July 26, 2012

New poll examines minorities’ views on social issues

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(RNS) Compared to Hispanic Americans, black Americans are far more likely to believe abortion should be legal in most circumstances, even when they personally reject the procedure as immoral. By Lauren Markoe.

  • Gil

    Easy to understand the difference between black and Hispanic people when it comes to issues of “moral theology” like abortion that the Catholic Church preaches so completely and adamantly against. It’s the Catholic influence on Hispanics. Blacks are more evangelically independent. They may sing in chorus in response to a lot of the utterances of their preachers–and each other–but there isn’t the thorough, constant effort at mind control with blacks as practiced in the Catholic Church. Blacks don’t suffer from such rigid theological “systems” as are practiced in Catholic Churches. Hispanics are much more subject to the latter.