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In The News: How Many Homosexuals?

inthenewsAccording to two researchers, the largest random sex survey ever conducted has reported that only 1.4% of adults engaged in homosexual behavior. Analyzing a 2003 Canadian Community Survey of 121,3000 adults, Drs. Paul and Kirk Cameron told attendees of the Eastern Psychological Association Convention that 2% of 18-44 year olds, 1% of 50 year olds, and only one third of 1% of subjects 60+ considered themselves homosexual. Thus homosexual activity was much more common among younger adults.

“What happened to the older homosexuals? Some may have ceased to be sexually active,” said Paul Cameron, “or they may have died. Recent reports from Scandinavia indicate that the life expectancy of homosexuals is 20+ years shorter than that of heterosexuals.”

“No one can say that this statistic is ‘the bedrock truth,’” Paul Cameron said, “but even with attempts to increase the percentage of active homosexuals—which Statistics Canada appears to have done by reporting only the results of those under the age of 60—the 1.4% is a figure that has to be taken very seriously.

“The U.S. Government survey of 12,381 adults in 1996, reported that 1.3% of men and 1.1% of women under the age of 60 said they’d had homosexuals sex in the last 12 months. It also found few older homosexuals. So it appears that homosexuality is a young person’s activity — one that may contribute to an early death.”


The 10% figure almost universally quoted as the proper ratio of homosexuals in any population has long been debunked. The figure was arrived at by the 1948 Kinsey survey, which contained an abnormally high percentage of prison inmates and convicted sex offenders. Simply put, the Kinsey methodology was greatly flawed, and the results are incorrect. As reported in Newsweek in February 1993, “Ideology, not sound science, has perpetuated a 1-in-10 myth. In the nearly half century since Kinsey, no survey has come close to duplicating his findings.”

Also interesting is the revelation that more young people practice homosexuality than old people. It is interesting that researchers have difficulty accounting for the differences in percentages. In fact, if homosexuality was a genetic trait, (as commonly claimed), the percentages would be constant. In my view, the explanation that 60 year olds would be no longer active (homosexuals are militant, and would proclaim themselves as such even if they were not actively engaging in the act), or that they have died, is a bit disingenuous. The simplest explanation is that one chooses to be a homosexual. The lifestyle is more acceptable among the young, so there are more who engage in the sin.

Regardless, it is condemned by God. “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination…” (Leviticus 20:13).