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Are Governments Misreporting To Advance Gay Rights?

Contact: Dr. Paul Cameron, Family Research Institute, 303-681-3113, 303-886-1947 cell

 

PHILADELPHIA, April 10 /Christian Newswire/ -- According to Drs. Paul and Kirk Cameron of Family Research Institute, a Colorado think tank, governments in three countries have exaggerated the percentage of homosexuals in the general population.

 

In 2003, Statistics Canada examined a random sample of 121,300 adults and reported that 1.7% were bi/homosexual. Yet because of a decline in incidence from about 2% of adults aged in their 20s and 30s to a third of one percent among the old, inclusion of respondents aged 60+ yields an estimate of 1.4% who engage in homosexual behavior.

 

In 2005, the US National Center for Health Statistics interviewed a random sample of 11,571 younger adults, but misreported the findings.  The question asked respondents about "ever having" had a same-sex experience.  According to the analysis, "[a]bout 6.5 percent of men 25-44 years of age have had oral or anal sex with another man… 11 percent of women 25-44 years of age reported having had a sexual experience with another woman."

 

These statements were inaccurate: the questions that generated these statistics were about lifetime same-sex sexual activity, not merely sex with adults (e.g., for men "ever done any of the following with another male" [6% 'ever', but 2.9% in last 12 months -- only 1.6% exclusively with men], and for women "ever had any sexual experience of any kind with another female" (p. 9) [11.2%; 4.4% in last 12 months – only 1.3% exclusively with female(s)]). Thus most 'homosexuals' also had sexual relations with the opposite sex.

 

In 2005, the British Department of Trade and Industry said "a wide range of research" indicated "lesbian, gay and bisexual people constitute 5-7% of the total adult population." Yet surveys which include adults of all ages put the prevalence closer to 1-2%.

 

Dr. Paul Cameron, of the Family Research Institute, a Colorado-based think tank, said these were "Curious mistakes and omissions for well-funded bureaucracies charged with reporting the truth, but certainly in harmony with activists' attempts to swell their numbers and hide their early average age of death."

 

Paul Cameron, Ph.D. & Kirk Cameron, Ph.D., presented "Federal Distortion Of The Homosexual Footprint." Paul Cameron, a reviewer for the British Medical Journal, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the Postgraduate Medical Journal, has published over 40 scientific articles on homosexuality. The EPA is the oldest regional Psychological Association in the United States. At its Philadelphia convention members presented the latest advances in scientific work to colleagues.

 

The full report can be accessed at www.earnedmedia.org/frireport.htm