Report: Students jokingly claim to be gay in national survey, 70 percent are straight
A study by a Cornell University developmental psychologist found that statistics about gay youth may be inaccurate because of "jokesters" who claim to be gay or bisexual when they aren't.
Ritch Savin-Williams, who specializes in the subject, said that many students initially claim to be gay, then later identify as straight because they were either joking or confused.
He added that many researchers choose to ignore this problem, and continue to use the statistics found in the study.
"It's not that we saw something that no one else had seen," Savin-Williams said in an article in Los Angeles Times. "But they kept using the data; people should have said, 'Hold on here, who are these kids?'"...
Teen christian: I couldn't agree with you more. If that ain't honest I don't know what is. It's interesting when we read about Sodom and gomoah especially in gen. 18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; Now we normally think judgement was brought upon them for the grevious sin, which is true but I couldn't help but notice one thing. The "cry" of sodom and Gomorrah. Who was crying? Was it the cry of their sin or was it the cry of the children there? I would think surely it's not those engaging in their wicked lust but instead the children that were being abused by there wickedness. I think those were the cries THE LORD heard. Just an observation
1) Most girls are beautiful. Guys on the other hand? Don't hold a candlestick to a girl's beauty. 2) Girls are generally smarter. That's kinda hard to admit, but it's true. 3) Sodom & Gomorrah got nuked because of homosexuality (it's called SODOMy) 4) It's just plain gross. 5) It makes me want to vomit.
The other night I had laid out that the nature of God, because of of who He is, can only demand certail attributes, even externally. I got a response back that I had confused discipleship and salvation and was very perplexed by this. But I soon realized (partly because I had been in this position before when talking to arminians) that I shouldn't have been trying over and over repeating the same thing because we were talking past each other, we define things diiferently. When I say Ford he heard Chevy but we both thought we were talking Ford.
I say this because boundaries have been broken. These kids think it is a joke when they should feel shame, embarrasment, and blushing. This is a sexual perversion that people used to hide and now they flipantly yell from the roof tops they participate in things that are horribly shameful. I believe this is the trench we must jump in. those that have had the truth clearly revealed and defined to them must fight to define and help them understand but we keep just telling them it's wrong. They can't identlfy what is perverted and shameful so they have nothing to confess and if they have nothing to confess we can't send them to the Savior. When running to the cross we run to the searchless riches of Christ mercies but also away from unspeakab