The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins has trouble with simple statistics.
“Even the Pentagon’s biased report on the subject last year illustrated the dangers of using the military for social engineering. Retention would be harmed — 24 percent of service members said repeal would have a negative impact on their ‘intentions to remain in the military,’ a number six times higher than those who said it would have a positive effect.
My but that “six time higher” sounds terrifying doesn’t it? But do the math and it appears that 72% of soldiers must have answered “no effect” on intention to remain in the military.
So is Tony Perkins an idiot or a liar, or is that a false dichotomy?