By David R. Usher and Cynthia L. Davis
“Marriage Equality” is perhaps the most convoluted canard of our time. Underneath the hood of the homosexual revolution churns today’s most serious avoidable health problems.
The majority of our most dangerous sexual diseases emanate from the homosexual revolution and are transmitted to wives, infants, children, and men by LBGTQ individuals who are most often bisexual.
Bisexuals are the majority in the LBGTQ movement. Approximately 1.8 percent to 4 percent of Americans are bisexual. This broad gateway infects unsuspecting heterosexual Americans with serious or fatal diseases. The impact to heterosexual women is serious. Seventy percent of HIV infections in women are attributed to heterosexual contact.
The impact of homosexuality on the rest of us can no longer be ignored:
- Among female adults and adolescents who were diagnosed with HIV infection in 2009, 84.9 percent were infected through heterosexual contact.
- Twenty-five percent of new HIV infections are in women who are often straight.
- HIV is the No. 14 cause of infant mortality (Table B). This is most often caused by women who have a bisexual husband or boyfriend.
- There are about 1.2 million individuals infected with HIV in the United States. About 20 percent of them do not know they are infected and are spreading the disease invisibly.
- Children raised by homosexual parents are dramatically more likely than peers raised by married heterosexual parents to suffer from a host of social problems.
- The total death impact of promiscuity is difficult to quantify because so many other opportunistic fatal diseases are the final cause of death.
- High rates of psychiatric disorders are well-known even in the Netherlands, where homosexuality is widely accepted. Substance abuse is also common in the LGBTQ community. The rest of American often bears the costs of treatment for STDs and endless psychological treatment for confused individuals.
Homosexuality has been “legitimized” in our schools. It is considered an act of hate to question or oppose sexual perversion. Why do we teach homosexuality in our schools while strongly encouraging our children not to use drugs or smoke? Fatality data indicate that promiscuity and homosexuality are at least as dangerous to health and life as smoking or drugs.
In New York City, very high rates of risky homosexual practices are reported. Nearly 10 percent of sexually active New York City high school students say they had at least one same-sex partner. Children do what they are taught. “Gay, lesbian, and bisexual students are not born that way. The most recent, extensive, and scientifically sound research finds that the primary factor in the development of homosexuality is environmental not genetic.”
Smoking is banned everywhere in America because of the risks imposed to others. We are tough on drinking and driving for the same reasons. We can no longer give homosexuality a free pass due to the grave health-care burden it imposes on the rest of us. The taxpayers cannot “leave the room” to avoid being harmed.
Incubating a national health problem
Gay men have between 4 and 100 times more sex partners than heterosexual men. Lesbians are 4.5 times more likely to have over 50 sex partners in their lifetime compared with heterosexual women. Seventy-five to ninety percent of women who have sex with women have also had sex with men. Only 10 percent of homosexual relationships are monogamous after five years.
- The incidence of HIV in men who have sex with men is 44 times that in heterosexual men, and 40 times greater than women
- Homosexual men are 46 times more likely than heterosexual men to contract syphilis.
- HIV is the No. 10 cause of death for black males and No. 24 for white males (Table D).
- 63 percent of syphilis cases were among men who have sex with men.
- The majority of lesbians commonly have sex with men.
Gay advocacy overwhelms science
Ryan Sorba’s authoritative history of gay advocacy documents how the homosexual revolution overwhelmed the scientific community in the 1970s and 1980s and applied aggressive activism and now-debunked “studies” to achieve the impossible: Diagnoses of homosexual disorders are no longer objective. A psychiatric disorder exists only if the individual subjectively discovers it. The majority of therapy today focuses on solipsistic “affirmative therapy” (helping homosexuals feel comfortable with their behavior) instead of steering them to effective “change therapy” that could save their lives and relieve their mental anxieties.
Since psychiatric science does not recognize homosexuality as a diagnosable disorder, the policy responses of the CDC, psychological and psychiatric professions, and schools are limited to carefully encouraging condom use and spending vast sums of taxpayer money taking care of ill and dying individuals.
Gay advocates now controlling the American Psychiatric Association created false science far more dangerous than Al Gore’s debunked global-warming theories. Gore’s confabulations did not kill anyone.
