Giving in to the power of the NotGay

Remember our old buddy Paul Cameron who once wrote this:

“If you isolate sexuality as something solely for one’s own personal amusement, and all you want is the most satisfying orgasm you can get- and that is what homosexuality seems to be-then homosexuality seems too powerful to resist. The evidence is that men do a better job on men and women on women, if all you are looking for is orgasm.” So powerful is the allure of gays, Cameron believes, that if society approves that gay people, more and more heterosexuals will be inexorably drawn into homosexuality. “I’m convinced that lesbians are particularly good seducers,”…

Well it looks as if there is someone who takes Paul seriously:

Good gawd, I think hell just froze over. By way of a comments board at Pam’s House Blend– it appears that Oxford University Press is publishing a Paul Cameron study, “Children of Homosexuals And Transsexuals More Apt To Be Homosexual,” in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

For those of you who are blessed with ignorance and aren’t familiar with the work of Paul Cameron, he’s a widely discredited right-wing researcher who has been repeatedly caught and accused of not following standard scientific methodology. Short of making stuff up, Cameron likes to quote *old* studies– he really likes to quote his own debunked studies– to make broad, sweeping proclamations about the innate sickness and depravity of homosexuality and homosexuals. Cameron was expelled from the American Psycholgocial Association in 1983 for shoddy methods and his research has been repeatedly repudiated by sociologists for not following basic scientific methods of inquiry, namely highly dubious sampling techniques. In a nutshell, he’s an anti-gay right-wing propagandist whose only audience is people who already believe gays and lesbians are sick, deviant and dangerous but want it stated in “scientific” terms. Cameron is frequently quoted by Family Research Council and others to “prove” that gay people are child molesters, die young, etc.

So why does Cameron’s work matter? Because Cameron believes that whenever Bush (or any other anti-gay politician) says things like “studies have shown that the ideal is where a child is raised in a married family with a man and a woman,” that he is referring to research published by Cameron’s “think” tank, the Family Research Institute. Why does Cameron believe this? For starters, he has personally briefed staff at the White House about his research.

The ball(s) are in your court Log Cabin Republicans….

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