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Homosexuality is "sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex."[1] Homosexuality has a number of causal factors that influence its ultimate origination in individuals which will be addressed shortly. In addition, homosexuality has a variety of effects on individuals and society at large which will be subsequently elaborated on. Next, some of the historical events, religious matters, and legal matters relating to homosexuality will also be covered. In regards to homosexuality research, much of the research that has been in regards to the causes of homosexuality and the effects of homosexuality has been done since the latter part of the 20th century.

Contents

Homosexuality and the Bible[edit]

In respect to homosexuality and the Bible, sound Bible exegesis and Bible exposition demonstrates that the Bible condemns homosexuality.[2][3][4][5] In addition, Christian apologist JP Holding refutes various arguments that assert that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality.[6][7][8][9][10] In his essay which examines Bible passages regarding homosexuality, Pastor and Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries at The Master's Seminary Alex D. Montoya states that "The Christian needs to befriend and witness to the homosexual with such love, compassion, and wisdom that such will respond to the saving grace of God."[11]

Biblical Statements Regarding Homosexuality[edit]

The prophet Moses authored the book of Leviticus.

Homosexuality is condemned in the Bible. Below are some Bible verses that condemn homosexuality:

  • Leviticus 18:22 - You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
  • Leviticus 20:13 - If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
  • Romans 1:26-27 - For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
  • I Corinthians 6:9(NIV) - Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
  • I Timothy 1:8-11 (NASB) - "But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted."
  • Jude 1:6-7 (NASB) - And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.

Biblical City of Sodom, Homosexuality, and Archaeology[edit]

The Bible clearly associates the city of Sodom with homosexuality (Genesis 19:4-9), although the Bible associates with Sodom other sins as well. Claims that the primary reason for Sodom's judgment was inhospitality are not supported by sound Bible exegesis.[12][13]

The Bible states regarding Sodom:

...the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven, and He overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. Genesis 19:24-25

Dr. Bryant Wood's Archaeological Investigation in Relation to Sodom[edit]

The following was reported in regards to Dr. Bryant Wood's archaeological work in relating to the biblical city of Sodom:

Most intriguing was evidence that a massive fire had destroyed the city. It lay buried under a coating of ash several feet thick. A cemetery one kilometer outside the city contained charred remains of roofs, posts, and bricks turned red from heat. Dr. Bryant Wood, in describing these charnel houses, stated that a fire began on the roofs of these buildings. Eventually the burning roof collapsed into the interior and spread inside the building. This was the case in every house they excavated. Such a massive fiery destruction would match the biblical account that the city was destroyed by fire that rained down from heaven. Wood states, "The evidence would suggest that this site of Bab edh-Drha is the biblical city of Sodom."[14]

Dr. Wood provides some additional material in relation to the find being the biblical city of Sodom.[15][16]

Ex-Homosexuals and the Bible[edit]

The Apostle Paul wrote of the existence ex-homosexuals in the early Christian church in a letter of his to the Corinthian church. (I Corinthians 6:9-11 (NASB))

Homosexuality - Genetics, Religious Upbringing, Culture, Sexual Abuse, and Choice[edit]

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Columbia University psychiatry professors Drs. William Byrne and Bruce Parsons stated: "There is no evidence that at present to substantiate a biological theory. [T]he appeal of current biological explanations for sexual orientation may derive more from dissatisfaction with the present status of psychosocial explanations than from a substantiating body of experimental data".

Terminology[edit]

Homosexuality is sometimes also defined in terms of an attraction, preference, orientation, or identity. The term "orientation" is particularly favored by those who are promoting public acceptance of homosexuality.[17]

Genetics and Claims of the immutability of homosexuality[edit]

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Columbia University psychiatry professors Drs. William Byrne and Bruce Parsons stated: "There is no evidence that at present to substantiate a biological theory. [T]he appeal of current biological explanations for sexual orientation may derive more from dissatisfaction with the present status of psychosocial explanations than from a substantiating body of experimental data".

In regards to homosexuality and genetics, a common argument is that an inclination to homosexuality is inborn and immutable. It is widely believed that the public will become more accepting of homosexuality if they are convinced that it is inborn and immutable. For example, neuroscientist and homosexual Simon Levay stated: "...people who think that gays and lesbians are born that way are also more likely to support gay rights."[18] However, there is no scientific consensus on the subject, and the American Psychological Association's assertion is that:

  • ...most scientists today agree that sexual orientation is most likely the result of a complex interaction of environmental, cognitive and biological factors. In most people, sexual orientation is shaped at an early age. [19]

For example, research suggests that adoptive brothers are more likely to both be homosexuals than the biological brothers, who share half their genes. This data prompted the journal Science to report "this . . . suggests that there is no genetic component, but rather an environmental component shared in families".[20][21][22] However, in regards to psychosocial and biological theories in regards to the origin of homosexuality, Columbia University psychiatry professors Drs. William Byrne and Bruce Parsons stated in 1994: "There is no evidence that at present to substantiate a biological theory. [T]he appeal of current biological explanations for sexual orientation may derive more from dissatisfaction with the present status of psychosocial explanations than from a substantiating body of experimental data".[23]

Herbert Hendin wrote:

Anthropologists had observed that relatively uncompetitive primitive cultures such as those that do not distinguish or reward the best hunters in distinction to the other men in the tribe have virtually no homosexuality."[24]

Dr. Tahir I. Jaz, M.D., Winnipeg, Canada states: "The increasing claims of being "born that way" parallels the rising political activism of homosexual organisations, who politicise the issue of homosexual origins . In the 1970s, approximately ten percent of homosexuals claimed to be "born homosexual" according to a large scale survey....However, in a survey in the 1980s, with the homosexual rights movement increasingly becoming active, thirty-five percent claimed to be born that way.[25]

Dr. Dean Hamer is a researcher often cited to show that there is empirical data supporting the notion that homosexuality is genetic in origin. News organizations like National Public Radio and Newsweek have done news stories regarding his work.[26] In regards to the press trumpeting various findings genetics-of-behavior research uncritically the science journal Science stated the following in 1994:

Time and time again, scientists have claimed that particular genes or chromosomal regions are associated with behavioral traits, only to withdraw their findings when they were not replicated. "Unfortunately," says Yale's [Dr. Joel] Gelernter, "it's hard to come up with many" findings linking specific genes to complex human behaviors that have been replicated. "...All were announced with great fanfare; all were greeted unskeptically in the popular press; all are now in disrepute."[27]

Martin A. Silverman, M.D. wrote regarding a famous study of Dr. Dean Hamer:

On July 16, 1993, it was reported in Science (pp. 291, 321) that geneticist Dean Hamer and his team at the National Cancer Institute had reported on a study involving 40 pairs of brothers both of whom were gay that had led them to conclude that they had discovered a factor on the X chromosome through which gayness was genetically transmitted to them from their mothers. This was hailed as proof that homosexuality in men is biological in origin. Two years later, however, Eliot Marshall reported in Science (June 30, 1995, p.268) George Ebers and George Rice of the University of Western Ontario had unsuccessfully attempted to replicate Hamer's findings and had "found no evidence that gayness is passed from mother to son" genetically. He also reported that the Office of Research Integrity in the Department of Health and Human Services was investigating Hamer's work.[28]

In May of 2000, the American Psychiatric Association issued a fact sheet stating that "..there are no replicated scientific studies supporting a specific biological etiology for homosexuality.[29]

Recent experiments in molecular genetics found that when certain genes were mutated in male fruit flies, that the flies would mate with both females and males. This finding has lent support to the position that homosexuality could have a genetic component.[30]

In any event, the search for a single "gay gene" largely misses the point. Sexual orientation is most likely caused by a complex interaction between a number of genes and the environment. Homosexual behavior, regardless of one's "orientation" is still voluntary and subject to control by the human will, just as heterosexual behavior is. Sex and intimacy, though, are basic necessities of human life, and acting on them, whether they be heterosexual or homosexual, is natural.


Work of the Human Genome Project[edit]

  • Dr. Collins succinctly reviewed the research on homosexuality and offers the following: "An area of particularly strong public interest is the genetic basis of homosexuality. Evidence from twin studies does in fact support the conclusion that heritable factors play a role in male homosexuality. However, the likelihood that the identical twin of a homosexual male will also be gay is about 20% (compared with 2-4 percent of males in the general population), indicating that sexual orientation is genetically influenced but not hardwired by DNA, and that whatever genes are involved represent predispositions, not predeterminations." [31]
  • Regarding the contributions of genetics to areas such as homosexuality, Dr. Collins concluded, "Yes, we have all been dealt a particular set of cards, and the cards will eventually be revealed. But how we play the hand is up to us." [32]

Religious Upbringing and Culture Can Strongly Affect Rates of Homosexuality[edit]

For more information please see: Religious Upbringing and Culture Affects Rates of Homosexuality

Dr. Neil Whitehead is a research scientist and biochemist from New Zealand and is his wife Briar Whitehead is a writer.[33] Dr. Whitehead coauthored a book with with his wife entitled My Genes Made Me Do it - a scientific look at sexual orientation which argues that there is no genetic determinism in regards to homosexuality (homosexuals are "not born that way") and that there is abundant documentation that individuals are able to leave homosexuality and become heterosexuals.[34]

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Homosexuality appears to be rare in Orthodox Jews.

Dr. Whitehead and Briar Whitehead state in their aforementioned book the following: regarding various cultures:

If homosexuality were significantly influenced by Gene expressions, it would appear in every culture, but in twenty-nine of seventy-nine cultures surveyed by Clellan S. Ford and Frank Ambrose Beach in 1952, homosexuality was rare or absent. It was very rare in the Siriono, even though there were no prohibitions on homosexual relationships in that culture. The researcher observed only one man displaying slight homosexual traits but apparently not sexually involved with another man. Homosexuality appears to be rare among Orthodox Jews [Orthodox Judaism forbids homosexuality], so much so that learned rabbis, the interpreters of Jewish law, usually allowed men to sleep in the same bed, because likelihood of sexual contact was considered negligible. Alfred Kinsey also found very low homosexual incidence among Orthodox Jews...

