Data for the 2011 Australian census shows that the percentage of the Australian population who stated ‘No religion’ is up from 18.7% in 2006 to 22.3% in 2011. Interestingly, the number of gay couples who reported no religion is 48% compared with 21% straight couples.
But I guess that is not too surprising given the way religion has treated gay people. The name faggot is derived from the peices of wood used to burn them at the stake. I’m more surprised at the fact that there are 52% of gay couples who still subscribe to woo.
I’m working on them. I have an idea for a gay atheist float in next years Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. A gorgeous guy in a loin cloth tied to a stake and writhing voluptuously as pretty flames lick at his feet . And maybe a sign say"For God so loved the world…”
But maybe not…a bit too overpowering for the young people watching. It woudl shock the churches, though. Anyone havwe any other ideas for getting the message across? Got to work on that 52% of gay couples and the 79% of striaght couples.