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John R. Houk
© June 12, 2012
Here is a classic example of Leftist Mainstream Media (MSM) propagandizing the normalization of LGBT as in same-sex marriage. The New York Times has an editorial extolling growing support of same-sex marriage by Republicans to let the public know the GOP is no longer out of touch with American culture.
The fact is the percentage of actual homosexuals in America shows that the Left is out of touch with the American reality; which is that LESS THAN 5% of Americans claim to be living a homosexual lifestyle.
This means that the growing support among Republican politicians for the homosexual agenda of same-sex marriage is based entirely on Leftist and homosexual activist propaganda which is primarily being disseminated through the MSM, Hollywood and the small screen of TV. The homosexual agenda has been so successful in promoting homosexuality to the public that the more than 95% of Americans that do not live a homosexual lifestyle are made to feel like bigots by openly accepting the Biblical Moral view of homosexuality which is an abomination in the sight of God.
But what percentage of the population is actually gay or lesbian? With the debate over same-sex marriage again an emerging fault line in American political life, the answer comes as a surprise: A lower number than you might think -- and a much, much, much lower one than most Americans believe.
In surveys conducted in 2002 and 2011, pollsters at Gallup found that members of the American public massively overestimated how many people are gay or lesbian. In 2002, a quarter of those surveyed guessed upwards of a quarter of Americans were gay or lesbian (or "homosexual," the third option given). By 2011, that misperception had only grown, with more than a third of those surveyed now guessing that more than 25 percent of Americans are gay or lesbian. Women and young adults were most likely to provide high estimates, approximating that 30 percent of the population is gay. Overall, "U.S. adults, on average, estimate that 25 percent of Americans are gay or lesbian," Gallup found. Only 4 percent of all those surveyed in 2011 and about 8 percent of those surveyed in 2002 correctly guessed that fewer than 5 percent of Americans identify as gay or lesbian. (Emphasis Mine)
Such a misunderstanding of the basic demographics of sexual behavior and identity in America has potentially profound implications for the acceptance of the gay-rights agenda. On the one hand, people who overestimate the percent of gay Americans by a factor of 12 seem likely to also wildly overestimate the cultural impact of same-sex marriage. On the other hand, the extraordinary confusion over the percentage of gay people may reflect a triumph of the gay and lesbian movement's decades-long fight against invisibility and the closet. (Emphasis Mine)
"My first reaction to that, aside from a little chuckle, is that it's actually a sign of the success of the movement for LGBT rights," said Stuart Gaffney, a spokesman for the group Marriage Equality USA. "We are a small minority, and we will never have full equality without the support of the majority, and a poll like that suggests the majority is extremely aware of their gay neighbors, coworkers, and friends."
In recent years, as homosexuality has become less stigmatized, pro-gay rights groups have come around to acknowledging that a smaller percent of people identify themselves as gay than some of the early gay rights rhetoric claimed, based on Alfred Kinsey's 1948 report, "Sexuality in the Human Male." His survey research on non-random populations in the immediate post-World War II period concluded that 10 percent of men "were predominantly homosexual between the ages of 16 and 55" and that 37 percent had had at least one homosexual experience in their lives, but did not get into questions of identity per se. (Emphasis Mine)
Contemporary research in a less homophobic environment has counterintuitively resulted in lower estimates rather than higher ones. The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, a gay and lesbian think tank, released a study in April 2011 estimating based on its research that just 1.7 percent of Americans between 18 and 44 identify as gay or lesbian, while another 1.8 percent -- predominantly women -- identify as bisexual. Far from underestimating the ranks of gay people because of homophobia, these figures included a substantial number of people who remained deeply closeted, such as a quarter of the bisexuals. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of women between 22 and 44 that questioned more than 13,500 respondents between 2006 and 2008 found very similar numbers: Only 1 percent of the women identified themselves as gay, while 4 percent identified as bisexual. (Emphasis Mine)
Higher numbers can be obtained when asking about lifetime sexual experiences, rather than identity. The Williams Institute found that, overall, an estimated 8.2 percent of the population had engaged in some form same-sex sexual activity. Put another way, 4.7 percent of the population had wandered across the line without coming to think of themselves as either gay or bisexual. Other studies suggest those individuals are, like the bisexuals, mainly women: The same CDC study that found only 1 percent of women identify as lesbian, for example, found that 13 percent of women reported a history of some form of sexual contact with other women.
"Estimates of those who report any lifetime same-sex sexual behavior and any same-sex sexual attraction are substantially higher than estimates of those who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual," the Williams Institute's Gary J. Gates concluded.
One thing's for sure: it's hard to imagine the fact that so many think the country is more than a quarter gay or lesbian has no impact on our public policy. (Americans Have No Idea How Few Gay People There Are; by Garance Franke-Ruta; The Atlantic; May 31 2012, 2:17 PM ET)
Now if there are a growing amount of Republicans plugging into the Homosexual Activist and Leftist propaganda in order to bend our society into legitimizing homosexuality as normal, November 2012 is the time for Values Voters to make their voice even with the pressure of the propaganda the MSM exerts.
The NYT article I linked to in the first paragraph suggests that Paul Singer’s - homosexual Republican donor - brainiac creation of a Super PAC with the sole purpose of throwing money behind Congressional Republicans that support same-sex marriage will the homosexual agenda among Conservatives.
Sadly as long Social Values Conservatives continue to fail to counter the propaganda of the Left and Homosexual Activists that homosexuality is normal rather than a deviant sin in the sight of God Almighty, Singer may succeed with his millions of dollars to convince so-called moderate GOP to get on the same-sex train.
I know the MSM, Hollywood, and the small screen TV basically dominate streams of information toward the public; nonetheless we Values Conservatives need to find a way to neutralize the immoral grip of those propagandists that have convinced an overwhelming majority of non-homosexuals that homosexuality is normal.
Christians that have decided to marginalize Leftist control of the Media have developed their cable and non-cable Christian television networks. It is time for Conservatives to do so as well.
Kudos for the Fox Network that has developed the Fox News and Fox Business Channel; however Fox so far is of a singular outlet compared to the rest of the MSM. AND a host of the entertainment programming of the Fox Network and the cable FX network are not exactly developing serious programming promoting Conservative values. Indeed a significant amount of shows – unfortunately even shows that I like – are in the pro-homosexual category. There are issues even on Fox News that the pressure of Political Correctness vetoes reporting if it may rock the boat.
So what is the answer? The answer is obvious. Let’s get some Conservative millionaires and billionaires to invest in the creation of more hard hitting Conservative Networks or News Networks that not only compete with the Left leaning media but to also compete with Fox News to terminate the effects of Political Correctness across the airwaves.
Homosexuality is not normal. This is the case no matter the propaganda from the Bible-hating Left and Homosexual Activists.
Even though it is a bit off the subject here I have to add some other themes that the Mainstream Airwaves have influenced Americans over:
- Illegal Immigration
- American Laws for American Courts (ALAC)
- Overriding the Federalism of State Sovereignty when laws do not contradict the U.S. Constitution
- I am sure my fellow Conservatives can add to a list of topics that competing Conservative News Networks could counter Leftist propaganda let alone homosexual propaganda.