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Are Homosexuals at a Greater Risk for Disease?


Rampant sexual promiscuity within the homosexual community has led to a greatly elevated risk of sexual disease among homosexuals. Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen wrote in their book, After the Ball, “Alas, it turns out that, on this point, public myth is supported by fact. There is more promiscuity among gays (or at least among gay men) than among straights; … Correspondingly, the snail trail of promiscuity—sexually transmitted disease—also occurs among gay men at a rate five to ten times higher than average.”1

Some of these are very serious and life-threatening diseases. Based on data from a National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System report in April, 2014, there were 9,000 cases of syphilis in America in 2012, and 84% of these were among men who had sex with men. To keep this in perspective, it is estimated that homosexuals—both male and female—comprise only about 3.5% of the American population, yet homosexual men comprised 84% of syphilis cases in 2012.2 In 2013, the reported number of syphilis cases nearly doubled, rising to 16,000 cases. According to the Center for Disease Control, the vast majority of new reported syphilis cases come from men who have sex with men.3 And according to an article in Current Concepts In Gastroenterology, male homosexuals are 14 times more likely to suffer from syphilis than male heterosexuals, and they are also 8 times more likely to have hepatitis.4 Furthermore, homosexuals are at great risk of contracting AIDS—a virtually non-existent threat to heterosexuals. Michael Fumento writes in his book, The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS, “[A]s rare as male breast cancer is, more native-born American males are diagnosed with the disease each year than the total number who have contracted AIDS through heterosexual intercourse since the AIDS epidemic began.”5

AIDS in North America and Europe is not only an almost exclusively homosexual problem, it is an epidemic. In 2010 The Washington Post reported, “One in five gay men in the United States has HIV, and almost half of those who carry the virus are unaware that they are infected, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. The study tested more than 8,000 men in 21 cities in 2008, making it the most comprehensive such research by the CDC.”6 Despite these figures, as many as half of all homosexual young men engage in unprotected sex according to some studies. Moreover, Bill Muehlenberg reported that “[A] recent Health in Men study by the National Centre in HIV Social Research found that 55 per cent of homosexual men did not disclose their HIV status to casual partners at any stage during the six months prior to the survey.”7

The risk of sexually transmitted disease has significantly lowered the life expectancy of the average homosexual. According to a study in the International Journal of Epidemiology, “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. If the same pattern of mortality were to continue, we estimate that nearly half of gay and bisexual men currently aged 20 years will not reach their 65th birthday. Under even the most liberal assumptions, gay and bisexual men in this urban centre are now experiencing a life expectancy similar to that experienced by all men in Canada in the year 1871.”8

Not surprisingly, Scripture is in perfect harmony with the above data. When the Apostle Paul wrote about homosexuality in Romans 1, he associated it with sexually transmitted disease and depravity. Romans 1:18, 21, 24, and 26–28 says:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. … For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. … Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, … For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

Certainly when a substantial portion of the homosexual community participates in such sexual deviances as golden showers, fisting, and practices which are too perverted to even mention, it can be said that they have received a debased mind that encourages them to do things which ought not to be done. Moreover, the AIDS epidemic—which in its sexual transmission is unique to same-sex relationships—can be considered a due penalty within their own bodies for their error. According to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, this dangerous and unhealthy lifestyle is the consequence of suppressing God’s truth and refusing to honor God and be thankful to Him for those truths. In light of the Genesis creation account, it is reasonable to conclude that one of these suppressed truths is God’s design of marriage as consisting of a male and female united together to become one flesh. So long as this truth is accepted, homosexuality is never an option. It is only when this truth is suppressed that homosexual relationships are made possible, and with it, the dangerous consequences.

Certainly it is appropriate to consider the homosexual lifestyle as something which is unique from the heterosexual lifestyle. Of course the above statistics are not true of every homosexual individual, just as not every heterosexual individual fits into the average heterosexual lifestyle. Nevertheless, this is generally true of the whole. As such, this is a lifestyle which is not only morally deficient in God’s sight, but also physically dangerous. It is important that we realize this because the health and safety of our family members, friends, and co-workers is at stake. Even if we do not personally know anyone who self-identifies as homosexual, we ought to be troubled with the realization that the health and safety of other human beings is at stake. There is nothing loving or understanding about ignoring these facts when discussing the subject. When we as a society ignore these statistics, we turn our backs on the wellbeing of homosexuals. Likewise, on a personal level, when we ignore these statistics, we show our loved ones who are ensnared by this lifestyle that we do not adequately love them. Instead, it would seem that the most loving thing that one could do is to strongly discourage anyone from joining this lifestyle.

 


1. Kirk, After the Ball, 47–48.
2. Gary, “How Many People.”
3. Reinberg, “Syphilis Cases.”
4. Muehlenberg, Strained Relations, 20.
5. Ibid, 39.
6. Ibid, 35–36.
7. Ibid, 37–38.
8. Ibid, 22.

Works Cited

1. Gates, Gary. “How Many People Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender?” The Williams Institute, April 2011. Accessed June 12, 2014. http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/research/census-lgbt-demographics-studies/how-many-people-are-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender/ .
2. Kirk, Marshall and Hunter Madsen.  After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90s.  New York: Doubleday, 1989.
3. Muehlenberg, Bill.  Strained Relations: The Challenge of Homosexuality.  Melbourne: Culture Watch Books, 2014.
4. Reinberg, Steven. “Syphilis Cases Climbing Among Gay Men: CDC.” WebMD, May 9, 2014. Accessed June 12, 2014. http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/news/20140509/syphilis-cases-climbing-among-gay-men-cdc .
5. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Crossway Bibles, 2001.

 

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Author: Timothy Zebell, 2015