Paul Cameron is an expert witness in front of the Virginia legislature in an attempt to make sure a bill keeping gays from adopting children was passed. His appearance has the opposite effect because members of the legislature researched his background. They ask him pointed questions about his history and even gets him to admit that he was dismissed from the American Psychological Association.
Paul Cameron announces the completion of another study that supposedly proves homosexuality to be more dangerous than cigarette smoking and being overweight. What he did was take over 10,000 obituaries from the gay newspaper the Washington Blade and compare them to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report entitled AIDS Cases in Adolescents and Adults, by Age—United States, 1994-2000. Ronald Valdiserri, deputy director of the CDC’s National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, said Cameron's study is wrong because he uses bad methodology. Several "conservative Christian" webpages and news services repeats Cameron's press release almost word for word while omitting the CDC's rebuke of his study.
Referring to Paul Cameron's study, Rev. Bill Banuchi, head of the New York chapter of the Christian Coalition, says gays should wear warning labels.
Texas Governor Rick Perry signs a bill against same-sex marriage. Accompanying him is televangelist and "Values Voter" activist Rod Parsley. In talking to the press, Parsley cites Paul Cameron's discredited gay life span study.
Rod Parsley again cites the study in an interview with a so-called "pro-family" publication.
The Southern Baptist Convention looks at a resolution issued by evangelist Voddie Baucham, Jr. calling for churches to “investigate whether their local school district has a ‘gay/straight’ alliance or other homosexual clubs.” The resolution also tells churches to “encourage parents’ removal of their children from schools that have curricula or programs that treat homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle.” Part of this resolution refers to Paul Cameron’s recently published study: “Whereas, there is evidence that the homosexual lifestyle reduces life expectancy more than smoking . . .”
David Parker is arrested for trespassing at his son's school, Joseph Estabrook Elementary, in Massachusetts. Parker claims that he refused to leave a meeting unless he got assurances that his son would be opted out of discussions involving homosexuality. School officials claimed they told Parker that homosexuality was not a part of his child's curriculum but since his classmates had gay parents, they could not control all discussions regarding homosexuality (i.e. they could not control what students talked about amongst themselves). Parker subsequently sued the school but the lawsuit was dismissed.
Traditional Values Coalition spokesperson Daniella Lopez tells the Boston Globe that the organization has removed Paul Cameron's research from its webpage. She says the research had been placed there by mistake. However, even after this admission, the Traditional Values Coalition continues to sell the book, The Agenda. In The Agenda, Sheldon makes several references to Cameron and his work.
Anti-gay activist and Renew America columnist Guy Adams says the following outrageous statement - “The newest thing in Chicago, it’s becoming a trend, and you’re gonna find this hard to believe . . . sex with infants . . . It’s not enough that they have . . . you know when you engage in perversion, and homosexuality is perversion, we don’t hate the gays mind you, we don’t hate them, we hate what they’re doing . . . pretty soon that perversion is like addiction, it’s not enough, so you need to graduate to something else. You need to move on. So now they’re having sex with animals, a small group that’s getting bigger, sex with infants, sex in the street in Chicago out in the open, it’s just getting more and more perverted."
Adams admits that he has no proof of his claims and is later forced to retract his comments.
David Parker's son gets into a fight at his school. Parker and various anti-gay industry groups and blogs claim that his son was beaten up by a group of students who was angry at Parker's lawsuit against the school regarding gays issues. An investigation proves that the fight had nothing to do with Parker's lawsuit but over a cafeteria seat between Parker's son and the child's friend. Not only was Parker was aware of the incident before it became posted on the blogs and webpages, but even after the truth was discovered, very few blogs and webpages corrected their version of the events.
Lou Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition drops all pretenses of "loving the sinner but hating the sin" during a conference of so-called "values voters." When asked what should "Christians" refer to lgbts as, Sheldon is said to have shouted: “SODOMITES – and perverted ones!” He reportedly receives thunderous applause.
At the same conference, activist Peter LaBarbera, founder of Americans for Truth, (who makes a name for himself by attending subcultural functions such as leather conventions and ignoring the actions of heterosexuals in attendance while focusing on gay men) tells attendees that they need to focus on "discussing the ‘grossness’ of homosexual behavior and begin pushing for legislation declaring such behavior a social disorder. "
Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc of the University of British Columbia complains that Focus on the Family distorted her study on lesbian teen suicide.
