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Health Risks of the Homosexual Lifestyle

A lot of effort has gone into making the homosexual lifestyle appear normal. And because of that little, if any, information is given about the real health risks homosexuals face. These risks fall into several categories.

Levels of Promiscuity

Gay author Gabriel Rotello notes the perspective of many gays that “Gay liberation was founded . . . on a ‘sexual brotherhood of promiscuity,’ and any abandonment of that promiscuity would amount to a ‘communal betrayal of gargantuan proportions.’” Rotello’s perception of gay promiscuity, which he criticizes, is consistent with survey results. A far-ranging study of homosexual men published in 1978 revealed that 75 percent of self-identified, white, gay men admitted to having sex with more than 100 different males in their lifetime: 15 percent claimed 100-249 sex partners; 17 percent claimed 250- 499; 15 percent claimed 500-999; and 28 percent claimed more than 1,000 lifetime male sex partners. By 1984, after the AIDS epidemic had taken hold, homosexual men were reportedly curtailing promiscuity, but not by much. Instead of more than 6 partners per month in 1982, the average non-monogamous respondent in San Francisco reported having about 4 partners per month in 1984.

There are a whole lot more statistics and studies cited in the page linked to above. The bottom line is that promiscuity is not only statistically significant among homosexuals but it is encouraged and considered a cherished point of pride among the LGBT community.

Oh, and lest you think the data above only applies to men,

an Australian study found that 93 percent of lesbians reported having had sex with men, and lesbians were 4.5 times more likely than heterosexual women to have had more than 50 lifetime male sex partners. Any degree of sexual promiscuity carries the risk of contracting STDs.

Physical Health

Unhealthy sexual behaviors occur among both heterosexuals and homosexuals. Yet the medical and social science evidence indicate that homosexual behavior is uniformly unhealthy. Although both male and female homosexual practices lead to increases in Sexually Transmitted Diseases, the practices and diseases are sufficiently different that they merit separate discussion.

The rest is pretty graphic and detailed, but it needs to be to convey the real physical health risks incurred through both male and female same-sex acts. It is helpful to also note that even if a heterosexual were as promiscuous as a homosexual they would still enjoy the meager protections offered by acting in accord with their body’s biological design.

Common sexual practices among gay men lead to numerous STDs and physical injuries, some of which are virtually unknown in the heterosexual population. Lesbians are also at higher risk for STDs. In addition to diseases that may be transmitted during lesbian sex, a study at an Australian STD clinic found that lesbians were three to four times more likely than heterosexual women to have sex with men who were high-risk for HIV.

Mental Health

Multiple studies have identified high rates of psychiatric illness, including depression, drug abuse and suicide attempts, among selfprofessed gays and lesbians. Some proponents of GLB rights have used these findings to conclude that mental illness is induced by other people’s unwillingness to accept same-sex attraction and behavior as normal. They point to homophobia, effectively defined as any opposition to or critique of gay sex, as the cause for the higher rates of psychiatric illness, especially among gay youth. Although homophobia must be considered as a potential cause for the increase in mental health problems, the medical literature suggests other conclusions.

An extensive study in the Netherlands undermines the assumption that homophobia is the cause of increased psychiatric illness among gays and lesbians. The Dutch have been considerably more accepting of same-sex relationships than other Western countries — in fact, same-sex couples now have the legal right to marry in the Netherlands. So a high rate of psychiatric disease associated with homosexual behavior in the Netherlands means that the psychiatric disease cannot so easily be attributed to social rejection and homophobia.

Life span

The only epidemiological study to date on the life span of gay men concluded that gay and bisexual men lose up to 20 years of life expectancy.

There are actually at least two studies (Cameron and Hogg) that both use multiple data sources and methods. Both of them show a drastic reduction of life expectancy for those partaking of the homosexual lifestyle.

Monogamy

Monogamy, meaning long-term sexual fidelity, is rare in GLB relationships, particularly among gay men. One study reported that 66 percent of gay couples reported sex outside the relationship within the first year, and nearly 90 percent if the relationship lasted five years.

Monogamy is a dirty word among homosexuals. That’s not too surprising considering the lifestyle is inherently opposed to biological design and as such is wholly incompatible with the natural family structure.

Conclusion

There are vast differences between homosexuality and heterosexuality. The chief of which is adherence to basic biological design. By not conforming to biological design, the homosexual lifestyle carries with it devastating health risks. GLBT activists and supporters talk about love and compassion all the time. Based on the evidence, it would appear that the most loving and compassionate thing would be forthright and honest about the real and present danger homosexuality poses.

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Free resources for learning Greek

After we’ve decided that its a great idea to learn Greek, figuring out where to begin can be daunting. Especially if we aren’t part of a group committed to encouraging and holding one another accountable.

Here are a few free resources1 to help get started:

Here’s a great bare-bones introduction to Greek:

Greek Alphabet. Basics of Biblical Greek. from Bill Mounce on Vimeo.

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  1. There are many good books that you can purchase, but I’ll focus here only on the free ones []
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Christian time management by JP Moreland

I like to think of myself as superman sometimes and try to “do it all” when it comes to reading, studying, praying, etc. Some of it is how I am wired, and some of it is from an intense desire (bred into me from my years of institutional church experience) to “get busy for Jesus”.

When I first heard JP’s talk on the subject in his Kingdom Triangle series, my first thought was “there he goes again loosing his mind”. Especially since I had just discovered and started trying to implement a more regimented sleep schedule in order to help me get more things done.

However especially now as the year is winding down and since Jesse has come, interrupting much of our plans (Lessons from the book of James in action), I’ve come to see the wisdom in JP’s words of allowing yourself to be flexible and paying attention to your biological clock and rhythm and not falling into the temptation of thinking that “beating your body into submission” means destroying it in the process.

JP makes a good point that God designed all things to work within a specific framework (including the body and it’s biorhythms) and that while we can disrupt them from time to time in order to accomplish specific tasks, we should be cautious about making a habit of disrupting them permanently lest we cause damage to our bodies (which, from a logistics perspective causes more problems long-term than it helps solve).

Ecclesiastes 12:12 sums it up quite nicely:

..of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.

In all things, balance.

Further reading:

While writing this post I ran across a great post by Internet Monk titled “Can You Study A Book Too Much?

Also, JP Moreland made waves not too long ago with a paper he wrote regarding evangelicalism’s dangerous flirtation with bibliolatry. The paper is titled “How Evangelicals Became Over-Committed to the Bible and What Can Be Done About It.“.

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