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CDC: Gay Population 2.3%; Thanks to Media, Americans Think Number is 13 Times Higher
NewsBusters.org ^ | 7-15-2014 | Kristine Marsh

Posted on 07/15/2014 10:40:20 AM PDT by servo1969

Everyone knows there are gays and lesbians in everybody’s family. And no office would be complete without a sassy gay character. And just about every other kid in high school is wresting with his sexuality. I know. I watch TV.

Except it isn’t true, and the Centers for Disease Control just proved it. A new comprehensive study by the CDC with over 33,000 participants has confirmed earlier estimates; less than 3 percent of the U.S. population self-identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual. Earlier, much smaller-scale surveys have put that number at 4 percent.

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), published July 15 by the CDC, was the first large-scale study of it’s kind. Data was collected from the Census Bureau, as The Washington Post reported, and 33,557 adults between the ages of 18 and 64 participated in the study, which included in-person interviews as well as follow-up phone questions.

The NHIS study found that, while 96.6 percent of adults identified as “straight”, 1.6 percent identified as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent called themselves bisexual. 1.1 percent responded “I don’t know” or said they were “something else” not listed.

That sure doesn’t sound like society according to Hollywood, or the news media, which have young Americans convinced 30 percent of the population is gay.

Maybe that’s because gay characters pop up in just about every product out of Hollywood. Men dress as women, give lap dances to other men and even get married in national awards shows likethe Grammys and Tony Awards. Media festivals likeSouth by Southwest and Sundance celebrate gay sex and all other kinds of relationships as completely normal. TV shows like “Modern Family,” “The New Normal” and “The Fosters” attempt to show that gay families are just as common and normal as any other family.

The news media does their part too. CNN has a particularly cozy relationship with GLAAD, the gay speech police. CNN’s Paul Begala claimed in 2011, “One out of 10 Americans is gay...At Least 10 percent of us are gay or lesbian.” The media attacks businesses and churches as being out of step with reality, and calls for children’s organizations like the Boy Scouts to include gay scout leaders.

Meanwhile the media highlights stories of transgender toddlers and invokes pity for the handful of gay students who go to Christian colleges and are open about their sexuality, then complain when they are asked to abide by the school’s religious rules.

Gay activists who say hateful things get a pass from the media too. Take Dan Savage, who has said all kinds of vile comments towards conservatives, Christians, and women, yet the media ignores his hate. The moment a Christian refers to the Bible on homosexuality, the media relentlessly attacks the person, their family, and tries to take away their livelihood. They did that with Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty and Chic-Fil-A’s Dan Cathy.

A much higher percentage of the population believes marriage should be between man and a woman. The annual March for Marriage is the largest march of its kind yet themedia refuse to report on it each year.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: cdc; gay; homosexualagenda
I'm really getting tired of being reminded that about 3% of men like to ---- other men everywhere I turn.
All the time, everywhere.
Can't watch TV, can't see a movie, can't go to the store, can't go to work, can't watch a damn cartoon even!

"Have a nice day 'cause about 3% of men like to ---- other men!"
"Would you like a free appetizer? We're having a special because about 3% of men like to ---- other men."
"The all new 2015 POS Sedan! Because about 3% of men like to ---- other men!"
"On the next "All My Widgets" Steve and Kim discuss how about 3% of men like to ---- other men."
"And now the news. Our top story again tonight- Approximately 3% of men still like to ---- other men."
At work- "This month is '3% of Men Like to ---- Other Men' Month."


It's really getting aggravating.
Seriously. It is now literally impossible for me to go 24hrs and not be reminded by something or someone that anal sex between dudes is a 'thing.'
And I bet gay advocates think that is just peachy.

1 posted on 07/15/2014 10:40:20 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Well that does seem rather Sodom-like. A minority at least at first, they take over the whole blooming place by bullying.


2 posted on 07/15/2014 10:41:43 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: servo1969

AIDS keeps it below 3%


3 posted on 07/15/2014 10:43:16 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

It used to, but no more.


4 posted on 07/15/2014 10:45:02 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: servo1969

The arts community has always had a higher proportion of homosexuals than the general population.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 10:46:07 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: servo1969

13, hell - the media would have people think 9 out of 10 are fags


6 posted on 07/15/2014 10:48:02 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: servo1969

The figures in the CDC study appears to fit well with previous studies, eg the Kinsey report etc.

In other words, homosexuals are a small minority of the total population. They do, however, appear to congregate in certain environments, not least politics.


7 posted on 07/15/2014 10:50:08 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: servo1969

I think everyone who voted for Obama is a fag. Only perverts would vote for that pervert.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 10:52:32 AM PDT by pallis
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To: ScaniaBoy

Sorry, young American men, chances are, she’s not a lesbian, she just doesn’t like you.


