The Deadliness of Homosexuality


When homosexual advocates push their agenda in our society and schools, they typically fail to mention a few important facts:  The gay “lifestyle” is extremely dangerous! Participating in it has caused over 300,000 men to die from AIDS in the USA alone, and a variety of other diseases including cancer have been conclusively linked to sexual intercourse between homosexuals.  Our own Cura Te Ipsum expounds upon the issue.

I recently read a letter on Beetle Blogger from a lesbian woman, Marci, who has made the choice to have and raise a son with her partner. She wants to be a good mom and has no regrets about her decision. Upon reading I first hoped that Marci and her partner would still be together in a few years and that they would practice sexual exclusivity in their partnership, since these are statistically less likely in the LGBT relationships.

I then wondered where her son would find a good father figure to emulate his male qualities after, since genetically he will be expressing those sooner or later and he’ll need that bond and example. I was further perplexed by how Marci and her partner would most effectively raise a male with the disadvantage that neither parent ever experienced life as one.

Still, my greatest concern about Marci’s choice is, given that her son is more likely to grow up homosexual, she has consequently increased the likelihood that he will end up with serious disease and/or early death.

Joy of motherhood aside, let’s face the facts, Marci. What you do in your own home is your business, but when you’re promoting homosexuality and raising sons that are more likely to become homosexual, people like you need to start taking some responsibility for the following:

  • GLB’s in high school engage in twice the mean number of risk behaviors including an increased use of cocaine and other illegal drugs, use of tobacco, marijuana, and cocaine before age 13, sexual intercourse before age 13, and sexual intercourse with four or more partners
  • In L.A. and five other major cities, 1 in 10 young homosexual or bisexual men is infected with HIV. Among homosexual African Americans, the HIV infection rate is 1 out of 3
  • 20-year-old gay men have a 50% chance of becoming HIV positive by age 55
  • In Canada, life expectancy at age 20 for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men. If the same pattern of mortality were to continue, estimates are that nearly half of gay and bisexual men currently aged 20 years will not reach their 65th birthday. Under even the most liberal assumptions, gay and bisexual men in this urban center are now experiencing a life expectancy similar to that experienced by all men in Canada in the year 1871. Compare this to tobacco smoking which decreases life span by 13.5 years
  • The rate of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men is 9x higher than among women and heterosexual men
  • The risk of contracting AIDS from a single act of unprotected heterosexual intercourse is 1 in 715,000 The risk of contracting AIDS from a single act of unprotected homosexual intercourse is 1 in 165
  • The bacteria contacted during anal intercourse includes Shigella, Entamoeba, Giardia (causes chronic diarrhea), the bacteria that causes hepatitis A (deadly liver damage), and hepatitis B
  • Dramatic increase in anal cancer among homosexual men. This increase is traced to HPV, a sexually transmitted virus that is found in almost all HIV positive homosexual men
  • Syphilis cases in the western U.S. soared 64.3 percent between 2001 and 2002 and climbed 54.5% in the northeast. (This is primarily in groups of gay and bisexual men, as the vast majority of the US is not seeing any syphilis at all.)
  • More than 3/4 of the homosexual men studied were unaware they were carrying HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. 90% of homosexual black men, ages 15-29, which have the virus, did not know they had the virus until researchers told them. The figure for Hispanic homosexual men is 70% and for white homosexual men, 60%
  • In 4 American cities 11% of HIV positive men did not disclose their serostatus to their primary sex partner and 66% did not disclose their status to a non-primary sex partner. In addition, of HIV positive men with one or more non-primary partners, 16% of those who did not disclose their serostatus reported inconsistent condom use during anal intercourse with these partners.
  • 32% percent of homosexual men and women abuse alcohol, as compared with 7% (10% of men and 5% of women) in the general population.
  • 36% of homosexuals engaging in unprotected oral, anal or vaginal sex failed to disclose that they were HIV positive to casual sex partners and 68% did not know the HIV serostatus of their partners.

It would have taken pages to cite the studies for all of these, but for those who want to see them and many more like it, visit here.

For more stats about HIV in America and what it’s costing financially, visit this site

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36 responses to “The Deadliness of Homosexuality

  1. Lisa~

    And even when faced with this knowledge they will carry on because no matter what they say, what is on thier top priority list at #1 is their own wants and agenda.

  2. J. Stone

    Do you really expect people to believe that 30% of sexually active gay 20 year olds contract HIV by the age of 30? That is the most preposterous statistic I’ve ever seen.
    Please quit spreading lies rooted in irrational fear.

    • Stone,
      The statistic is from this:
      Goldman, “Psychological Factors Generate HIV Resurgence in Young Gay Men,” Clinical Psychiatry News, 1994 (October), p.5.

      If you’re thinking this study is outdated, you’re only partially correct; the trend is generally consistent. More recent follow-up studies on these statistics reported that the average age of death from AIDS among gay men has only increased by about two years. Do you really expect anything different in such a sexually promiscuous culture?

      • J. Stone

        “[T]he average age of death from AIDS among gay men” tells you nothing about what percentage of gay men will contract HIV by a certain age. If there are 1 million gay men in America (there are more, but I’m using made up numbers to illustrate my point), and if a thousand of those men are HIV-positive, then regardless of how many of those thousand men die from AIDS and at what age, there would still be only one-tenth of one percent (0.1%–one thousand out of one million) of all gay men who had contracted HIV.
        Sloppy logic applied to bad science yields the sort of misinformation found in abundance here.
        I’m not impugning your own personal sincerity, though. I appreciate you taking the time to respond to me, and hope that you will continue the dialogue.

  3. Stone,
    Thanks for pointing that out. At the time I wrote that I had been looking at several studies and simply jotted down the last one I was thinking about. I was not implying the correlation purposely.
    Either way, go to the link provided up there and sift through the compilation on your own. If you still feel you need to discount the CDC and journal published peer-reviewed studies, that’s something you’ll have to come to terms with. Your interpretation doesn’t change the fact that it’s a riskier lifestyle.

    • J. Stone

      I’d be curious to get your reply to the comment I left elsewhere on this site under the broad topic of “Homosexuality.” As I argued there, stigmatization of homosexuality is a major reason why so many young gay men end up engaging in riskier behaviors. Would you agree? Or do you think gay people are just inherently reckless?

    • J. Stone

      Plus, I want to reiterate that there is no way that 30% of sexually active gay 20 year olds contract HIV by the age of 30. How anyone could believe such an outrageous claim is beyond me.
      You made the statement; the burden should be on you to back it up. It’s too easy to throw numbers around, knowing that most people–especially those who want to believe what you are telling them–will never call you on it.

    • J. Stone

      By the way, I did check out the sources you provide. The CDC is nowhere to be found, and I find it disingenuous of you to suggest that the numbers you provide come from the CDC. Instead, your sources are: first, “United Families International,” a group whose sole purpose, as identified in its mission statement, is to “preserve the traditional family” (i.e., oppose alternative family structures, including same-sex relationships); and second, a website called “Americans for Truth,” which, in its own words, is “devoted exclusively to exposing and countering the homosexual activist agenda.” Those are some really impartial sources you have there–completely reliable, I’m sure….
      You have to be joking, right?

      • Stone,
        No, I didn’t read your other comments and I’m sorry, but honestly, I probably won’t. The comments are likely on posts by other contributors and I’m too busy to keep tabs on their work.

