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Negative Health Consequences of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior

The health effects of same-sex sexual behavior are many. The public, government, and judiciary are being lead to believe that same-sex sexuality is a normal variant with interactions and results equivalent to heterosexual sexuality. However, this position runs contrary to professional literature and the track record of history.

July 27, 2011

The health effects of same-sex sexual behavior are many. The public, government, and judiciary are being lead to believe that same-sex sexuality is a normal variant with interactions and results equivalent to heterosexual sexuality. However, this position runs contrary to professional literature and the track record of history.

By any repeatable measure, the percentage of the population identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT) is small. The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that men having sex with men (MSM) comprise approximately two percent of the population, or four percent of the U.S male population.1 The University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center has conducted surveys regarding homosexuality since the late 1980s and deems that approximately two percent of the U.S. population identifies as either gay, lesbian, or bisexual.2 The 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth conducted by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics found that among women ages 18 to 44, 3.5 percent identified as bisexual with 1.4 percent identifying as homosexual, gay, or lesbian. Among men of the same age group, 1.7 percent claimed gay identity with 1.1 percent identifying as bisexual.3

The question of the ultimate origin of sexual orientation is not yet definitively answered, but there is very little evidence that anyone is inherently of alternative sexual orientation.

A 1993 scientific literature critique by Byne and Parsons in Archives of General Psychiatry reviewed the major studies on the subject and found no evidence favoring sexual orientation being either genetically or biologically determined.4

Researchers Friedman and Downey of Columbia University School of Medicine remarked, “At clinical conferences one often hears . . . that homosexuality is fixed and unmodifiable. Neither assertion is true. . . . The assertion that homosexuality is genetic is so reductionist that it must be dismissed out of hand as a general principle of psychology.”5

Dr. Francis S. Collins, current Director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health and former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, asserted that homosexuality “is genetically influenced but not hardwired by DNA” and that “whatever genes are involved represent predispositions, not predeterminations . . .” 6 Predisposition is not destiny.

The 2008 American Psychological Association’s brochure Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality: Answers to Your Questions For a Better Understanding states, “There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay, or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social, and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles; most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation.”7

GLBT-oriented men and women may not choose their attractions, but, short of force, they do choose their sex partners. From a national health perspective, the issue is not the origins of homosexual or GLBT orientation, but the consequences of engaging in such sexual activity.

The negative health consequences of alternative sexuality are made more understandable by first recognizing the nature of the sexual practices at issue. A 1979 survey in the book The Gay Report revealed the percentage of gay men who engaged in the following practices: 99% oral sex, 91% anal sex, 82% rimming (analingus), 22% fisting, 23% golden showers (urination on another), 4% scat (defecation on another). 8 The book’s two authors were of same-sex sexual attraction. A May 2011 medical journal article found that felching (“sucking or eating semen out of someone's anus”) was a sought-after practice in one-sixth of men’s profiles in “one of the largest Internet websites specifically targeting MSM looking for partners for unprotected sex.”9

The Gay Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) web site describes the following detrimental effects associated with same-sex sexual practice: higher rates of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, depression/anxiety, hepatitis, sexually transmitted illnesses (anal papilloma/HPV, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia), certain cancers, alcohol abuse, tobacco use, eating disorders, and (in subsets) obesity.10

In February 2009 a Canadian GLBT group filed a human rights complaint against the Canadian government and Health Canada asserting that the Canadian GLBT population had poor statistics for life expectancy (twenty years short of standard), suicide, alcohol and illicit drug/substance abuse, cancer, infectious disease, HIV/AIDS, and depression. This is noteworthy in that it challenges the assertion of those claiming the negative health statistics attributed to individuals of GLBT orientation are merely a function of the lack of acceptance of such individuals, and that said statistics would improve with their increased acceptance. Canada provides a highly supportive government, celebration from liberal churches, and a public coerced into silence by hate speech codes, yet the poor health indicators for the GLBT populace remains. This demonstrates that acceptance and affirmation of same-sex sexuality is not the promised antidote for the problems inherent in GLBT sexuality.

