Discredited researcher Paul Cameron (head of the anti-gay hate group the Family Research Institute) has come out with a new study, which (like so much of his earlier inaccurate work) denigrates the gay community. He discussed this study during an interview on Midweek Politics Radio.
To make a long interview short, Cameron claims that the data he "compiled" shows that gays are four-to-seven times more likely to rape their fellow servicemen. He even says that some perpetrators of heterosexual sex assaults can be termed as gay, because apparently some gay men "like women too." (That piece starts at 1:30).
Among other things in the interview, Cameron also addresses (i.e. dances around) his dismissal from the American Psychological Association. Too bad he didn't discuss his censures and rebukes from the American Sociological Association, Nebraska Psychological Association and Canadian Psychological Association. Or the story he made up about a gay man castrating a child in 1982.
My guess is that other than a few crackpot bloggers, no one on the right will overtly agree with Cameron's assessment or cite the newest monstrosity he calls a "study". But we've already heard covert twinges of Cameron's lies, i.e. the talking point that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly will "sexualize" the military.
And after the anti-gay conference going on at Liberty University today, I am sure we will hear more sly references to Cameron's discredited work.
And that's an irony about this argument of whether or not gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the military. When the issue was debated in 1993 after Bill Clinton's election, the opposition paraded Cameron's discredited studies front and center.
Now, his biggest supporters on the right have abandoned him and his "work" -- at least publicly.
You gotta love progress, no matter how slowly it happens.
Hat tip to People for the American Way's Right Wing Watch