        As per your response, I take it you didn’t even read through paper. This time you might want to actually look through the pdf, or just start about halfway through it for the references. The UFI simply compiled research and I linked to them out of convenience. Besides, the general public doesn’t usually have free online access to the journals anyway so secondhand reference may be all you’re going to get. Or go visit a medical library to look up what you can.

        In response to your question about “stigmatization of homosexuality” resulting in risky behavior, I not only think you’re wrong, but I resent an argument that is usually used to cast blame and alleviate accountability. Homosexuals are conscious, thinking, intelligent people capable of choosing how and with whom they conduct themselves. If you’re stuck in a mentality that everyone’s a victim and we don’t have free will
        then I doubt this conversation is worth pursuing.

      • J. Stone

        cura-te-ipsum,

        I did look through the PDF. It cites Maggie Gallagher and the Family Research Council and a lot of other partisan sources. Please direct me to the page where the CDC says that 30% of sexually active gay 20 year olds will contract HIV by age 30.

        And I’m talking about gay youth (my other post used the words “gay kids”–I suppose I misspoke above when I said “young gay men”) being put at increased risk by society’s stigmatization of them. Young people are not the rational actors that adults are assumed to be; their brains have not fully developed (that’s why we don’t let them partake in society as full adults until they reach the age of majority). And of course, kids with drug problems tend to grow up into adults with drug problems.

        Anyway, yeah, there’s probably no point in continuing this conversation. I’ve gotten a sense of the sort of operation being run here. This site takes garden-variety prejudice and tries to dress it up with cooked statistics provided by admittedly anti-gay sources.

  4. Lisa~

    J,

    Unlike the gay agenda, the sources you stated in your last post have societies best interest in mind, whereas gays only have thier own “needs” and pleasure in mind. So they are not going to fake some statistic just to be saying something negative about gays.

    Homosexuality is a mental illness not matter the frosting you add to it, it will never be cake!

  5. J. Stone

    Lisa,
    I had you in mind when I wrote of people who would accept any statistic thrown out at face value, simply because it tracks with what they already believe. You need to learn to think critically; otherwise, you’ll always be susceptible to manipulation by others.
    By the way, I appreciate you including your off-topic diagnosis of homosexuality as a mental illness. What are your credentials as a mental health professional? Your opinion is flatly contradicted by every single association of mental healthcare providers in America. However, I’m sure you’ve got support for your statement–probably a website somewhere, dedicated to “fighting the gay menace wherever it rears its evil head!”

  6. Stone,
    Below is a simple cut&paste of a section directly from the pdf. Either you can’t read or you’re straight up lying. Since I know you can read, you’re probably just being slanderous in which case your comments are worthless.

    BTY, with your logic, all teens with internal struggles (which is pretty much all of them at some point) are victims and shouldn’t have to take responsibility for their decisions. Frankly, I don’t accept that.

    According to a study in the Netherlands where
    homosexuality has been accepted and mainstreamed
    for years, homosexual behavior significantly
    increases the likelihood of psychiatric,
    mental and emotional disorders, negating
    the mindset that society’s lack of tolerance
    of homosexual behavior and lifestyle produces
    these psychoses. Youth are four times as likely
    to suffer major depression, almost three
    times as likely to suffer generalized anxiety
    disorder, nearly four times as likely to experience
    conduct disorder, four times as likely to
    commit suicide, five times as likely to have
    nicotine dependence, six times as likely to suffer
    multiple disorders, and more than six
    times as likely to have attempted suicide. (Study
    of 5,998 Dutch adults) Theo G.M. Sandforte et al., “Same-Sex Sexual
    Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders: Findings from the Netherlands
    Mental Health Survey and Incidence,” Archives of General Psychiatry
    58, 10 (2001): 85-91.
    Psychological health problems including multiple
    drug use, partner violence, history of childhood
    sexual abuse, and depression interface
    to sharply increase high-risk sexual behavior
    and HIV infection rates among homosexual
    and bisexual men in the U.S. L. Linley, R. Stall, and G.
    Mansergh, “New CDC Studies Shed Light on Facts Underlying High HIV Infection
    Rates Among Gay and Bisexual Men,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
    9 July 2002, (http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/r020710.htm).
    Epidemiologists estimate that one out of two
    men who have sex with men will eventually
    become HIV positive. Men who begin to engage
    in sex with men at an earlier age are more likely
    to become HIV positive and to become HIV
    positive earlier. N. Hessol et al., “Prevalence, incidence and
    progression of human immunodeficiency virus infection in homosexual
    and bisexual men in hepatitis B vaccine trials, 1978-1988,” American
    Journal of Epidemiology 130, 6 (1989): 1167-1175. D. Hoover et al.,
    “Estimating the 1978-1990 and future spread of human immunodeficiency
    virus type 1 in subgroups of homosexual men,” American Journal
    of Epidemiology 134, 10 (1991): 1190-1205. M. Morris and L. Dean,
    “Effects of sexual behavior change on long-term human immunodeficiency
    virus prevalence among homosexual men,” American Journal of
    Epidemiology 140, 3 (1994): 217-232.
    A study based upon statistics from 1986
    through 1990 estimates that 20-year-old gay
    men have a 50 percent chance of becoming
    HIV positive by age 55. Donald R. Hoover et al., “Estimating
    the 1978-1990 and Future Spread of HIV Type 1 in Subgroups of
    Homosexual Men,” American Journal of Epidemiology, 134, 10 (1991):
    1190-1205. A study of 425 men age 17 to 22 who
    engaged in sex with men found that 15.2 percent
    of the 79 who began this activity before
    age 15 and 11.6 percent of the 224 who initiated
    the activity by age 15 to 19 were already
    HIV positive. G. Lemp et al., “Seroprevalence of HIV and risk
    behaviors among young homosexual and bisexual men,” Journal of the
    American Medical Association 272, 6 (1994): 449-454.
    HIV/AIDS is rampant in the homosexual community.
    Epidemiologists estimate that 30 percent
    of all 20-year-old homosexually-active
    men will be HIV positive or dead of AIDS by the
    time they are 30. E. Goldman, “Psychological Factors
    Generate HIV Resurgence in Young Gay Men,” Clinical Psychiatry News,
    Oct. 1994. HIV infection rates more than doubled
    from 1997 to 2000 as safe-sex practices were
    abandoned. In Los Angeles and five other
    major cities, one in ten young homosexual or
    bisexual men is infected with HIV. “L.A. Studies Show
    Increase in Risky Sex by Gay men,” Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2001.
    Among homosexual African Americans, the
    HIV infection rate is one out of three. “Young Gay
    Black Men Suffer High HIV Rates,” Associated Press, 6 Feb. 2001.
    2A co-twin study found that men with same-sex
    partners were 6.5 times as likely as their cotwin
    to have attempted suicide. The higher rate
    was not explained by mental health or substance
    abuse disorders. R. Herrell et al., “A Co-twin Control
    Study in Adult Men,” Archives of General Psychiatry 56, 10 (1999): 867-
    874. Researchers found “an elevated suicide risk
    for homosexuals” even in tolerant Denmark.
    Ping Qin, Esben Agerbo, and Preben Bo Mortensen, “Suicide Risk in
    Relation to Socioeconomic, Demographic, Psychiatric, and Familial
    Factors: A National Register-Based Study of All Suicides in Denmark,
    1981-1997.” American Journal of Psychiatry 160 (2003): 765-772.
    3A study by Harvard Medical School of 4,159
    high school students (grades 9-12) found that
    “GLB youth report disproportionate risk for a
    variety of health risk and problem behaviors…
    engage[ing] in twice the mean number of risk
    behaviors as did the overall population.” More
    than 30 health risks and problem behaviors
    were identified, including an increased use of
    cocaine and other illegal drugs, use of tobacco,
    marijuana, and cocaine before age 13, sexual
    intercourse before age 13, and sexual intercourse
    with four or more partners. R. Garofalo et al.,
    “The Association Between Health Risk Behaviors and Sexual Orientation
    Among a School-based Sample of Adolescents,” Pediatrics 101, 5 (May
    1998): 895-902. Homosexual or bisexual teenagers
    are more than three times as likely to attempt
    suicide as their heterosexual peers. R. Garofalo et al.,
    “Sexual Orientation and Risk of Suicide Attempts Among a
    Representative Sample of Youth,” Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent
    Medicine 153 (1999): 487-493.
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    In a major Canadian center, life expectancy at
    age 20 for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20
    years less than for all men. If the same pattern
    of mortality were to continue, estimates are
    that nearly half of gay and bisexual men currently
    aged 20 years will not reach their 65th
    birthday. Under even the most liberal assumptions,
    gay and bisexual men in this urban center
    are now experiencing a life expectancy similar
    to that experienced by all men in Canada
    in the year 1871. R.S. Hogg et al., “Modeling the Impact of HIV
    Disease on Mortality in Gay and Bisexual Men,” International Journal of
    Epidemiology 26 (1997): 657-661. Compare this to tobacco
    smoking which decreases life span by 13.5
    years. Press Release, “Smoking Costs Nation $150 Billion Each Year
    in Health Costs, Lost Productivity,” Centers for Disease Control, Office of
    Communication, April 12, 2000. (www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/
    r020412.htm).
    The median age of death for those who regularly
    engage in homosexual behavior leaned
    in the direction of less than 50. The data suggest
    a “20 to 30-year decrease in lifespan”
    because of “substantially elevated rates of sexually
    elevated diseases . . . cancer and heart
    conditions, and violence among homosexual
    men and women.” (Four data sets: obituaries from the homosexual
    press; two 1994 sexuality surveys; homosexual marriage records
    for Scandinavia; and Colorado medical records) Paul Cameron,** Kirk
    Cameron, and William L. Playfair, “Does Homosexual Activity Shorten
    Life?” Psychological Reports 83 (1998): 847-866. **Although there is
    criticism of Paul Cameron’s work we find no substantive evidence or
    reason to exclude Cameron’s studies. Listed are conclusions that can
    be drawn from Cameron’s work. 1) There is an amazing dearth of obituaries
    of homosexuals over the age of 65; 2) There is a disproportionably
    large number of homosexuals that die young from disease, accidents,
    violence, and suicide; 3) Given the high rate of homosexual
    death from disease, drug and alcohol abuse, smoking, suicide and
    domestic violence among homosexually active persons, the contention
    that homosexually active persons have a dramatically shortened life
    expectancy relative to the general public is justified.
    The rate of new HIV infections among men who
    have sex with men is nine times higher than
    among women and heterosexual men. L. Linley, R.
    Stall, and G. Mansergh, “New CDC Studies Shed Light on Facts
    Underlying High HIV Infection Rates Among Gay and Bisexual Men,”
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , 9 July 2002, (http://www.cdc.
    gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/r020710.htm).

