Despite the Kim Davises of the world, most Catholics are open to non-traditional families
Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, may have her supporters among the Republican presidential candidates. In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, discontented businesses have protested by refusing services to same-sex couples. But Davis was the first public servant to make international news for, in short, refusing to do her appointed duties.
Of course, not all devout Christians are as vehement as Davis in their opposition. In fact, at least among Catholics, a growing number are in support. This timely survey from PEW Research Center shows that nearly half of all U.S. Catholics hold favorable views of non-traditional families, even those with gay or lesbian couples.
According to PEW, 43 percent of Catholics said they approved of same-sex couples having families, while 27 percent said it is unacceptable. Ironically enough, only 31 percent of Catholics viewed divorced parents as favorable. (Davis has been divorced three times, and married to four different men.)