The Number of Millennials Who Identify As LGBTQ (11.11.21)

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This week we’re going to be talking about the number of Millennials who identify as LGBTQ. The percentage will probably surprise you. We’re going to talk about what led to this and what this means moving forward in this episode.

STORY – The Number of Millennials Who Identify As LGBTQ

“A study about the growing influence of Millennials has revealed a majority of them have a positive opinion about Jesus Christ. However, they apparently don’t understand or haven’t read what the Bible has to say about sexuality because a whopping 30% of that entire generation now identify as LGBTQ.  

“The 62-page research report titled New Insights into the Generation of Growing Influence: Millennials In America by George Barna was conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University and the Foundations of Freedom, a platform promoting traditional American Values. 

“Why Millennials? According to the report, they are the most populous generation in American society today, comprising more than 70 million adults in the U.S.  Millennials currently represent close to four out of every 10 working-age Americans, and they are also the primary parenting-age segment in the country. 

“The trend toward LGBTQ identification is especially strong among younger Millennials The study’s key findings of this generation include:

  • 29% of younger Millennials (ages 18-25) are counted as having some type of mental disorder. Overall, 54% of those surveyed acknowledged some degree of emotional fragility or even mental illness.
  • 24 out of every 25 Millennials (96%) lack a biblical worldview.
  • 75% say they lack meaning and purpose in life.
  • Only one-third claimed to believe in God.
  • 39% of younger Millennials ages 18-24 year olds identify as LGBTQ. 
  • Barna told Newsweek he attributed the unusually high number of Millennials being LGBTQ was due to social and news media coverage that makes it “safe and cool” for young Americans to identify that way—whether or not it represents their actual sexual orientation.

“‘It’s a subset of a larger issue, that this is a generation where three out of four are searching for meaning. This is a group that doesn’t have a reason to get out of bed in the morning,’ Barna said. ‘Therefore, the LGBTQ identity gives them comfort. A lot of this generation claim to be moving in that direction, but there’s a big difference between claiming the identity and living the lifestyle.’” (CBN News)

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