  7. The bacteria contacted during anal intercourse
    includes Shigella, Entamoeba, Giardia (causes
    chronic diarrhea), the bacteria that causes
    hepatitis A (severe liver damage which can
    kill), and hepatitis B. Of course, the most deadly
    of all, HIV, is more easily transmitted
    through anal sex. “When Kids don’t Have a Straight Answer,”
    NEA Today, (http://pflag.communitypoint.org/neatoday.pdf).
    A study revealed a dramatic increase in anal
    cancer among homosexual men. This increase
    is traced to the Human PapillomavHPV), a
    sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical
    cancer in women and is found in almost all
    HIV positive homosexual men. Report of study at annual
    meeting of American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, June
    26, 2002. Syphilis cases in the western U.S.
    soared 64.3 percent between 2001 and 2002
    and climbed 54.5 percent in the northeast.
    “The vast majority of the United States is not
    seeing any syphilis at all. We’re seeing syphilis
    rise primarily in groups of gay and bisexual
    men.” John Douglas, Centers for Disease Control, “Syphilis On The
    Rise In U.S. Again,” cbsnews.com, November 21, 2003
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/11/21/health/main584856.shtml.
    Bacterial vaginosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C,
    heavy cigarette smoking, alcohol abuse, IV
    drug use, prostitution and AIDS are reported at
    significantly higher rates among women who
    have sex with women. Katherine Fethers et.al., “Sexually
    Transmitted Infections and Risk Behaviors in Women Who Have Sex
    With Women,” Sexually Transmitted Infections 76, 5 (2000): 345-349.
    T. Myers et al., “The Talking Sex Project: Descriptions of the Study
    Populations and Correlates of Sexual Practices at Baseline,” Canadian
    Journal of Public Health 83, 1 (1992).
    A report from the Centers for Disease Control
    showed that more than three quarters of the
    homosexual men studied were unaware they
    were carrying HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
    Ninety percent of homosexual black men, ages
    15-29, which have the virus, did not know they
    had the virus until researchers told them. The
    figure for Hispanic homosexual men is 70 percent
    and for white homosexual men, 60 percent.
    CDC Media Relations, Centers for Disease Control, 7-12 July 2002,
    (http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/archives/2002.htm).
    Researchers from the Centers for Disease
    Control report that in a study of 701 homosexual
    and bisexual men from four American cities,
    11 percent of HIV positive men did not disclose
    their serostatus to their primary sex partner
    and 66 percent did not disclose their status to a
    non-primary sex partner. In addition, of HIV
    positive men with one or more non-primary
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    In 2002, HIV/AIDS-related prevention programs
    at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    received $144 million in funding. A large portion
    of these funds have been misused; going
    to organizations that promote pro-homosexual
    events and pornographic literature under
    the guise of AIDS prevention. Bob Kellogg, “CDC Audit
    Badly Needed, Critics Say,” Citizenlink, 1 Aug. 2002,
    (http://family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0021668.cfm). For example see:
    http://www.stopaids.org. (Warning: sexually explicit material.)
    Thirty-two percent of homosexual men and
    women abuse alcohol, as compared with 7
    percent (10 percent of men and 5 percent of
    women) in the general population. L. Fifield, J.
    Latham and C. Phillips, “Alcoholism in the Gay Community: The Price
    of Alienation, Isolation, and Oppression,” A Project of the Gay
    Community Service Center, Los Angeles, CA (1977).
    Clinicians estimate an incidence rate of substance
    abuse among homosexuals to range
    from 28 to 35 percent; this estimate contrasts
    with an incidence of 10 to 12 percent in the
    general population. J. H. Lowinson et al., Substance Abuse:
    A Comprehensive Textbook, 3d ed. (Baltimore, MD: Williams &
    Wilkins, 1997).
    Homosexuality correlates with higher alcohol
    use, frequency of intoxication, marijuana use,
    cocaine use, and other drug problems. There is
    a higher incidence for males than females. D.
    McKirnan and P. Peterson, “Psychosocial and Cultural Factors in Alcohol
    and Drug Abuse: An analysis of a homosexual community,” Addictive
    Behaviors 14 (1989): 555-563. Lesbians were at significantly
    greater risk than heterosexual women
    for both binge drinking (19.4 percent compared
    to 11.7 percent), and for heavy drinking
    (7 percent compared to 2.7 percent). Peter Freiberg,
    “Study: Alcohol Use More Prevalent for Lesbians,” The Washington
    Blade, 12 Jan. 2001.
    Among homosexual men, ages 18 to 25: 79.2
    percent have used marijuana; 75 percent have
    used psychotherapeutics for nonmedical reasons;
    65.2 percent have used stimulants such as
    dexedrine and benzedrine; 62.5 percent have
    used inhalants such as amyl or butyl nitrate; and
    50.2 percent have used hallucinogens such as
    LSD. Rates among lesbians: marijuana, 82 percent;
    psychotherapeutics, 58.8 percent; stimulants,
    52.9 percent; inhalants, 41.2 percent; and
    hallucinogens, 41.2 percent. Comparing current
    usage to national usage, homosexuals were
    found to use drugs with greater frequency:
    “Among adults aged 18-25, 16.5 percent of men
    and 9.1 percent of women have used marijuana
    in the past month, compared with 37.5 per-
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    partners, 16% of those who did not disclose
    their serostatus reported inconsistent condom
    use during anal intercourse with these partners.
    R.J. Wolitski et al., “HIV serostatus disclosure among gay and
    bisexual men in four American cities: general patterns and relation to
    sexual practices,” AIDS Care 10, 5 (1998): 599-610.
    HIV infection rates among homosexuals in
    King County Washington jumped 40 percent in
    the year 2002 and were expected to jump 60
    percent in the year 2003. The reasons cited are
    decreased fear of the disease, burnout on
    safe-sex messages, lack of interest in knowing
    HIV status, and few gay community leaders
    sounding the alarm about the new wave of
    infections. Warren King, “Dramatic Surge seen in Local HIV
    Cases,” The Seattle Times, 4 June 2003.
    Researchers from the University of California,
    San Francisco found that thirty-six percent of
    homosexuals engaging in unprotected oral,
    anal or vaginal sex failed to disclose that they
    were HIV positive to casual sex partners and
    68 percent did not know the HIV serostatus of
    their partners. Jon Garbo, “Gay and Bi Men Less Likely to
    Disclose They Have HIV,” GayHealth News, 18 July 2000, (www.gay
    health.com/templates/0/news?record=136).
    An editorial in Steam, a magazine for homosexuals,
    quotes a man who has been HIV positive
    since the early years of the epidemic: “I’m
    so sick and tired of these Negatives whining
    about how difficult it is to stay safe. Why don’t
    they just get over it and get Positive.”
    According to Scott O’Hara, Steam’s HIV-positive
    editor: “One of my primary goals is the maximization
    of pleasure, and just as I believe that
    gay men have more fun, so too, do I believe
    that Positives have learned to have much more
    fun than Negatives. I’m delighted to be
    Positive. . .The Negative world is defined by
    fear, ours by pleasure.” G. Rotello, Sexual Ecology: AIDS
    and the Destiny of Gay Men (New York: Dutton, 1997), 242.
    In Los Angeles County, homosexual jail inmates
    have as high as a 94 percent recidivism rate.
    These inmates with communicable diseases,
    such as AIDS, syphilis, and hepatitis, infect others
    in the community upon their release and
    then continue to infect others back inside the
    jails if they return. Beth Shuster, “Sheriff approves Handout of
    Condoms to Gay Inmates,” Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2001.
    During fiscal year 2000, the United States
    spent $10.8 billion on HIV/AIDS patient care.
    That’s $l,359 per month per HIV/AIDS patient.
    “Summary Fact Sheet on HIV/AIDS,” The White House, (http://www.
    whitehouse.gov/onap/facts.html).

