Is the homosexual life Span shorter than the population at large?
We have developed a quick and effective method for evaluating human customs and practices: what is their effect on human longevity? For example, smoking tobacco is frowned upon because a four-pack-a-day smoker loses about four years from his life expectancy as compared to non-smokers. This has been sufficient incentive for nationwide campaigns against smoking, against the advertising of tobacco products, and for the keeping of tobacco out of the hands of minors. The same general approach is taken toward alcoholism, the use of alcohol before operating a motor vehicle, and the use of drugs. In each instance the procedure condemned is considered both risky and life-shortening, and the weight of public opinion is brought to bear against it. Up until a few years ago, there was very little known about the life expectancy of homosexuals. It was taken for granted that it was the same as that of straight people of similar age and sex. Government agencies do not obtain the vital statistics of homosexual men and women and make no effort to find out what they are. This would be a waste of public money in view of the widely-held belief that these people are the same as anyone else, albeit with peculiar uses for their genital organs.
All of this changed in April, 1993, when Dr. Paul Cameron (Family Research Institute, Colorado Springs, CO 80962-2640) presented a paper to a meeting in Washington of the Eastern Psychological Association, entitled, "The Homosexual Lifespan."
Dr. Cameron was investigating a question of interest: do "married" homosexuals live longer than single ones? It is well known that while the present life expectancy of a 21 year old male who gets married is age 75; a man who never marries can expect to live to age 58. Similarly, a married female can expect to reach age 80, while an unmarried female can expect to reach 67 years. Marriage has a positive (good) effect on longevity. Does something similar hold true for homosexual men and women?
It occurred to Dr. Cameron that the obituary columns of periodic publications might yield a statistical basis for such an analysis. To test this hypothesis, he compiled the obituaries from 46 consecutive days of the Washington Post and 23 days of the Oregonian and found that 73 percent of the men and 80 percent of the women lived to age 65. Comparable census figures were 73 and 85 percent. He then started to collect newspapers and periodicals published by and for the homosexual community. It took three years to accumulate enough information to reach some conclusions. His organization has continued to collect information and analyze it since 1993, but no significant modifications to his published conclusions have been necessary. His paper is based on 6,383 death notices from sixteen journals over the preceding eight years. He obtained basic information on the age at time of death, occupation, whether or not there was a live-in companion, and cause of death. He found that the presence or absence of partners made no significant difference to the life expectancy.
About 15 percent of the obituaries were of people who did not die of AIDS. The life expectancy of such homosexual men was age 42 and nine percent lived to be 65. This compares with 75 percent of "straight", married males who reach age 65. The lesbian life expectancy was age 46 and 24 percent reached the age of 65 compared with 85 percent of married women. Subtract three years of longevity for AIDS sufferers. The male and female life expectancy of AIDS sufferers is 39 and 43 years, respectively. Of homosexual males with AIDS only one percent reached age 65, as compared to 73 percent of married males. Nine percent of AIDS-stricken lesbians reached age 65 as compared to 85 percent of married females.
Homosexual practices have serious side-effects other than an increase in illnesses and early death for the practitioners. First, most homosexuals contract the HIV virus. As early as July of 1987, Navy Surgeon General J.A. Zimble recommended reassigning flight-crew personnel who tested positive for HIV, because of HIV's apparent deleterious effect on the nervous system. We find interesting evidence in other statistics: death by motor vehicle accident is 18 times as likely for homosexual men as for white males; the death rate of homosexual men in other accidents is 10 times higher than it is for white males. The heart failure rate indicates both stress and the toll of disease on the cardiovascular systems of homosexual: the death rate was 22 times that of white males in the 25-54 age range. The suicide rates, homicide rates and rates of death from other causes were similarly elevated compared to statistics from any comparable group of the general public.
The likely explanation for many of these observations lies in the continual attacks on the immune system that is generated by homosexual practices. In addition, the person's physical system is grossly overstressed. These effects are intensified by use of drugs to increase the duration of erections and the stimulus produced by these efforts. The cumulative effects are an underlying, constant fatigue which results in poor judgment and loss of self-control. This is the condition that homosexuals of either sex find themselves in most of the time. Hence the high accident rate and high death rate.
