Replace vegan with any group where less than 50% of its members are jackasses and you will get a true statement. If more than 50% are jackasses, the group is mostly jackasses and the non-jackasses give the group a good name.
I got really bored of looking for bible verses. It’s not particularly difficult, but that book is really boring. So I’m changing it to just another atheist blog but probably with more stats analysis.
Plenty of liberals talk about homophobia in the Black community (conservatives hate gays, so they don’t give a shit). It’s true that opposition to same-sex marriage is higher in the Black community in 2010 it was 30% for and 59% opposed while among whites it was 42 to 48. But as you can see age, religious affiliation, religiosity (as measured by frequency of church attendance), whether or not you identify as a Republican are better indicators, and whether or not you went to college are better predictors. All of these are interconnected.
Not surprisingly, the best predictor is religion, specifically Judaism or atheism versus evangelicalism (which is almost the exclusive domain of whites). The three biggest numbers among a single demographic, by quite a wide margin, (i.e. not something such as white and Catholic, or female and protestant) are support for marriage among atheists (80%) and Jews (76%) and opposition among evangelicals (74%).
Since there is quite a bit of fluidity in religious affiliation outside of Jews, it’s hard to say whether homophobes are drawn to evangelicalism. I encourage people to check out Pew’s data on religious conversions here.
My grandfather died on Thursday. I also started a somewhat intense treatment for depression on Friday (TMS). I’ll try to get back to posting some crazy shit again pretty soon.