LifeWay Research released its latest survey on Millennials – Americans born between 1980 and 1991 –and found that 61 percent either strongly agreed or somewhat agreed with same-sex marriage.
The research findings will be highlighted in a new book – “The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation” – by the president of Lifeway Christian Resources, Thom Ranier, and his son Jess.
According to LifeWay Research:
“Two-thirds of those with no religious preference agree strongly there is nothing wrong with same-sex marriage, while only 1 in 7 of those who say they trust Christ as Savior agree strongly. Further, 46 percent of those who say they trust Christ as Savior strongly disagree and in fact find fault with marriage between members of the same gender.”
Ranier said the results were not necessarily surprising.
“It will be a critical issue for churches – soon to be led by Millennials – to establish their biblical positions on the issue of same-sex relationships,” he said. “If it is to find relevance with Millennials, the church must be willing to deal directly with the issue of same-sex attraction and relationships. The church must voice a clear, biblical ethic of sexuality.”
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