To reiterate, The Gay Report, the Gay Lesbian Medical Association, and the Canadian GLBT coalition’s human rights complaint are sources from within the GLBT population.

REDUCED LIFE EXPECTANCY

Dr. J. Satinover documents that homosexuals lose twenty-five to thirty years of their lifespan. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections, enteric infections and disease, cancers, alcoholism, suicide, and numerous other causes are listed. 11

A 1997 Canadian study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology noted that in urban gay areas, homosexual men had a life expectancy comparable to that in Canada in the 1870s. The researchers concluded, “In a major Canadian centre, life expectancy at age 20 years for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men.”12

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS/DISEASES (STIs or STDs)

Data presented at the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention's 2010 National STD Prevention Conference showed the rate of new HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM) was over 44 times that of other men and more than 40 times that of women. The rate of primary and secondary syphilis among MSM was over 46 times that of other men and more than 71 times that of women.13

Furthermore, a study discussed at the International AIDS conference in 2000 documented that sixteen percent of HIV-positive gay men in a nationwide sampling in the United States admitted to at least one incidence of unprotected intercourse with an unaware partner.14

The CDC also warns on their Viral Hepatitis Scientific Information - Populations at Risk web page, “Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at elevated risk for certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, and Chlamydia . . . Approximately 15%–25% of all new Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections in the United States are among MSM.”15

The CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention reported in April 2011 that, “The sexual health of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States is not getting better despite considerable social, political and human rights advances. Instead of improving, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain disproportionately high among MSM and have been increasing for almost two decades.”16

A study in a 1999 edition of the American Journal of Public Health found that bisexual women were more likely than heterosexual women “to report drug use in the 3 months before the study, a greater lifetime number of male partners, a sex partner who had had sex with a prostitute, an earlier age at sexual debut, and forced sexual contact,” and concluded, “Health workers should be aware of bisexual experience among women, since this may be a marker for multiple risk behaviors for HIV/STDs.”17

A 2000 study in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections asserted that women who have sex with women (WSW) had higher rates of bacterial vaginosis, hepatitis C, and HIV risk behaviors (specified as “more likely to report previous sexual contact with a homo/bisexual man . . . or with an injecting drug user . . .”) than the heterosexual control group.18

These sources demonstrate that GLBT individuals not only have higher positivity rates of STIs and HIV, but do not always inform their sexual partners of the presence of such, and that some of their sexual partners could still be of the opposite sex despite a self-identification as same-sex attracted. STIs among GLBT persons are not exclusively a GLBT problem, but can affect the population at large.

CANCER

A 2011 study published in the journal Cancer found gay men demonstrating 1.9 times the odds of reporting a cancer than heterosexual men, while “. . .lesbian and bisexual female cancer survivors had 2.0 and 2.3× the odds of reporting fair or poor health compared with heterosexual female cancer survivors.” 19 In a related interview, lead researcher Dr. Boehmer specified that said cancers were both AIDSassociated and non-AIDS defining. Examples of the latter were given as, “anal, lung, testicular cancer, and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”20

The American Cancer Society’s web page Cancer Facts for Gay and Bisexual Men specifies that gay men are at increased risk for lung, testicular, colon, and anal cancers.21 Their web page Cancer Facts for Lesbians and Bisexual Women indicates this population finds an increased risk of breast, lung, colon, ovarian, and endometrial cancers.22 For both the groups listed, the risk factors are described as stemming in part from higher rates of tobacco use, alcohol use, and being overweight. For breast and gynecologic malignancies, the Cancer Facts for Lesbians and Bisexual Women page clarifies, “Women who have not had children and have not breast-fed, have not used oral contraceptives, and are older when they first give birth – all factors more likely to affect lesbians and bisexual women – are also at a slightly higher risk.”

The Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) web site features the page Ten Things Lesbians Should discuss with Their Healthcare Provider, which states the following: “Lesbians have the richest concentration of risk factors for breast cancer than any subset of women in the world.” And “Lesbians have higher risks for many of the gynecologic cancers.”23

The GLMA’s web page Ten Things Gay Men Should Discuss with Their Healthcare Provider warns, “Gay men may be at risk for death by prostate, testicular, or colon cancer.” It also notes, “. . . the increased rates of anal cancers in gay men.”24

MENTAL HEALTH

The Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study (NEMESIS) asserted, “people with same-sex sexual behavior are at greater risk for psychiatric disorders.” Mood disorders, anxiety, having more than one psychiatric diagnosis, and substance use disorders were specified. 25

A 1999 New Zealand Study found that gay, lesbian, and bisexual young people were at increased risk for suicidal behavior and ideation, major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, tobacco dependence, and multiple disorders compared to the heterosexual subsample.26 The study also reported a prevalence rate of two percent for homosexuality/bisexuality, 2.8 percent if counting any same-sex encounter after sixteen years of age.

A 1999 co-twin control study in adult men, “Sexual Orientation and Suicidality,” showed same-sex sexual orientation was significantly associated with four measures of suicidality (thoughts about death, wanting to die, thoughts of suicide, and attempt). After adjustment for substance abuse and depressive symptoms, three of four measures (except “wanting to die”) remained higher in same-sex attracted people than heterosexuals.27

A 2001 study came to similar conclusions: “Homosexual orientation, defined as having same-sex sexual partners, is associated with a general elevation of risk for anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders and for suicidal thoughts and plans.”28

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic violence is higher in same-sex relationships. In 2004, with a 50,000 U.S. dollar grant from the Blue Shield of California Foundation, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association launched the "LGBT Relationship Violence Project" to educate medical professionals about the high rate of domestic violence in those communities. "The Blue Shield of California Foundation recognizes that little attention has been paid to domestic violence in LGBT contexts..." said Marianne Balin, manager of the Blue Shield of California Foundation's anti-violence program. 29

In 1993 a Boston program for gay-bashing victims noted that half the calls they received regarded domestic violence. Same-sex-couple domestic violence is called “the second closet,” and has been a taboo subject for conversation. “In a sexual minority, there’s always resistance to airing dirty laundry,” reported Terry Person, director of San Francisco’s Community United Against Violence. 30

One might assume said violence is mainly a male-on-male phenomenon, but the literature refutes this. The Journal of Social Service Research in 1991 published a survey of more than 1,100 lesbians with over half reporting, “they had been abused by a female lover/partner. The most frequently indicated forms of abuse were verbal/emotional/ psychological abuse and combined physical-psychological abuse.”31

A 1994 study in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology reported that 37% of lesbians had been physically abused as adults or children, and 32% were either raped or sexually battered. 32

YOUTH AT RISK The CDC reported on June 6, 2011 the findings of the 2001-2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveys, which revealed, “gay or lesbian students had higher rates for seven of the 10 health risk categories (behaviors that contribute to violence, behaviors related to attempted suicide, tobacco use, alcohol use, other drug use, sexual behaviors, and weight management).”33

In conclusion, we see a substantial body of scientific literature repeatedly confirming that same-sex sexual behavior carriers with it increased rates of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, tobacco use, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicidality, obesity, hepatitis of various forms, numerous sexually transmitted infections, various cancers, and domestic violence, with substantially shorter life expectancy. The infectious disease problems cross over to the heterosexual population through multiple avenues addressed in the sexually transmitted infections section of this testimony.

Though people generally do not choose their sexual orientation, they do choose the people with whom they have intercourse, save for cases of coercion or violence. One’s sexual orientation will not protect one from the consequences of same-sex sexual behavior, and those consequences can and do affect the population at large. Increased societal acceptance of same-sex sexuality has not thus far proved helpful in reducing the negative health consequences of those sexual practices.

