More evidence of Americans' biblical ignorance- or apathy

According to a new Rasmussen poll, 60% of Americans favor women in the pulpit.  The New Testament, of course, explicitly forbids this in 1 Timothy 2:12, among other places.

Only 16% know their Bibles well enough to oppose women's ordination (or even care what the Bible says about it).  25% are undecided.

Meanwhile- incredibly- 43% support openly gay and lesbian individuals in the pulpit, despite the fact that every stratum of both Testaments consistently declare homosexual behavior to be sinful (both homosexuality as a condition and "sexual orientation" are recent concepts unknown in biblical times; it is the act of men having sexual relations with men and women doing so with women which is condemned).  I Corinthians 6:9-10 explicitly mentions homosexual activity as behavior such that "those who do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God."

It seems that a plurality of the American people come under the condemnation of Romans 1:26-32.

At one level, the poll is cause for sorrow at the sad state of American biblical literacy- or, alternatively, our lack of respect for biblical authority. At another, though, it's simply a reminder that only a relatively small percentage of the American people are actually committed Christians in the first place.

And that being the case, perhaps we shouldn't care what they think. They don't have a dog in this hunt, besides not being able to tell a dog from a rutabaga in the first place.


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