Only 1.7% are gay, but 8% have had gay sex

A new study has found that the number of Americans who are exclusively homosexual is 1.7% of men and .9% of women, a number that has been stable over the years.  But the number of Americans who report having sex with someone of their own gender has doubled over the last two decades, to 8.2% for men and 8.7% for women.

The main issue today may not be homosexuality but bisexuality.  Furthermore, it would seem that this is experimentation due to the new social acceptability of gay behavior.  And that, whatever is the case about gay identity, many people can, in fact, choose whether or not to experiment with homosexual sex.  As for bisexuals, they can be encouraged to marry a member of the opposite sex, being faithful to that spouse despite temptations from whatever gender, like everyone else is expected to.

After the jump, read a story about this study, which gives details about how this varies generationally, with women compared to men, how church attendance makes a difference, and how sexuality is “fluid” (despite what we were told when gay marriage was an open issue). [Read more…]

The transgender mandates

President Obama has commanded all public schools to open their bathrooms and locker rooms to either sex in cases of children who are “transgendered.”  Children are generally too young for sex-change operations, so what we are dealing with is the extremely small number of children with “gender dysphoria,” confusion about what gender they are.

Not long ago, feminists and LGBTQ activists were insisting on the distinction between “sex” and “gender,” the former referring to biological anatomy and the latter referring to a social “construction.”  Now, though, being “transgender” (constructing a different gender identity) must be counted as actually changing one’s sex.

The President’s authority to impose a transgender mandate on all schools, on threat of losing federal funding, is a new interpretation of the Title IX non-discrimination law, construing the language forbidding  discrimination on the basis of “sex” so that it also means not discriminating on the basis of “gender,” or, rather, gender identity.

North Carolina, the target of massive indignation over its law requiring that schools and government facilities segregate their bathrooms according to natural sex rather than self-identified gender, is pushing back in a lawsuit challenging the administration’s use of  Title IX and its authority to issue transgender mandates.  Read Michael Avramovich on the issues after the jump. [Read more…]

Removing a judge for not following the LGBT agenda?

The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics is recommending that Judge Ruth Neely be removed from office because she has said that, due to her religious beliefs, she will not preside over gay weddings.

UPDATE:  Judge Neely is a Missouri Synod Lutheran.  Go here for a petition from Wyoming pastors to support her.  (HT:  Mary Moerbe)

So public officials will be removed from office if they do not agree with the LGBT agenda?  If a judge rules against a law favored by gay activists, will that be grounds for removal?  If a legislator or executive opposes gay marriage, will that become grounds for impeachment?

Read Carl R. Trueman on the subject after the jump. [Read more…]

Selling brides in China

Under China’s one-child policy, girl babies were routinely aborted so that the parents’ one child would be a son.  As a result, there are far more men than women in China.  This “woman shortage” means that many men can’t find anyone to marry.  So human traffickers are kidnapping women, particularly in Viet Nam, and selling them as brides in China.  This is becoming a big business, as CNN reports, after the jump.

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The burst of light at the moment of conception

Scientists have discovered that at the moment of conception, when the sperm meets the egg, a bright flash of light is emitted.  This is being described, contrary to the pro-abortion propaganda, as happening at “the very moment that a new life begins.”

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4 year-olds asked to choose their gender

A city in England has sent a letter to parents of children just starting school asking the four-year-olds to “choose” their gender.   Parents were then instructed to “Please support your child to choose the gender they most identify with.” [Read more…]