Those who challenge the normalcy and equivalence arguments of GLBT advocates are predictably met with the jamming tactic of being labeled bigots, haters, and homophobes so as to pre-empt reasonable debate. Disagreeing with GLBT sexual practice is neither hatred, harassment, phobia, nor violence, but the expression of opinion firmly grounded in medical literature.

Behavioral consequences exist and the results are not the same for all sexual behaviors. Technology cannot correct this and blame shifting the negative results of same-sex sexual practice is misguided. Encouragement, let alone celebration, of same-sex sexuality is not a benign mistake, as the record of the health statistics of those practicing GLBT sexuality demonstrates.


SOURCES:

1 Center for Disease Control and Prevention press release: “CDC Analysis Provides New Look at Disproportionate Impact of HIV and Syphilis Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men,” 2010. http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/msmpressrelease.html.

2 Smith, T. American Sexual Behavior: Trends, Socio-Demographic Differences, and Risk Behavior. National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago. 2006. http://www.norc.org/NR/rdonlyres/2663F09F-2E74-436E-AC81- 6FFBF288E183/0/AmericanSexualBehavior2006.pdf (pp. 57).

3 Chandra A, et al. Sexual behavior, sexual attraction, and sexual identity in the United States: Data from the 2006–2008 National Survey of Family Growth. National health statistics reports; no 36. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2011. (pp. 29, 30).

4 Byne, W. & Parsons, B. (1993), “Human sexual orientation: the biologic theories reappraised.” Archives of General Psychiatry, 50, p. 229-239.

5 Friedman, R.C. and Downey, J.I., 2002, Sexual Orientation and Pscyhoanalysis: Sexual Science and Clinical Practice, New York: Columbia University Press, p. 39.

6 Collins, F. S. (2006). The language of god, a scientist presents evidence for belief. (New York: Free Press) p. 257-263.

7 http://www.apa.org/topics/sexuality/orientation.aspx.

8 Jay, K., Young, A., The Gay Report (New York: Summit Books, 1979)

9 Klein, H. “Felching Among Men Who Engage in Barebacking (Unprotected Anal Sex).” Arch Sex Behav. 2011 May 14. [Epub ahead of print].

10 http://glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageID=690 and http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageID=691.

11 Satinover, J. Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth. (Baker, 1998) pp. 51, 68-69.

12 Hogg, Robert S. et al. “Modeling the Impact of HIV Disease on Mortality in Gay and Bisexual Men.” International Journal of Epidemiology. 26. 1997. 657.

13 Center for Disease Control and Prevention press release: “CDC Analysis Provides New Look at Disproportionate Impact of HIV and Syphilis Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men,” http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/msmpressrelease.html.

14 Torassa, U. Some with HIV aren't disclosing before sex: UCSF researcher's 1,397- person study presented during AIDS conference. San Francisco Examiner. July 15, 2000.

15 http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Populations/msm.htm.

16 Wolitski, RJ, et al. “Sexual health, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in the United States.” AIDS Behav. 2011 Apr;15 Suppl 1:S9-17.

17 Gonzales, V, et al. Sexual and drug-use risk factors for HIV and STDs: a comparison of women with and without bisexual experiences. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 89, Issue 12 1841-1846 (1999).

18 Feathers, K, et al. Sexually transmitted infections and risk behaviours in women who have sex with women. Sex Transm Infect. 2000;76:345-349.

19 Boehmer, U., et al., “Cancer survivorship and sexual orientation”, Cancer, article first published online: 9 MAY 2011 (DOI: 10.1002/cncr.25950).

20 “Cancer Rates, Poor Health Higher for Gay Community,” BU Today, May 10, 2011, http://www.bu.edu/today/node/12896.

21 http://www.cancer.org/Healthy/FindCancerEarly/MensHealth/cancer-facts-forgay-and-bisexual-men.

22 http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/womenshealth/cancer-factsfor-lesbians-and-bisexual-women.

23 http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageID=691.

