I remember back in the nineties, “experts” constantly claimed that one in ten people are gay. This was used to argue or imply that something so prevalent could not possibly be a deviation from a moral norm. Ten percent of people can’t be wrong, can they?
It was always an invalid argument, but it is worth pointing out that the numbers were made up. The National Health Interview Survey has come out with its findings. According to the Washington Post, this survey is “the government’s premier tool for annually assessing Americans’ health and behaviors.” According to this research, 1.6 percent of the adult population identifies itself as homosexual and 0.7 percent of the adult population identifies itself as bisexual.
The overwhelming majority of adults, 96.6 percent, labeled themselves as straight in the 2013 survey. An additional 1.1 percent declined to answer, responded “I don’t know the answer” or said they were “something else.”
The figures offered a slightly smaller assessment of the size of the gay, lesbian and bisexual population than other surveys, which have pegged the overall proportion at closer to 3.5 or 4 percent. In particular, the estimate for bisexuals was lower than in some other surveys.
So it is this small group of people who are threatening the First Amendment in this country and are destroying the definition of marriage.
Actually, they aren’t. No minority this small could really do that. No, these numbers mean our national agenda is driven, not by homosexuals, but by a group of mostly heterosexuals who, for other reasons than their own personal felt need to engage in homosexual behavior, want to redefine the family, marriage, and restrain the freedom of religion and conscience in this country.
The Washington Post story keeps pretending that these sexual self-identifications are born into human beings—like being left-handed versus right-handed. It is nonsense. As Robert Gagnon points out about the survey:
The examination by age revealed that the percentage of adults who identified as gay or lesbian was similar for adults aged 18–44 (1.9%) and adults aged 45–64 (1.8%), with the estimates for both of these groups being higher than the estimate for adults aged 65 and over (0.7%). The percentage of adults who identified as bisexual also varied with age. A higher percentage of adults aged 18–44 identified as bisexual (1.1%) compared with adults aged 45–64 (0.4%) and adults aged 65 and over (0.2%).
If homosexuality was a natural human mutation, then why would it vary with different age groups? I suppose that one could claim that non-heterosexuals are more likely to die sooner, but why would the bisexuals be less healthy than the fully homosexual ones? (Though I suspect death rates vary widely between male and female homosexuals, so it may be useless to talk about generic homosexuals). Another possibility is that our sexually perverse culture has gotten worse over time and led more young people into confusion. So it is not some inborn “orientation” but a pattern of desire and practice that is set through the media and perhaps sexual initiation at a young age.
Gagnon cites another CDC study:
From pp. 29-30 of a 2011 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study of 150,000 teens aged 14–18 years (mean age 15) in various US cities, of which 93% said they were heterosexual, 5% homo/bisexual, and 2.5% unsure: Across eight sites (Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Boston, Chicago, New York City, and San Francisco) that assessed having ever had sexual intercourse, less than half (44%) of heterosexual teens said that they had had sexual intercourse compared to slightly more than two-thirds (68%) of self-described gay, lesbian, and bisexual teens. Self-identified gay and lesbian teens were four times more likely (20%) to have had sex at the age of 12 or younger than their heterosexual counterparts (5%) and almost three times more likely (30%) to have had sexual intercourse with four or more persons than their heterosexual counterparts (11%).
Notice that this means that people who end up identifying as homosexual start way earlier and way more intensively than heterosexual teens.
So once again, as intelligent homosexuals know, they are not merely “born that way.” It is all a lie. But as the tiny minority of homosexuals is used to undermine and marginalize heterosexual morality, you have a chance to confuse developing youth and increase the numbers.