This evidence comes from missionaries who commonly spend 25 years of their lives living in one culture, far

more than almost any anthropologist....Overall they can be considered as reliable witnesses. For example, in contrast to groups like the Sambia in the New Guinea highlands, where homosexuality was compulsory, only about 2-3 percent of Western Dani (also in the New Guinea highlands) practiced it. However, in another group of Dani who were genetically related, homosexuality was totally unknown. Missionaries report that when they were translating the Bible into Dani for this group, their tribal assistants, who knew their own culture intimately, were nonplused by references to homosexuality in Romans 1; they did not understand the concept. Another missionary, with the same group for 25 years, overheard many jests and sexually ribald exchanges among the men, but never a single mention of homosexuality in all that time. When Dani went to help with missionary work among the Sambia, they were astounded at some of the homosexual practices they saw for the first time. Although it is always difficult for a foreigner to be completely sure whether a rare and stigmatized behavior exists, it is certainly true that if three such different experiences of homosexuality can occur in groups of people so closely related genetically, genetically enforced homosexuality is an impossibility.[35]

In 1976, Gwen J. Proude and Sarah J. Green echoed the work of Clellan S. Ford and Frank Ambrose Beach whose work was mentioned previously and published in the journal Ethnology there were societies in which homosexuality was rare or absent. [36] In addition, Proude and Green in the aforementioned journal article had data which showed a positive correlation between cultures which accepted or ignored homosexuality in their cultures and cultures which were more likely to have homosexuality not be uncommon.[37]

In 1993, M. Baron wrote in BMJ (British Medical Journal) the following:

Some cultures - for example, the Assyrian and Graeco-Roman - were more tolerant of homosexuality. The behavior was practiced openly and was highly prevalent. Sexual patterns are to some extent a product of society's expectations, but it would be difficult to envisage a change in the prevalence of the genetic trait merely in response to changing cultural norms.[38]

Dennis Prager wrote the following regarding Orthodox Judaism and homosexuality:

In the Syballine Oracles, written by an Egypt Jew probably between 163 and 45 B.C., the author compared Jews to the other nations: The Jews "are mindful of holy wedlock, and they do not engage in impious intercourse with male children, as do Phoenicians, Egyptians, and Romans, specious Greece and many nations of others, Persians and Galatians and all Asia." And in our times, sex historian Amo Karlen wrote that according to the sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, "Homosexuality was phenomenally rare among Orthodox Jews."[39]

Herbert Hendin wrote in the Journal of American Academy of Psychoanalysis the following:

Anthropologists had observed that relatively uncompetitive primitive cultures such as those that do not distinguish or reward the best hunters in distinction to the other men in the tribe have virtually no homosexuality."[40]

Individuals Raised in Large Cities Versus Individuals Raised in Suburbs, Towns, and Countryside[edit]

In 1994, the book Sex in America: A definitive survey by Robert T. Michael, John H. Gagnon, Edward O. Laumann, and Gina Kolata stated the following:

We discovered that people who were raised in large cities were more likely to be homosexual than people who were raised in suburb, towns, or the countryside. This relationship also showed up in the General Social Survey, an independent national sample.[41]

The aforementioned authors Dr. Whitehead and Briar Whitehead similarly wrote:

There is a much higher incidence of homosexuality among those who have been raised in large cities, rather than in rural areas, arguing that the environment is much more powerful than genes in the development of homosexuality.[42]

Sexual Abuse as a Contributing Factor For Homosexuality[edit]

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover, M.D.

In 1999, Dr. Jeffrey Satinover, M.D. wrote the following regarding the position of Sexual Abuse Being a Contributing Factor for Homosexuality|sexual abuse being a contributing factor for homosexuality:

Many studies demonstrate a sadly disproportionate extent of sexual abuse in the childhoods of homosexual men, suggesting at the least that both homosexual unhappiness and homosexuality itself derive from common causes...[43]

In 2001, the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior published a study entitled Comparative data of childhood and adolescence molestation in heterosexual and homosexual persons. The abstract for this article states the following:

In research with 942 nonclinical adult participants, gay men and lesbian women reported a significantly higher rate of childhood molestation than did heterosexual men and women. Forty-six percent of the homosexual men in contrast to 7% of the heterosexual men reported homosexual molestation. Twenty-two percent of lesbian women in contrast to 1% of heterosexual women reported homosexual molestation. This research is apparently the first survey that has reported substantial homosexual molestation of girls.[44]

The authors of the above medical journal article entitled Comparative data of childhood and adolescence molestation in heterosexual and homosexual persons also stated that childhood sexual molestation may not be a causal factor for homosexuality and that the abuse molestation may be occurring after the individual is a homosexual and the medical researchers speculated that the victims of molestation may be engaging in behaviors that put them at greater risk for molestation.[45]

In 1998, Dr. William C. Holmes, M.D. and Dr. Gail B. Slap, M.D. reported in the medical journal JAMA the following:

Adolescent boys, particularly those victimized by males, were up to 7 times more likely to identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual than peers who had not been abused (P<.001). [46]

Dr. Holmes and Dr. Slap also pointed out that "No longitudinal studies examined the causal relationship between abuse and gender role or sexual orientation, however. Gender role nonconformity and gay or bisexual identity may precede abuse." [47] Dr. Holmes and Dr. Slap also offered a speculative scenario in regards to how a homosexual adolescent exploring his sexuality may put himself at risk but offered no empirical studies in regards to their speculative scenario.[48]

In 1997, the researcher Gundlach studied the issue of childhood sexual molestation in regards to lesbians and according the medical researchers Gundlach found the following:

Gundlach (1977) surveyed 225 lesbian and 233 heterosexual women, and found that 30% of the heterosexual women and 21% of the lesbians had been raped. Of the 30 women who had been raped before the age of 14, 26 had an adult homosexual orientation while 9 had an adult heterosexual orientation.[49]

In addition, the abstract for the Gundlach study states the following additional detail:

Sixteen of the 17 girls, age 4 to 16, molested or seduced (6 for a long time) by a relative or close family friend are lesbians as adults. The subjects' attitudes about the incident were highly determined by parental reactions.[50]

Failure of Experiments to Show Genetic Determinism For Homosexuality[edit]

Dr. Dean Hamer is a researcher often cited to show that there is empirical data supporting the notion of genetic determinism in regards to homosexuality. News organizations like National Public Radio and Newsweek have done news stories regarding his work.[51] In regards to the press trumpeting various findings genetics-of-behavior research uncritically the science journal Science stated the following in 1994:

Time and time again, scientists have claimed that particular genes or chromosomal regions are associated with behavioral traits, only to withdraw their findings when they were not replicated. "Unfortunately," says Yale's [Dr. Joel] Joel Gelernter, "it's hard to come up with many" findings linking specific genes to complex human behaviors that have been replicated. "...All were announced with great fanfare; all were greeted unskeptically in the popular press; all are now in disrepute."[52]

Martin A. Silverman, M.D. wrote regarding a famous study of Dr. Dean Hamer:

On July 16, 1993, it was reported in Science (pp. 291, 321) that geneticist Dean Hamer and his team at the National Cancer Institute had reported on a study involving 40 pairs of brothers both of whom were gay that had led them to conclude that they had discovered a factor on the X chromosome through which gayness was genetically transmitted to them from their mothers. This was hailed as proof that homosexuality in men is biological in origin. Two years later, however, Eliot Marshall reported in Science (June 30, 1995, p.268) George Ebers and George Rice of the University of Western Ontario had unsuccessfully attempted to replicate Hamer's findings and had "found no evidence that gayness is passed from mother to son" genetically. He also reported that the Office of Research Integrity in the Department of Health and Human Services was investigating Hamer's work.[53]

In May of 2000, the American Psychiatric Association issued a fact sheet stating that "..there are no replicated scientific studies supporting a specific biological etiology for homosexuality."[54]

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existence of human cultures where homosexuality has apparently not existed, the position that homosexuality is ultimately a choice in individuals or at the very least can be a choice in individuals has strong evidential support.

Volition as a Causal Factor of Homosexuality - Homosexuality as a Choice[edit]

In respect to the issue of homosexuality and choice, given the existence of ex-homosexuals and given the Religious Upbringing and Culture Affects Rates of Homosexuality|existence of human cultures where homosexuality has apparently not existed, the position that homosexuality is ultimately a choice in individuals or at the very least can be a choice in individuals has strong evidential support. In short, there is a strong argument that one can leave homosexuality. In addition, given that the homosexual population has significantly higher rates of many diseases and the homosexual population also has significantly lower rates of various measures of mental health it can be strongly argued that engaging in homosexual acts is a bad choice for individuals. Another other factor that makes engaging in homosexual acts a bad choice for individuals is the significantly higher rates of domestic violence in homosexual couples. In addition, according to experts homosexual murders are relatively or quite common and often homosexual murders are very brutal. Also, the homosexual population has a greater propensity to engage in illegal drug use.

A 2003 poll done by Ellison Research of Phoenix, Arizona stated that 82% of all American Protestant ministers agreed with the statement “homosexuality is a choice people make".[55]

The Roman Catholic Church's position is that having homosexual desires can be a choice in individuals but having homosexual desires is not a choice in respect to all individuals.[56][57] However, according to the Vatican individuals should not engage in homosexual acts as they are acts of serious depravity.[58]

Dr. Nadia El-Awady reflects the view of many adherents of Islam when he stated the following:

Much research has been done over the years to discover the scientific origins of homosexuality. Mostly it has been to disprove the fact that homosexuality is a matter of choice.[59]

Ex-Homosexuals[edit]

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St. Paul defends his preaching (Giovanni Ricco)

In regards to the question of whether or not homosexuality is a permanent condition, one of the earliest historical records regarding of the existence of ex-homosexuals is a letter of the Apostle Paul to the Corinthian Christian church.

The Apostle Paul wrote the following:

Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God." - I Corinthians 6:9-11 (NIV)

Today people still report leaving homosexuality and becoming heterosexual through their Christian faith.[60][61][62][63][64] [65][66][67][68]

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Ex-Homosexual and ex-"gay rights" leader Michael Glatze speaking to the mother of Matthew Shepard.

Peter LaBarbera is the President of Americans for Truth which is a organization which counters the homosexual agenda. Peter LaBarbera stated the following regarding Christian ex-homosexuals who reported being tranformed by the power of God:

Another factor from my experience as a close observer of the “ex-gay” phenomenon is that many former homosexuals do not linger in “reparative therapy” programs, or participate in them at all. They attribute their dramatic and (relatively) rapid transformation to the power of God, and likely would not show up in a study of this kind. In fact, these “unstudied” overcomers would appear to be the most successful ex-homosexuals because they’ve moved on with their lives — as “reborn” Christians move on after overcoming any besetting sin.[69]

In regards to Peter LaBarbera's statement above regarding overcoming homosexuality, in 1980 a study was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry and eleven men participated in this study. The aforementioned study stated that eleven homosexual men became heterosexuals "without explicit treatment and/or long-term psychotherapy" through their participation in a Pentecostal church.[70]

Dr. Neil Whitehead is a research scientist and biochemist from New Zealand and is his wife Briar Whitehead is a writer.[71] Dr. Whitehead coauthored a book with with his wife entitled My Genes Made Me Do it - a scientific look at sexual orientation which argues that there is no genetic determinism in regards to homosexuality (homosexuals are "not born that way") and that there is abundant documentation that individuals are able to leave homosexuality and become heterosexuals.[72]

Dr. Whitehead and Briar Whitehead state in their aforementioned book the following regarding studies involving homosexuals becoming ex-homosexuals:

The sexology literature reports a huge number of examples of change of all degrees from homosexuality to or toward heterosexuality. These studies have been so numerous that West (a gay man) in 1977 took an entire chapter in his classic book, Homosexuality Re-examined, to review them, and commented: “Although some militant homosexuals find such claims improbable and unpalatable, authenticated accounts have been published of apparently exclusive and long-standing homosexuals unexpectedly changing their orientation.”

West mentions one man who was exclusively homosexual for eight years, then became heterosexual...

Another well known author in the field, Hatterer, who believes in sexual orientation change, said, “I’ve heard of hundreds of ... men who went from a homosexual to a heterosexual adjustment on their own.”[73]

The classic biblical commentator Matthew Henry wrote the following regarding the forgiveness and sanctification in Christ for those who repent of the above sins listed in the letter of Paul to the Corinthians (which includes the sin of homosexuality):

How glorious a change does grace make! It changes the vilest of men into saints and the children of God. Such were some of you, but you are not what you were. You are washed, you are sanctified, you are justified in the name of Christ, and by the Spirit of our God. Note, The wickedness of men before conversion is no bar to their regeneration and reconciliation to God. The blood of Christ, and the washing of regeneration, can purge away all guilt and defilement. Here is a rhetorical change of the natural order: You are sanctified, you are justified. Sanctification is mentioned before justification: and yet the name of Christ, by which we are justified, is placed before the Spirit of God, by whom we are sanctified. Our justification is owing to the merit of Christ; our sanctification to the operation of the Spirit: but both go together.[74]

Female homosexuals and male homosexuals who leave homosexuality and become ex-homosexuals are often referred to as "ex-gays" and the ex-gay movement became well known in the United States in the 1970s.[75]

Ex-Homosexual Quotes[edit]

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Yvette Cantu Schneider and family
  • Homosexuality is death, and I choose life. - Ex-Homosexual and ex-"gay rights" leader Michael Glatze [76]
  • I came out of homosexuality after a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ and a desire to serve and obey Him. I can say with complete honesty that I NEVER have homosexual desires of any sort - physical or emotional. - Ex-lesbian Yvette Cantu Schneider[77]

Testimony of Charlene Cothran[edit]

In regards to female homosexuals leaving homosexuality, below is the tesimony ex-lesbian Charlene Cothran:

Over the past 29 years of my life I have been an aggressive, creative and strategic supporter of gay and lesbian issues. I’ve organized and participated in countless marches and various lobbying efforts in the fight for equal treatment of gay men and lesbians. I have kept current on the issues and made financial contributions to those organizations doing work about which I was most passionate.

As the publisher of a 13 year old periodical which targets Black gays and lesbians, I have had the opportunity to publicly address thousands, influencing closeted people to ‘come out’ and stand up for them selves, which is particularly difficult in the African-American community.

But now, I must come out of the closet again. I have recently experienced the power of change that came over me once I completely surrendered to the teachings of Jesus Christ. As a believer of the word of God, I fully accept and have always known that same-sex relationships are not what God intended for us.[78]

2006 Survey Finds Men Seek to Become Ex-homosexuals Often Do So to Heal Emotional Pain or For Spiritual Reasons[edit]

A 2006 survey finds men seek to leave homosexual lifestyle to heal emotional pain and for spiritual reasons rather than outside pressure. In addition, there is other data that supports the above 2006 survey findings.

Reparative Therapy[edit]

In regards to studies regarding homosexuals becoming ex-homosexuals, on September 13, 2007 Christianity Today published an article entitled An Older Wiser Ex-Gay Movement and below is an excerpt from that article which focuses on reparative therapy:

Since its beginnings in the 1970s, the ex-gay movement has engaged gay advocates in a battle of testimonies. Transformed ex-gay leaders are the best argument for their movement. Likewise, those who've left the ex-gay movement in despair and disgust are the best counterargument. The debate continued this June, when Exodus International held its 32nd annual conference in Irvine, California, featuring dozens of speakers and seminar leaders who have quit homosexuality. Down the road outside the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, a news conference featured three former Exodus leaders saying "ex-gay" is a delusion. New research may change the terms of debate. Psychologists Stanton Jones of Wheaton College and Mark Yarhouse of Regent University released today a book detailing their findings from the first three years of an ongoing study. They are investigating participants in 16 different ex-gay programs associated with Exodus, the largest ex-gay ministry group.[79]

The study started out with 98 people with 72 of them being men and 26 of them being women.[80] Some of the partipants quit the study because they believe they had positively changed and didn't see a need to continue while others quit because they decided they didn't want to change from a homosexual to a ex-homosexual. [81] As a result, 73 subjects completed the study.[82]

According to the Baptist Press here are the results: 15 percent of subjects experienced substantial change; "23 percent said their conversion was successful and that homosexual attraction was either missing or "present only incidentally or in a way that does not seem to bring about distress." They were labeled "success: chastity."; 29 percent of subjects experienced modest success; 15 percent of subjects experienced no change and were undecided about what to do next; "4 percent had not changed and had quit the change process, but had not embraced the "gay identity."; "8 percent had not changed, had quit the process and had embraced the "gay identity."; and malfunctions in the taping of the interviews accounts for the remaining 5 percent. [83]

Previously, Dr. Robert Spitzer published a study in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior performed using reparative therapy had some subjects experiencing change.[84]

Conservative Criticism of Reparative Therapy[edit]

Although many conservatives approve of reparative therapy there are many that do not which will be elaborated on shortly. Conservative Christians believe that a homosexual can choose to become an ex-homosexual, however, the point of difference is whether it was chosen in the first place. The Pew Research Center states the following regarding Americans' views on how homosexuality first originates:

Asked why some people are homosexual, 42% say it is "just the way that some people prefer to live," compared with 30% who think homosexuality is something people are born with and 14% who believe it develops because of the way people are brought up. The view that homosexuality is innate is more prevalent now than in 1985, when 20% believed that homosexuality is something people are born with.[85]

Author and ex-lesbian Alma Kramer takes the position that homosexuality is a sin and sin is a choice when she wrote the following:

I made a choice in my life that put me in bondage for 20 years. While it is true that there were certain things in my childhood that happened or didn't happen that influenced my choice, I still made a choice. I Corinthians 6:9-11 proves that sin is a choice and that you can change. The New International version says, "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God." WOW!! I am so glad we can change. I can remember the time when I thought that there was no way out.[86]

Dr. James Dobson and other advocates of reparative therapy do not believe that homosexuality first originates as a result of choice.[87]

Oprah Winfrey and the Claim of "Born Gay"[edit]

Pastor Darryl L. Foster of Atlanta, Georgia, a former homosexual, states the following regarding Oprah Winfrey and the issue of people supposedly being "born homosexuals":

On thing we have learned about homosexuality: it produces acute rudis indigestaque moles in some people. When Heche and Degeneres appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss their newfound relationship, Heche stunned everyone (including Oprah) by stating, "I was not gay before I met her." You know Oprah; she was just going to be Color Purple honest. "That confuses me," she quickly confessed. Considering the amount of time and energy gay activists put into pressing "born gay" templates, I'm sure that's not exactly what Oprah was expecting to hear. She was so baffled by the remark that she dedicated her next show to whether or not gays can change.... Heche has now chosen to be heterosexual and to prove it she got married on last Saturday to Coleman Laffron, a Hollywood cameraman she met while working on a project with then lover Ellen. Was she secretly dreaming of a white, heterosexual Christmas while she was with Ellen? If she was, then can we theorize that many gay people really do want to be straight, but just haven't found the right cameraman/woman yet?[88]

Ex-Homosexuals and Former Sexual Abuse[edit]

The are studies which suggest that Sexual Abuse Being a Contributing Factor for Homosexuality|homosexuals are sexually abused disaproportionately in their childhood compared to heteresexuals. Dr. Whitehead and Briar Whitehead state in their previously mentioned book:

“Ex-gay” support groups...report that between 50 percent and 60 percent of homosexual men coming for help have been abused sexually. This is confirmed by various researchers.... Ex-gay groups report high levels of male sexual abuse (up to 85 percent) in female homosexuals who come for help.[89]

Religious Liberty Versus Exgayphobia[edit]

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Pastor Darryl L. Foster

Pastor Darryl L. Foster, a former homosexual, states the following regarding Christian ex-homosexuals and their duty to speak out:

We can step out and advocate for our beliefs (which is our right as taxpaying citizens) or we can remain silent and hidden, thereby giving credence to a false idea that there are no former homosexuals. The problem with the last option is our spiritual mandate to share our faith and our experience of change to the glory of God. In the church, we have yet to adopt a unified expression which identifies us in a non threatening way.[90]

The African American ex-homosexual Christian ministry of Witness for the World states the following in a press release:

Gay activist, Wayne Besen, who suddenly found himself at the epicenter of a new career playing CIA with the lives of formerly gay men and women, says the book which features first person testimonies by former homosexuals urges gays to “go back into the closet.”....

“Wayne Besen is the nation’s foremost carrier of a debilitating social disease I call exgayphobia," said Pastor Darryl Foster of Atlanta. “It seems his entire life has been consumed by a fear that Americans will hear the true stories of change by former homosexuals like myself and bring an end to his phobic-laden gravy train.”

Foster, who wrote the foreword to Closing the Closet heads Powerful Change Ministry Group International, a fellowship of 14 national and international ministries to homosexuals in communities of color who seek change from unwanted homosexuality...[91]

The Witness for the World Press release also states regarding homosexual activists Wayne Besen the following:

“This man is borderline lunatic, he has become so obsessed in his fear,” said Foster. “If the book is about exgays, why would you use anyone else but an exgay? Besen should know better. As a Jew, he should know that the Nazis hated the testimonies of the Jews who escaped from the death camps. Their first hand testimonies of the atrocities heaped upon them were the only links the world had to the truth. Likewise, our stories and experiences as homosexuals are true. We tell them because we want people to know what happened to us, how we escaped and what others can do to get out. It’s absolutely ludicrous for Besen to say that my story is a lie when I am the one who lived it. He seems to have forgotten his own history.” Exgayphobic homosexuals like Besen fear that the message of exgays, when it finally reaches the average American will make sense and people will support the choice for change for homosexuals. What that means says Foster is that the grinding money machine mental health professionals have been making off victimized gays for decades will come to a screeching halt. Besen is simply a cog in that well oiled wheel. For such professionals who give big money to homosexual rights organizations in exchange for their "professional" opinions about homosexuals, keeping exgays silent and hidden has become an obsession.[92]

Ex-Homosexuals and the Documentary "I Do Exist"[edit]

The Baptist Press wrote the following regarding the ex-homosexual documentary "I Do Exist":

Can homosexuals change? A new documentary says "yes" and includes interviews with people who say they've made the switch. The 48-minute video, dubbed "I Do Exist," is intended for use as a discussion-starter in churches, schools and universities. It includes the stories of five homosexuals -- three women and two men -- who once were involved in homosexuality but are now heterosexual. Along the way, psychologists and psychiatrists give their thoughts as to why they believe change is possible.[93]

Supporters of Homosexuality Are Doing Harm[edit]

Pastor Darryl L. Foster, a former homosexual, states the supporters of homosexuality are doing harm:

As I have said many times before gays and their lovestruck supporters are masters at changing and refining everything that convicts them. This is no surprise as the Apostle Paul taught us that they would even redefine the very image of God. They need a "god" who is "okay" with their wayward and disobedient sexuality. Flunder works hard to help people kick the drug habit, yet hypocritically allows gays and lesbians to continue in a proven path of destructive living.[94]

Regarding Ex-Homosexuals Falling Back Into Homosexuality[edit]

Peter LaBarbera

Peter LaBarbera states the following regarding ex-homosexuals falling back into homosexuality:

To homosexual and gender-bending activists, any ex-”gay” testimony threatens their central propaganda myth that some people are intrinsically (born) “gay,” bisexual or “transgender.” Some homosexual activists like Wayne Besen and the fellows at “Ex-Gay Watch” have dedicated themselves to discrediting ex-”gay” change by hyping the cases of people who have returned back to homosexual behavior. (Yes, change is difficult, but why focus exclusively on failed attempts? Imagine if someone tried to “prove” that overcoming drug addiction was impossible by popularizing only those cases of addicts who tried to go clean but fell back into their drug-abusing lifestyle.) As you read on, give thanks that high school student “John” was transformed by Jesus Christ (rather than by modern secular psychiatrists) and will not have to suffer the severe emotional confusion and deep loneliness inherent to “transgender” delusion. “John” is truly free now — to experience gratitude for his body, to fall in love with a woman, to enjoy sex in marriage, to accept the natural blessing of children and grandchildren, to worship and serve his God, to know joy.[95]

Hostility Towards Ex-Homosexuals and Ex-Homosexual Groups[edit]

Homosexual activists and liberals have become angered in regards to ex-homosexual events and activities. Below are some incidents that have taken place.

Matt Ott[edit]

In addition, the Center for Reclaiming America cited the following account of how a hate crime statute was egregiously applied to an ex-homosexual:

In Madison, Wisconsin, a recovered homosexual who had left the “gay” lifestyle to start a family got into a heated discussion with an open homosexual about homosexuality at a gas station. The ex-“gay” man, David Ott, was holding his child in his arms during the entire incident, and neither man touched the other. The homosexual activist later told police he had felt threatened by Ott, and local prosecutors charged the man with “disorderly conduct” with a “hate crimes” enhancement.

The “hate crime” aspect, stemming from Ott’s belief that homosexuality is morally wrong, raised the potential fine from $1,000 to $10,000, and jail time went up from a possible 90 days to one year. Fearing the possibility of substantial jail time, Ott settled, and received 50 hours of community service plus a mandatory attendance at “tolerance” sessions conducted by lesbians at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. A ground rule for the session was the premise that homosexual behavior is not immoral.