9 posted on 07/15/2014 10:52:34 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: servo1969

HomoWood perpetuates their numbers due to child rape and the casting couch. Often they are the same thing.

Pray America wakes up


10 posted on 07/15/2014 10:52:50 AM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: servo1969

Has there ever been a demographic wield such a disproportionate amount of power as held by gays in America?


11 posted on 07/15/2014 10:53:12 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: bigbob
13, hell - the media would have people think 9 out of 10 are fags

That may well be true in Hollywood.

12 posted on 07/15/2014 10:55:07 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: servo1969

That tiny percentage runs the county or at least sets the agenda. They even have a president.


13 posted on 07/15/2014 10:55:56 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Bratch
The arts community has always had a higher proportion of homosexuals than the general population.

You've got to have quite an imagination to think that an organ designed to discharge fecal matter can also be used to have sexual relations.

14 posted on 07/15/2014 10:58:50 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Bratch

Birds of a feather flock together. The game is solicitation. That’s the only reason it still exists.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 11:00:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: servo1969

The word “gay” is misunderstood. It is a self-identifier. It is possible that the number of men that have or have had sex with another man is 10% and the number of “gay” people are still 2%. So really, it is all about how the question is asked. Young, “heterosexual” women have been having sex with each other at high rates for about 20 years. Now, young heterosexual men are doing it and that is of particular concern given the public health fallout.


16 posted on 07/15/2014 11:00:35 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: servo1969
Yes, the media won't shut up about it.

Now that they seem to have won the same-sex marriage effort (mostly through judges throwing out state laws) the next big thing seems to be "transgender."

Are there any figures for how many people have actually subjected themselves to the medical procedures needed to make themselves appear to be the sex opposite to what their DNA says?

Individual cases seem to get lots of publicity, like Bradley Manning...but are they really a significant number?

17 posted on 07/15/2014 11:04:42 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: servo1969

Mass delusion is the Left’s stock in trade.

America has long since fallen into one of the more unsavory episodes of the Twilight Zone and it’s not coming out.


18 posted on 07/15/2014 11:06:43 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: wolfman23601

Now that gross bans and social shunning have failed, what can avail?

Well, it would be fair to say that whatever the answer is, politics is not it.

I say that the answer is faith, which is something that goes beyond “religion” and even transcends it. I used to think people were quibbling who made a distinction between faith and religion, but now I know from experience it isn’t a quibble. Religion is all outward. It doesn’t guarantee that there is anything in the heart behind it. Faith is inward... in fact it results when you actually believe that God loves you. Religion could be a response to a conviction that either God does not care or is chiefly bent on hating you.


19 posted on 07/15/2014 11:08:58 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jack Hammer

The future will depend on how people react to God.


20 posted on 07/15/2014 11:10:24 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I ain’t holdin’ my breath.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 11:13:58 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Nobody wants you to hold your BREATH.

Where it starts is to catch the Holy Spirit.


22 posted on 07/15/2014 11:15:02 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: servo1969

Interesting that this survey on homosexuality was conducted by the Center for DISEASE Control.


23 posted on 07/15/2014 11:16:00 AM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: max americana

Nope.

The number of people dying of AIDS is way down. In fact many now consider it a chronic disease.


24 posted on 07/15/2014 11:18:32 AM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: Walrus

Well yes... as much as the “gay” community has tried, it has not managed to shake off AIDS. And so the CDC keeps on caring about the matter.


25 posted on 07/15/2014 11:18:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: bigbob

That is because 9 out of 10 people in the media are fags.


26 posted on 07/15/2014 11:19:21 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Probably not THAT bad.


27 posted on 07/15/2014 11:25:23 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: servo1969

And that 2.3% includes the amoral bisexual not-really homosexuals, who will stick anything anywhere if it might feel good...


28 posted on 07/15/2014 11:31:37 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: servo1969

HOMOSEXUAL, because there’s nothing GAY about it.


29 posted on 07/15/2014 11:33:39 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: servo1969

But, but it’s soooo kewl to be gay and it gets you attention.


30 posted on 07/15/2014 11:56:07 AM PDT by bgill
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To: wolfman23601

I don’t call them “gay”. That is a bastardazation of the word. Similar to the rainbow flag. I call them queers. And so do a lot of FReepers. The word gay and the rainbow has been usurped by the homos and is now engrained with the connection of that life style. The same way the swastija became synonomis with the Nazi party. It’s inseperable. I prefer to call them what they really call themselves, queers. And as for their use of the term gay marriage, THAT is a huge misnomer. Whatever it is, it IS NOT a true marriage.


