HolyCoast: Don't Think Popular Culture Twists Our Perception of Reality?

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Don't Think Popular Culture Twists Our Perception of Reality?

Let me disabuse you of that idea as you read this from Gallup:
U.S. adults, on average, estimate that 25% of Americans are gay or lesbian. More specifically, over half of Americans (52%) estimate that at least one in five Americans are gay or lesbian, including 35% who estimate that more than one in four are. Thirty percent put the figure at less than 15%.
What are the real numbers?
Demographer Gary Gates last month released a review of population-based surveys on the topic, estimating that 3.5% of adults in the United States identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, with bisexuals making up a slight majority of that figure. Gates also disputes the well-circulated statistic that "10% of the males are more or less exclusively homosexual."
Why do you think the numbers are so high? Let me give you four of probably many reasons:
  1. TV
  2. Movies/other entertainment
  3. Mainstream media reporting
  4. Public schools/universities
If you watch TV series today you'll see a disproportionate number of gay characters to the population at large.  Movies too.  The mainstream media spends far more time on gay issues than they should based on population percentage, and schools such as in California include "gay history" in their curriculum from kindergarten up.  That constant indoctrination into gay culture is bound to have an effect on the perception of reality, especially among people who aren't paying that much attention.

Now look again at the four items I mentioned above.  What percentage of characters on TV, movies or other entertainment are Christians?  How much media reporting is favorable to Christian or traditional beliefs?  How do public school and universities treat Christians?

Seventy-six to eighty percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians (either Protestant or Catholic).  Are 80% of TV characters representative of those beliefs?  Don't make me laugh.

There's definitely an agenda on the part of the people who control those institutions.

1 comment:

Larry said...

When the media takes a poll, they skew the results so that 40% of those counted are Democrat and 20% are Republican because, as we all know, that's the correct percentages.

They aren't interested in the truth if the truth gets in the way of their agenda.