Based on Current Trends, It Is Only a Matter of Time Before the Gay Population In the U.S. Is Larger Than the Evangelical Population
by Michael Snyder, Charisma News:
The LGBT population in the United States is on the rise, and meanwhile the number of evangelicals is on the decline.
For now, evangelicals still greatly outnumber those that identify as LGBT, but if current trends continue it is only a matter of time before the size of the gay population actually surpasses the size of the evangelical population. The primary reason for this is the enormous cultural shift that is taking place among our young people. Millennials are much less likely to identify as “evangelical” than the general population as a whole, but they are more than twice as likely to identify as LGBT. Unless something dramatic happens, the percentage of LGBT Americans will continue to increase and the percentage of evangelical Americans will continue to fall as older Americans slowly die off.
Many evangelicals and many that identify as LGBT will get angry when you bring up these numbers. A lot of evangelicals want to continue to believe the myth that America is still a “moral country,” but that stopped being true a long time ago. And many of those that identify as LGBT do not want to accept the fact that more people are choosing to be gay because they want to maintain the narrative that “people are born that way.”
But the numbers don’t lie. According to Gallup, the percentage of Americans that identify as LGBT has been steadily rising for years. Just check out these numbers: