The president of American far-right campaign group Focus on the Family has admitted that gay marriage is an issue they are ‘losing on’.
Jim Daly told World magazine: “We’re losing on that one, especially among the 20- and 30-somethings: 65 to 70 percent of them favor same-sex marriage. I don’t know if that’s going to change with a little more age — demographers would say probably not. We’ve probably lost that. I don’t want to be extremist here, but I think we need to start calculating where we are in the culture.”
Daly’s concerns are backed up by recent polls, which generally suggest that support for gay marriage is steadily increasing in the States.
He attributes rising levels of tolerance to God’s displeasure at the fact that so many Christians are seeking ‘easy’ divorces.
He continued: “We’ve got to look at what God is doing in all of this… Have we done such a poor job with marriage, is He so upset with our mishandling of it in the Christian community, along with our lust of the flesh as a nation, that He is handing us over to this polygamy and same-sex situation in order to, perhaps, drive the Christian community, the remnant, into saying, ‘OK, there’s no no-fault divorce in our church’?”