by Nathan A. Cherry, 06/23/2011
Martinsburg, WV – If you only watch mainstream news outlets or pay attention to the liberal talking heads on your television you would be inclined to think that at least 25% of the American population was homosexual. The way advocates are fighting for their rights and everyone from politicians to pundits are calling for a celebration of this lifestyle it would seem this is a major group of people. And yet, it’s not. In fact, a new study says that it is a tiny fraction of the American population.
While I don’t fully agree with every statement made by the author of this article, I do agree on a number of his thoughts and am equally surprised by the conclusions of recent studies. It would seem that the figure or 25% or even the commonly cited 1 in 10 as the percentage of homosexual Americans is considerably wrong. The more accurate and updated figure is 1.4%! What a small minority.
The author writes, “The results….suggest that choice and change play larger roles in sexual identity than commonly assumed.”
The argument over whether a person “chooses” to be gay or not has raged as far back as I can remember. I can agree with many that factors during early childhood and adolescent years contribute heavily to a person’s identifying as homosexual. I also believe that the decision to act on those homosexual inclinations is solely in the hands of that person; in essence, it is their choice.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.