Discredited survery regarding gays in the military

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Mr. Louis Stouch writes:

This is my most recent Letter to the Editor.

This “survey” was making the rounds on the internet, headlined 78% support openly Gay service in the military.

They conveniently forgot to post the other answers to important questions, like 36% don’t even think homosexuality should be legal. See below – afraid I don’t get this “new math”.

Please feel free to pass along!……..

Ooops – just heard back from the Managing Editor!! They will “double check the figures”.


Lou’s letter to the editor

“Hello Susan:

“I knew there was something fishy about this survey.

“If 36% of the surveyed individuals think that these relationships should not even be legal, how is it that only 20% think they should not be allowed to serve openly in the military???

“Must be that new math, huh?

The numbers don't add up

Lou.”

In a separate email from Lou

“Hey, let me take it a bit further…

“If 43% think homosexuality is morally wrong, then it would be safe to assume that this 43% would also be against openly gay military service.

“Put another way, if only 52% think its morally OK, then it occurs to me that that is the maximum number of people who would possibly think its OK in the military.

“Which of course is very close to being an even split – and nowhere even close to the fabricated 78% approving.”


And while on the subject…

Consider–again–this letter from Navy Captain Lawrence R. Jefferis (click here)

Generals oppose “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy repeal (click here)

A Robert Hefner illustration

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