Dr. Kyle Pruett, a clinical professor of psychiatry in the Yale Child Study Center and School of Nursing accuses Focus on the Family head James Dobson of distorting his work.
New York University educational psychologist Carol Gilligan, Ph.D. writes Focus on the Family head James Dobson a blistering letter accusing him of distorting her work.
Robert Spitzer gives an interview with the Los Angeles Times in which he says he now believes that some of those he interviewed for his 2001 study may have been either lying to him or themselves.
Robert Spitzer teams up with Dr. Judith Stacey, Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc and Soulforce, a group that combats “spiritual violence” against the gay and lesbian community, in a press release demanding that Focus on the Family stop distorting their research.
The American Family Association continues to sell the video "It's Not Gay," featuring the testimony of Michael Johnston claiming to be "freed from homosexuality." Johnston was discovered in 2003 to be having drug fueled homosexual orgies, potentially infecting his partners with HIV.
Deerfield High School in Illinois is accused of making students sign a "confidentiality agreement" regarding a panel of homosexuality. The claim is a false. As it turns out, the panel discussion is a part of a larger orientation program geared to helping students adjust to high school. Parents were able to opt their children out of the program. And the confidentiality agreement was a part of a list of rules that students agreed to, including not discussing issues with other students who did not participate in the program and being courteous to each other's opinion. The agreement said nothing about keeping details from parents.
The Traditional Values Coalition passes out a flyer featuring a "wanted" poster of Jesus. The group claims that Jesus would be arrested under hate crimes legislation. This is a lie for several reasons, including the fact that Jesus never said a word about lgbts.
The Traditional Values Coalition passes out another flyer claiming (with ugly, rude images) that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will lead to flamboyant "she-males" (their words) demanding to be employed at Christian daycare centers.
The Traditional Values Coalition is caught distorting a transcript of a Congressional hearing regarding hate crimes legislation. The organization tries to claim that hate crimes legislation will lead to pastors being arrested for preaching against homosexuality. In a press release sent to its members, the group omitted a crucial part of the transcript in order to misinterpret what was said.
African-American members team up with members of the anti-gay industry to further the distortion of the Congressional hearing regarding hate crimes legislation. A flyer is created featuring an African-American minister with handkerchief tied over his mouth.
The Eastern Psychological Association rebukes Paul Cameron for misrepresenting his appearance at one of their meetings. Cameron claimed he presented a paper when in actuality, he took part in a 70-person poster presentation.
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth cite a Paul Cameron study (i.e. the same one he falsely claimed to have presented at the Eastern Psychological Association's meeting) irregardless of his history of distortions.
Exodus International claims to have removed Paul Cameron's work from its webpage.
Francis Collins, a respected genticist and director of the Human Genome Project, accuses NARTH of misquoting him on whether or not homosexuality is "hardwired."
Fox commentator Bill O'Reilly helps spread the story about 150 lesbian gangs running havoc in Washington, D.C. O'Reilly later admits that the story was false.
The Ninth Circuit Court rules against the Allied Defense Fund in a lawsuit it brought on behalf on employees of the city of Oakland, CA. The employees sued because they were told to take down a flyer advertising the formation of Christian group. The group was formed in response to other employees starting a gay tolerance group. Members of the anti-gay industry and unfortunately members of the legitimate media (i.e. Pulitzer Prize winning columnist George Will) spin the story as one of Christians being denied their rights. However, all omitted a few facts: the employees were still permitted to start the group. They were told to take down the flyer because it contained language that bashed other employees for starting the gay tolerance group. In addition, the employees starting the Christian group made it a point to post the flyer outside the cubicle of a lesbian employee. The Ninth Circuit Court ruled that the city of Oakland was well within its rights to prevent a hostile working environment.
Sandy Rios of Concerned Women for America cites the Paul Cameron study regarding "gay lifespans and cigarette smoking" on an episode of the O'Reilly Factor.
Paul Cameron is the guest speaker at a meeting of the Christian Council of Britian. The group has a known racist reputation in England.