24 http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageID=690.

25 Sandfort, et al., “Same-Sex Sexual Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders,” Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001; 58:85-91.

26 Fergusson, et al., “Is Sexual Orientation Related to Mental Health Problems and Suicidality in Young People?” Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1999; 56:876-880.

27 Herrell, et al., “Sexual Orientation and Suicidality: A Co-twin Control Study in Adult Men,” Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1999;56:867-874.

28 Vickie M. Mays, et al., "Risk of Psychiatric Disorders among Individuals Reporting Same-sex Sexual Partners in the National Comorbidity Survey," American Journal of Public Health, vol. 91 (June 2001): 933-939.

29 Jones, S.,“Domestic Violence in LGBT Relationships Targeted,” October 20, 2004, CNSNews.com.

30 Patricia King, “Not So Different, After All,” Newsweek, Oct. 4, 1993.

31 Lie, Gwat Yon, et al. “Intimate Violence in Lesbian Relationships: Discussion of Survey Findings and Practice Implications.” Journal of Social Service Research. 15. 1991. 41-59.

32 Bradford, J. et al. “National Lesbian Health Care Survey: Implications for Mental Health Care.” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 1994. 239.

33 CDC press release, “CDC Report Finds Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Students At Greater Risk for Unhealthy, Unsafe Behaviors,” June 6, 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2011/p0606_yrbsurvey.html.

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26 Comments

  1. Elisa Angstead on June 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    This is a good article. I wish we would stop lying to our young people.

    • Mike Parker on April 14, 2021 at 7:51 am

      These are facts about the individuals that are the most infected with HIV / AIDS around the world .
      1. Homosexuals
      2. Bisexual Males
      3. Male Homosexual Prostitutes
      4. Illegal IV Drug Addicts
      5. Those that have sex with the above
      It seems that immoral and self destructive acts are the cause .

    • Cheque on June 18, 2021 at 5:03 am

      Right

  2. Trish on August 23, 2020 at 5:47 am

    I agree. The truth will always overcome but how many people will suffer from all the lies until we bring that day. We must speak out.

  3. Daisy on October 4, 2020 at 10:34 am

    I appreciate this report as it is based on data, may I know when was it published so I will cite it as a reference using the APA format. Thank you!

  4. Abbadon on October 20, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    There are some aspects of this paper that could be improved such as evidence of credibility for certain sources, expansion of the call to action/overarching message, and a proposed alternative solution to the “normalizing this community doesn’t improve the decaying health of the LGBT community” argument (propose a solution to the dilemma instead of simply applying criticism). Other than those critiques, it was quite a fascinating read!

  5. Julie on November 9, 2020 at 10:46 am

    This article it terribly inaccurate. First off, it is the LGBT community, and second off, the health issues related from being LGBT are from societal problems like failing to a dress safe sex practices or discrimination. Not to mention a lot of these claims could be made against straight people.

    • Caz on December 26, 2020 at 4:48 pm

      The only thing I think they kinda got wrong was the you cannot choose your sexual orientation part, being gay, les, bi, trans and or queer are choices and to become gay, les or bi requires sexual experimentation and or that one follows their heart, has gender confusion, and has been raised perhaps by a bad family. None of these things that are true will ever change, even if there is something genetic its just an excuse.

      • Pearl on June 6, 2021 at 7:48 pm

        Hey, are you gay or trans? Did you make that choice? Because all gay and trans people say it’s not a choice, and they have actually experienced it. Nobody would CHOOSE to be gay or trans because of how badly our society has treated LGBT people. You are wrong about it being a choice.

        • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 3:49 am

          This “choice” thing is only prompted by society. Do you realize how psychology affects these subconscious choices? Like how once there was this woman who wanted a daughter, but only had a son. He became trans afterwards, and the mother told everyone, “This is how I always wanted it – a daughter.” Family pressures, social pressures, and the fact that people label you if you have certain feelings or are confused make it seem as if immediately that is your status of gender or romantic interest. I had a friend who first claimed she was A-sexual, then a year later, began dating another girl, suddenly changing to lesbian, then after breaking up, decided she was hetero-sexual instead. Capitalism also fuels this – as mentioned in the statistics, many diseases are transmitted. Sure, you can make these claims against straight people, but the percentage of transmissions is higher. Many trans people – I’m not saying all, but most – regret their decisions later on in life. Doctors are eating up their money as they try to go against the nature of their body with drugs and such, trying to sustain their health.

    • Akanvirta on May 5, 2021 at 11:10 am

      I’m going to assume you didn’t read the article or look at the FACTS and EVIDENCE that was clearly given and easy to see.

      The article explicitly details why “societal problems like failing to address safe sex practices or discrimination” are not the core issues. (If you read it you would know that)

      To your last point, yes, these claims can be made against someone who is straight. However, that does not mean those claims are true. This article highlights statistics and studies performed by the LGBT+ community itself that prove that an LGBT+ lifestyle can lead to serious health and mental issues.

  6. John Gray on December 17, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Get antiga sentiment and Christianity off the worlds no, no list.
    Traditionally the Christian church as well as other faiths have never had a favorable attitude toward the LGBT populous where-ever found in the world.
    For this very large, thinly vailed group sexuality “should be confined” to necessary reproduction and for no other reason. Even masturbation is a violation of this “norm”.
    Science has been studying homosexuality for generations and as such has identified exclusive and no exclusive homosexual behavior among an approximate 1,500 animal species. Mankind is part of the animal kingdom. Over millennia human homosexuality has been evidenced in societies large and small, in human art, literature and every known human subspecies.
    “Science” can and has been used for and against human societies just as it has been within nonhuman societies. Within human society religion has been used less as a helpful addition and more as a irrational reason to divide rather than unite people. The same is true when the topic is sexuality. “Holy Scripture” within general society haas created more distrust, hatred and war than any other factor. “My God(s) is bigger, better and more powerful than yours”.
    It would seem that some omnipresent entity or entities have decided conflict and war are the rationale for humans continued dominance on earth. Similarly sexuality has become a wedge in tearing down any peaceful resolution when dominance, ownership and war predominate.
    Therefore any deviation from such mores are a cause for more conflict; in this case human sexuality and moreover homosexuality.
    Within Christian teaching and philosophy the mere idea of differing sexual yearnings is to be though of as a blasphemous subject which is a direct affront to Christian, Judaic and Islamic theologies; certainly more if history is to be considered.
    A “slap in the face” to an unerring, infallible, omnipresent deity that does not make room for diversity in “Its” creation.
    For over two thousand years (longer if Judaic beliefs are considered) sexuality without reproduction is an unequalled sin.
    If there had been such an infallible deity “in the beginning” why did it make it possible for anything approaching LGBTQ to ever exist?
    Why this unconquerable war that has been raging endlessly? (Oh yes, worshiping an idol instead of the “Godhead”; a decision left to puny mankind). A tear in creation itself to be mended by pleading and absolution from the “Most High”.
    Still it does exist no matter from which pulpit some pious saintly Presbyter ascribes such a travesty as belonging to “the most evil one cast down from heaven.
    A war in heaven? with the Most Powerful and ultimate source of energy within all creation?” How could anything best or challenge such an infallibility?
    So, homosexuality, bisexuality, Transexuality, masturbation, two spirited peoples are automatically condemned to eternal damnation. But these “Gods” are incapable of error. How?
    The Dark Ages killed countless persons found guilty of such felonious mischief ( including the Great Witch trials); of those accused of disagreeing with an absolute authoritative reasoning with its lineage leading back to St. Peter. Remember the Spanish Inquisition, the Black Plague, the Authority of a Pope whose very utterance could send anyone and anything to hell by way of the stake.
    Then along came a reformer Martin Luther, and another heretic, an English king named Henry VIII who decapitated the Absolute Roman autocracy outright and its Papal authority among the many unfortunate Englishmen and women he also dispatched.
    Ok, so the fully qualified and uneducated among Those Closest to Heaven itself finally got hammered.
    Then there’s
    WAR!!!
    All the wars since history was written on parchment, of ancient mankind including WWI, WWII, The Korean and Vietnam wars and all those we have yet to do battle with. Where is this Absolute Monarch? Why did it not stop the killing?
    How did It make a mistake with these sexual outlaws when it could have never created them to begin with???
    Stop trying to return to antiquated laws and mature, evolve, grow up, cease enslaving by word or deed.
    The LGBTQ community will continue to exist in one form of another no matter how many more your theologies you dream up.
    Do something useful, like live and let live; love and let love.
    It is YOU who are this Godhead! Use it wisely or lose it.
    Leave us LGBT people alone. Learn a thing or two about how to live with an iron boot on your bigoted neck.
    End!

