Monday, August 08, 2005

Faked Gay Statistics

I've complained more than a few times on this blog about some people in the religious right using patently absurd and disingenious statistics about gay people to prove how terrible gays are. My statement has always been that if being gay is a sin, let it be a sin. There's no need to make up numbers or regurgitate highly suspect studies or statistics to try to prove the morality of your point.

I found recently on Ex-Gay Watch that Jim Burroway has done an excellent job figuring out how some in the religious right actually get to some of their false statistics. It is definitely worth a read.


At 8/8/05 9:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 9/8/05 8:55 AM, Blogger Stojef2005 said...

How come we never hear about how the the greatest number of divorces occur in Christian homes in "red" states or how Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate in the country? Does anyone know that the rate of HIV infection is rising in heterosexual teenagers?

I never understood why the number of sexual partners gay men have is used to deny them marriage rights. How many partner have the straight people had before they got married? How many of them STILL have sexual partners even after marriage? Is one extra-marital partner okay? Is eight the official number of partners needed to deny someone a marriage license? I didn't realize that the issuance of marriage licenses depended on how devoted one was to his or her spouse.

50% of heterosexual marriages end in divorce. Should we limit the rights of heterosexuals to marry based on this statistic? Whoops. I forgot. Homosexuals are held up to standards that heterosexuals could never achieve themselves.

At 10/8/05 8:25 AM, Blogger Brady said...

stojef- Good points, as usual. Your second paragraph is particularly good, and framed in a way I didn't think of.


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