In attempts to keep cities and towns from passing laws that would bar discrimination against the transgender community, various anti-gay industry groups claim that the laws would allow male predators to gain access to women's bathrooms and locker rooms. They assert that all the predators have to do is state that they "feel like the other gender."
A January issue of the New Yorker magazine says that according to the CDC’s National Survey for Family Growth, released in 2006, 38.2 percent of men between 20 and 39 and 32.6 percent of women ages 18 to 44 engage in heterosexual anal sex. Interestingly enough, anti-gay industry groups ignore this article as they continue to assert and infer that anal sex is strictly “destructive homosexual behavior.”
Paul Cameron’s discredited study on “gay criminal habits” is cited as fact by supermarket tabloid magazine National Examiner.
Members of the anti-gay industry (i.e. Concerned Women for America, etc.) claim that a possible outbreak of staph infections amongst gay men in San Francisco is the result of a “politically correct” doctrine of not telling people about the so-called dangers of homosexuality. Some even infer that it is the new AIDS crisis. However, the Centers for Disease Control quickly issues a statement that will hopefully reign in future hyperbole. Amongst other things, the statement says: The strains of MRSA described in the recent Annals of Internal Medicine have mostly been identified in certain groups of men who have sex with men (MSM), but have also been found in some persons who are not MSM. It is important to note that the groups of MSM in which these isolates have been described are not representative of all MSM, so conclusions can not be drawn about the prevalence of these strains among all MSM.
In a show of unmitigated gall, anti-gay industry groups led by Concerned Women for America and Americans for Truth do not address their distortions of the MRSA infection. Instead, they try reverse psychology in claiming that they want to help gay rights group stop the infection.
Concerned Women for America leads the charge of anti-gay industry groups claiming that gay rights groups “strong armed” the medical community to play down the MRSA story. They do not offer any proof of their claims. In addition, Matt Barber (Concerned Women for America) and Peter LaBarbera (Americans for Truth) deny that they linked the MRSA infection to the AIDS crisis in their original spins. However, comments they originally said about the MRSA infection show otherwise.
An anti-gay industry group in Maryland hoping to get petition signatures against a law protecting the transgender community from discrimination are the recipients of an “interesting” media opportunity. They had complained that new law could lead to men “dressed as women” entering women’s locker rooms and bathrooms. Conveniently, there is a report of an incident of this situation taking place at a local gym. However it is highly suspicious. The woman reporting the incident just happens to be a member of the group attempting to get petition signatures. For this reason and others, the incident is dismissed by many as a publicity stunt. However the stunt and claims are successful. The group forces a referendum on the bill.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force head Matt Foreman says in a speech that the gay community must take more of a responsibility in fighting AIDS. He says that AIDS is a gay disease. Despite the fact that NAACP member Julian Bond has said pretty much the same thing about AIDS and the black community, members of the anti-gay industry trumpet Foreman's speech as proof that homosexuality leads to AIDS.
Concerned Women for America member Matt Barber claims to reveal the "gay agenda." His "revelation" is an old one; it is the claim that the gay community is trying to take over America through points of attack from After the Ball (see the year 1987).
An article in a Focus on the Family magazine cites the 1984 book The Male Couple to make the case that gay relationships involve promiscuity. However the article does not give the name of the book. This means of course it omits the caveat by the authors that their research was not meant to be the best representation of all gay couples.
Focus on the Family member Glenn Stanton says that there is a "clear consensus" among anthropologists that "A family is a unit that draws from the two types of humanity, male and female." Stanton, who is not an anthropologist, is quickly challenged by legitimate people in the field such as American Anthropologists Association. They call his claim a "gross misrepresentation of the position of the anthropological community on gay marriage"
Deerfield High School is again accused by the anti-gay industry of "indoctrinating students into the homosexual agenda." This accusation involves a book, Angels in America, that was recommended as an assigned book in a senior AP English class. The book details the early days of the AIDS crisis and contains sexually graphic language. However, many lodging the accusation against Deerfield omitted that the book was not required for reading. Also, parents had to opt-in their children in the class, which means they knew fully well what the reading choices would be.
Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern gives a talk to a local Republican group where she says homosexuality is worse than terrorism. She also cites Paul Cameronesque statistics on the alleged gay life span and claims that gays are trying to "indoctrinate" two-year olds.