The entire process cost Ott almost $7,000 in legal fees.[96]

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) - Arlington County Fair Incident[edit]

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Reverend Louis Sheldon, Chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition and author of The Agenda: The Homosexual Plan to Change America

The Traditional Values Coalition reported the following:

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) hosted a booth at the Arlington County Fair in Arlington, Virginia. PFOX has had an exhibit at this fair for the past four years.

And, every year, intolerant homosexual activists have done everything they could to disrupt PFOX’s display. This year, they screamed obscenities, threw PFOX materials on the ground and demanded that PFOX leave the fair. One PFOX volunteer was hit because he is an ex-homosexual.

Eventually, PFOX had to call in a police officer to eject one activist who was harassing their volunteers. According to PFOX, “This is not the first time that PFOX has had to summon the police for protection from gay activists."[97]

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) - Virginia School Counselors Incident[edit]

The Traditional Values Coalition also reported the following Incident:

Parents and Friends of Ex-gays and Gays (PFOX) was booted from a Virginia School Counselors Association annual convention last weekend. PFOX had been officially registered at the convention and had set up a booth to distribute materials showing that homosexuals can change.

The head of the counselor’s group asked to meet with PFOX leader Regina Griggs and told her that several of the items in the booth were offensive to school counselors. Among them was NARTH President Dr. Joseph Nicolosi’s book, A Parent’s Guide To Preventing Homosexuality. After offering to remove any offensive materials from the booth, Griggs was told that PFOX should leave anyway because it wasn’t worth their time to only distribute two brochures at the convention.

Griggs told WorldNetDaily: “Some members didn’t want us there at all. They didn’t want an alternative opinion to the teaching they were having that afternoon.”[98]

Existence of Ex-Homosexuals is an Argument that "Gay Rights" Does Not Achieve Civil Rights Status[edit]

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Dr. Alveda King

Dr. Alveda C. King is the founder of King for America, Inc. which is a faith based organization. [99] Dr. Alveda C. King is the daughter of the late slain civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King.[100]

Dr. Alveda C. King stated the following to the Massachusetts General Assembly regarding the existence of ex-homosexuals is an argument that "gay rights" does not achieve civil rights status:

Thirty-nine years ago, my great-uncle, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered to mindful citizens of America a prophetic dream which envisaged all of this great nation's people living in the full exercise of all rights granted to them by the U.S. Constitution. My forebear's dream was deeply rooted in the American dream wherein the Founders of our Union saw every lawful citizen standing in dignity outfitted by unalienable rights from God to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness free from the tyrannies of personal whim and ideology handed down by kings, dictators, political groups, and yes, some institutions of democratic government....

Yet, there is a larger body of science represented even by the above scientists that agrees that mature behavior patterns rely much more on social shaping and choices than genetic predisposition, such that these behaviors may be successfully modified by a variety of means. The food addict may eat responsibly, the alcoholic may drink responsibly or not at all, and the homosexual may live according to a wide range of choices as well. Thus, binge drinking, overeating, cocaine abuse and other behaviors do not have to be granted public latitude as a matter of right in this great nation. Certainly, these and other mutable behaviors may be practiced; they may be under constitutional protection in fact (under our privacy clauses), but they may not be granted civil rights or public protection.

Again, if behavior or other aspects of personhood may be altered, then those aspects fail to meet civil rights status. Homosexual practice clearly falls into this category. As my mother, Alveda C. King has said, "I have met many ex-homosexuals just as I have met many ex-husbands, ex-wives, ex-drug addicts and ex-lawyers. Yet I have never met an ex-Negro, ex-Caucasian or ex-Native American." The politics of preference does not jibe with civil rights legitimacy...[101]

Senator John Kerry Comment Insults Ex-Homosexuals[edit]

Cybercast News Service stated the following regarding Senator John Kerry comment which insulted ex-Homosexuals:

Sen. John Kerry's declaration Wednesday that homosexuals don't have a choice about their sexual orientation has enraged individuals who identify themselves as "ex-gays."...

Shortly after Kerry made the remark Wednesday, reaction started pouring into Warren Throckmorton, a professor at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. Throckmorton said ex-homosexuals expressed outrage to him about Kerry's comment.

"Kerry's views, unfortunately, present a view of homosexuality that science does not support," Throckmorton said. "Bush, wisely, has reserved judgment and his views are closer to where science has progressed to at this point. I'm concerned that Kerry misled the country."

Throckmorton, considered an authority on sexual orientation research, recently released his own documentary, "I Do Exist," which chronicles the lives of ex-homosexuals.[102]

Judge Prohibits Public Schools from Implementing Anti-ex-homosexual Curriculum[edit]

The organizaion Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) reported the following:

Montgomery County, Maryland – A United States District Court has granted the request of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX.org) for a temporary injunction prohibiting the Montgomery County, Maryland public schools from implementing an anti-ex-gay sex ed curriculum.

U.S. District Court Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. ruled that the curriculum threatened PFOX's constitutional rights, including the First Amendment freedom of speech.

In his opinion, Judge Williams noted some of the curriculum's biased statements against ex-gays, including statements claiming that `[t]rying to change one's sexual response to straight or gay is usually unsuccessful,' and that `[i]n fact, it is often societal homophobia that forces people to attempt to change.'[103]

Overcoming Homosexuality[edit]

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St. Paul defends his preaching (Giovanni Ricco)

Overcoming homosexuality is definitely possible for those who wish to abandon homosexuality and the testimony of ex-homosexuals attest to this matter. Today people still report overcoming homosexuality and becoming heterosexuals or celibate through their Christian faith.

Many people do not understand the causes of homosexuality so they mistakenly believe that overcoming homosexuality is not an available option. However, the the Apostle Paul offered great hope to those who wish to overcome homosexuality when he wrote the following:

Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God." - I Corinthians 6:9-11 (NIV)

Testimony of an Ex-Homosexual Pastor Darryl L. Foster[edit]

Pastor Darryl L. Foster, an ex-homosexual, states the following regarding overcoming homosexuality:

Former homosexuals joyfully point to one definitive Scripture that mentions them and the redemptive process they are embracing: "Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites ... will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God" (1 Cor. 6:9-11).

When I met and married my wife, Dee, almost 12 years ago, she and I both were clueless about what my post-homosexual life would be like. As painful as my past sin was to me, my wife was not the cause of my change; rather, she was the fruit of my change...

Our responsibility as Christians is to pour love out without measure on those who struggle to overcome homosexuality. Compassion was the hallmark of the Chief Shepherd, and as His disciples, we should be characterized by it too as we encourage them to embrace the freedom Christ offers.[104]

Testimony of an Ex-Lesbian Jeanette Howard Regarding Overcoming Homosexuality[edit]

Below is a portion of a testimonial from the ex-lesbian Jeanette Howard in regards to her overcoming homosexuality:

Growing up, I felt strangely alienated from other girls. But I couldn't identify with boys either. I didn't seem to belong anywhere. Who was I, anyway?

"Jeanette, stand in front of the mirror every morning and thank God that He's made you a woman." This challenge came from a teacher at the Bible school I attended as a young Christian. What a ridiculous task! I thought, but reluctantly agreed. The next morning I got up and struggled to look at myself in the mirror. Try as I would, I could not acknowledge myself as a female....

Then came a breakthrough during a retreat in February, 1989. "You have believed a lie", God told me, "but I'm going to change your name". From now on, He showed me, I was to be called "woman". This was God's intention for me from my conception.

In faith I received my new name. Almost immediately I felt a weight fall away from me. In amazement, I looked around at the other women. No longer did I feel distanced from them; we were united by a common bond in Jesus Christ.

That day, the wall I had erected as a child came tumbling down. I entered into my rightful role as a woman of Christ. I felt as though I belonged-at long last.

As I have entered into my identity as a woman, God is healing my views on men. Now I see them as having a major role in my life. We complement each other, and I realize now that my life has been enriched because of them....[105]

Testimony of Ex-Lesbian Luanna Hansberger[edit]

Ex-Lesbian Luanna Hasberger stated the following regarding conquering homosexuality:

I prayed every night for years that God would undo the mistake He had made: "God, please make me a boy."

Most of the people who knew me when I was growing up would probably have a hard time believing what my life was like during my twenties, when I became involved in the seemingly hopeless morass of a lesbian relationship...

My friends encouraged me to contact Regeneration, a local ministry which reaches out to those seeking a way out of homosexuality. Thus, in January 1981, the healing process was accelerated.

When I first came to the ministry I was extremely shy and introverted. I bounced back and forth between a masculine and a feminine identity...

The friends I first shared with continue to be a great help and support for me. That support has carried on literally from around the world as they have moved about with the military. At the end of March 1985, I got out of the Army to go to work for Regeneration. During the time since entering full time Christian service, I can really see the changes the Lord has made in me. Through Him I can now not only accept, but rejoice in, my femininity. I am now joyfully preparing for marriage. I praise the Lord for the work He has done in my life. When I was born female, God didn't make a mistake![106]

Concerned Women of American Regarding Overcoming Homosexuality[edit]

The organization Concerned Women of America states the following regarding overcoming homosexuality:

Homosexual behavior can be conquered as evidenced by the thousands of people who have completely given up the lifestyle...

If homosexual behavior were thought to be inborn, Scripture would not have said, “Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. …” (Romans 1:26-27). The clear implication is that the homosexual acts were deliberate choices.

If homosexual behavior were thought to be unchangeable, Scripture would not have said, “And that is what some of you were [past tense]. But you have been washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:11)[107]

Christians and Helping Others in Respect to Overcoming Homosexuality[edit]

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Pastor Mark A. Copeland

Pastor Mark A. Copeland states the following regarding Christians helping others in regards to overcoming homosexuality:

BE READY TO ASSIST THOSE WHO DESIRE TO OVERCOME HOMOSEXUALITY

Even as Jesus was quick to receive sinners and to lead them to the way of righteousness and life everlasting, so should those who claim to be His disciples. Again, the challenge will be to do it in the proper way.

Paul’s instructions to the Galatians can serve as good beginning:

“Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Ga 6:1-2)

In a spirit of gentleness we need to be able to show them how, and to provide the encouragement they will

need along the way.[108]

Television Show Cuts Message of Christian Who Overcame Homosexuality[edit]

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Stephen Bennett

The organization Concerned Women of America states the following regarding an instance of how the media and covers ex-homosexuals and the homosexuality issue:

Stephen Bennett, a former homosexual and Christian recording artist who runs a ministry to free people from homosexuality, saw his testimony cut from an appearance on The Ananda Lewis Show, a syndicated TV talk program that airs on WB, NBC and CBS affiliates. The program in question aired on Tuesday (February 19, 2002) in several markets.

Not only was any mention of Jesus dropped from Bennett’s six-minute segment, but he charges that the show had a misleading caption on the screen while he and his wife Irene were featured. The title read: “Says he and his wife pray daily that he doesn’t revert to being gay.”

This gave the impression that Mr. Bennett had told them he was still struggling with homosexuality. But Bennett, who left homosexuality behind when he accepted Jesus Christ years ago, had said during pre-interviews that he was completely healed and had no homosexual temptations. He said that neither he nor Irene told anyone on the show that he was struggling...

“I just can’t get over how this completely misrepresented me,” Bennett told C&F Report. He said he knew that the show’s lineup would be lopsided, but,“they completely lied about my story” by leaving out how he overcame homosexuality.[109]


Homosexual Couples and Domestic Violence[edit]

A recent study by the Canadian government states that "violence was twice as common among homosexual couples compared with heterosexual couples".

