Family Research Institute chairman Dr. Paul Cameron revealed Wednesday on The David Pakman Show that he became attracted to men after being raped as a child, but said he eventually overcame his homosexual feelings.
Cameron has been a vocal opponent of same sex marriage and LGBT rights. He has claimed there is a strong link between child molestation and homosexuality, recently declaring that “the long term goal of the homosexual movement is to get every little boy to grab his ankles and every little girl to give it a try.”
Near the end of his interview, Pakman asked Cameron whether being gay was a choice. Cameron said young and adolescent boys could in fact choose who they were attracted to. But older adults were more inflexible in their sexual preferences, according to Cameron.
“What age were you when you decided, ‘I’m going to evaluate men and evaluate women, and I’m going to choose for the rest of my life I will be attracted to women?’” Pakman asked.
“I didn’t do that so much consciously,” Cameron said. “I reacted to my environment. As you’re probably aware, I was seduced, or raped, as a child. I was about three. I was raped homosexually and had that continued, I don’t know where I would’ve ended up.”
“But I do know that the culture, which was directed toward heterosexuality, overcame whatever feelings I had, and I had some, that I acquired as a 3-year-old, and by the time I was 8, 9 or 10, I was thoroughly interested in girls.”
Watch the interview, uploaded to YouTube on May 16, below: