MONTREAL, March 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P) has launched its fundraising drive for Lent 2012.  Part of their ‘Share Lent’ campaign this year includes a training session which teaches that 10 per cent of the world population is “homosexual – lesbian”. 

The figure, according to experts, is a gross exaggeration pushed by homosexual activists with a view to normalizing homosexuality.  Statistics Canada reports the prevalence in the country of homosexuals, lesbians and bisexuals to be 1.5% of the population.

Dr. Judith Reisman, a professor at Liberty University School of Law, debunked the 10% myth first proposed by psychologist Alfred Kinsey. Kinsey, she found, drew heavily on prison inmates and frequenters of homosexual bars for his surveys, though he presented them as indicative of the general population.  Moreover, evidence suggests Kinsey’s research on infants subjected the children to sexual torture.

Commenting to LifeSiteNews about D&P’s use of the statistic, Dr. Reisman said, “These fraudulent statistics have infected the world’s people.”

“This is the same psychopathic source, Dr. Kinsey, who claimed children are sexual from birth, having directed the sexual torture of up to 2,035 infants and children for his so-called ‘data’,” she explained.

“They should do some relevant research,” she added. “Even the ‘gay’ leaders admit now that the 10% Kinsey data were a myth, but one they used to normalize their distressing conduct.”

The Share Lent 2012 training session is an exercise reducing the world’s population down to a village of 100 people.  The demonstration is thus able to visually express the incidence of poverty, literacy, nationality, language, religion and often changeable ‘sexual orientation.’

Neither D&P nor the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops returned calls for comment on this story.

Apart from the scandal over funding for pro-abortion groups in the developing world, the organization has put out numerous controversial statements both internally and externally.

Internally the group emailed supporters in the fall of 2011 calling on them to “occupy Lifesite” and also drew up a 10-page letter falsely accusing LifeSiteNews (LSN) and Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), Canada’s largest national pro-life organization, of association with “groups and individuals” who have used violence.  D&P publicly apologized to CLC in the pages of the Catholic Register after being threatened with legal action over the remark.

Even externally however, D&P has courted controversy using Share Lent calendars to encourage Catholics to participate in the radical feminist International Women’s Day and support controversial pro-abortion environmentalist groups (see 2012 calendar).  Beyond this, D&P representatives have presented in parishes with political messages opposing the Conservative government of Prime Minister Harper.