The team noted that: “The number of US adults who had at least one same-sex partner since age 18 doubled between the early 1990s and early 2010s (from 3.6 percent to 8.7 percent for women and from 4.5 to 8.2 percent for men).” “Bisexual behavior (having sex with both male and female partners) increased from 3.1 to 7.7 percent, accounting for much of the rise, with little consistent change in those having sex exclusively with same-sex partners,” the team said.
This may help explain why we don’t see this same pattern for gay sexual experiences,” Wells added.
Going back to the original point above, Well and Twenge noted that varying factors may be behind the shift in mainstream opinion as described in the GSS.
They listed some of these factors, like the “tremendous work of LGB rights activists around issues including marriage equality; inclusion and antidiscrimination policies in schools, government, and workplaces; HIV and AIDS; and the negative impact of discrimination, particularly on LGB youth.” “That work has helped more and more people become public about their same-sex attractions, behavior, and/or identity.
The more people who are public, the more Americans report that they know someone who is gay, lesbian, or bisexual, which then helps to reduce prejudice,” they added “Simply put, there is likely a cascade effect here– the more accepting we are, the more people are public about their lifestyle, and the public nature of their identities (including high-profile media figures) helps to further increase acceptance,” they declared of the mainstream regard of gay sex.
Hirsch, a former lesbian-turned-heterosexual-married-self-describing-Christian, exemplifies the need and ability to discern false teaching presented as biblical.
Many of her arguments are based on false premises, which lead to false conclusions.Most disturbing is her approach that distorts and negates the person and work of Jesus Christ.By suggesting Jesus as a “sex symbol” she writes he “would have been deeply attractive to both men and women” and it was likely that “genital sexual advances were made towards him.” Did Hirsch not read Isaiah 53?A study recently noted that more Americans are accepting or admitting their gay sex experience, which has raised interesting implications, i.e.does this mean that it will boost acceptance of LGBT equality in the mainstream?Writing in The Advocate, proponents of the study Brooke E. Twenge noted that the rising acceptance of same-sex sexual behavior may be causing a cascade effect.