John Derbyshire's post entitled "Turkeys Vote For Thanksgiving--Gays Demonstrating For Muslim Immigration" spurred me to take a look at what the GSS has to say about the subject. The following graph shows the percentages of people, by religious affiliation, who believe that "sexual relations between two adults of the same sex" is "always wrong" (n = 33,086):
The GSS shows Derb's title to be an apt one.
The rank ordering is predictable enough, with the possible exception of Jews being more morally tolerant of buggery than even those who do not identify with any religious tradition are. Sodom and Gomorrah?
That those who religiously affiliate as Jewish are not what is conventionally understood to be meant by the adjective "religious" goes some way in explaining this acceptance of homosexuality. The following graph shows the percentages of people, by religious affiliation, who "know God exists" (this is the majority position--60.8% of all respondents assert they know God exists) (n = 18,383):
Only one-third of Jews firmly believe in the existence of God. On this measure anyway, the answer to the question of whether Jewishness is primarily a religious or primarily an ethnic identifier appears to be the latter [edit: Stronger evidence that is indeed the case].
To take this post full circle, the final graph shows the percentages of people, by sexual orientation, who know God exists (n = 7,533):
GSS variables used: SEXORNT, YEAR(1998-2014), RELIG(1,2,3,4,9), GOD(6), HOMOSEX(1)