  8. Child Abuse Relationship violence was found to be a significant problem for homosexuals. Forty-four percent
    of the gay men reported having experienced
    violence in their relationships; 13 percent
    reported sexual violence and 83 percent reported
    emotional abuse. Levels of abuse ran even
    higher among lesbians: 55 percent reported
    physical violence in their relationships, 14 percent
    reported sexual abuse, and 84 percent
    reported emotional abuse. (Study of 499 ethnically diverse
    homosexual, bisexual, and transgendered teenagers and adults) Susan
    C. Turrell, “A Descriptive Analysis of Same-Sex Relationship Violence for
    a Diverse Sample,” Journal of Family Violence 13 (2000): 281-293.
    Eight out of every ten homosexuals court-martialed
    by the U.S. Army for sexual misconduct
    between 1988 and the fall of 1993 had
    engaged in sexual assaults against their victims.
    Of these 102 assault cases, nearly half (47
    percent) involved the molestation of children.
    Major Mickle, Dept. of the Army, Homosexual Litigation Update (Feb.
    1997), (http://dont.stanford.edu/commentary/army.htm).
    Homosexual males are three times more likely
    than straight men to engage in pedophilia and
    the average pedophile victimizes between 20
    and 150 boys before being arrested. K. Freund &
    R. I. Watson, “The Proportions of Heterosexual and Homosexual
    Pedophiles Among Sex Offenders Against Children: An Exploratory
    Study,” Sex & Marital Therapy 18 (1992): 34-43.
    The 1995 Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior
    Surveillance found that gay, lesbian, and bisexual
    orientation was associated with having had
    sexual intercourse before the age of 13, with
    having four or more partners in a lifetime, and
    with having experienced sexual contact against
    one’s will. R. Garofalo et al., “The Association between Health Risk
    Behaviors and Sexual Orientation Among a School-based Sample of
    Adolescents,” Pediatrics 101 (1998): 895-902.
    A study of 425 homosexual males, ages 17 to
    22, reported that 40.9 percent reported an
    occasion of forced sex. Seventy-nine of the boys
    reported beginning anal sex with men when
    they were ages 3 to 14. Of these, 10 percent
    were already HIV-positive and 19.8 percent
    were positive for hepatitis B. G. Lemp et al.,
    “Seroprevalence of HIV and Risk Behaviors Among Young Homosexual
    and Bisexual Men,” Journal of the American Medical Association 272,
    6 (1994): 449-454.
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    “Individuals from 1 percent to 3 percent of the
    population that are sexually attracted to the
    same sex are committing up to one-third of the
    sex crimes against children.” Timothy J. Dailey,
    “Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse,” Family Research Council,
    (http://www.frc.org/get/is02e3.cfm).
    Over 90 percent of sexual abuse of children by
    Catholic priests is same-sex. About 10 percent
    of Catholic priests are homosexual. That means
    homosexual priests’ abuse of children is 81
    times more prevalent than heterosexual abuse.
    Fr. Benedict Groeschel, Westchester County, New York, recognized
    authority on the problem of abuse of children by Catholic priests, United
    Families International holds contact information for Fr. Groeschel.
    Researchers Karla Jay and Allen Young report
    data showing that 73 percent of homosexuals
    surveyed had at some time had sex with boys
    16-19 years of age or younger. Karla Jay and Allen
    Young, The Gay Report: Lesbians and Gay Men Speak Out about Sexual
    Experiences and Lifestyles (New York: Summit Books, 1979), 275.
    While many homosexuals do not seek out
    young sexual partners, evidence indicates that
    disproportionate numbers of homosexual men
    seek adolescent males or boys as sexual partners.
    Zebulon A. Silverthorne and Vernon L. Quinsey, “Sexual
    Partner Age Preferences of Homosexual and Heterosexual Men and
    Women,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 29, 1 (2000): 73.
    “Incest was more common among bisexuals
    and homosexuals of both sexes” than among
    heterosexuals. While less than 0.8 percent of
    heterosexual males reported have had sex
    with a brother, 12 percent of homosexuals
    reported having had sex with at least one
    brother. (Study of more than 9,100 adults in U.S. metropolitan
    areas) Paul Cameron** and Kirk Cameron, “Does Incest Cause
    Homosexuality?” Psychological Reports 76 (1995): 611-621.
    **Although there is criticism of Paul Cameron’s work we find no substantive
    evidence or reason to exclude Cameron’s studies.
    A study of male child sex offenders found that
    14 percent targeted only males, and 28 percent
    chose males as well as females as victims,
    thus indicating that 42 percent of male
    pedophiles engaged in homosexual molestation.
    Michele Elliott, “Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: What
    Offenders Tell Us,” Child Abuse and Neglect 19 (1995): 581.
    A study in Archives of Sexual Behavior found
    that homosexual men are attracted to young
    males. The study compared the sexual age
    preferences of heterosexual men, heterosexual
    women, homosexual men, and lesbians. The
    results showed that in marked contrast to the
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    a sexual act with a male by age 16 years,
    approximately 20 percent by age 10 years.” Harry
    W. Haverkos et al., “The Initiation of Male Homosexual Behavior,” The
    Journal of the American Medical Association 262 (28 July, 1989): 501.
    Noted child sex abuse expert David Finkelhor
    found that “boys victimized by older men were
    over four times more likely to be currently
    engaged in homosexual activity than were nonvictims.
    The finding applied to nearly half the
    boys who had had such an experience . . .
    Further, the adolescents themselves often
    linked their homosexuality to their sexual victimization
    experiences.” Bill Watkins and Arnon Bentovim,
    “The Sexual Abuse of Male Children and Adolescents: A Review of
    Current Research,” Journal of Child Psychiatry 33 (1992); in Byrgen
    Finkelman, Sexual Abuse (New York: Garland Publishing, 1995), p. 316.
    A study in the International Journal of
    Offender Therapy and Comparative
    Criminology found: “In the case of childhood
    sexual experiences prior to the age of fourteen,
    40 percent (of the pedophile sample) reported
    that they had engaged ’very often’ in sexual
    activity with an adult, with 28 percent stating
    that this type of activity had occurred ’sometimes.’”
    Gary A. Sawle and Jon Kear-Colwell, “Adult Attachment
    Style and Pedophilia: A Developmental Perspective,” International
    Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 45
    (February 2001): 6.
    A National Institute of Justice report states that
    “the odds that a childhood sexual abuse victim
    will be arrested as an adult for any sex crime is
    4.7 times higher than for people . . . who experienced
    no victimization as children.” Cathy Spatz
    Widom, “Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse – Later Criminal
    Consequences,” Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Series: NIJ
    Research in Brief, (Mar. 1995): 6.
    A Child Abuse and Neglect study found that 59
    percent of male child sex offenders had been
    victims of contact sexual abuse as a child.”
    Michele Elliott, “Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: What Offenders Tell
    Us,” Child Abuse and Neglect 19 (1995): 582.
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    other three categories, “all but nine of the 48
    homosexual men preferred the youngest two
    male age categories,” which included males as
    young as age 15. Zebulon A. Silverthorne and Vernon L.
    Quinsey, “Sexual Partner Age Preferences of Homosexual and
    Heterosexual Men and Women,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 29, 1
    (2000): 73.
    Research confirms that homosexuals molest
    children at rates vastly higher than heterosexuals.
    W.D. Erickson et al., “Behavior Patterns of Child Molesters,”
    Archives of Sexual Behavior 17 (1988): 83. K. Jay et al., The Gay
    Report: Lesbians and Gays Speak Out About Sexual Experiences and
    Lifestyles (New York: Summit Books,1979), 275. Eugene Abel et al.,
    “Self-Reported Sex Crimes of Nonincarcerated Pedophiliacs,” 2 J.
    Interpersonal Violence 3 (1987): 5. (“Child molestation, by comparison,
    was a relatively infrequent crime, occurring from an average of
    23.2 times by a pedophile (nonincest) with female targets to an average
    of 281.7 times by a pedophile (nonincest) whose targets were
    males.”) R. Blanchard et al., “Fraternal Order and Sexual Orientation
    in Pedophiles,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 29 (2000): 464. K. Freund
    & R.I. Watson, “The Proportions of Heterosexual and Homosexual
    Pedophiles Among Sex Offenders Against Children: An Exploratory
    Study,” 18 J. Sex & Marital Therapy 34 (1992): 34-43.
    A study of 229 convicted child molesters found
    that “86 percent of offenders against males
    described themselves as homosexual or bisexual.”
    W. D. Erickson, “Behavior Patterns of Child Molesters,” Archives
    of Sexual Behavior 17 (1988): 83.
    In a 1999 Journal of Homosexuality, author
    Helmut Graupner claims: “Man/boy and
    woman/girl relations without doubt are samesex
    relations and they do constitute an aspect
    of gay and lesbian life.” Graupner argues that,
    as such, consensual sexual relations between
    adult homosexuals and youths as young as
    fourteen qualifies as a “gay rights issue.” Helmut
    Graupner, “Love Versus Abuse: Crossgenerational Sexual Relations of
    Minors: A Gay Rights Issue?” Journal of Homosexuality 37 (1999): 23, 26.
    The Archives of Sexual Behavior reports: “One
    of the most salient findings of this study is that
    46 percent of homosexual men and 22 percent
    of homosexual women reported having been
    molested by a person of the same gender. This
    contrasts to only seven percent of heterosexual
    men and one percent of heterosexual women
    reporting having been molested by a person of
    the same gender.” Marie, E. Tomeo et al., “Comparative Data
    of Childhood and Adolescence Molestation in Heterosexual and
    Homosexual Persons,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 30 (2001): 539.
    A study of 279 homosexual/bisexual men with
    AIDS and control patients reported: “More than
    half of both case and control patients reported

