American Family Association promotes debunked quack scientist

I wrote the other day about how WorldNetDaily had written about a new “study” by an anti-gay quack scientist who was thrown out of the scientific profession twenty years ago. This quack in question is Paul Cameron, the guy who is largely responsible for the “gays molest children” myth and created the “average age of death for gay men is 41” (it’s not) myth as well.

Well now the American Family Association is promoting Cameron too, in their propaganda organ AgapePress:

Dr. Paul Cameron of the Family Research Institute says the study showed that over one-third of the child sexual abuse cases in the Illinois foster care system were same-sex incidents, and he believes these figures reflect the rest of the United States.

Now let me give you a little flavor of the wonderful Mr. Cameron:

“At the 1985 Conservative Political Action Conference, Cameron announced to the attendees, ‘Unless we get medically lucky, in three or four years, one of the options discussed will be the extermination of homosexuals.’ According to an interview with former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, Cameron was recommending the extermination option as early as 1983.” – Mark E. Pietrzyk, News-Telegraph, March 10, 1995.

“At least twice Cameron has advocated the tattooing of AIDS patients on the face, so that people would know when they were meeting with an infected person. The penalty for trying to hide the tattoo would be banishment to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, a former leper colony. In the event that a vaccine were developed to prevent AIDS, Cameron has proposed that homosexuals be castrated to prevent them from ‘cheating’ on nature.” – Mark E. Pietrzyk, News-Telegraph, March 10, 1995.

“I think that actually AIDS is a guardian. That is I think it was sent, if you would, about forty years ago, to destroy Western civilization unless we change our sexual ways. So it’s really a Godsend.” – Cameron quoted by Mark E. Pietrzyk, News-Telegraph, March 10, 1995.

Gays eat feces

“33% [of gays surveyed] ingested feces via anal/oral contact”-Paul Cameron quoted at http://www.biblebelievers.com/Cameron2.html

“gays who practice oral sex verge on consuming raw human blood”- Paul Cameron

This is extremely disturbing. Not just because Cameron’s fake science was debunked 20 years ago, but because there’s now a clear pattern of the religious right and far-right news outlets trying to rehabilitate this man. I cannot understate how crazy this guy is. He was SO discredited that the religious right stopped citing him altogether about 5 years ago. And now they’re trying to bring him back. To compare this guy to Josef Mengele would not be a stretch. We are talking nutjob, vicious, nasty, bigoted, lying nutjob. And the American Family Association tries to rehabilitate him.

Who would Jesus slander?


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