February 11

Reading The Canadian Sex Stats

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Still 'fine-tuning' our process. You can get to the original article HERE

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE is a reprint from the blog of reverend Kevin Rogers of New Song Church in Windsor, Ontario and is reproduced here for your convenience. You can visit the his blog called "The Orphan Age" HERE.

 


Statistics can be used in many ways to make observations.
While there can be a margin of error, numbers help us to organize, prioritize
and identify trends, anomalies, and patterns. In Canada, we have a census that
gathers many kinds of data on Canadians. The Statistics Canada website is
available for those of us who want to know what the number is and possible
changes over time.

 

For instance, did you know that Canada surpassed forty
million inhabitants in 2023? October 1st has an estimate of
40,528,396?
[1]

 

The Windsor CMA (Census Metropolitan Area) which extends
downriver to Amherstburg and communities along the 401 until Tilbury has a
population of 359,672 as of 2022.
[2]

 

Did you know?

  • Canada is home to
    approximately 1 million people who are LGBTQ2+.
  • An estimated 1 million
    people in Canada are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or of another sexual
    orientation than heterosexual – representing 4% of the Canadian population
    aged 15 years and older. Among this population, about 52% are women, 44%
    are men, and 3% are non-binary.
  • Looking specifically at
    gender diversity, about 100,815 people in Canada are transgender (59,460)
    or non-binary (41,355), accounting for 0.33% of the population aged 15
    years and over. Among transgender people, 53% were women and 47% were men.
    [3]

 

Percentages are how we establish majority and minority
designations. The truth of the Canadian numbers is that 4% of people identify
as someone other than a heterosexual man or woman and 1/3 of 1% identify as
transgender and/or non-binary.

 

Without making any derogatory inference, 4% is a minority
group. LGBTQ2+ altogether are sexual minorities. That also means that 96% of
the population over age 15 identify as male and female heterosexuals.

 

Characteristically, minority populations are outnumbered and
have a different experience from the majority. How the majority acts and feels
toward the minority is as varied as how the minority acts and feels toward the
majority.

 

So, moving beyond numbers, what is the vision for the
Kingdom of God and how does that shape the relationship that Christians are to
have with the rest of the world?

 

 


See also....
Greenhouse Churches Create A Climate For Growth


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