A new research indicates that American Christians are warming up to homosexuality. More members of all of Denominations, including members of churches that perceive it as sinful, accept this lifestyle.
Majority of US Christians, 54 percent, say that Christianity should be accepted not discouraged. This figure has increased by 10 percent since 2007 when similar research was also conducted by Pew Research.
The trend is driven mainly by younger generation who are generally more accepting homosexuality than their older colleagues. More than half of Evangelical churches members born between 1981 and 1996 are convinced that homosexuality should not be criticised compared to a third of evangelical Baby Boomers and a fifth of evangelicals in the Silent generation.
Regardless of age, seven-in-ten Catholics say that homosexuality should be accepted by society, a 12-percentage-point increase since 2007. Similar jumps have occurred among mainline Protestants (from 56% to 66%) and Orthodox Christians (from 48% to 62%).