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    Children of homosexuals reported that their
    childhoods were more difficult than the childhoods
    of children of heterosexuals. In nine
    percent of homosexual-parented families, children
    mentioned having one or more problems
    or concerns. Of the 213 “score problems,” 94
    percent were attributed to the homosexual
    parent(s). Among appellate cases, the courts
    attributed 97 percent of the “harms” to children
    to the homosexual parent. (Narratives from 52 homosexually-
    parented families and files from 40 appeals court cases involving
    custody disputes between homosexual and heterosexual parents.)
    Paul Cameron** and Kirk Cameron, “Children of Homosexual Parents
    Report Childhood Difficulties,” Psychological Reports 90, 1 (2002): 71-
    82. **Although there is criticism of Paul Cameron’s work we find no
    substantive evidence or reason to exclude Cameron’s studies.
    Compared with children from traditional families,
    children from nontraditional families
    showed more psychological problems as rated
    by their parents and more internalizing behavior
    as rated by their teachers. Boys from nontraditional
    families were especially at a disadvantage;
    they showed lower self-concept, more
    externalizing, poorer classroom behavior, and
    lower grade-point averages. Girls from such
    families were less popular with peers. (Study of
    136 fifth-grade children and their parents in
    Vermont.) Phyllis Bronstein et al., “Parenting Behavior and
    Children’s Social, Psychological and Academic Adjustment in Diverse
    Family Structure,” Family Relations 42 (1993): 268-276.
    “Twenty-nine percent of the adult children of
    homosexual parents had been specifically subjected
    to sexual molestation by that homosexual
    parent, compared to only 0.6 percent of adult
    children of heterosexual parents. Having a
    homosexual parent(s) appears to increase the
    risk of incest with a parent by a factor of about
    50.” P. Cameron** and K. Cameron, “Homosexual Parents,”
    Adolescence 31 (1996): 772. **Although there is criticism of Paul
    Cameron’s work we find no substantive evidence or reason to exclude
    Cameron’s studies.
    Golombok’s and Tasker’s study revealed in its
    results section a clear connection between
    being raised in a lesbian family and homosexuality:
    “With respect to actual involvement in
    same-gender sexual relationships, there was a
    significant difference between groups . . . None
    of the children from heterosexual families had
    experienced a lesbian or gay relationship.” By
    contrast, five (29 percent) of the 17 daughters
    and one (13 percent) of the eight boys in homosexual
    families reported having at least one
    same-sex relationship. Susan Golombok and Fiona L.
    Tasker, “Do Parents Influence the Sexual Orientation of Their Children?
    Findings from a Longitudinal Study of Lesbian Families,” Developmental
    Psychology 32 (1996): 7.
    When a young child (typically at 18-24 months
    of age) begins to show a deep need to understand
    and make sense of his/her sexual
    embodiment, the child’s relationship with
    mother and father become centrally important.
    Both the same-sex parent and the oppositesex
    parent play vital roles as gender identity
    continues to develop and is deeply influential
    throughout the life cycle. Ethel Person and Lionel Ovesey,
    “Psychoanalytic Theory of Gender Identity,” Journal of the American
    Academy of Psychoanalysis 11 (1983): 203-225.
    A survey taken in 1999 showed that 86 percent
    of people worldwide agreed that “[a]ll things
    being equal, it is better for children to be
    raised in a household that has a married
    mother and father.” Wirthlin Worldwide for The Howard
    Center and Brigham Young University, World Congress of Families II,
    November, 1999.
    More than 70 percent of Americans agree that
    it is always best for children to be raised in a
    home with a married man and woman as parents.
    Los Angeles Times poll, April 13-16, 1996 as cited in “Families:
    A Strong Yes to the ’Traditional’ Structure,” Public Perspective
    (February/March 1998): 20. Seventy percent of
    Americans favor children being raised in a
    family with a married father and mother, as
    opposed to a homosexual household. Wirthlin
    Worldwide Poll for Family Research Council, July 23-26, 1999.
    Homosexual relationships are characteristically
    unstable and fundamentally incapable of
    providing children the security they need.
    Timothy J. Dailey, “Homosexual Parenting: Placing Children at Risk,”
    Family Research Council, (http://www.frc.org/get/is01j3.cfm).
    “Homosexuals model a poor view of marriage
    to children by teaching that marital relationships
    are transitory and mostly sexual in
    nature, sexual relationships are primarily for
    pleasure rather than procreation, and
    monogamy in marriage is not the norm [and]
    should be discouraged if one wants a good
    ’marital’ relationship.” Bradley P. Hayton, To Marry or Not:
    The Legalization of Marriage and Adoption of Homosexual Couples
    (Newport Beach: The Pacific Policy Institute, 1993), 9.
    Homosexual Parenting &
    Homosexual Adoption
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    Twelve percent of the children of lesbians
    became active lesbians themselves, a rate
    which is at least four times the base rate of lesbianism
    in the adult female population. Tasker
    and S. Golombok, “Adults Raised as Children in Lesbian Families,”
    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 65, 2 (1995): 213. Sixtyfour
    percent of young adults raised by lesbian
    mothers reported considering having samesex
    relationships. Only 17 percent of young
    adults in heterosexual families reported the
    same thing. Judith Stacey and Timothy Biblarz, “(How) Does the
    Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?” American Sociological Review 66
    (2001): 159-183.
    Recent studies indicate that a higher proportion
    of children of lesbian parents are themselves
    apt to engage in homosexual activity.
    Adolescent and young adult girls raised by lesbian
    mothers appear to be more sexually
    adventurous and less chaste. The researchers
    conclude that “children with lesbigay parents
    appear less traditionally gender-typed and
    more likely to be open to homoerotic relationships.”
    Judith Stacey and Timothy J. Biblarz, “(How) Does the Sexual
    Orientation of Parents Matter?” American Sociological Review 66
    (2001): 174, 179.
    The research comparing outcomes from homosexual
    parenting and heterosexual parenting
    are notoriously inconclusive. Studies on the
    positive aspects of homosexual parenting “rely
    on small samples of white, middle-class, previously
    married lesbians and their children.” David
    Demo and Martha Cox, Families with Young Children: A Review of
    Research in the 1990s,” Journal of Marriage and the Family 62 (2000):
    889. Glenn T. Stanton, “Examining the Research of Homosexual
    Parenting,” Journal of the Southern Baptist Convention, (June/July
    2002), (http://sbclife.net/Articles/2002/06/Sla7.asp).
    It is routinely asserted in courts, journals and
    the media that it makes “no difference”
    whether a child has a mother and a father, two
    fathers, or two mothers. Reference is often
    made to social-scientific studies that are
    claimed to have “demonstrated” this. An objective
    analysis, however, demonstrates that
    there is no basis for this assertion. Robert Lerner and
    Althea K. Nagai, “No Basis: What the Studies Don’t Tell Us About
    Same-Sex Parenting,” Marriage Law Project, Washington, D.C. January,
    2001 (http://www.marriagewatch.org/publications/nobasis.htm).
    There are no homosexual parenting studies
    that a) take a nationally representative sample
    of babies born to or adopted by gay parents
    and married mothers and fathers and b) follow
    them longitudinally while c) controlling for
    standard demographic variables (race, educa-
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    tion, etc.) and d) include a broad range of outcome
    variables. The studies that currently exist
    simply compare lesbian single moms to heterosexual
    single moms. Social science research
    has already shown the negative outcomes visited
    upon children who do not live with two
    married parents. Maggie Gallagher, Marriagedebate.com,
    Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, (www.marriagedebate.com/
    mdblog/2003_07_27_mdblog_archive.htm).
    The American College of Pediatricians believes
    it is inappropriate, potentially hazardous to
    children, and dangerously irresponsible to
    change the age-old prohibition on homosexual
    parenting, whether by adoption, foster care, or
    by reproductive manipulation. This position is
    rooted in the best available science. “Homosexual
    Parenting Is It Time For A Change?” American College of Pediatricians,
    January 24, 2004. Coalition for Marriage, http://www.preservemarriage.com.
    There is a tremendous amount of social science
    research showing that children who are raised
    with their married mother and father do far
    better in every measure of well being than
    children who grow up in any other family configuration.
    Glenn T. Stanton, Why Marriage Matters: Reasons to
    Believe in Marriage in a Postmodern Society (Colorado Springs:
    NavPress, 1997). David Popenoe, Life without Father (New York: The
    Free Press, 1996). Sara McLanahan and Gary Sandefur, Growing up
    With a Single Parent: What Helps, What Hurts (Cambridge: Harvard
    University Press, 1994)
    Research studies on homosexuality by Drs.
    Dean Hamer, Michael Bailey, Richard Pillard,
    Simon LeVay, Laura Allen, and Roger Gorski
    have failed to show proof of a gay gene. There
    is no scientific evidence that shows that homosexuality
    is genetic. The media has sensationalized
    and perpetuated the myth of a homosexual
    gene. Jeffrey Satinover, Homosexuality and the Politics
    of Truth (Grand Rapids: Baker Books,1996).
    Dr. Simon LeVay’s research (1991) centered on
    finding the difference between homosexual
    and heterosexual brains. The brains studied
    were from 41 cadavers; 26 of these from people
    who had died from AIDS related diseases.
    What may have been measured was nothing
    more than the effect of AIDS upon the brain.
    LeVay admitted: “My study doesn’t actually
    even address whether one is ’born that way.’”
    Simon LeVay, “A Difference in Hypothalamic Structure Between
    Heterosexual and Homosexual Men,” Science 253 (1991): 1034-
    1037; Quote from Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, Winter 1997.

