Study: Majority of Blacks Believe Being Gay is a Choice

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AFRICANGLOBE – While Black and Latino media outlets are overwhelmingly supportive of gay issues in their coverage, more Blacks believe that homosexuality is a choice than the country at large, according to a new report by the Opportunity Agenda.

The group analyzed available public opinion research to get a overall view of how the country’s opinions of the LGBT community and its issues have been evolving over time, particularly in the Black and Latino community.

The report, called “Public Opinion and Discourse on the Intersection of LGBT Issues and Race,” shows that there remains a tension in the Black and Latino communities between support for LGBT “rights” and a belief that it violates moral and religious principles.

But no such tension exists in the media that serves these communities, according to the report. Most of the LGBT stories in the Black media focused on HIV, bullying, homophobia and discrimination, with LGBT African Americans and other civil-rights leaders often commenting on stories. Pro-LGBT voices outnumbered anti-gay voices, who tended to be African-American ministers.

In the Latino community, where coverage tended to focus on marriage equality, the end of the military’s ban on openly gay soldiers, LGBTs in larger Latino communities, celebrity news and anti-gay violence, most of the anti-gay voices were White.

One of the more interesting findings in the report is that most African Americans do not associate the community’s struggles for civil rights with the battle for LGBT rights.

Just 36 percent of the country believes that being gay is a choice, but the report found that 47 percent of Black Americans believe homosexuality to be a choice. More Latinos believed that people are born gay than the total sample, the report said, with 52 percent of Latinos believing people are born gay, compared with 42 percent overall.

Demonstrating the influence of religion on this issue, people who go to church weekly are far less likely to be pro-LGBT—24 percent of weekly church-goers support marriage equality compared with 57 percent of people who rarely or never attend worship services.

  • https://www.facebook.com/100000171940568 Joe Bizumo

    A woman in graeco roman civilisation was associated with the devil,hence coming of age in men was culturally tied to homosexual acts.Now ,as for africans and afro americans too a woman was central to the existential moral principle of immaculate conception long before jesus.Propagation of homosexuality in africa is obviously a mind control technique through obfusication,wake up!

  • https://www.facebook.com/100000394474703 Kimber Lena Shelton

    thats some wicked grecian o_o

  • https://www.facebook.com/100003318162470 Franklin Nzeugang

    this war the purpose of the world oder

  • https://www.facebook.com/100000315366464 Anthony Lanos

    It is a choice. But if you research the history of homosexuality, you might be surprised of what you might find. You might find my oppinion offensive, but I say, “Give it back to the Greeks and Romans.” It is not a natural behavior. If it was, “Man would be extinct.” It is a choice, to be posessed by evil unatural spirits, and become un-natural. My Opinion! Let me further my point about the origins of homosexuality. If you look at the statues of ancient Egyptians 10,000 to 20,000 BC., you will find them clothed about thier loins, but if you move foward to Roman & Greek Civilizations 800 BC. to 1200 AD. you will find naked statues of David, Mary, mythological gods, and homosexual beings created as part of their culture, plus gargorls, and demonic monsters.

  • https://www.facebook.com/1421031811 Fataah Ewe’

    Long stretches of incarceration are never mentioned.