Last week’s poll asked, “What is your view on allowing civil marriage for same-sex couples?”
The results broke down like this:
An overwhelming 81% of those who responded answered, “I’m all for legal marriage being available to gay couples. Equality is equality.”
Eight percent said, “It’s only fair to permit it under secular law, but not in churches.”
Next up was “I am opposed to it — homosexuality, in my opinion, is sin, and those who don’t follow my religious beliefs should be punished under secular law,” the scary answer given by eight percent of those polled.
And, frighteningly, two percent said, “I don’t care about the issue much. Gays are fine, but their equality has nothing to do with me. There are more important things to worry about.”
However alarming I may find the responses of 10 percent of those who took the time to participate, I thank them and all those who took the survey for taking part here at Free Speech Central.
Time for this week’s better-late-than-never survey. The question involves the recent news about a 20-year-old college student who told US officials that in an act of civil disobedience, he placed box cutters and other banned items aboard two airliners to test security. It took weeks for the banned items to be discovered, and the self-described pacifist “voice of dissent” left obvious clues so that authorities could find him easily, and when they did, he told them his act was done so people could see how lax airline security remains. On Monday, feds charged him with taking a dangerous weapon aboard an aircraft and released him into his parents’ custody on his own recognizance. If convicted, he could be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison. The activist, Maryland resident Nathaniel Heatwole, says he just wants to go back to his North Carolina college.
How do you think the feds should deal with Heatwole’s controversial act?
Tell us what you think! Cast your vote in the AF&O Poll of the Week. You’ll find it in the yellow box in the sidebar to the right.
You can only vote once. If we avoid technical difficulties, results will be available next Sunday.