The Pew Research Center released a study last week that examined the lives of LGBT Americans. One portion of the study, which has garnered significant media attention is the relationship between LGBT people and religion. The study found that LGBT people tended to be more religiously affiliated than the general population, and views all major religions as unfriendly toward LGBT people. The Pew study found that just less than half (48 percent) of LGBT people have no religious affiliation which is significantly more than the 20 percent of the general public. Some anti-gay activists will look at this figure and say, “Aha! See? Those LGBT people are anti-Christian. Look, half of them even eschew religion of any kind!”
GLAAD's Director of News & Faith Initiatives Ross Murray writes about Christianity and LGBT Americans.