Ever wonder why a group that represents so few (about 3%) manages to have so much influence? Money talks, friends, and the gay community has plenty to throw around. Think about it: two incomes, few children, plenty of extra money to fund leisure and luxury. The downside? You may be able to buy yourself political advantages like gay unions and hate speech laws, but you sure can't buy your way into heaven.
I found these statistics especially enlightening:
How large is the U.S. gay market?
Kinsey says about 18.75 million.
Simmons says about 21 million.
NORC says about 15 million.
These three sources averaged out equal 18.25 million.
Simmons' research (comparing gay consumers to the national index of consumers) reports that gay consumers are:
71 percent male/29 percent femaleGays are defined as a "valuable target market." They should be a target market for Christians as well. Have you prayed today for all those enslaved by homosexual lust? Some of these folks are relatives and friends. Don't abandon them. Storm heaven for them! Many lead sad and tormented lives, not because of outside persecution, but because of interior guilt and pain. They need us. Don't be put off by their anger and hostility. Let's lay down our lives in prayer and sacrifice for those who are most in need of God's mercy -- those enslaved by deadly sins that kill the soul.
Over twice as likely as national index to be professionals/managers
Twice as likely to have household income over $60K
Twice as likely to have household income over $250K
Twice as likely to have graduated from college
Three times more likely to be online than the average American
Four times as likely to spend over $150 on long distance monthly
Twice as likely to spend $250 on cellular service