In defending Sally Kern, Concerned Women for America brings up the 1987 book After The Ball. The organization accuses the gay community of relying on tactics in the book to "bully" Kern. The organization also does not give any proof as to an orchestrated plan by the gay community to do such.
Mary Frances Forrester, wife of a North Carolina state representative, writes a column for a right-wing publication in which she pushes forth the hackneyed claim that gays are plotting to undermine "Christian values." In her column, she cites the work of discredited researcher Paul Cameron. She also cites the Michael Swift piece from 1987, omitting the part of the piece that clearly called it satire. She even gets Michael Swift's name wrong, calling him "Mark Swift."
Concerned Women for America accuses Human Rights Campaign head Joe Solmonese of potentially "risking lives in pursuit of a political agenda." The organization claims that Solmonese "recklessly" demanded that the Food And Drug Administration's ban on blood donations by men having sex with men be lifted. However the group omits that Solmonese was merely commenting on testimony by American Red Cross, the American Association of Blood Banks and America’s Blood Centers that the ban should be lifted. Concerned Women for America also does not comment on these organizations' testimony. The press release sent out by the organization focuses solely on attacking Solmonese.
Janet Folger, in a column defending Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern's statements about homosexuality, refers to the 1997 Canadian study as proof that gays have a short life span. However, in 2001 (see entry), the authors of the study complained on record that the anti-gay industry have been distorted this study.
Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council, in an interview about immigration laws denying the foreign partners of gay Americans the ability to immigrate to the U.S. unlike their heterosexually-married counterparts, says that he would prefer the United States deport gays and lesbians. He later apologizes for the comment.
Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern writes a letter to the editor to a local newspaper defending her comments about homosexuality. Amongst other things, she cites a study by Paul Cameron. She also distorts the 1997 Canadian study as proof that gays have a short life span. She does this despite the fact that in 2001 (see entry), the authors of the study went on record complaining how it has been distorted by the anti-gay industry.
Matt Barber of Concerned Women for America falsely claims that "multiple studies have established that homosexual conduct, especially among males, is considerably more hazardous to one’s health than a lifetime of chain smoking." Barber also refers to the 1997 Canadian study to claim that gays have a short lifespan. He addresses the 2001 complaint by the researchers of the study regarding the misusage of their work (see entry). Barber tries to dismiss the complaint as "worthless fluff." He also claims that the researchers were under "tremendous pressure" to complain. However, he neglects to go into detail as to what pressure was "exerted" on the researchers. Pleasantly for a change, he is taken to task for this distortion on many left-wing and right-wing webpages and blogs.
Conservative columnist Kevin McCullough falsely claims that ENDA (Employee Non-Discrimination Act) would make it difficult for churches to fire youth ministers found to be having inappropriate relationships with young boys in church programs.
Janelle Hallman, a researcher from NARTH (National Association for the Research and Treatment of Homosexuality), an organization pushing discredited ex-gay therapy, cites Paul Cameron in her book, The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction: A Comprehensive Counseling Resource.
Lifesite News, a Roman Catholic "news" site, refers to a discredited Paul Cameron study that he falsely claimed to have presented to the Eastern Psychological Association in 2007 (see entry).
Discredited researcher Paul Cameron tours Russia where his history of distortions is virtually unknown. He speaks at Moscow State University and repeats much of his discredited work, including lie about gays and child molestation.
Insure.com, a publicly traded insurance company continues to cite work from discredited researcher Paul Cameron even after it is alerted on his many censures and breaches of professional ethics. Click to read a list of those who still cite Cameron's work.
In a brochure, The Slippery Slope of Same Sex Marriage, the Family Research Council cites the 2001 Dutch study by Maria Xiridou (see entry) despite the fact that the study had nothing to do with same sex marriage. Click to read a list of those who continue to distort Xiridou's study.
In an article published in the American Family Association's One News Now, ex-gay organization PFOX claims that a "recent study" says that "the increased risk of suicide that is linked with young people who identify themselves as homosexuals before achieving full maturity -- a process encouraged by many homosexual high school clubs." The study in question, Risk Factors for Attempted Suicide in Gay and Bisexual Youth by Remafedi, Farrow, and Deisher, is not recent because it was published in 1991.