In regards to homosexual couples and domestic violence, studies indicate that couples have higher rates of promiscuity than heterosexual couples. In addition, studies report that homosexual couples have significantly higher incidences of violent behavior which will be covered shortly. These studies are not surprising given what pathologists have stated regarding the commonness and brutality of homosexual murders.

In regards to studies regarding homosexual couples and violence, a recent study by the Canadian government regarding homosexual couples states that "violence was twice as common among homosexual couples compared with heterosexual couples".[110] According the American College of Pediatricians who cite several studies violence among homosexual couples is two to three times more common than among married heterosexual couples.[111] In addition, the American College of Pediatricians states the following: "Homosexual partnerships are significantly more prone to dissolution than heterosexual marriages with the average homosexual relationship lasting only two to three years."[112]

In June of 2004, the journal Nursing Clinics of North America reported the following regarding homosexual couples:

Domestic abuse is under-reported in the gay community... Male-on-male same-sex domestic violence also has been reported in couples where one or both persons are HIV-positive. Intimate partner abuse and violence include humilation, threatening to disclose HIV status, withholding HIV therapy, and harming family members or pets.[113]

In 2000, the New York Times in an article entitled Silence Ending About Abuse in Gay Relationships cites some information which may indicate that domestic abuse may be under-reported in the homosexual community.[114] The New York Times article states the following:

But the issue of gay domestic abuse has been shrouded by silence until recently...

For years, gay people have tried to keep quiet about the problem, said Dave Shannon, coordinator of the violence recovery program at Fenway Community Health, a gay and lesbian clinic in Boston.

Mr. Shannon said: People feel, 'Why should we air our dirty laundry? People feel so negatively about us already, the last thing we should do is contribute to negative stereotypes of us.' [115]

The Journal of the Family Research Institute using data from the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Center for Disease Control concluded that "married men who are not separated are at least 25 times less apt to be domestically attacked than a homosexual male in an 'on-going relationship.' Even if we include all married and separated husbands, the risk of domestic violence in a male-male homosexual relationship is still at least 18 times greater." [116] Another study indicated that 83% of homosexuals report they have been emotionally abused by homosexual partners. [117]

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Domestic Abuse Fact Sheet states that "11% of women in homosexual relationships and 23% of men in homosexual relationships report being raped, physically assaulted, and/or stalked by an intimate partner".[118] A study published in The Journal of Family Violence reported among its participants that "Emotional abuse was reported by 83%" of its participants.[119]

A study that compared domestic violence between lesbian couples and married women is even more pronounced in respect to the above statistics that suggest that homosexual couples are more violent than heterosexual couples.

Homosexuality and Murders[edit]

Vernon J. Geberth, M.S., M.P.S. who is a former commander of Bronx homicide for the New York City Police Department stated in 1995 regarding homosexual murders that homosexual murders are relatively common and these murders may involve male victims murdered by other males or may involve female victims who are in some type of lesbian relationship and they are murdered by another female.[120] In 2005, Dr. Harnam Singh, Dr. Luv Sharma, and Dr. Dhattarwal reported in the Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine in regards to homosexuality and murders that homosexual murders are quite common and that these murders may involve both sexes either as victims or as assailants.[121]

The statements above are not surprising given the studies regarding homosexual couples and domestic violence.

Homosexual Murders and Brutality[edit]

According to the New York Times, Dr. William Eckert was a world-renowned authority in the field of pathology and he worked on major murder cases including the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and the Charles Manson murders.[122] Dr. Eckert founded the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.[123] [124] According to Time magazine, Dr. Eckert was a pioneer who encouraged collaborative effort between law-enforcement and forensics teams.[125]

Dr. Eckert wrote regarding homosexual murders the following:

Equally high is the number of homicides, many probably related to transient attachments, which often lead to suspicion, jealousy, and murder. When murder does occur it is exceptionally brutal with an overkill appearance... Overkill, as it is seen in homosexual and lesbian murders, is certainly a form of sadistic crime. In these instances multiple stabbing and other brutal injuries...are common findings...[126]
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The eminent pathologists Bernard Knight and Pekka Saukko stated that it is a fact that some of the most violent homicides seen by pathologists are among male homosexuals.

Bernard Knight CBE, MD, BCh, MRCP, FRCPath, FHKCPath, DMJ (Path) was a Professor of Forensic Pathology in the University of Wales until he retired in 1996.[127] In 1993 he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to forensic medicine.[128][129] Dr. Bernard Knight has been involved in many notorious murder cases, including Fred West and Rosemary West, Roberto Calvi (the Vatican banker), the child killer Mary Bell, and the Truscott case in Canada.[130] Dr. Pekka Saukko is Professor and Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at the University of Turku in Finland.[131] Dr. Saukko is also the editor of Forensic Science International.[132] Doctors Knight and Saukko coauthored a pathology textbook entitled Knight's Forensic Pathology in 2004 which stated the following:

As with heterosexual offenses, the cause of death in fatal cases is almost always some form of general trauma, such as strangulation or head injuries. Homosexual activity, however, may be a parallel event; it is a fact that some of the most violent homicides seen by pathologists are among male homosexuals.[133]

The previously cited article in the Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine states regarding homosexual murders the following: "These "Lovers' quarrels" between male homosexuals manifest an increased level of violence due to the fact that the parties involved in the emotional conflict are both sexual aggressors."[134]

The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Michael Newton reports the following regarding the issue of homosexuality and murders:

Homosexual slayers clearly have no monopoly on violence, but it is true that their crimes often display extremes of "overkill" and mutilation... On balance, it seems fair to say that while homosexuals sometimes fall prey to "gay bashing" violence by bigoted "straights," they are far more likely to be murdered by another homosexual than in a random [[Hate crime|hate crime]].[135]

The previously cited pathology textbook by Knight and Saukko stated the following: "In addition, quite a number of fatal altercations arise because a heterosexual man becomes violent when importuned by a homosexual."[136]

Lesbianism[edit]

Women who engage in homosexuality are called lesbians (after the ancient Greek island of Lesbos). Recently, the former lesbian activist Charlen Cothran left homosexuality and converted her pro-homosexuality magazine to one that helps homosexuals find freedom and deliverance through faith in Jesus Christ.[137][138] Lesbian activist Yvette Cantu Scneider also became a Christian and left homosexuality.[139] [140]

In 2007, WorldNetDaily published the following regarding a lesbian woman:

A 53-year-old university professor and campaigner for legalized same-sex marriage in the UK said she was once a married "happy heterosexual" who had no doubts about her sexual orientation, but political activity and involvement in feminist causes "changed" her into a lesbian.[141]

Health Effects of Homosexual Lifestyle[edit]

In regards to homosexuality and health, the homosexual population has a significantly higher incidences of a large number of diseases. One of the reasons for homosexual population having higher incidences of diseases is the significantly higher incidences of promiscuity in the homosexual population. In addition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 1994 to 1997 the proportion of homosexual men stating they had anal sex increased from 57.6 percent to 61.2 percent.[142] Although homosexual men may engage in sexual practices which may put them at risk, studies report that anal sex can be an important risk factor for the relay of many diseases.[143][144][145][146][147] In addition, in regards to homosexuality and health, the homosexuality population has significantly lower rates of various measures of mental health.

Below are some articles in regards to homosexuality and health that cite medical literature:


Homosexuality and AIDS[edit]

In respect to homosexuality and AIDS, the original spread of AIDS is generally attributed to the promiscuity of homosexual men. Originally the syndrome was called the "gay disease" because the overwhelming majority of patients were homosexual men.

Of newly diagnosed HIV infections in the United States during the year 2003, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that about 63% were among men who were infected through sexual contact with other men.[148]

As of 1998, fifty-four percent of all AIDS cases in the United States were homosexual men, and the CDC stated that nearly ninety percent of these men acquired HIV through sexual activity with other men.[149]

There is considerable controversy around the causes of AIDs transmission in Africa. In general, however, it is believed that a high proportion of cases arise from heterosexual activity or from healthcare transmission (e.g. infected needles).

Male homosexual acts account for a large proportion of AIDs transmission in the US and Europe, but AIDs transmission as a result of lesbian sex acts are low (and lower than for heterosexuals).

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 1994 to 1997 the proportion of homosexual men stating they had anal sex increased from 57.6 percent to 61.2 percent.[150] Studies report that anal sex may be an important risk factor for the relay of many diseases.[151][152][153][154][155] For example in 2004, Jeffrey D. Klausner, Robert Kohn, and Charlotte Kent reported in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases that proctitis significantly increases the likelihood of HIV infection.

On March 15, 2004 Medscape published an article entitled New Look at "Gay Bowel Syndrome" in which they linked HIV infection with gay bowel syndrome.

Syphilis and Homosexuality|Homosexuality and Syphilis[edit]

[[Image:Ro0304F8Treponema.jpg|thumbnail|175px|right|A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis suggested that approximately 64 percent of all adult primary and secondary syphilis cases in 2004 were among men who have sex with men. In respect to syphilis and homosexuality, an early publication to propose the link between homosexuality contributing to the spread of the sexually transmitted disease syphilis was the English publication Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine in 1962.[156] The Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine made the following statement: "The importance of homosexual practices in the spread of venereal diseases has attracted particular attention recently. It almost seems that these practices are keeping syphilis alive in this country." [157]

In regards to homosexuality and syphilis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that their data suggests that approximately 64 percent of all adult primary and secondondary syphilis cases in 2004 were among men who have sex with men.[158] In 2003 in the United States syphilis rates were epidemic among homosexuals in urban areas.[159]

Concerned Women of America reports the following regarding homosexuality and syphilis:

Medical literature shows homosexuals to be at especially high risk for syphilis. The Archives of Internal Medicine reported on a study in 1991 that found, "Homosexually active men are significantly more likely to report syphilis and less likely to present with primary syphilis than heterosexual men." The British Co-operative Clinical Group noted that homosexuals acquired syphilis at a rate ten times that of heterosexuals. Other journals also note a high correlation of homosexuality and syphilis.[160]

The medical literature has many articles associating homosexuality with syphilis or reporting syphilis is increasing among homosexual men in various countries (syphilis is increasing in many developed countries among the homosexual men population). [161] [162] [163] [164] [165] [166] [167] [168] [169] [170] [171]

Syphilis, Gay Bowel Syndrome, and HIV Infection[edit]

Syphilis is one of the conditions associated with gay bowel syndome which is condition which has been linked to HIV infection.[172][173][174]

British Medical Journal Overview of Homosexuality and Syphilis[edit]

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) wrote the following regarding the recent upsurge in respect to homosexuality and syphilis:

Between the 1960s and the late 1970s homosexually acquired syphilitic infection increased, in keeping with liberalization of attitudes towards homosexual behaviour.7 Changes in behaviour in response to HIV/AIDS, particularly among homosexual men, may have contributed to dramatic reductions in syphilis in the 1980s. During the 1990s, until 1998, the number of cases of infectious syphilis diagnosed remained stable among both sexes in England, but then more than doubled between 1998 and 2000 (from 172 to 372) in men and rose by 53% (102 to 156) in women (figure).8 In 2000, 48% of syphilis infections in men were homosexually acquired, rates being highest in London (men 2.9/100 000; women 0.8/100 000) and in north west England (men 2.0/100 000; women 0.2/100 000) regions. The increases that have been observed over recent years are largely due to several localized outbreaks.[175]


Neurosyphilis and Urban Homosexual Populations in the United States[edit]

The LA Weekly reported the following in July of 2007 in regards to homosexuality and syphilis:

On June 29, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that neurosyphilis — a serious and rare form of syphilis, which can lead to blindness and stroke — had been found in HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago and New York... Critics are peeved that government bureaucrats in Los Angeles County, despite the raging syphilis and emergent neurosyphilis in gay men, have leisurely spent their time over the past year developing and testing yet another marketing campaign.[176]
Peter LaBarbera

Peter LaBarbera reported the following regarding the issue of neurosyphilis and homosexuality:

The increase in syphilis cases among gay men, particularly among those who are HIV positive, has been a concern for years. Most troubling is the occurrence of early neurosyphilis, when the infection spreads to the central nervous system and the brain.

