Via the Washington Post:
Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation. The National Health Interview Survey, which is the government’s premier tool for annually assessing Americans’ health and behaviors, found that 1.6 percent of adults self-identify as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent consider themselves bisexual. The overwhelming majority of adults, 96.6 percent, labeled themselves as straight in the 2013 survey. An additional 1.1 percent declined to answer, responded “I don’t know the answer” or said they were “something else.” The figures offered a slightly smaller assessment of the size of the gay, lesbian and bisexual population than other surveys, which have pegged the overall proportion at closer to 3.5 or 4 percent. In particular, the estimate for bisexuals was lower than in some other surveys.
We all know what “I don't know the answer” means
Meanwhile, anti-gays like Bryan Fischer uses such statistices to substantiate discrimination. Via Gay Star News:
US pundit Bryan Fischer is confused why Christians permit a 'tiny little minority' of gay people to have so much power.
According to Right Wing Watch, the director of issues analysis for the American Family Association discussed yesterday, 15 July, the data released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that 3.4% of those over 18 identified as something other than heterosexual.
'They are belligerent, they are intolerant, they are bullies,' Fischer insisted as reported by Right Wing Watch.
'And we have been meekly capitulating to this tiny little cluster of belligerent bullies now for a couple of decades and it's time that we stop with all of that,' the activist continued.
Fischer urged Christians to put a halt to 'sexual deviancy' by telling the LGBTI community to 'turn yourself over to God.'
“It's almost comical that we have allowed these people to have so much power in our culture where they can force their deviant lifestyle into the public sphere and compel so many sectors of society to recognize this and to celebrate it as some kind of normal lifestyle,' he added.
More to come.