Paul Cameron Urges Russia To Suppress Gays

Jim Burroway

June 20th, 2008

Paul Cameron is continuing his tour of Moscow, where he’s spreading his virulent form of anti-gay propaganda masquerading as “science” to receptive audiences. Yesterday, he spoke at a round table sponsored by the Russian Orthodox Church, where he claimed that gays are twice as likely to abuse alcohol and drugs, and avoid paying taxes. That last one is a new one, but likely a key part of his Nazi-inspired “homosexuals-as-parasites” argument.

He also said that one reason we have so many gays and lesbians in this country is because we ignored his research. He claimed that some two-thirds of us are gay because our first sexual experience was at a young age with someone of the same sex. He also said that we could have reduced the number of gays and lesbians by 60-70% if only Americans had followed his manifesto, and he urged Russians to support Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov’s Gay Pride ban. Cameron also said that the sociology faculty of Moscow State University is interested in developing an institute to perform studies similar to Paul Cameron.

They might want to ask a few professional organizations here in the U.S. first if they don’t want to taint the good name of Moscow State University. The American Sociological Association condemned him twice in 1985 and 1986 for his unethical conduct, saying that he is not a sociologist. Cameron had begun to call himself one after having been dropped from the American Psychological Association for ethical violations. He was also condemned by the Nebraska Psychological Association for his unethical misuse of other researchers’ work. Just last year, Cameron was condemned by the president of the Eastern Psychological Association for misrepresenting the nature of his “Scandinavian lifespan study.”

Cameron openly admires how the Nazi’s “dealt with” homosexuality in the 1930s and 40s, which makes it particularly egregious that he’s finding a receptive audience in Russia for his dangerous ideas. He’s not likely to ever attain his dream of rounding up gays and lesbians and tattooing them or putting them into concentration camps in this country, and it’s also not likely in Russia either. But he clearly intends to support continued violence and official oppression there. And there are countries around the world where Cameron’s lunacy doesn’t sound so crazy, which should concern all of us.

[Hat tip: Ruslan Porshnev of Anti-Dogma]

See also:
Paul Cameron’s Bedfellows At Moscow State University
Paul Cameron Urges Russia To Suppress Gays
Paul Cameron: A Fool In Moscow
Paul Cameron to Speak In Moscow

John

June 20th, 2008

Hey I wish I could get a pass on paying taxes, but sad to say that whom I love has no bearing on whether I fork over cash to Uncle Sam. In fact, Cameron may wish to be careful with this line of argument as we pay more in taxes than heterosexual couples do since we lack the marriage benefits they have.

Tom in Houston

June 20th, 2008

Russia today is going full speed with plans to hate Gays. It appears to be led by Alexi II, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox “Church” who apparently advocates ending freedom of assembly, petition, and speech for Gay people. While he rails against dignity for LGBT persons, I don’t think he has taken strong action against members and priests of his faith that commit physical violence against Gays.

Johno

June 20th, 2008

“Cameron may wish to be careful”

That isn’t his strong suit. pile it on top of all the other lies. Maybe he read that story about Richard Hatch. You know it only takes one for him to prove we’re all doing it.

Scholars talk to each other, right? Why aren’t academics the world over denouncing his appearance to their peers at MSU?

Bartholomew

June 21st, 2008

Interesting that Cameron is boasting of links with Moscow State University’s Department of Sociology, which is reportedly a hotbed of far-right nationalism. Background here.

Joel

June 24th, 2008

Can’t someone do something about this guy. At least to balance what these ‘receptive audiences’ are being ‘educated’ on.

Sure it might be lies but,
1) thats what they want to hear
2) No1s even slightly tempted at researching the statement’s accuracy.
3) Hes spreading it as truth.

SO ultimately, ‘tell a lie enough times and ppl will start believing in it’ is very probable.

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