Now a review of 170 possible neurosyphilis cases in four cities – Los Angeles (74), New York (47), Chicago (32) and San Diego (17) – has shed new light on the risks for HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). The review was published in the June 28 issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.”

The report looked at cases over a 30-month period, January 2002 to June 2004, and narrowed them to 99 patients who had evidence of syphilis in their blood and physical symptoms compatible with neurosyphilis. Of the total, 57 self-identified as MSM, while 49 were HIV positive.[177]

Christian Commentary Regarding a Solution to the Problem of Homosexuality and Syphilis[edit]

Dr. David Miller states the following regarding the problem of homosexuality and syphilis and its solution:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the sexually transmitted disease, syphilis, has skyrocketed among men engaging in homosexual intercourse—from 5% in 1999 to 64% in 2004. Dr. Ronald O. Valdiserri, acting director of CDC’s HIV, [[STD]], and TB prevention programs, emphasized the need to prevent outbreaks: “Syphilis increases, especially among men who have sex with men, demonstrate the need to continually adapt our strategies to eliminate syphilis in the United States” (“New CDC Data...,” 2005). However, as usual, “strategies to eliminate” do not include the only rational, moral solution: “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body” (1 [[Corinthians]] 6:18). Only the directives provided by the One who created human sexuality can solve the nation’s problem of widespread sexually transmitted diseases. He prescribed one man for one woman for life (Genesis 2:24). He insists that “because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband” (1 Corinthians 7:2). If Americans would return to the Christian value system, most of our national woes would dissolve.[178]
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James Holsinger

The Baptist Press reported the following regarding the increasing syphilis rates and the nomination James Holsinger for the position of U.S. surgeon general (Holsinger earned his medical degree from Duke University; he also holds master's degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary and the University of South Carolina):

Matt Barber, policy director for cultural issues for Concerned Women for America in Washington, D.C., said Holsinger has come under fire for "having the courage to address the compelling medical evidence and multiple studies which underscore the reality that homosexuals can escape the homosexual lifestyle and realign themselves to a biologically and spiritually natural heterosexual 'orientation.'"

Barber, in a June 19 commentary, wrote that Holsinger's 1991 study of homosexuality "placed scientific substance over political correctness by unapologetically demonstrating the seemingly self-evident reality that from a medical standpoint, homosexual behaviors such as male-on-male sodomy are 'unnatural' and 'unhealthy' and run entirely counter to natural human biological design. …

"But facts and logic have a way of running counter to the left's agenda," Barber wrote, "so we shouldn't be at all surprised that there is such a liberal gnashing of teeth over Holsinger's nomination. He has clearly struck a chord on the issue of homosexual behavior and lifestyle, and that chord rings sour among those who don't want to hear it."[179]

The North Carolina Family Council states regarding the problem of homosexuality and syphilis and other diseases:

In large part, the legitimization of homosexuality has been achieved through efforts that conceal the realities of homosexual sex behind the rhetoric of civil rights, such as the enactment of special rights laws, “safe” school initiatives, and the positive portrayal of gays and lesbians in the media. The message the public consistently hears is that homosexuality is normal, and that homosexual acts are one aspect of the myriad of ways that human beings relate sexually.

Despite its success at making homosexuality appear socially acceptable, the gay rights movement cannot sever homosexual behavior from the serious health risks associated with it and the related public consequences.

Although homosexuality is presented to society as a healthy—and sometimes even superior—alternative to heterosexuality, the truth is that homosexual behavior represents a serious threat to individual and public health. Homosexuality, particularly among males, is associated with dangerous behaviors and increased rates of disease ranging from certain cancers to a long list of STDs, including HIV/AIDS. As recent studies show, many homosexuals continue to engage in high-risk behaviors that ignore the very real consequences to their health and the health of others. The public deserves honest information about the sexual realities of the homosexual lifestyle and the serious health risks that come with it.[180]

Homosexuality and Gonorrhea[edit]

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Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD)</nowiki> caused by the bacyterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

In respect to homosexuality and gonorrhea, a study published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal in 1991 found that:

Among the males [...] gonorrhea was associated with urethral discharge (positivity rate 24.3 time higher than the rate among those without discharge) and homosexuality (3.7 times higher than the rate among heterosexuals).[181]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report regarding homosexual men, which stated that "male rectal gonorrhea is increasing among MSM [men who have sex with men] amidst an overall decline in nationwide gonorrhea rates."[182]

The CDC also made the following report:

"CDC conducted sentinel surveillance in 28 cities and found the proportion of cases resistant to fluoroquinolone antibiotics (a first-line treatment for gonorrhea) increased from 4.1 percent in 2003 to 6.8 percent in 2004. Resistance is especially worrisome in men who have sex with men, where it was eight times higher than among heterosexuals (23.8 percent vs. 2.9 percent). In April 2004, CDC recommended that fluoroquinolones no longer be used as treatment for gonorrhea among men who have sex with men. These antibiotics were also not recommended to treat the disease in anyone in California or Hawaii, where resistance has been widespread for years. Outside of these states, the prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistance among heterosexuals remains low at 1.3 percent."[183]

Homosexuality and Lymphogranuloma Venereum][edit]

[[Image:Chlamydia.jpg|thumbnail|right|170px|There are three different sub-types of the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis that cause lymphogranuloma venereum.]]Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause proctitis and proctitis significantly increases the probability of HIV infection which was mentioned previously. [184][185][186] Lymphogranuloma venereum and proctitis are both maladies associated with gay bowel syndrome as stated earlier.[187] In March of 2007, the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology reported that there was an ongoing epidemic of lymphogranuloma venereum in men who have sex with men (MSM) in Europe, the United Kingdom, and North America. [188] In August of 2007, the Norweigan medical journal Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening stated that LGV has been a rare condition in the western world but since 2004 there have been frequent reports from larger cities in Europe and the United States and the outbreaks have been limited homosexual men.[189] The abstract for the January of 2007 journal Clinical Infectious Diseases states that "We found a significant burden of this once-rare sexually transmitted infection among MSM in the United Kingdom. LGV may be contributing to the epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus infection by facilitating transmission." [190] The reports of levels of proctitis in the homosexual men infected with lymphogranuloma venereum varied in the different outbreaks of lymphogranuloma venereum.[191][192][193]

Homosexuality and Parasites[edit]

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There are three different sub-types of the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis that cause lymphogranuloma venereum.
Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause proctitis and proctitis significantly increases the probability of HIV infection which was mentioned previously. [194][195][196] Lymphogranuloma venereum and proctitis are both maladies associated with gay bowel syndrome as stated earlier.[197] In March of 2007, the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology reported that there was an ongoing epidemic of lymphogranuloma venereum in men who have sex with men (MSM) in Europe, the United Kingdom, and North America. [198] In August of 2007, the Norweigan medical journal Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening stated that LGV has been a rare condition in the western world but since 2004 there have been frequent reports from larger cities in Europe and the United States and the outbreaks have been limited homosexual men.[199] The abstract for the January of 2007 journal Clinical Infectious Diseases states that "We found a significant burden of this once-rare sexually transmitted infection among MSM in the United Kingdom. LGV may be contributing to the epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus infection by facilitating transmission." [200] The reports of levels of proctitis in the homosexual men infected with lymphogranuloma venereum varied in the different outbreaks of lymphogranuloma venereum.[201][202][203]

Homosexuality and Proctitus[edit]

As noted earlier proctitis is one of the maladies associated with gay bowel syndrome and greatly increases the chance of HIV infection.[204][205][206] In 2004, Jeffrey D. Klausner, Robert Kohn, and Charlotte Kent reported in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases the following: "Proctitis, or inflammation of the rectum, is a condition that is not uncommon among men who have sex with men (MSM), and, in HIV-negative men, greatly increases the risk of acquiring HIV infection. With the recent increases in bacterial sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among MSM in the United States and Europe, there has been a concomitant increase in the number of cases of clinical proctitis."[207]

Although homosexual men practice various sexual practices which may put them at risk, studies report that anal sex can be an important risk factor for the relay of many diseases.[208][209] Also, according to the Mayo Clinic, "proctitis is an inflammation of the lining of the rectum... Sexually transmitted diseases are the most common cause, but other causes include inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis, and non-sexually transmitted infections."[210] Sexually transmitted disease that cause proctitis include gonorrhea, syphilis, cytomegalovirus, herpes, chlamydia, lymphogranuloma venereum, and amebiasis.[211] [212][213] According to the Mayo Clinic shigella can also cause proctitis.[214]

The Mayo Clinic also states that "proctitis in general mainly affects adult males".[215]
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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis suggested that approximately 64 percent of all adult primary and secondary syphilis cases in 2004 were among men who have sex with men.

Homosexuality and Hepatitis[edit]

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Hepatitis C Virus

In respect 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).[216][217] According to the CDC, "About 10% of all new HAV [Hepatitis A Virus] infections in the United States are among MSM. Although the overall incidence of hepatitis A has declined in the United States over the past decade, frequent outbreaks continue to be reported among MSM." [218] The CDC also reports that "About 15%-20% of all new HBV [Hepatitis B Virus] infections in the United States are among MSM."[219]

In a 2007 article entitled Advances in the Management of Viral Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Infection in HIV-Coinfected Patients Vincent V. Soriano, MD, PhD reported in Medscape the following regarding homosexuality and Hepatitus C viral infections:

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.[220]

Hepatitis is one of the illnesses of gay bowel syndrome.

Homosexuality and Shigellosis[edit]

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Shigella bacteria cause shigellosis
In February of 2007 the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases reported the following in a article entitled Another Perfect Storm: Shigella, Men Who Have Sex with Men, and HIV:
In the mid-1970s, outbreaks of Shigella infection among adults in New York and San Francisco raised the possibility that Shigella species may be sexually transmitted, with most infections occurring in men who have sex with men (MSM). Since these early observations, Shigella infection appears to be more frequent among MSM than among other adult populations...[221][222]

As mentioned earlier, shigellosis and proctitis are both illnesses associated with gay bowel syndrome.[223] In addition, it was also indicated previously that shigella can cause proctitis which may increase the chance of HIV infection.[224][225][226]

In February of 2007 Journal of Infectious Diseases published an article titled Case-control study of shigellosis in San Francisco: the role of sexual transmission and HIV infection.[227] The abstract for the article stated: 'Among MSM [men who have sex with men], shigellosis is predominantly a sexually transmitted disease, with direct oral-anal contact conferring the highest risk and HIV infection likely contributing to increased host susceptibility."[228]

Shigellosis is particularly hazardous for individuals with AIDS or other immunodeficiency states. [229]

Homosexuality and Anal Cancer[edit]

In June of 2004, the journal Nursing Clinics of North America reported the following regarding homosexuality and anal cancer:

One of the more pressing issues for gay men is anal carcinoma. Several recent studies have indicated the rate of anal dysplasia to be increasing in men with and without HIV. Ninety percent of men with HIV have the human papiloma virus (HPV), while 65% of men without HIV have HPV. HVP type 16 is the most troublesome for developing cancer and is found in a significant portion of gay men. Another risk factor for developing anal cancer is the use of recreational drugs anally...Inserting "crystal meth" or ecstasy in the rectum can lead to higher rates of anal dylpasia.[230]

In 1997, Concerned Women of America reported the following regarding homosexuality and anal cancer:

Homosexual men's practice of anal sex has left many of them victims of anal cancer. One article in the New England Journal of Medicine commented, "Our study lends strong support to the hypothesis that homosexual behavior in men increases the risk of anal cancer: 21 of the 57 men with anal cancer (37 percent) reported that they were homosexual or bisexual, in contrast to only one of 64 controls." The Journal of the American Medical Association also published similar findings: "Epidemiological studies have shown that risk factors for anal cancer include homosexuality, history of receptive anal intercourse, presence of anal condylomata, and smoking." And the International Journal of Cancer stated, "Being single and having practised anal intercourse appears to be associated with anal cancer and case reports have suggested a recent increase in the number of cases of anal cancer." Other studies have yielded the same conclusions.[231]

Homosexuality and Illegal Drug Use[edit]

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in 2007, the Los Angeles Times reported in 2007 that the frequency of methamphetamine use is twenty times greater among homosexuals than in the general population.

