My friends at http://www.exgaywatch.com/wp/2007/05/paul-camerons-world have posted a fantastic article on the antics and the imaginary world of Paul Cameron. For those of you who don’t know who this crackpot is, I encourage you to read this article.
Cameron is responsible for nearly all of the “statistics” that anti-gay organizations use to demonize and marginalize homosexuals. One of the most often quoted stats is the alleged extreme shortened lifespan of gay men. His “research” led him to conclude that gays have an expected lifespan of a mere 43 years… if they DON’T have HIV or AIDS. His organization, NARTH (The National Association for the Reparative Therapy of Homosexuals) is a sham organization of “therapists” who believe that gay people can change their sexual orientation.
Jim Burroway, an author for Ex Gay Watch wrote this comprehensive article and illustrates clearly not only Cameron’s clear anti-gay bias, but lists several points where Cameron actually suggests that gays should be tortured to death! In the article, Burroway writes:
Let’s re-cap just a bit. Here we have a man who believes:
- Homosexuality is a learned habit or behavior, chosen simply because it’s “fun” and for no other reason. Much as some people have fun doing drugs, gay men and women are simply having “fun” when they have sex with others of their own gender. This it the full limit to what homosexuality is all about.
- Homosexuals however, aren’t satisfied with just having “fun” with each other. Instead, gays and lesbians are constantly recruiting others to join the fold — just as they were recruited through what he calls “direct” and “indirect” means.
- Homosexuals operate a “quasi-secret society” which enables them to maintain an extensive network of contacts for career advancement in the military and the furtherance of their “dangerous adventures.”
- Homosexuals place themselves above all others, demanding “Super Rights” to the detriment of others.
- While homosexuals demand these “Super Rights” from society, they are actually a burden and a danger to that society. Because of their burden and their failure to reproduce, they live “parasitic lives.”
- The best way to deal with homosexuals is to recriminalize sodomy, making it a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
- The suggestion that those who are HIV-positive should be quarantined for the rest of their lives is a perfectly “reasonable” way of dealing with the epidemic, as evidenced by the “success” demonstrated by repressive totalitarian regimes like Cuba.
- The fate of Western Civilization hangs on how we respond to the threat.
And that’s just barely scratching the surface. Cameron often talks about how gays “actively recruit” (there’s a phrase we hear all the time) people to their “behavior.”
No matter what your opinion on the gay issue might be, you owe it to yourself to learn the truth about a man who has defacated some of the most vile “statistics” about the gay community. Anyone who uses his data to support their own anti-gay agenda is not only using sloppy logic, but shows that their agenda isn’t to spread the gospel, but rather to oppress.
Thanks for a great article, Jim.