George Barna, the evangelical author popular with conservative Christians for his research into faith and culture, has said that common stereotypes of gay people and their relationship to Christianity are wrong.
As his research company, The Barna Group, released the results of a survey on homosexuals and faith, Barna said:
People who portray gay adults as godless, hedonistic, Christian bashers are not working with the facts. … A substantial majority of gays cite their faith as a central facet of their life, consider themselves to be Christian, and claim to have some type of meaningful personal commitment to Jesus Christ active in their life today.
Despite finding some significant differences between the faith of straight people and that of gays, Barna concluded that “there may be less of a spiritual gap between straights and gays than many Americans would assume.”
HT: Warren Throckmorton.