Bill James bases his “sexual predator” comment on this statistic which he quotes in his email:
“‘Eighty-six percent of offenders against males described themselves as homosexual or bixexual”
It’s like saying 90 percent of all lynchings were done by white people. Therefore, all white people were racists who want to kill black people. Or, “Whites are murderers.”
And where are the other commissioners to call out BJ’s stuff?
“Bill James … he just can’t help it.”
You can say that again.
Of course, Jim Pendergraph is barely better than James. He cites an experience in 1969 when he was in the army and a gay person ruffled feathers. Aside from the fact that it’s anecdotal evidence and is meaningless, it’s 40 years ago!!
Dec 29 2010At 9:40 am, bruce Said:
” Aside from the fact that it’s anecdotal evidence and is meaningless, it’s 40 years ago!!”
When it happens to you Howie it is not so anecdotal.
One last thing: For people who believe in liberty, where is the outrage at Bill James’ comments? It just tells me you don’t have the guts to stand up to him because you are afraid you will be termed a rino. It’s a weak position at best.
Jeff, I hate to say it, but it starts with you. You write for Reason Mag, so clearly you believe in liberty. Where is your outrage over James’ comments and the fire it stokes in people who want to limit the liberty of gay people in this country?