Here’s What Jesus Would Think About Major Issues Facing America (According To American Voters)

The U.S. is a diverse country, particularly in the faith and beliefs of its citizens. Even with a nearly 80% Christian-identified population, opinions about certain values and social issues vary dramatically.

If Jesus were were alive today and one of the 300,000,000

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US: Conspiracy theorists actually think Michelle Obama is transgender after Joan Rivers joke

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Conspiracy theorists now actually believe that First Lady Michelle Obama is transgender, after Joan Rivers made a joke.

Rivers said last week: “You know Michelle is a tranny… She’s a transgender, we all know.”

Bucking calls to apologise, Rivers later said: “I think it’s a compliment. She’s so attractive, tall, with a beautiful body, great face, does great makeup… the most gorgeous women are transgender.”

However, conspiracy theorists from website Info Wars have taken Rivers’ comments seriously, and now seem convinced that Michelle Obama is a trans woman.

Alex Jones of Info Wars said: “Joan Rivers talked about it the other day, and now it’s an international news story.

“The question is, ‘Who is Michelle Obama? Is she really a woman? Is she a man? Now, I’m not drawing any conclusions here. but I know this

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Evan Davis: There are more gay people at the BBC than you would think

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One of the BBC’s most influential presenters Evan Davis, has praised the corporation for its efforts towards diversity.

Speaking to PinkNews at the AudaCity event at London’s Guildhall, hosted by Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf, Davis said: “You could not imagine a more comfortable place to be gay than the BBC.”

He was the BBC’s economics correspondent before joining the Today programme and is the host of Dragon’s Den.

When asked if there were more gay people working in light entertainment than those like him working on hard news, he disagreed.

“When you say ‘who is gay at the BBC?’ Most people immediately think of Graham Norton but there are a lot of gay people at the BBC in news and business coverage who don’t happen to sing about it. I think that’s a good thing and the battle for the next 10-15 years is to make being gay not a big deal.”

Speaking after he compered an event promoting diversity in the City of London’s businesses, Davis said that there were advantages to being gay in the media.

“I’m basically a very boring person,” he said, “and, in Medialand, being gay makes you a little more interesting than you would otherwise be.”

Although keen to stress that the BBC is trying its best to achieve diversity, he admitted that there were still problems.

“In the media, as in society as a whole, trans people are vastly less visible than lesbian and gay people,” he said.

On the other hand, Davis said that “everyone at the BBC would be very keen” to make sure that someone being trans was not a problem for them in the workplace.

“I think that acceptance of trans people has reached a tipping point in the last twenty years nationally,” he said.

The biggest problem though, according to Davis, is the lack of visible older women.

“On the news you often have a middle aged man looking intelligent and stately with a glamorous, younger woman. That’s the way TV has often worked and the BBC is not immune from it.

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Poll: 61% of Americans think wedding businesses should be required to serve gays

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According to a new poll, 61% of Americans think businesses in the wedding trade should be required to serve same-sex couples.

The poll, conducted by the First Amendment Centre found that a majority of people believe a business should have to serve couples, even if the business owner objects to same-sex marriage on religious

Just 39% of people said that business owners should be able to opt out, despite calls for ‘religious freedom’ laws to allow them to do so.

Additionally, it found: “A majority of Americans (54%) agree that if a religiously affiliated group receives government funding, then the government should be able to require the group to provide healthcare benefits to same sex partners of employees, even if the religious group opposes same sex marriages or partners.”

Earlier this month, the owner of a bakery in Colorado said he would no longer sell wedding cakes, after losing a lawsuit following his denial of service to a same-sex couple.

He previously said he would rather go to prison, or close down his shop entirely, than make a cake for a same-sex wedding.

Republican Rick Santorum claimed last week that the baker had been sent to a ‘re-education camp’ following the ruling.

According to the First Amendment Centre, the questionnaire was administered to a national sample of 1,006 American adults by telephone.

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Americans Think It Should Be Illegal To Fire Someone For Being Gay, Don’t Realize It’s Not Already

Half of Americans support passing a law banning discrimination by employers against gays and lesbians, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows — and even more Americans agree that it should be illegal to fire someone for being gay.

The poll comes after President Barack Obama announced that his staff was drafting an executive order prohibiting job discrimination against LGBT employees of federal contractors. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a broader bill that would apply to most U.S. employers, has passed the Senate but not the House.

In the new survey, 50 percent of Americans favored and 38 percent opposed legislation banning job discrimination against gays and lesbians. The poll found political division on the issue: 63 percent of Democrats and 52 percent of independents favored that kind of legislation, but only 34 percent of Republicans did.

But on at least one major protection the legislation would provide, all three groups were united. Seventy-six percent of Americans, including 88 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of independents and 68 percent of Republicans, said that it should be illegal to fire someone for being gay or lesbian. Only 12 percent of Americans said it should be legal.

The fact that far more Americans agree with the principle than with the legislation may be attributable to a common misconception: Sixty-two percent of Americans think it’s already illegal to fire someone for being gay, while only 14 percent of poll respondents said that it’s legal. In fact, it is still legal in 29 states to fire someone for being gay.

Majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents all think it’s already illegal to fire someone for their sexual orientation.

The HuffPost/YouGov poll was conducted June 16-18 among 1,000 U.S. adults using a sample selected from YouGov’s opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. Factors considered included age, race, gender, education, employment, income, marital status, number of children, voter registration, time and location of Internet access, interest in politics, religion and church attendance.

The Huffington Post has teamed up with YouGov to conduct daily opinion polls. You can learn more about this project and take part in YouGov’s nationally representative opinion polling. Data from all HuffPost/YouGov polls can be found here.

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