In respect to homosexuality and illegal drug use, the Los Angeles Times reported in 2007 that the frequency of methamphetamine use is twenty times greater among homosexuals than in the general population.[232]

In January of 2007, the journal AIDS (London, England) in an article entitled Use of illicit drugs among gay men living with HIV in Sydney stated the following: "Higher rates of illicit drug use have been reported among gay men than among similar populations of heterosexual men..."[233]

In June of 2004, the journal Nursing Clinics of North America reported the following regarding homosexuality and illegal drug use:

...the increased use of recreational or party drugs such as ecstasy, "poppers", and methamphetamine ("crystal meth") influence unsafe sexual behaviors in gay men. Many of these illicit drugs are used during "circuit parties," in which gay men from various geographical locales congregate in one large metropolitan community over an extended 2- or 3-day period for the purposes of intense partying and sexual activity.[234]

In June of 2001, the American Journal of Public Health reported the following in regards to homosexuality and illegal drug use:

...Nearly all participants stated that strong motivations for having attended circuit parties in the previous year were “to listen to music and dance” and “to be with friends”...“To get high on drugs” was a strong motivation for most participants...

Sexual activity, including unprotected anal sex, was relatively common during circuit party weekends...

Consider the potential impact of circuit party weekends on HIV infection rates and rates of infection with other sexually transmitted diseases, based on sexual mixing opportunities and patterns both within and beyond the 3-day periods. Our data pertain to a single circuit party weekend for each participant. If we multiply the prevalence of sexual risk behavior by the median of 3 parties per year revealed in this sample, and if we consider the large number of men who attend circuit parties, as well as the growing popularity of such parties, then the likelihood of transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among party attendees and secondary partners becomes a real public health concern.[235][236]

Homosexuality and Mental Health[edit]

In regards to mental health and homosexuality, studies have long indicated that homosexuals have a substantially greater risk of suffering from a psychiatric problems (suicide, depression, bulimia, antisocial personality disorder, and substance abuse).[237]

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The Los Angeles Times reported the frequency of methamphetamine use is twenty times greater among homosexuals than in the general population.

For example, a national survey of female homosexuals was published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology which found that 75 percent of the approximate 2,000 respondents had pursued psychological counseling of some type, many for treatment of long-term depression or sadness.[238]

In contrast to claims by gay rights activists blaming this heightened incidence of mental issues on discrimination, John R. Diggs, M.D. states the following regarding homosexuality and health:

An extensive study in the Netherlands undermines the assumption that homophobia is the cause of increased psychiatric illness among gays and lesbians. The Dutch have been considerably more accepting of same-sex relationships than other Western countries — in fact, same-sex couples now have the legal right to marry in the Netherlands. So a high rate of psychiatric disease associated with homosexual behavior in the Netherlands means that the psychiatric disease cannot so easily be attributed to social rejection and homophobia.[239]

In addition, the late Harold I. Lief, who was a leading a leading sex therapist who was an early defender of having medical schools put greater emphasis on sex education in training doctors, conducted a 1977 survey of members of the American Psychiatric Association and 73% of the psychiatrists responding said that they thought that homosexual men are less happy than others. [240][241] Also, in regards to homosexuality and mental health, seventy percent of the psychiatrists surveyed stated they believed that the homosexuals' problems were due more to personal conflicts than to social stigmatization.[242] In respect to personal conflicts studies report that homosexual couples have significantly higher incidences of violent behavior. These studies are not surprising given what pathologists have stated regarding the commonness and brutality of homosexual murders.

The late Charles Socarides wrote:

For most of this century, most of us in the helping professions considered this behavior aberrant. Not only was it "off the track"; the people caught up in it were suffering, which is why we called it a pathology. We had patients, early in their therapy, who would seek out one sex partner after another-total strangers-on a single night, then come limping into our offices the next day to tell us how they were hurting themselves. Since we were in the business of helping people learn how not to keep hurting themselves, many of us thought we were quietly doing God's work.[243]

Richard Fitzgibbons wrote:

The failure to understand the actual causes of homosexuality impacts those who counsel teenagers and adults with this disorder. Therapists regularly tell those seeking help that the Church's teaching on homosexuality is insensitive to homosexuals, unscientific, and erroneous. They are advised to accept themselves as being created homosexual by God. [8]

In regards to a matter relating to homosexuality and mental health, the Los Angeles Times reported the frequency of methamphetamine use is twenty times greater among homosexuals than in the general population.[244]

Gay Bowel Syndrome[edit]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus attacking T4 lymphocytes
Gay bowel syndrome, which has also been described as gay bowel disease, was named as an illness in 1976 in the medical literature via the journal Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science and in 2004 Medscape stated that gay bowel syndrome is a significant issue in regards HIV infection (The Johns Hopkins HIV Guide website also features an article which is essentially a duplicate of the aforementioned article at Medscape).[245][246][247][248] Gay bowel syndrome is a clinical pattern of anorectal and colon diseases which occur with unusual frequency in homosexual patients (the diseases are not exclusive to male homosexuals).[249][250][251]

The abstract for the 1976 journal article published in Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science entitled The gay bowel syndrome: clinico-pathologic correlation in 260 cases describes gay bowel syndrome in the following manner:

The clinical and pathological findings in a group of 260 homosexual men comprising 10% of a private proctologic practice are reviewed. A clinical pattern of anorectal and colon diseases encountered with unusual frequency in these homosexual patients is termed the gay bowel syndrome. The clinical diagnoses in decreasing order of frequency include condyloma acuminata, hemorrhoids, nonspecific proctitis, anal fistula, perirectal abscess, anal fissure, amebiasis, benign polyps, viral hepatitis, gonorrhea, syphilis, anorectal trauma and foreign bodies, shigellosis, rectal ulcers and lymphogranuloma venereum.[252]

Lesbianism and Obesity[edit]

In regards to lesbianism and obesity, in April of 2007, the American Journal of Public Health analyzed data from 2002 National Survey of Family Growth and the data suggested that American lesbian women were 2.69 times more likely to be overweight and 2.47 times more likely to be obese than all other female sexual orientation groups. [253] The abstract for this study indicated that "lesbians are at greater risk for morbidity and mortality linked to overweight and obesity." [254]

Homosexuality and Smoking[edit]

In regards to homosexuality and smoking, the recent medical literature states the homosexual men and lesbians in the United States have significantly higher rates of cigarette smoking than heterosexuals.[255][256]

Homosexuality and Violence[edit]

Another factor that is notable in regards to homosexuality and health is the significantly higher rates of domestic violence in homosexual couples. In addition, according to experts homosexual murders are relatively or quite common and often homosexual murders are very brutal.

Homosexuality and Illegal Drug Use[edit]

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In 2007, the Los Angeles Times reported the frequency of methamphetamine use is twenty times greater among homosexuals than in the general population.

In 2007, the Los Angeles Times reported the frequency of methamphetamine use is twenty times greater among homosexuals than in the general population.[257]

In January of 2007, the journal AIDS (London, England) in an article entitled Use of illicit drugs among gay men living with HIV in Sydney stated the following: "Higher rates of illicit drug use have been reported among gay men than among similar populations of heterosexual men..."[258]

In June of 2004, the journal Nursing Clinics of North America reported the following regarding homosexuality and illegal drug use:

...the increased use of recreational or party drugs such as ectasy, "poppers", and methamphetamine ("crystal meth") influence unsafe sexual behaviors in gay men. Many of these illicit drugs are used during "circuit parties," in which gay men from various geographical locales congregrate in one large metropolitan community over an extended 2- or 3-day period for the purposes of intense partying and sexual activity.[259]

In June of 2001, the American Journal of Public Health reported the following in regards to homosexuality and illegal drug use:

...Nearly all participants stated that strong motivations for having attended circuit parties in the previous year were “to listen to music and dance” and “to be with friends”...“To get high on drugs” was a strong motivation for most participants...

Sexual activity, including unprotected anal sex, was relatively common during circuit party weekends...

Consider the potential impact of circuit party weekends on HIV infection rates and rates of infection with other sexually transmitted diseases, based on sexual mixing opportunities and patterns both within and beyond the 3-day periods. Our data pertain to a single circuit party weekend for each participant. If we multiply the prevalence of sexual risk behavior by the median of 3 parties per year revealed in this sample, and if we consider the large number of men who attend circuit parties, as well as the growing popularity of such parties, then the likelihood of transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among party attendees and secondary partners becomes a real public health concern.[260][261]

HIV Infected Adolescents and Young Adults in America and Infection by Older Men[edit]

Teen homosexuality is an important issue given that how a person develops and behaves in their early life can have profound effects on their later life. For example, given the relevant information about teen homosexuality in respect to the causes of homosexuality, it is important that parents be aware of relevant and accurate information, due to a lot of misinformation or information based on ignorance or mere speculation being offered in the public square. In addition, parents should be aware of the negative health effects of homosexual activity in regards to teen homosexuality. For example, in 2006, the noted pediatric journal entitled Journal of Adolescent Health published a position paper entitled HIV infection and AIDS in adolescents: An update of the position of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. [262] The aforementioned 2006 position paper of the Journal of Adolescent Health stated the following: "Among adolescents and young adults with HIV or AIDS, most infections are acquired by having sex with HIV-infected men."[263] In addition, the Journal of Adolecent Health stated the following:

As of December 31, 2003, almost 38,500 cases of AIDS had been reported in adolescents and young adults 13–24 years old in the United States of America. Previous studies demonstrating that the risk of AIDS increased with the age at infection suggest that a large proportion of people developing AIDS in their third decade of life became infected with HIV as teens.[264]

Medical Community Negligence and Government Negligence[edit]

For more information please see: Adolescent AIDS and Medical Community Negligence

In 2000, the medical journal AIDS (London, England) made the following embarrassing admission in respect to a 1998 review of the medical literature by medical researchers Mansergh and Marks:

In their review of age and HIV risk behavior among gay men, Mansergh and Marks concluded that younger age was fairly consistently found to be associated with unprotected anal sex in North American studies, while only limited evidence was found for the association in European and Australian samples. Reasons for this are unclear. In order to assess more accurately the HIV risk for young gay men, it would be helpful to examine the degree of sexual 'mixing' across age groups and HIV status more closely. Although some studies have included assessments of perceived or known HIV status of young men's sexual partners, none of the studies reported the age ranges of the young men's sexual partners.(emphasis added)[265]
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Illustration of HIV reproduction

In 1995, without giving specific age ranges of homosexual adolescents' sexual partners, medical researchers stated the following regarding youths seeking help at the only homosexual identified agency New York City: "...many homosexual male adolescents have sexual relationships with homosexual men, the group with the highest prevalence for AIDS."[266]

Given that the adolescent HIV infection was seen as a problem in the late 1980's, the failure of medical researchers to publish material in the past regarding the age ranges of the individuals infecting adolescents is inexcusable. The pro-homosexaulity publication The Advocate stated the following regarding adolescent HIV infection on March 24, 1992 in a article entitled America's Worst Kept Secret - AIDS is devastating the Nation's Teenager and Gay Kids are Dying by the Thousands:

And while adolescents currently represent only 2% of the AIDS cases reported by the CDC, for the past six years the number of adolescent case of AIDS has doubled every 14 months, which is, according to epidemiologists, the same rate of expansion seen in the gay male population in the first few years of the epidemic.

