“I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent [homosexual] man who understood human problems,” opined Elton John in a Parade magazine interview.
John’s views of “a compassionate man” juxtaposed to the compassion of Jesus of Nazareth are incoherent because he doesn’t recognize Jesus as Christ, Lord and Savior. He misses the truth of Christ by reducing Him simply to a man.
Still, I wasn’t offended by his comments as such. First of all, I’m not the one he will have to explain his comments (and lifestyle) to when he passes into eternity. Secondly, why should we be bothered by a “kreplach” who is filled to the brown of his eyes with something other than ground beef and cheese?
Why are the costs of health risks associated with homosexuality treated differently than the cost concerns of tobacco and fast food? A 2006 Dutch study found that homosexual men more frequently used mental and somatic health care than heterosexual men – and lesbian/bisexual women more frequently used mental health care than heterosexual women. It also found a higher rate of health care use among homosexual and bisexual persons compared to heterosexuals. (See: Soc Sci Med, Vol. 63 No. 8; October 2006; pp. 2022-2030.)
Timothy J. Daily, Ph. D., wrote, “Hollywood and the media relentlessly propagate the image of the fit, healthy and well-adjusted homosexual. The reality is at polar opposites to the caricature – homosexual and lesbian relationships are typically characterized by instability, promiscuity and unhealthy and risky sex practices, factors that greatly increase the incidence of serious and incurable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). …” (“The negative health effects of homosexuality,” Family Research Council)
The New York Blade News, a homosexual newspaper, reported, “Reports at a national conference about sexually transmitted diseases indicate that [homosexual] men are in the highest risk group for several of the most serious diseases. … scientists believe that increased numbers of sexually transmitted disease cases is the result of an increase in risky sexual practices by a growing number of [homosexual] men who believe HIV is no longer a life-threatening illness.” (Bill Roundy; “STD Rates on the Rise”; Dec. 15, 2005)
Daily rightly acknowledges that which homosexual activists would rather the public be socially unaware of, i.e., “Instability and promiscuity typically characterize homosexual relationships.”
“A.P. Bell and M.S. Weinberg, in their classic study of male and female homosexuality, found that 43 percent of white male homosexuals had sex with 500 or more partners, with 28 percent having 1,000 or more sex partners.” (See also: Bell, Weinberg and Hammersmith, “Sexual Preferences”; Bloomington Indiana Press, 1981.)
Homosexuality can be dressed and presented as being as normal and natural as rain in spring – but it isn’t. Comprehensive medical studies found diseases, such as anal cancer, Chlamydia trachomatis, cryptosporidium, giardia lamblia, herpes simplex virus, HIV, human papilloma virus, Isospera belli, microsporidia, gonorrhea, viral hepatitis types B&C and syphilis, with extraordinary frequency among male homosexual practitioners as a result of anal intercourse.
It’s a safe bet that children in grade school aren’t being told about “gay bowel disease,” nor other diseases associated with these aberrant sexual practices. School children aren’t told, and most adults don’t consider the effect that the practice of homosexuality has on the homosexual’s physical health, mental health and lifespan. Studies show that homosexuals have a lifespan that is, incredibly, 20 years less than normal heterosexuals.
Homosexual groups and advocates attempt to portray commonality in STDs between homosexuals and heterosexuals. The truth is that, according to the Medical Institute for Sexual Health, pathogens associated with enteritis and proctocolitis “appear only to be sexually transmitted among men who have sex with men.”
Homosexual groups and advocates are quick to label any and all who disapprove of their practices as being homophobic. But they are even quicker to ignore and obfuscate the true costs, in dollars and cents, to the public pursuant to their behavioral proclivities. Few people (and fewer still would want to) understand specifically how extreme and uncommon male homosexual intercourse and homosexual activity is and can be.
The incidence of violent abuse is extremely high in lesbian relationships, and in homosexual relationships studies have found the violence to be double that of heterosexual males.
In part, I agree that what a person does in their bedroom is their own business – it’s between them and their God. The problem we are confronted with pursuant to homosexual activism is the activist’s stated goal of having homosexuality viewed as normal. The problem with that is, it isn’t.
It’s not my intention or desire to dehumanize homosexuals, but their sexual practices come with a price that we are all bearing the burden of. Further, their agenda is to undermine the normal/natural family unit with that which it was never intended to be. I understand our penchant to accept people and befriend people. And I would argue for nothing short of that. However, we do our communities and ourselves no good when we endorse behavior patterns that are dangerous, reckless, deadly and antithetical to a healthy society.