    • Stan on May 7, 2021 at 10:14 pm

      Look the article was not a historical analysis it was an analysis of the health risks associated with LGBTQ behaviour and whether it is a normal phenomenon which is a resounding no, therefore society should not look at LGBTQ as something normal but should rather encourage society to condemn it, further while homosexuals existed most of the time in most civilizations it was negatively perceived and even in societies where the perception was not negative it was most often ignored, just because you exist does not mean we should promote you as a group and have your parades on the street especially when most people have already a negative perception and rejection of your activities as a whole and this sort of rejection is required to make sure society does not engage in your destructive behaviours, LGBTQ people should seek psychological help and not force people to accept them.

    • Jkjk on May 10, 2021 at 9:57 am

      Umm bro, this article is about the health problems in the lgbt community not historical or religious things. Did you even read?

    • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 3:53 am

      Just saying, just because you think you’re standing up for the LGBT community doesn’t justify for you to put down other people’s religions and dump hate on them. I’m Christian, I’m not homophobic. I have friends who are and I don’t hate on them, and even if I don’t agree with their beliefs, we co-exist peacefully and happily.

    • Carolyn Sue Seepe on June 28, 2021 at 4:04 pm

      John – this is on the Christian Medical Society website – so the vast majority of us are Christians who take our faith seriously. Your post shows that you have been deeply hurt by religious people. Jesus is not the same as historical Christianity. Yes, there was war in heaven as Lucifer attempted to take over from the Almighty. Yes, Adam and Eve sinned and that fall lead to all the sin and pain that followed. What you left out was the forgiveness and love that God has for His children. I have seen gay men leave the gay lifestyle as they have drawn closer to Jesus – some to a life of celibacy, some to heterosexual relationships. We serve a powerful and loving God who loves you and wants the best for you. That best will not include homosexual relationships because it is harmful (and one of those harms is spelled out in this article). Praying for you.

  7. Larry Pero on December 17, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    This article is true and left out some facts. A few years ago the CDC had an article titled There are over 30 diseases unique to Lesbians and I made photo copies of it. I took it to school and blew the minds of my classmates. When we read it we couldn’t even pronounce most of the diseases. Years later I found the copy of the article I printed out and it was damaged so I threw it away. I hate that I did that because when I tried to get another copy from the CDC website it was gone! When I call I get sent to a part of their site where that article isn’t found. In fact I found this site from once again trying to find that old article. Nothing. I hate that I trashed the article, it wasn’t in that bad of condition and had I knew it would be deleted from the CDC site I would have kept it. The same sex lifestyle is totally rife with diseases but that is downplayed in the name of political correctness. Not only that, but the official UN definition for genocide is given and they list 5 criteria. Homosexuality meets FOUR out of the five criteria for genocide.

    On their official site it says: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

    A. Killing members of the group;
    B. Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
    C. Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
    D. Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
    E. Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group

    Homosexuality meets A-D, especially D. To meet the definition for genocide something has to only meet one of these criteria. Homosexuality is being used to lower birthrate, especially for Black America. They have remained at 13 percent of the population for over 25 years and nobody can possibly think that is normal. It isn’t. Homosexuality is the new birth control and used to target select groups.