Gay advocates blame the consequences of their behavior on us, demanding that science and taxpayers take care of them. Elton John blames “stigma” for causing the AIDS crisis, asserting that “love can fix the problem.” If gay leaders truly loved their followers, they would be addressing rampant promiscuity to save lives instead of blaming everyone else.
Gay politics has become another big-government enterprise. It forces us to accept it, urges more youth to do it and creates expensive problems requiring massive funding to clean up the mess.
Kinsey acolytes have perverted politics and science in ways not seen since the dark ages. The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would “protect all 547 forms of sexual deviancy or ‘paraphilias.’” The California state Assembly just passed legislation guaranteeing that many children will die: S.B. 1172 will bar counselors from helping children recover from unwanted same-sex attractions.
Gay marriage will not reduce homosexual promiscuity
In states that have gay marriage, few men marry. Between 2004 and 2008, only 37 percent of same-sex marriages in Massachusetts involved men.
There is no evidence that “coupling” or gay marriage has notable impact on gay promiscuity.
Marriage becomes a promiscuous government village
Gay marriage is destined to be a three-way marriage between two women and big government. When Suzie marries Joanie, the kids will most often be born of serial extramarital encounters (where men are unlikely to know that birth control is not being used).
Gay marriage establishes a superior four-income, two-mother, big-government family. Marriage-as-village policy is a lucrative tentacular arrangement: women keep their own incomes, depending on government to force several men to provide multiple tax-free “child support” incomes.
The tremendous advantages of gay marriage for women are reflected in marriage data. Gay marriage is nearly twice as popular with women in Massachusetts, where 63 percent of gay marriages involved women between 2004 and 2008.
Gay politics overruns libertarianism and conservatism
GOProud pretends that gay marriage is a state issue while actively supporting it at the federal level. Gay marriage is very much a federal issue because the Defense of Marriage Act exists. An onslaught of litigation intended to demolish DOMA is raining down on the U.S. Supreme Court. Lawsuits of every possible stripe are headed to the Supreme Court to force homosexuality on America.
The Republican Party allowed Homocon 2012 to be held at its convention and allowed leftists to participate in writing its 2012 platform – a move that may suppress or alienate a large segment of the conservative and tea-party vote.
Dear Glenn: Multicultural marriage divides America into two absolute classes depending solely on reproductive ability – with women entitled and men plantation bondservants to big government. God-given natural social, parental and economic rights will be fully usurped by government. Health-care costs will soar due to increasing illness and social problems thanks to the numbers of sexually confused children and adults. Your pocket will be picked and your children indoctrinated whether you like it or not.
We must rescind irresponsible homosexual public policy from the law books across-the-board and discourage homosexual behavior. We must not allow pansexuals to take over the conservative movement like they did the American Psychiatric Association. Their invasion is as dangerous to our socioeconomic fabric as the Occupy movement is to free enterprise.
America is burning down because of the demise of heterosexual marriage. Marriage-absence is the greatest socioeconomic problem we face. Our focus must be on restoring heterosexual marriage as the social norm.
Certainly, budget cuts are necessary. We must also learn from the political failure of “austerity” in France. If we do not change what the “Federal Sausage Machine” makes, it will continue generating mass social disaster. There will be no funding to clean it up, and angry voters will again swing to the hard left as they did in 2008.
Protecting Marriage Month
The debate over gay marriage never should have left the starting gate. It has always been an illegitimate conversation. The hotbed of dangerous sexually transmitted diseases transmitted from the homosexual population to the rest of America is the problem that must be addressed.
Where we do not provide special protections or affirmations for drug users, smokers, or criminals with behavioral problems, entertaining gay marriage, civil unions and local ordinances giving homosexuals special rights is out of the question.
“Protecting Marriage Month” is a viral leafleting campaign initiated by the Center for Marriage Policy that every American can use to help others understand what is at stake. Businesses, politicians and city councils should care about health and safety of women and children. We encourage everyone who backed Chick-fil-A to join with us once again by downloading and actively distributing the Protecting Marriage Month leaflet during the month of September.
David R. Usher is president of the Center for Marriage Policy. Cynthia L. Davis is executive director of the Center for Marriage Policy.