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Bible is disapproving of homosexual activity but not homosexual orientation

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7202.123b (Published 10 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:123
  1. Christopher Wayte, Locum general practitioner
  1. 10 Kingsfield, Bath BA2 2NA

    EDITOR—In his Personal View Sheard states that “most people have a relative or friend who is lesbian or gay.”1 This is incorrect and merely reflects the misconception that homosexuality is relatively common. In fact, it is very uncommon: the national survey on sexual behaviour in 1994 found that 0.4% of men considered themselves exclusively homosexual, as did 0.1% of women.2 Most people do not have …

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