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    In the Bailey/Pillard study, 52 percent of the
    identical twin brothers were homosexual; 22
    percent of the fraternal twin brothers and 11
    percent of the adoptive brothers were homosexual.
    If sexual orientation is genetic, then
    each set of identical twins, which both possess
    identical DNA, would share an “orientation”
    much closer to 100 percent of the time. What
    the Bailey/Pillard study actually proves is that
    homosexuality is not purely genetic. J. Bailey and R.
    Pillard, “A genetic study of male sexual orientation,” Archives of General
    Psychiatry 48 (1991): 1089-1096.
    In 1993 Dr. Dean Hamer announced to the
    world that Xq28, found on the maternal X
    chromosome, is the genetic address for the
    newly discovered GAY-1 gene. Hamer also
    found that 18 percent of the homosexuals he
    studied did not inherit that same portion of the
    Xq28, nor could Hamer identify any kind of
    sequencing in that region whatsoever. The
    numbers studied (40 families that included at
    least two homosexual brothers) were so small
    and the means of determining who was homosexual
    so unreliable that the results cannot be
    said to have “proved” anything. The results of
    subsequent studies casting doubt on the
    Hamer study have not received the same
    amount of attention in the media. Dean H. Hamer
    et al., “A Linkage Between DNA Markers on the X Chromosome and
    Male Sexual Orientation,” Science 261 (1993): 321-327.
    The homosexual advocacy group PFLAG
    (“Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays”)
    acknowledges that there is not a “gay gene”:
    “To date, no researcher has claimed that
    genes can determine sexual orientation. At
    best, researchers believe that there may be a
    genetic component. No human behavior, let
    alone sexual behavior, has been connected to
    genetic markers to date…sexuality, like every
    other behavior, is undoubtedly influenced by
    both biological and societal factors.” “Why Ask
    Why,” Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Pamphlet
    addressing research on Homosexuality and Biology.
    “Like all complex behavioral and mental
    states, homosexuality is neither exclusively
    biological nor exclusively psychological, but
    results from an as-yet-difficult-to quantitate
    mixture of some genetic factors, intrauterine
    influences, postnatal environment (such as
    parents, siblings and cultural behavior), and a
    complex series of repeatedly reinforced choices
    occurring at critical phases of development.”
    Jeffrey Satinover, “The Gay Gene?” The Journal of Human
    Sexuality (1996), (http://www.leaderu.com/jhs/satinover.html).
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    Homosexuality is probably caused by multiple
    factors. Genetic and pre-natal hormonal influences
    may predispose or place people at
    greater risk for developing homosexual attractions.
    However, current research indicates that
    post-natal environmental influences must also
    be present in order for the homosexual attractions
    to be manifested. Some environmental
    and psychological factors that may play a
    causal role in the development of homosexuality
    include: (1) cross-gender, effeminate behavior
    in childhood, (2) gender-identity deficits, (3)
    hostile, detached, or absent fathers (which
    leads to “defensive detachment” from the father
    and other males), and (4) overly close, controlling
    or dominating mothers. P. Scott Richards, “The
    Treatment of Homosexuality: Some Historical, Contemporary, and
    Personal Perspectives,” AMCAP Journal 19, 1 (1993): 36.
    “The removal of homosexuality from the DSM 2
    (American Psychiatric Association) was all the
    more remarkable when one considers that it
    involved the out-of-hand and peremptory disregard
    and dismissal not only of hundreds of
    psychiatric and psychoanalytic research papers
    and reports but also of a number of other serious
    studies by groups of psychologists, psychiatrists,
    and educators over the past 70 years. It
    was a disheartening attack upon psychiatric
    research and a blow to many homosexuals
    who looked to psychiatry for more help, not
    less.” P. Scott Richards, “The Treatment of Homosexuality: Some
    Historical, Contemporary, and Personal Perspectives,” AMCAP Journal
    19, 1 (1993).

