I apologize to anyone who has read my postings this week. I wrote an usually large amount about Paul Cameron and his so-called research.
And here is one more:
Married Gays Die 24 Years Younger
Contact: Dr. Paul Cameron, Family Research Institute, 303-681-3113, 303-886-1947 cell
PHILADELPHIA, Apr. 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- Marriage between a man and woman seems to result in longer life for both. Does it work that way for gay marriage?
"No," says Dr. Paul Cameron of the Family Research Institute, a Colorado-based think tank.
Researchers Paul and Kirk Cameron reported at the Eastern Psychological Association convention that married gays and lesbians lived about 24 fewer years than their married heterosexual counterparts.
In Denmark, the country with the longest history of gay marriage, for 1990-2002, married heterosexual men died at a median age of 74, while the 561 partnered gays died at an average age of 51.
In Norway, married heterosexual men died at an average age of 77 yr., the 31 gays at 52. The lifespan of same-sex married lesbians was 20+ years shorter than the lifespan of married heterosexual women. In Denmark, married heterosexual women died at an average age of 78 yr. as compared to 56 yr. for the 91 same-sex married lesbians; in Norway, married heterosexual women died at an average age of 81 v. 56 for the 6 same-sex married lesbians.
You have to admire Camerons' gumption, if nothing else. From one alleged study he presented research that claimed:
Gay men have short life spans
Homosexuality is more dangerous than cigarette smoking,
and now, this idea about married gays dying younger.
However, one can arrange trash on a heap in different configurations, but it is still trash and it still stinks.
Someone should tell that to our friend Peter LaBarbera at Americans for Truth (in name only). Apparently he has taken a break from denouncing the annual Day of Silence in order to announce Cameron's latest lie:
Homosexual activists reject out-of-hand any research that shows homosexual behavior, generally speaking, is unhealthy compared to normal sexuality. At some point, however, pro-”gay” advocates need to explain why so many homosexuals are dying so young. (And you can’t blame it on “homophobia” — you know, those anti-gay bastions of Norway and Denmark…) When they do, we’ll relay their explanations to you.
If you are interested in relaying something Peter, then tell us why do you continue to rely on Cameron's data.
And while you are at it, ask One News Now (formerly Agape Press) why they relied on Cameron as a source for an article without commenting on his history.
Of course doing this sort of thing is old hat from them, as my upcoming book will point out.
One good thing out of Cameron's latest burst is how quickly he has been slapped down. The bloggers and online publications have been doing their job in order to refute Cameron and reveal his record of lies.
Not that it matters to those who are under the belief that since homosexuality is a sin, anything putting the lgbt community in a negative light is a good thing.
What I would like to see now is a press release from a major gay rights organization (hello HRC or GLAAD) denouncing Cameron.