According to the poll, 49 percent of Americans now support same-sex marriage and 41 percent are opposed. That’s a drop of five percentage points since February.
Ryan Anderson, the William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and a Free Society at The Heritage Foundation, is not surprised by the results of the poll.
“The argument in support of marriage as the union of a man and woman hasn’t been heard and rejected; it simply hasn’t been heard,” said Anderson. “But when it is heard, people respond accordingly. In the long run, the truth about marriage will prevail.”
Those who seek to redefine marriage often accuse supporters of natural marriage of being on the "wrong side of history" when a new poll shows a change in attitude toward marriage laws. But as I read earlier this summer, "Accusing someone of being on the wrong side of history says nothing about whether he is on the right side of the argument. It is a mere threat, and a somewhat hollow one. History is an arbitrary enforcer."