  11. J. Stone

    Here’s a little gem from the information-dump you just performed:

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    “’Twenty-nine percent of the adult children of
    homosexual parents had been specifically subjected
    to sexual molestation by that homosexual
    parent, compared to only 0.6 percent of adult
    children of heterosexual parents. Having a
    homosexual parent(s) appears to increase the
    risk of incest with a parent by a factor of about
    50.’ P. Cameron** and K. Cameron, ‘Homosexual Parents,’ Adolescence 31 (1996): 772.
    **Although there is criticism of Paul Cameron’s work we find no substantive evidence or reason to exclude Cameron’s studies.”
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    To say that there is “criticism” of Paul Cameron’s work is an understatement in the extreme. The man is toxic. Fringe with a capital “F”. Even groups who rail against “the homosexual agenda” consider Cameron’s work to be discredited. Apparently, though, his “science” is good enough for you and your purposes.

  12. J. Stone

    Upon closer inspection, I see that the discredited Paul Cameron is relied on throughout your information-dump. Another classic is where he states that incest is more prevalent among homosexuals. Do you want to know how he arrived at that conclusion? He asked self-identifying gay men and self-identifying straight men if they had ever engaged in sexual activity with “a brother.”. Who would ever have guessed that homosexual activity would be more prevalent among homosexuals? This guy is ridiculed by actual social scientists as a crackpot, yet you hold him out as exhibit A of the sort of science you have backing you up!

  13. J. Stone

    Cura-te-ipsum,
    you clearly are not stupid, so I have to chalk your efforts here up to bias. Whatever the reason, you’ve shown that your views cannot be taken seriously. Except, of course, by Lisa, who eats this sort of stuff up.

