Gallup poll suggests public drew line on 'tolerance' bullies

Gallup poll suggests public drew line on 'tolerance' bullies

Gallup poll suggests public drew line on 'tolerance' bullies

In a year’s time the number of Americans who find homosexual or lesbian relationships “morally acceptable” has dropped by seven percent, according to a Gallup survey released last week.

The Gallup survey found that 64% of Americans were okay with homosexual or lesbian relations compared to 71% in 2022. 

The findings line up with Americans’ “voting with dollars” campaigns against Bud Light and Target, which have aggressively pushed pro-LGBTQ views on their consumers. Both corporations have now suffered financially from an unhappy public, which surprised corporate boardrooms and alarmed homosexual activists in the middle of their "Pride Month" promotions. 

That public backlash is a topic that could define the Democratic Party in the 2024 election, according to Meg Kilgannon, a senior fellow for education studies with the Family Research Council.

“This Gallup poll is showing you that they are definitely losing part of their base with this messaging and the extremism of the Democratic Party,” Kilgannon said on "Washington Watch" Monday.

The tipping point could be in the push to indoctrinate children since it appears of absence of discrimination is not enough.

It also wasn’t enough to see Christian bakers and florists targeted by the movement, but targeting children, apparently, has generated a response.

“We saw the Masterpiece Cake Shop and the floral arranging lawsuit that happened where Christians were deliberately targeted and forced to affirm a belief that they did not hold.

In the grand scheme of things, what adults are required to do, we obviously disagree with that, but that may or may not capture the attention of the average person,” Kilgannon told show host Tony Perkins. “But when you are proclaiming that you must teach children about what is involved in these kinds of relationships and what these sex acts are that’s a bridge too far for many people.”

Earlier this week, Maryland Democratic Gov. Wes Moore was a guest on MSNBC’s "Inside With Jen Paski." He was critical of the efforts made by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and others to remove controversial materials from public libraries and public school classrooms.

“I continue to hear people making the argument that we're doing it because we want to prevent our students from having discomfort or guilt. I see," Moore commented. "It's not about making kids feel uncomfortable, it's about telling other kids that they shouldn't understand the wrong power. It's castrating them." 

Who has power over the children?

“The most important thing to take away from that is it’s about power," Kilgannon countered. "Who has the power over children? Is it going to be their parents or is it going to be the state?”

The poll numbers reflect pushback from Americans, including unhappy parents, who may have been accepting or had no strong opinion on same-sex marriage, Kilgannon said.

“Even they will say it’s not okay to talk to children about these topics, and particularly without parents’ permission and definitely not behind their parents’ backs,” Kilgannon said.

Kilgannon says the LGBT lobby has joined the teacher’s union as the most impactful “boots on the ground” forces in support of Democrats.

That’s why the party message isn’t changing.

Kilgannon, Meg (FRC) Kilgannon

“It will be interesting to see if the moderates will adopt this agenda," she observed. "Is it attractive to them? Are we going to see older Democrats and younger Democrats going along with this? The polling results would say, ‘No, we may not be.’”

But for now the strategy remains the same.

“They’re gearing up for 2024, and this is the clarion call they’re sending out,” Kilgannon said.