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When I was doing research in preparation for the homosexuality presentation in our Unmentionables series, I was floored by some of the admissions made by the leaders of the homosexual lobby about their motivations and objectives.
For instance, Tom Stoddard, who was once with the homosexual legal firm Lambda Legal, readily acknowledged the fact that the movement was more than happy to lie to the population about the number of "homosexuals" in the country. After years of spreading the ridiculously absurd suggestion that 1 in 10 Americans were "homosexual," he admitted,
"We used that figure [10% of the population] when most gay people were hidden to try to create an impression of our numerousness."
Lovely. A movement built upon fabricated deception. And the more things change, the more they stay the same:
The Census Bureau admitted Tuesday that it had "artificially inflated the number of same-sex couples" in the United States, initially reporting a number that was about 40 percent higher than what it now believes is accurate.
The original data published by the 2010 Census set the number of same-sex households in the U.S. in 2010 at 901,997, including 349,377 same-sex married couple households and 552,620 same-sex unmarried partner households.
But the Census Bureau said in a Tuesday conference call with reporters that it has revised these numbers downward "because Census Bureau staff discovered an inconsistency in the responses in the 2010 Census summary file statistics that artificially inflated the number of same-sex couples."
The Census Bureau now says the 2010 Census found that there were 131,729 same-sex married couple households and 514,735 same-sex unmarried partner households in the United States--for a total of 646,464 same-sex-couple households.
Quite a shock that this happened, huh? I'm sure it was just a simple oversight, right? What's actually noteworthy about this is that either number you use, simply compare it to the total households in the United States and you begin to see what a tiny sliver of the population we're talking about:
Given that the Census Bureau says there were 116,716,292 total households in the United States in 2010, that means same-sex households made up only 0.55 percent of the total. Had there actually been 901,997 same-sex households in the United States--the "artificially inflated" number the Census Bureau originally reported--that would have equaled only 0.77 percent of the households in the country.
Now, try to reconcile the tiny proportion of the population their numbers represent with the inordinate political power and influence their movement wields.
But ultimately, the numerousness of those practicing homosexuality is immaterial. It doesn't matter. Not, at least, when it comes to deciding or understanding the morality or rightness of the behavior. Cultural norms do not have any bearing on issues of absolute truth and Natural Law. That is a reality that too many have forgotten, which makes numbers games like the Census Bureau is playing matter far more than they should.