So I’m debating this uber-liberal who used to be a great Catholic on Facebook. He made a joke about gay priests, and said that it was “grounded in reality.” I asked him for some proof, and he came up with this:
Estimates of the US population give a range of 2% to 10% of American men are gay. US census says it’s less than 2%, gay advocates say 10%. Survey’s of priests estimate between 15% and 45%, many serious studies and books claim 50%. Of the 3 people I’ve talked to from seminary, they say 50% easy. At a minimum there are 10 times as many gay priests as compared to the general population. religioustolerance.org/hom_rcc.htm for starters
How exactly does one respond to this? Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about these polls? I would assume that most of them aren’t true in some way. Thanks!