|Bryan Fischer is an embarrassment even to the religious right.|
According to Right Wing Watch, the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer made an interesting statement on his radio show:
Bryan Fischer asserts that "43% of homosexuals admit that they've had more than 500 sexual partners in one lifetime." (Editor's note - if you click on the link, Fischer says this at 7:14)
Of course Fischer doesn't say where he got this statistic from, but I am guessing that he got it from the book Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity among Men and Women, which was published by Alan Bell and Martin Weinberg in the late 1970s. (Editor's note - Pan down to Distortion - Homosexuals have a lot of sex partners and their relationships do not last Part 1 in this link)
The two wrote the book from a study they took regarding gay white men in the city of San Francisco earlier that decade. This being the case, certainly the statistic cited by Fischer can't be used to generalize about all gay men. Bell and Weinberg even said the following in Homosexualities:
“. . . given the variety of circumstances which discourage homosexuals from participating in research studies, it is unlikely that any investigator will ever be in a position to say that this or that is true of a given percentage of all homosexuals.
It's not by accident that Fischer didn't reveal his source. But what gets me is his phraseology:
"43 percent of homosexuals admit that they've had more than 500 sexual partners in one lifetime."
There is something seriously wrong with that phrase. In a lifetime? Wouldn't that mean you have lived your entire life, died, and then was buried?
So how in the hell can you tell anyone how many alleged sexual partners you had?
Can Bryan Fischer raise people from the dead? And if so, isn't it creepy that possibly the first question he would ask that person he brought back to life is not about Heaven or Hell or about angels, but about their sexual behavior before they died?
Naturally, I am speaking strictly tongue-in-cheek here but I think you get the gist.
It's always hilarious how foolish how some folks look when they sink to the depths of homophobia. And the fact that they don't even realize it only make their idiocy much more enjoyable.