31 posted on 07/15/2014 11:56:14 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (You have your fear, which might become reality; and you have Godzilla, which IS reality.)
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To: servo1969
With links:

Everyone knows there are gays and lesbians in everybody’s family. And no office would be complete without a sassy gay character. And just about every other kid in high school is wresting with his sexuality. I know. I watch TV.

Except it isn’t true, and the Centers for Disease Control just proved it. A new comprehensive study by the CDC with over 33,000 participants has confirmed earlier estimates; less than 3 percent of the U.S. population self-identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual. Earlier, much smaller-scale surveys have put that number at 4 percent.

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), published July 15 by the CDC, was the first large-scale study of it’s kind. Data was collected from the Census Bureau, as The Washington Post reported, and 33,557 adults between the ages of 18 and 64 participated in the study, which included in-person interviews as well as follow-up phone questions.

The NHIS study found that, while 96.6 percent of adults identified as “straight”, 1.6 percent identified as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent called themselves bisexual. 1.1 percent responded “I don’t know” or said they were “something else” not listed.

That sure doesn’t sound like society according to Hollywood, or the news media, which have young Americans convinced 30 percent of the population is gay.

Maybe that’s because gay characters pop up in just about every product out of Hollywood. Men dress as women, give lap dances to other men and even get married in national awards shows likethe Grammys and Tony Awards. Media festivals likeSouth by Southwest and Sundance celebrate gay sex and all other kinds of relationships as completely normal. TV shows like “Modern Family,” “The New Normal” and “The Fosters” attempt to show that gay families are just as common and normal as any other family.

The news media does their part too. CNN has a particularly cozy relationship with GLAAD, the gay speech police. CNN’s Paul Begala claimed in 2011, “One out of 10 Americans is gay...At Least 10 percent of us are gay or lesbian.” The media attacks businesses and churches as being out of step with reality, and calls for children’s organizations like the Boy Scouts to include gay scout leaders.

Meanwhile the media highlights stories of transgender toddlers and invokes pity for the handful of gay students who go to Christian colleges and are open about their sexuality, then complain when they are asked to abide by the school’s religious rules.

Gay activists who say hateful things get a pass from the media too. Take Dan Savage, who has said all kinds of vile comments towards conservatives, Christians, and women, yet the media ignores his hate. The moment a Christian refers to the Bible on homosexuality, the media relentlessly attacks the person, their family, and tries to take away their livelihood. They did that with Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty and Chic-Fil-A’s Dan Cathy.

A much higher percentage of the population believes marriage should be between man and a woman. The annual March for Marriage is the largest march of its kind yet themedia refuse to report on it each year.

32 posted on 07/15/2014 11:56:53 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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Link to text on ‘30% are gay’ (I hate videos): http://www.gallup.com/poll/147824/Adults-Estimate-Americans-Gay-Lesbian.aspx


33 posted on 07/15/2014 12:00:30 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: servo1969

That’s why I pulled the plug on TV years ago. Homosexuals and their depravity aren’t welcome in my house.


34 posted on 07/15/2014 12:14:22 PM PDT by afsnco
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To: servo1969

Personally, i think Kinsey just made up the “10%” number, I mean, EXACTLY 10%?? Yeah sure.

1 in 10 is a significant minority, 1 in 40 is not.


35 posted on 07/15/2014 1:14:58 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: servo1969; wagglebee; little jeremiah
But Major League Baseball just deemed that 3% so important to America's game that Bud Selig named Billy Bean as Ambassador for Inclusion. Not a single major leaguer identifies himself as gay, but Bean is desperately needed to "help create educational initiatives against sexism, homophobia and prejudice, presenting at annual events like the winter meetings and rookie career development program."
36 posted on 07/15/2014 5:43:06 PM PDT by Zender500
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To: ConservingFreedom

And Chick-fil-A is still expanding and chalking up record sales, while Duck Dynasty routinely beats all cable competition on Wednesday nights.


37 posted on 07/15/2014 5:46:16 PM PDT by Zender500
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To: canuck_conservative

It’s less than 1%. And that 1% has changed what the definition of marriage was since the beginning of recorded history. None of this degenerate, immoral garbage would would have happened if not for the election of the homosexual in the White House, wiht an assist from the spineless, worthless republicans cowering down to him like a dog in heat.


38 posted on 07/15/2014 6:13:50 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: canuck_conservative
Personally, i think Kinsey just made up the “10%” number, I mean, EXACTLY 10%?? Yeah sure.

I don't think Kinsey ever claimed it was exactly 10%. But he did use a very nonrandom study group - if I recall correctly, prison inmates were a large part of it if not the only part.

39 posted on 07/16/2014 7:01:08 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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