    • Dracul on December 26, 2020 at 5:18 pm

      I agree, homosexuality is being used as birth control but…It isn’t necessary, we can all hold our heat/lust in, we don’t need to have sex with the other gender to keep the world from being overpopulated. I think something more sinister is going on and that its more complicated than this cause someone is working behind the scenes. Someone who cannot be seen.

      • Dracul on December 26, 2020 at 5:20 pm

        I meant sex with the same gender, I made a mistake.

      • Sarah on May 1, 2021 at 7:32 am

        The Devil is the only one who is more sinister than anyone and he would do anything to drag others to sin so he wont be alone in hell and since homosexuality is one of the major sins in Christianity he is using it to lure people to come down and be with him instead of being with God.
        Here are the following scriptures that state that homosexuality is a major sin:
        1. Colossians 3:5
        2. l Corinthians 6:8-10
        3. Jude 1:7 (talks abt Sodom and Gomorah where homosexuality originated)
        4. l Timothy 1:9-10
        5. l Corinthians 6:18-20
        6. Romans 1:26
        7. Genesis 19:1-38 (again with Sodom and Gomorah but longer)
        8. Galatians 5:19
        9: Leviticus 18:22
        10. Leviticus 20:13(for lesbian/gay/bisexual to read)
        11. Ezekiel 16:49-50 (Sodom and Gomorah again)
        12. l Thessalonians 4:3
        13. l Thessalonians 4:3-7
        14. l Corinthians 5:9-11
        15. Revelation 1:1-20
        16. Romans 1:32 (for the people who support or approve of homosexuality and/or other sins)
        17. Romans 1:26-28
        18. Deuteronomy 22:5 (for the transgender people)
        19. l Kings 14:24
        20. Hebrews 13:1-5
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        This is proof from the bible that My religion is against LGBTQ and the churches didn’t really favor them they were just forced to let the LGBTQ members in when they don’t know they are invading our churches spiritually and yet physically and the Devil is taking advantage of these innocent people that are either in the LGBTQ or support/approve of it.

        • We need Jesus on May 14, 2021 at 6:34 pm

          And they say “Love is Love” to influence the Younger Generation (Generation Z and Generation Alpha) that this abnormal sex orientation is ok. The Devil has away of targeting the humans mind you know. (especially when he is unseen) and this is what makes them think they are gay, lesbian or bisexual when they are really not. It is clear that every bad thing that is also considered a sin in every religion is meant to target the younger generation because of their lack of intelligence in this world.

        • Hans Jolen on June 12, 2021 at 6:36 am

          Good reply. In our humanistic culture there is less room from biblical guidance and moral reasoning. Sin remains sin.

          When pastoral care resulting in healing from homosexuality becomes forbidden, and even a threat, true evidence of becoming a new person in Christ is hidden.

          Freedom to change is at stake. There are many who are cured, and continue to fight the good fight not to get tempted, and fall back in old desires.

          God bless you sister.

  8. Anamika on February 18, 2021 at 11:25 am

    I don’t think there is any homosexuality, actually I feel like a girl and have attraction for men so can you call it homosexuality?

    • Percy on June 24, 2021 at 10:20 pm

      Okay that’s deep

  9. Samuel Lee Gilbreath on June 16, 2021 at 4:34 am

    Imagine citing a survey from 1970 and thinking it applies to today’s queer population. This article gave me a good laugh. Thanks for that. Terrible inaccuracies and out of date sources aside, there is absolutely nothing in the Bible about homosexuality, the “a man shall not lie with a man” is a mistranslation from “a man shall not lie with a boy” aka pedos are bad, not gays. If God is real he loves his children and since he created gays and we are modeled in his image God is gay. Sorry not sorry.

  10. Cheque on June 18, 2021 at 5:13 am

    This is the most truthful article I’ve seen online.

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