Jim Davenport Comment – a sickening development … bowing to those who want to destroy the very fiber of our nation! If you don’t think TV and the mass media can influence the general populace to adopt lifestyles totally opposite from what the Bible teaches, take a look at the article below by Mark Z. Barabak in the Los Angeles Times.
By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
May 20, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Gays may have the fastest of all civil rights movements . Public attitudes have shifted sharply in the last 10 years. Chalk it up to familiarity – among family, friends, co-workers and prime-time TV characters.
People rally in San Francisco in 2010 against California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage. Though many states don’t recognize same-sex marriage, public attitudes have tilted sharply toward approval in the last decade. (Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times / August 4, 2010)
Politically, President Obama felt it safe enough recently to abandon his studied ambiguity and endorse same-sex marriage amid a tough reelection campaign. Days later, a top Republican pollster, Jan van Lohuizen, issued a warning to his party, suggesting opponents were on the wrong side of the issue. Support has grown, he wrote in a strategy memo, “at an accelerated rate with no sign of slowing down.”
In a convergence of causes, the NAACP board voted Saturday to endorse same-sex marriage, saying “marriage equality” was “consistent with equal protection under the law provided under the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution.”
Popular culture and its shaper, the mass media, have also played a crucial role in changing attitudes, much as news accounts helped advance the cause of the black civil rights movement. Only this time it wasn’t images of fire hoses and police dogs turned on innocents but the sympathetic portrayal of gay and lesbian characters in prime time, in what has become a TV staple.
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