Homosexual males and lesbians are seriously sick people, who are also fantastically accident-prone. They are sick with a vast variety of diseases most of which are transmissible. Some of these diseases are transmissible by air, many of which are resistant to the antibiotics currently in use. The hospitalization of a homosexual with drug-resistant tuberculosis is a crisis for the hospital administration and a life-threatening incident to those unfortunate enough to be in the hospital at that time. Air-conditioning systems readily distribute air-borne bacteria and put the entire body of patients and other personnel at risk.
Members of the armed forces who have to live and work in close contact with homosexuals are exposed to any and all of the diseases that they carry. In addition, in our submarines where bunks are always in use and the vessel is submerged for days at a time, the chances of transmitting a disease like pneumonia or tuberculosis from the homosexual crew member to the rest of the crew increase dramatically. The entire crew is needlessly at risk.
It is not just a matter of a man being able to do his job -- it is a matter of letting Typhoid Mary work in the kitchen, even if her performance is satisfactory. The banishing of homosexuals from the armed services does not bear on their civil rights -- the Constitution is not a suicide pact. Men do not volunteer for the armed services so that they may be subject to serious diseases because the services are not allowed to find and discharge disease-carriers.
By the secular definition of morality, outlined previously, homosexual practices, because they greatly reduce the life spans of the practitioners, are immoral. These practices produce deleterious effects not only upon the practitioners, but upon the general public and, in particular, the armed services.
Finally, there is the matter of recruitment for the homosexual community. Since there is no credible evidence that homosexuality is genetic, and homosexuals are known to have been married previously, and some have abandoned the practice to get married to a member of the other sex, we can conclude that it is a learned behavior. It is analogous to chronic alcoholism. Moreover, because of the high death rate, the homosexual community encourages its membership to continually recruit, "hit" on young people, even children. Not only do they get satisfaction for the immediate actions, but they start the victim on homosexual practices to replenish their community that is constantly being depleted by early deaths. Dr. Paul Cameron (The Gay Nineties, 1993, the Adroit Press) discusses these and other issues objectively and at great length.
c. 1996 Dr. Raphael G. Kazmann
Cameron, Paul E. 1993; Gay Nineties, Adroit Press, Franklin, TN.
Sexually transmitted diseases that cause proctitis include syphilis, gonorrhea, lymphogranuloma venereum, and amebiasis and as noted earlier the homosexual community has significant problems in regards to these illnesses.
Proctitis, syphilis, gonorrhea, lymphogranuloma venereum, and amebiasis are all maladies that are associated with gay bowel syndrome which why John G. Bartlett, M.D. stated at the Johns Hopkins HIV Guide website and at Medscape that gay bowel syndrome is still currently an issue.
In relation to homosexuality and hepatitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) both Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B disproportionately affects men who have sex with men (MSM).
"Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has not been thought to be efficiently transmitted through sexual contact. However, recent reports of outbreaks of acute hepatitis C among men who have sex with men (MSM) have changed this view. British researchers examined 7223 MSM who attended a single clinic in Brighton, United Kingdom, since 2000. The study investigators reported that highly risky sexual practices along with multiple sex partners explained the increase in episodes of acute HCV infection in this population."
WebMD, stated the following: "Men who have sex with men and women are a "significant bridge for HIV to women," the CDC's new data suggest."
In relation to the closing of a San Diego homosexual bathhouse Peter LaBarbera stated the following:
“ There are hundreds of homosexual bathhouses across the United States. Men who frequent bathhouses contract deadly diseases which tragically cut short their own lives, the lives of their male sex partners, and the lives of girlfriends and wives. We hope this victory in San Diego will inspire many more citizens to complain and prompt prosecutors to enforce our laws."
We could go on and talk about homosexuality and cigarette smoking. lesbianism and obesity, homosexuality and anal cancer etc.. It is all there. One wonders why it is necessary for me to bring this out. Could it be because of the pro homosexual propaganda machine and the desire on the part of the left to choose political correctness over truth? I think so. Given the many diseases associated with homosexuality, the Bible prohibition against homosexuality is arguably one of the many examples where the Bible exhibited knowledge that was ahead of its time.
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