By L.A. Williams, Correspondent
Christian Action League
November 15, 2012
More than a week after voters in three states approved same-sex unions and those in a fourth failed to insert protections in their constitution, many may be asking if the tide is turning in the battle for biblical marriage. But a nationwide poll taken on election-day shows that 60 percent of Americans who voted in the election favor marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
The survey, conducted by Polling Company Inc. for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), is consistent with a September poll showing 57 percent of Americans support the one man-one woman definition.
“Let us be perfectly clear here — marriage is what God said it is in his word regardless of any poll, survey or election results. And we’ll keep supporting this core social institution no matter what the numbers suggest,” said the Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League. “But it’s encouraging to know that, even as our nation struggles, more than half of those asked about marriage are on the right track.”!
Brian Brown, NOM’s president, said in a press release that had marriage been put to a national popular vote on election day, it would have won with at least 55 percent.
“The GOP ticket captured 48.4 percent of the popular vote nationwide. Marriage outperformed the GOP ticket by an average of 6.6 points,” he added. “The facts show that it is wrong to contend that preserving marriage as the union of a man and a woman is anything but a winning issue in America.”
Unfortunately, the vote on Nov. 6 did not reflect the 55 to 60 percent of marriage supporters in the polls, although the results were very close hovering between 47 and 49 percent in support of traditional marriage in Maine, Maryland, Washington and Minnesota.
Brown said the results reflected political and funding advantages of the same-sex lobby in some liberal states.
“They don’t change the fact that in most states, marriage is protected from being redefined by state judges and politicians because voters have already adopted state constitutional amendments defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” he added.
Dr. Creech said that’s all the more reason to thank the Lord for the passage of North Carolina’s Marriage Protection Amendment in May.
“North Carolina’s election results in November were remarkably better than those in some other parts of the nation and I don’t think that is coincidence,” he said. “Conservatives mobilized in May to rally around marriage and the results carried into the fall. Now the goal for Christians should be to stay involved in the process. There are many more issues to come.”