  14. Stone,
    What you mean to say is my views cannot be taken seriously by those who disagree : )

    FYI, I couldn’t care less about Cameron’s stuff. I base my judgments, what I practice and recommend on my education and peer-reviewed journal studies. In case you didn’t notice, there were a lot of them included in there and again, I simply linked to the whole thing out of convenience. You have to admit it is a fairly extensive compilation of homosexual studies. If you wanted me to wade through each of those hundred plus references and spoon-feed the ones I thought were valid, you can forget it. I trust you can do that on your own time using your own good judgment.

    • J. Stone

      cura-te-ipsum,
      when you performed your information dump, that was exactly what you were counting on: no one would want to wade through all of that, to check and see if there really was any support for what you’d said. You seem to have a lot of concern for your convenience but very little for accuracy. But I did look through your materials–and I found Paul Cameron. Everywhere. And now you say, “well of course I’m not relying on him.” The point is, the sort of sources you rely on, and happily reproduce, are the sort that have no problem with Cameron’s craziness. Or unscientific polls conducted by Focus on the Family (they called a few hospitals, and what do you know, gay people really don’t have any problems visiting loved ones in the ER)–that’s another gem from the PDF.
      What I’m saying is, none of your “science” is reliable; any of it that was any good to begin with is tainted by all the propaganda it’s mixed in with (not to mention that it’s also a couple decades old). So rather than have that exposed, you gather up as much of it as you can, so as to make analysis of it prohibitive, and you dump it out there while muttering something about the CDC. And you count on people like Lisa being intimidated by the size of it and just taking your word for it. And I find that to be intellectually dishonest.

    • J. Stone

      By the way, what is your education? You brought it up, so I’m curious.

  15. I provided you with the “dump” because you acted like those references didn’t exist and I thought you should be able to look through them and draw your own conclusions. I don’t know who Lisa is and as far as I know this is the only time she’s commented. I didn’t write to elicit her praise, but I think your criticism of her is a little mean-spirited. I’m a doctor, specifically a healthcare practitioner, which is why I went with journal studies rather than relying solely on my own opinion or patient experience. I find them informative regardless of who is quoting them. I was asked to contribute to this blog, which I do periodically (much more than I’d like to in the last few days due to addressing these comments).

    As far as what this post was all about, I believe that the homosexual lifestyle is riskier.

    You have failed to prove otherwise.

    The fact that we read the same stuff and drew opposite conclusions indicates that this is likely not reconcilable.

    That about sums it up.

    • J. Stone

      I appreciate your responses. Time is money, I know, especially for a doctor. It’s not that I thought your references didn’t exist. It’s that I questioned their validity–both their methodology, and their conclusions. Just answer me this: do you honestly believe the statistic that you quote, that 30% of sexually active 20 year old gay men contract HIV by the age of 30? Nearly 1 in 3? I’m pretty sure that even the morally bankrupt, homosexually-controlled, Obama-loving mainstream media would be reporting on that if it were true. The claim is patently ridiculous–yet you are spreading it around as fact upon which to base social policy.
      My purpose in commenting was not so much to sway you–you’re a foot soldier, after all. My goal was to challenge people who find their way to this page to think about the “information” being fed to them. Does it even pass the smell test?
      And as for Lisa, she waded into this when she wrote to tell me that homosexuality is a mental illness, and that all those sources I was questioning were beyond questioning because they obviously had society’s best interests at heart, whereas the gays just care about pleasuring themselves. Tell me something, good doctor–do you agree with Lisa that homosexuality is a mental illness? How is it best treated–with electro-shock, or should we just adopt the Ugandan approach and put the sickos down?

  16. Chairm

    In the mid 1990s, the trend line was very steep and so it was plausible that 30% of homosexually active men would be infected with HIV/AIDS or dead due to AIDS by the time they were 30 years old.

    Actually, given the available evidence, one should read that forecast, from 1995, more charitably, I think.

    The evidence does show that there is an incubation period for HIV to develop into AIDS. That period was little understood in the 1990s when HIV infections were tracked, retrospectively, by tracking cases of diagnosed AIDS. The incubation period is about 10 years. And at the peak of the crisis in the 1990s, there were estimates of 150 thousand HIV infections per year.

    Also, given that the people least likely to know they are HIV infected, even today, are young homosexually active men, and given that the people most likely to be diagnosed as infected, even today, are homosexually active men in their thirties, well, that forecast from the 1990s has proven quite prescient.

    The CDC has referenced an extensive survey in which the median age of the sample was 32 years and there was a divide that supports the basis for that old 30% forecast quite well. It reported that half of the young men who were infected did not know they were infected; and that almost all of the men who were diagnosed in their thirties had been infected during their twenties. The percentage is more like 14-20% overall — but much higher for certain subpopulations of homoexualy active men. And this is a survey the CDC cited in its own 25 year review of the HIV infection crisis.

    Why would anyone today react purely on a gut feeling or a hunch that such a trend line is, by default, preposterous? Perhaps a young homosexually active man today is out of touch with the crisis that peaked a decade or two ago. That naivete in itself poses a danger which can lead to resurgence in HIV infections. “Safer sex” has not proven to be as effective as had been hoped. And treatments that prolong the life of those infected are no reason to let hunches or gut feellings get in the way of realistically assessing the dangers of risks posed by the activities of men who have sex with men.

    Cura’s overall point is very well established as highy valid; the particular 30% forecast was very plausible — and its basis has been legitimized during the past couple of decades.

  17. Chairm

    Read with more care.

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  19. The higher rate of HIV is only connected with men who have sex with men, not with people with same-sex attraction. It is so prevalent, the Center for Disease Control is worried it is becoming a rite of passage.

    http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/Newsroom/msmpressrelease.html
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/112998.php
    http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/msm/index.htm

    That is because men who have sex with men are more likely to have anal sex, which is more likely to spread disease, as well as to be able to switch roles. Only in between men can a man take the receptive role, get AIDS, and then take on the insertive role and pass it on to someone else.

    Also, they are less likely to be monogamous.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/us/29sfmetro.html

    However gay people are perfectly capable of being celibate or faithful married to an opposite-sex partner. These statistics only apply to men who have sex with men.

    • J. Stone

      Joshua,
      your apparent belief that only men who “take the receptive role” in anal sex between men can “get AIDS” is false and dangerous. Please know that an unprotected “top” exposes himself to the risk of HIV infection. Another rumor you may have heard and believed is that AIDS can be cured by having unprotected sex with a virgin; that one, made popular in sub-Saharan Africa, is also false, by the way.

    • Good point, and very indicative of what gay activists have done to the conversation: People with same-gender attraction but do not participate in sexual relations with the same sex are either considered not gay or fooling themselves. They have worked so hard to convince everyone that same-sex attraction = having sexual relations with the same sex. This does not have to be and often is not the case. I fear that the greatest hatred is meted out to such “self-deniers” as you, though. Your life is a witness that they are wrong.

  20. Chairm

    You misrepresented what Joshua said. Your emotional and reflexive hostility is noted.

    • J. Stone

      Joshua wrote: “Only in between men can a man take the receptive role, get AIDS, and then take on the insertive role and pass it on to someone else.”
      You can name-call all you want, Chairm. It doesn’t change reality.

      • Chairm

        J. Stone your response was emotional and reflexively hostile. Fact. You misrepresented what Joshua said. Fact. You were not called names. Fact.

        Your reply above has not changed these facts.

        Also a fact.

  21. Nathan

    Just out of curiousity, why is Cameron so discredited?

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