Gary Remafedi, M.D., M.P.H., a professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and one of the authors of the study mentioned by PFOX (see above entry), claims the "ex-gay" organization distorted his research findings.
The Palm Center announces that a Duke University law review will be publishing a critique of a 2007 article by Elaine Donnelly. Donnelly is the president of the Center for Military Readiness, a traditional values interest group with no military or academic affiliation. According to Palm Center Director Aaron Belkin, Donelly's article is riddled with mistakes and misreadings of both Palm Center work and the "don't ask, don't tell" law and policy that governs gay service.
Elaine Donnelly testifies in front of a Congressional committee looking at the Don't Ask, Don't Tell law that deals with gays in the military. Her testimony, rife with fear stories of transgenders in the military, lesbians taking pictures of women in the shower, and gay men with AIDS, does nothing to help her argument in the eyes of the Congressional committee.
Robert Knight, now with the right-wing Media Research Center, attempts to spin Donnelly's failed testimony as that of a "valiant woman facing an ultra liberal committee."
"Ex-gay" Greg Quinlan inaccurately claims that the director of the Human Genome Project, Dr. Francis Collins, said that homosexuality is not hardwired. Dr. Francis has gone on record in 2007 declaring that he never made that statment. When confronted with his inaccuracy by the webpage ExGay Watch, Quinlan accuses ExGay Watch of making up Dr. Collins's rebuke.
Dr. Collins confirms that he did complain about the inaccuracy of the "hardwired" quote.
The Maryland anti-gay industry group pushing the referendum against the anti-discrimination law protecting transgendered citizens is dealt a death blow when a court decision stops their efforts. The law goes into effect immediately afterwards. One News Now, however, inaccurately claims that the anti-gay industry group gained 900,00 valid signatures. They are off by a huge amount. The group only received 26, 813 valid signatures.
Professor Michael King of University College in the United Kingdom accuses the Catholic website LifeSite and One News Now of distorting his work on the rate of depression and suicide in the gay community.
While misrepresenting Dr. King's work, One News Now adds to the distortion by citing the work of the discredited Paul Cameron.
Lisa Diamond, University of Utah professor, accuses anti-gay group NARTH of grossly and deliberately distorting her work on sexual orientation.
In a successful attempt to pass Proposition 8, a law that would outlaw gay marriage in California, the religious right group 'Yes on 8' spreads the following stories - not passing Proposition 8 will lead to pastors being arrested for not performing gay marriage and children will be forced to learn about homosexuality. On that last point, the group gets an assist from David Parker who films an interview with Family Research Council head Tony Perkins. Parker exaggerates his tale of being arresting including claiming that his son brought home a book about homosexuality. The book in question was about differing families and only one family featured in the book was of a same sex nature.
Members of the religious right make the claim that the gay community is conducting an organized campaign of violence and intimidation against the voters of Proposition 8. To prove this, they cite an incident of a 69-year-old woman who has a styrofoam cross ripped out of her hand during a silent vigil protesting Proposition 8. They omit the fact that the woman, Phyllis Burgess, pushed her way through the crowd of protestors to be on camera even at the point of knocking down a disabled man.
An uncoordinated wildcat gay rights group in Michigan, Bash Back, invade a local church where they allegedly pull a fire alarm, make out at the pulpit, and shout blasphemies in front of children. However, area police say the church exaggerated some details of the story. Also some religious right groups incorrectly link the group Bash Back with the Proposition 8 protests, which have been peaceful.
Mike Heath, head of the Main Family Policy Council, accuses the gay community of "hate crimes against Christians" because of the Proposition 8 vote, including a bomb sent to a missionary in Vancouver, British Columbia. This is a blatant lie because the incident and the organization the missionary was involved in had nothing to do with gays, Proposition 8, California, the Mormon church, etc.
Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Cindy Lederman declares that Florida's ban on gay adoption is unconstitutional. She especially criticizes the testimony of George A. Rekers, an expert that the state called on to testify about its ban. Lederman says Dr. Rekers’ beliefs are motivated by his strong ideological and theological convictions that are not consistent with the science. Based on his testimony and demeanor at trial, the court can not consider his testimony to be credible nor worthy of forming the basis of public policy. This is the same conclusion that a judge in Arkansas reached regarding Rekers' testimony regarding that state's adoption ban in 2005. During his Florida testimony, Rekers repeated Paul Cameronesque lies about the gay community and even said he would consider banning Native Americans from adopting children for the same reasons he would consider banning gays.
