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Paul Cameron at a Supermarket Checkout Near You

Jim Burroway

January 17th, 2008

It looks as though anti-gay extremist and discredited “researcher” Paul Cameron hasn’t been able to get much attention lately. His “research” usually appears in the pay-to-publish vanity journal Psychological Reports, but he hasn’t made an appearance there since June, 2005. Last year he tried to pawn off a paper which he supposedly “presented” to the Eastern Psychological Association convention, but the president of the EPA said nope, it didn’t happen.

Then Cameron hit on the idea of starting an Internet-only “Journal” (what the rest of us would call a “web site”). But it looks like he hasn’t had much luck there. So far that web site, er, “journal” has only posted two papers, and the only author appearing in that web site “journal” (sorry!) is Paul Cameron.

And it looks like Cameron’s new web site isn’t garnering much attention. (I give up! It’s a web site.) According to Google, only four other unique web sites have bothered to link to Cameron’s new venture so far, and one of them did so only because Cameron paid for a press release with a link.

But don’t fret; Cameron’s publication woes are over. The National Examiner (that’s the National Enquirer’s dumber, louder sister) has cited Paul Cameron as an “expert” on gay serial killers, based on a Cameron source from 1983. Qouth the Examiner:

“A study of 518 sexually-tinged mass murders in the U.S. from 1966 to 1983 determined that 350 — or 68 percent — of the victims were killed by those who practiced homosexuality and that 19 of the 44 murderers were bisexuals or homosexuals,” writes Paul Cameron, Ph.D. in a report for the family Research Institute”.

National Examiner - Click to enlarge

The quote from the “report” was actually lifted nearly verbatim from this pamphlet, which in turn cites Cameron’s paper “Is homosexuality disproportionately associated with murder?” — a paper which he claims to have “presented” to the Midwestern Psychological Association back in 1983. Doesn’t that scenario sound familiar?

Well anyway, everyone here at Box Turtle Bulletin would like to congratulate Paul Cameron for finally finding a suitable publication outlet in the National Examiner.

Hat tip: Good As You

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Emily K
January 17th, 2008 | LINK

omg!!! I was JUST in the Rite-Aid and I saw this at the counter. it’s the “gay” issue, saying “who’s gay and who’s not”, with photos of celebrities like Martha Stewart and Mariska Hargitay (I wish she was…). then there’s a little balloon on the cover that says “Gay Serial killers!” and I’m standing there thinking, “ooh, bonus!”

Ken R
January 17th, 2008 | LINK

When did Charles Manson come out of the closet? 0_o

Buffy
January 18th, 2008 | LINK

Cameron finally had to stoop to the level to which he’ll be accustomed for the rest of his life–providing pabulum for fools who will believe anything they read in supermarket tabloids. Such people are a fitting audience for him.

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