One in Ten Homosexual?

By John A. Smith

The ad reproduced below appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader (January 15, 1989) and is part of a terrible lie and deliberate homosexual recruitment program funded by the Lexington area homosexual community. Like Lot in ancient Sodom (2 Pet. 2:7-8), righteous souls today need to be sorely vexed when such lies are spread and sin is greeted with acceptance.

The entire one-in-ten hypothesis is without foundation having been built upon questionable data gathered by Dr. Alfred Kinsey in 1948. Edward Eichel, a New York psychotherapist, in his book Kinsey, Sex, and Fraud documents the bias associated with Kinsey’s report. Abraham H. Maslow, one of Kinsey’s colleagues, warned Kinsey about the bias in his “representative sampling” which included men in prison where normal relations would not have been an option. Lionel Trilling, a contemporary of Kinsey, questioned the scientific objectivity of the study and attacked its assumptions and many positive statements as highly debatable.

What Are the Facts?

If Kinsey’s 10 percent is not correct, or at best flawed, what then are the facts? Dr. Stephen C. Joseph, New York City Commissioner of Health, estimates the homosexual population of New York to be closer to three percent. The National Institute of Health estimates the national figure to be closer to 1.5 percent. Charles Turner, writing for the National Research Council, objects to the 10 percent of Kinsey and says that realistically it is no higher than 3.3 percent of the U.S. population. Even Playboy, with all its liberal biases, places the figure not higher than 1.5 percent!

Why the lie? It is an attempt to gain sympathy and acceptance for their perverted lifestyle. If the homosexual community and those in sympathy with them can inflate the numbers then it is easier to assert that homosexuality is a healthy and normal expression of sexual desires. It is easier for them to recruit young people who may have had a passing and troubling homosexual fantasy. They can more easily advance the myth that it is biologically predetermined. (A myth that even the Masters and Johnson report discards.) By deliberately misrepresenting the facts they hope to spread their perversion and silence the opposition.

What Does the Bible Say?

The first mention of homosexuality is in Genesis 19:1-11 where the men of Sodom preferred Lot’s two male visitors rather than his two virgin daughters. It is stated that the men of Sodom wanted to “know” Lot’s visitors. Even a quick glance at the context will give one an understanding of “how” they wanted to know them. The New King James inserts in italics the word “carnally” which makes the meaning even clearer. This disgusting episode is included in the biblical record as an example of how depraved and perverted these people had become.

Lot did not accept their “alternative lifestyle” neither did he uphold their right to practice “reproductive freedom.” Lot rightly condemned them and declared that they had done “wickedly.” God was so sickened by their actions that he destroyed them! It is apparent that God does not approve of homosexuality regardless of the numbers!

Under the terms of the Law of Moses, homosexuality was a capital crime! Leviticus 20:13 states, “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. ” Israel was told that if they defiled themselves with sexual sins (including homosexuality) as did the inhabitants of Canaan, the land would vomit them out for their abomination (Lev. 18:22-30). Even the land is pictured as being sickened by homosexuality!

The teachings of the New Testament uphold the repulsive nature of homosexuality. In 2 Peter 2:6-8 the men of Sodom are once again mentioned and said to have been ungodly men who practiced filthy conduct. God continued to condemn the wickedness of homosexuality. In 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 1 Timothy 1:9-11 and Romans 1:26-27 homosexuals are described as not being able to inherit the kingdom of God, insubordinate, lawless, ungodly, and depraved men who are storing up for themselves the penalty due them.

Both the Old Testament and the New Testament clearly condemn the act of homosexuality and no amount of human deceit or trickery can change God’s attitude toward it.


But what of our attitude toward the homosexual? Are we, as the ad suggests, teaching our children to hate gays when we teach them the truth from the Bible? Should our reaction toward these people be hatred? Not at all! We need to love them, just as God loves them while at the same time despising the filth of their actions. We need to recognize that the Gospel of Christ can change their lives just as it did some in Corinth (1 Cor. 6:9-11). Even the homosexual can be washed in the blood of the Lamb and be made pure again in the sight of God.


Buchanan, Patrick, “Dr. Kinsey’s biggest He is exposed,” Orange County Register, Monday, September 26, 1988.

Associated Press, “Study: 20 percent of men have tried gay sex,” Orange County Register, Friday, January 20, 1989.

Sheldon, Lou, Shape, “Homosexual Propaganda Exposed,” Vol. 6, No. 2, February 1989, p. 6.

Lexington Herald-Leader, January 15, 1989.

Guardian of Truth XXXIII: 10, pp. 302-303
May 18, 1989