President-Elect Barack Obama faces a firestorm of criticism from the lgbt community due to his selection of prominent pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration. Warren faces criticism due to his support of Proposition 8 in California and his comparing lgbt relationships to incest and pedophilia. In an address on his church’s website, Warren accuses his critics of “Christophobia” and claims that he never compared lgbt relationships to incest and pedophilia. However, an interview on Beliefnet.com clearly shows that Warren did compare lgbt relationships to incest and pedophilia.
The American Family Association complains that Campbell Soup is lending support to the alleged “homosexual agenda” because the company ran an ad in two issues of the lgbt-oriented Advocate magazine. The AFA is especially critical of the ad content because it features two lesbians and their son. This complaint comes at the same time the AFA’s newsite, One News Now, are calling lgbts “intolerant” for their anger over Rick Warren.
An investigation by the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights finds that there is reason to pursue anti-discrimination charges against the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association for denying Harriet Bernstein and Luisa Paster permission to rent its Boardwalk Pavilion for their civil union ceremony. While the religious right spins this case as one of religious liberties at danger, they omit the fact that the pavilion was receiving tax breaks under a law which said the property had to be open and nondiscriminatory for all.
Gary Glenn and the American Family Association seeks to repeal a City of Kalamazoo expanded human rights ordinance on the grounds that the ordinance is an attack on religious beliefs and will lead to men invading women's restrooms. These are the same fear tactics used by a Maryland group in 2008 during their failed attempt to overturn an ordinance there.
The phony claim that the lgbt community is using the book After The Ball (see 1987) as a blueprint to take over America makes an appearance at least three times in the early months of 2009. Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern makes the claim at a conference of the far right group The John Birch Society. The American Family Association refers to the book in its documentary "Silencing Christians." And Focus on the Family accuses actor Sean Penn of "taking a page" from the book in his acceptance speech after winning an Oscar for his portrayal of lgbt icon Harvey Milk.
A group in Utah, America Forever, uses the Michael Swift column (see 1987) in a hideously inaccurate, stereotype-ridden full page newspaper ad criticizing pending pro-gay state legislation.
Utah legislator Chris Buttars attacks gay community, calling them America's biggest threat and comparing them to "radical Muslims." When gays complain, spokespeople for the religious right accuse them of being "intolerant."
The book After the Ball (see 1987) is mentioned yet again. This time, it is Massachusetts anti-gay group Mass Resistance who claim that their being labeled as a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center is in accordance to the plan put forth by the book.
Voters in Gainesville, FL reject a ballot initiative designed to overturn the city's transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination law. Organizers of the ballot initiative claimed that the law would lead to "predators" invading women's restrooms and locker rooms. They even created a commercial claiming this point.
The Illinois Family Institute protests being labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. However for all of its complaining, the group does not remove the material from its webpage (i.e. a press release featuring discredited work by Paul Cameron) that led to its labeling in the first place.
A columnist for One News Now, Peter Heck, refers to Paul Cameron's discredited gay life span study as proof that homosexuality is a "so-called dangerous lifestyle."
The National Organization for Marriage unveils a commercial, "A Gathering Storm," claiming that same sex marriage will lead to freedoms being curtailed. In the commercial, they repeat many distortions, including that of the Ocean Grove Pavilion (see 2008) and the David Parker controversy (see 2005). The Gathering Storm ad is quickly lambasted due to these distortions and its bad production values.
Miss California Carrie Prejean becomes a cause celebre of the religious right because of her answer in the Miss America pageant that she does not support gay marriage. In the middle of the controversy, it is discovered that Prejean’s church,The Rock Church of San Diego, cites the studies of Paul Cameron in its claims about the lgbt community.
The National Organization for Marriage teams up with Miss California, Carrie Prejean, in an attempt to take advantage of Prejean’s notoriety. However, after semi-nude photos of Prejean surfaces, the organization distances itself from her.
Various religious right groups and figures claim that the American Psychological Association has “abandoned” the belief that homosexuality is caused by a “gay gene.” However the APA never asserted this belief in the first place.