"Teenagers are the next wave of the epidemic," warns Dr. Karen Hein, associate professor of pediatrics, epidemiology, and social medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City....

The CDC stated in November that in Los Angeles and Miami, adolescent AIDS cases represent about 20% of all reported cases in those cities and that in Newark, N.J adolescents represent almost 35% of all AIDS cases. The infection rates among adolescents are similarly high in San Francisco, Boston, and Philadelphia.[267]

In 1987, in an article entitled Male Homosexuality: An Adolescents Perspective the medical journal Pediatrics made the following admission regarding the poverty of medical study regarding adolescents and homosexuality:

The controversies surrounding adolescent homosexuality may, in part, be attributed to the lack of investigations directly involving homosexual youths. A recent review of the literature concluded that current knowledge is based on opinions, clinical anecdotes, and studies of gay adults, recalling their adolescence. To our knowledge, there has been only one previous attempt to understand homosexuality from an adolescent's perspective.[268]

Homosexuality and Older Homosexuals Preying on Vulnerable Youth[edit]

The pro-homosexuality publication The Advocate in 1992 made the following admission in regards to homosexuality and HIV infection in American youth:

Gay boys and straight girls who are having sex for money, shelter, love - they are at risk. And our community, the gay and lesbian community - and I particularly fault gay men here - has done nothing to try to help our youth. Gay men view these boys as recreational toys to be used. I have heard many stories of HIV-positive men having unprotected sex with boys. They don’t think it matters.[269]
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Stylized rendering of a cross-section of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus

In 1991, the medical researcher Kruks reported the following in the Journal of Adolescent Health regarding homosexuality and HIV infection among youth:

Gay male street youth, as well as nonlesbian female street youths, seem to be particularly vulnerable for emotional as well as sexual exploitation...

These relationships are often extremely damaging for a number of reasons. The "sugar daddy" usually presents himself to the youth in a loving caretaker role. For a street youth who has a past history of rejection and/or abuse, the promise of being loved and cared for is a compelling one. However, these relationships in many ways have similar dynamics to incest.

Many gay youths coming to YSD [Youth Services Dept. of Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Service Center] for services have long histories of being involved in a succession of "sugar daddy" relationships. Each of these is a cycle of falling in love, believing that life will now be wonderful forever and that this older adult truly loves the young person, discovering that in fact it is just sex that the adult wants, feeling the impact of one more betrayal, and ending up on the streets again. The whole cycle last an average of 1-2 months, and the youth often becomes extremely suicidal at the end of each cycle.[270][271]

In 1995, the medical journal Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine stated the following:

Another group at high risk for HIV infection is young men reporting sex with other men....Many young gay men tested in homeless youth centers reproted exchanging money or drugs for sex, which may place them at high risk for HIV infection. Young men who are homeless or runaways who barter for sex with same-sex partners may not consider themselves gay and thus may beyond the reach of prevention messages targeting the gay community.[272]

Peter LaBarbera States Homosexual United States Government Leaders Have Preyed on Adolescents[edit]

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth stated the following:

…isn’t it telling most of the tiny number of homosexual male U.S. Congressmen have been caught in sex scandals-...Massachusetts Rep. Gerry Studds, who had sex with a 17-year-old boy and then turned his back on fellow House Members during the censure vote against him? And Bob Bauman, who in 1980 was charged with soliciting a 16-year-old boy for sex? ....Let’s see: three homosexual Congressmen involved in sexual seductions of minor boys-ages 16, 17, and 17 (Foley). And yet homosexual activists ridicule anyone who suggests there is a predatory or pedophilic component to male homosexuality…”[273]

Homosexuality and Pedophilia - Journal of Homosexuality, International Lesbian and Gay Federation (ILGA) and NAMBLA[edit]

In regards to homosexuality and pedophilia, there are notable instances of prominent homosexual organizations being permissive towards pedophilia or condoning/promoting pedophilia. For example, the Journal of Homosexuality is a academic journal which has featured material that looks upon pedophilia in a generally approvingly manner.[274][275] For example, an article by Dr. Brongersma stated that parents should not view a pedophile "as a rival or competitor, not as a thief of their property, but as a partner in the boy's upbringing, someone to be welcomed into their home..."[276]

The International Lesbian and Gay Association was founded in 1978 and is a world-wide network of national and local homosexual groups has more than 620 member organisations.[277] In 1993 the ILGA obtained consultative status on the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) but in 1994 they lost their status due to groups within their membership, most notably NAMBLA and Vereniging MARTIJN, advocating pedophilia or expressing soliditarity with pro-pedophilia groups.[278][279][280] ILGA expelled the groups associated with pedophilia but they were denied ECOSOC decided against restoring ILGA’s consultative status in 2002 and once again in January 2006.[281] [282] NAMBLA had been a member of the ILGA for a decade before it was expelled by the ILGA.[283] NAMBLA calls itself a homosexual organization.[284]

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Many consider Harry Hay to be the founder of the American homosexual movement.

Homosexuality and Pedophilia - Other Ties of NAMBLA to the Homosexual Community[edit]

Steve Baldwin published the following in the Regent University Law Review regarding homosexuality and pedophilia:

Indeed, some NAMBLA chapters meet at mainstream gay centers such as Philadelphia’s Gay and Lesbian Community Center. NAMBLA’s meetings and conferences always feature mainstream gay leaders and speakers. For example, Don Kilhefner, of the Los Angeles Gay Community Service Center, gave a speech to Los Angeles NAMBLA members on the subject of "The Significance of Man/Boy Love in the Gay Community.

The most comprehensive gay networking website, the Queer Resource Directory ....links every gay group in the country including NAMBLA and other homosexual groups that focus on youth. NAMBLA marches in gay pride parades with the consent of the gay leadership. Many of the homosexual movement’s most prominent leaders endorse NAMBLA and its goals. Gay authors and leaders such as Allen Ginsberg, Gayle Rubin, Larry Kramer (founder of ACT-UP), Pat Califia, Jane Rule, Michael Kearns, and Michel Foucault have all written in favor of either NAMBLA or man-boy relationships. Harry Hay, whom many consider the founder of the American homosexual movement, invited NAMBLA members to march with him in the 1993 "March on Washington" gay rights parade. He also marched in the 1986 Los Angeles gay parade wearing a shirt emblazoned with the words "NAMBLA walks with me."

Leading mainstream homosexual newspapers and magazines such as the Advocate, Edge, Metroline, The Guide, and The San Francisco

Sentinel have not only published pro-NAMBLA articles and columns but also many have editorialized in favor of NAMBLA and sex with children.[285]

Time Magazine Report on Teen Homosexuality and Liberal Media Bias[edit]

John Cloud is a homosexual activist who writes for Time magazine and wrote the October 10, 1995 cover story for Time Magazine which was entitled “The Battle Over Gay Teens.”[286] In regards to teen homosexuality, the article was an example of the typical liberal media bias in regards to the media coverage of the homosexuality issue. Specifically, John Cloud’s article rendered a positive portrayal homosexual teens who are establishing networks of Gay Straight Alliance clubs on campuses all over the United States.[287] According to the Traditional Values Coalition, most readers of Time magazine were unaware of was that John Cloud is a homosexual who had previously written for the liberal Washington City Paper in Washington, DC. about his visit to a "homosexual sex orgy club in Washington, DC."[288]

Untruthful Homosexual Activist Ideology Cost Lives[edit]

The Family Research Council offered the following glimpse of how untruthful homosexual ideology resulted in the loss of human life:

In 1995, long after the deadly effects of AIDS and other STDs became widely known, homosexual author Urvashi Vaid]] expressed one of the goals of her fellow activists: "We have an agenda to create a society in which homosexuality is regarded as healthy, natural, and normal. To me that is the most important agenda item." Debilitating illness, chronic disease, psychological problems, and early death suffered by homosexuals is the legacy of this tragically misguided activism, which puts the furthering of an "agenda" above saving the lives of those whose interests they purport to represent.[289]

State Sponsored Workshop - Educators Teach Kids Homosexual Sex[edit]

Cybercast News Service reported the following in respect to teaching homosexuality in schools:

Two Massachusetts Department of Education staffers lost their jobs because of their involvement in the state-funded workshop held at Tufts University in March 2000, called "What They Don't Tell You About Queer Sex and Sexuality in Health Class." The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network [GLSN] co-sponsored the workshop. Homosexual advocacy groups have been pursuing lawsuits against Camenker and Scott Whiteman, another parent, for secretly recording, exposing and publicizing the event, in which instructors encouraged children as young as 14 years of age to engage in life-threatening sex acts. [290]

Brian Camenker characterized a legal action taken against them by a homosexuality advocacy group as an attempt to put parents under financial burden and to dissuade others around the United States from exposing similar workshops.[291]

Cybercast News Service called the event "a state-sponsored workshop in which educators instructed teens in graphic homosexual sex."[292] Sean Hannity wrote about the workshop in his book, Let Freedom Ring, and William Bennett wrote about the workshop in his book The Broken Hearth.[293]

WorldNetDaily reported the following regarding the workshop that taught homosexuality to school children:

In the Boston press and elsewhere, GLSEN officials don't deny these things happened. They stand behind the conference. They're trying to say these kids were just asking questions and being told honest answers. This is a complete lie. The tapes prove that beyond a reasonable doubt.[294]

Traditional Family Values Coalition States Children Targeted for Recruitment Into Homosexuality By the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)[edit]

The Traditional Values Coalition states the following regarding the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) that co-sponsored the aforementioned workshop that Cybercast News Service characterized as a workshop where "instructors encouraged children as young as 14 years of age to engage in life-threatening sex acts.":

GLSEN targets children for recruitment into the homosexual lifestyle...through GLSEN chapters that sponsor hundreds of Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs on junior high and high school campuses across the United States. GLSEN gets into schools by claiming that "homosexual" and "transgender" students need to feel safe and encouraged; and that so-called "homosexual/transgender" teens have high rates of suicide and need a support group. When this tactic fails, GLSEN then threatens legal action against school districts that refuse to allow these recruitment clubs on campus. The American Civil Liberties Union has volunteered to serve as the enforcement arm of GLSEN to impose a homosexual agenda on the nation's public schools.[295]

Homosexual Parenting and the American College of Pediatricians[edit]

In 2004, the American College of Pediatricians stated the following regarding homosexuality and parenting:

Children reared in homosexual households are more likely to experience sexual confusion, practice homosexual behavior, and engage in sexual experimentation. Adolescents and young adults who adopt the homosexual lifestyle, like their adult counterparts, are at increased risk of mental health problems, including major depression, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, substance dependence, and especially suicidal ideation and suicide attempts... The research literature on childrearing by homosexual parents is limited. The environment in which children are reared is absolutely critical to their development. Given the current body of research, the American College of Pediatricians believes it is inappropriate, potentially hazardous to children, and dangerously irresponsible to change the age-old prohibition on homosexual parenting, whether by adoption, foster care, or by reproductive manipulation. This position is rooted in the best available science.[296]

Homosexuality in the Media[edit]

In respect to homosexuality in the media, in the Western World it can be reasonably stated that the media promotes the homosexual agenda. For example, the Traditional Values Coalition states the following regarding the reporting of homosexuality and the United States media:

The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association has hundreds of members and is heavily funded by Hearst newspapers, Knight-Ridder, CBS News, CNN, Gannett, NBC, Los Angeles Times, Fox News, and more. Major newspapers throughout the U.S. have homosexual activists on their staffs who filter what you read about homosexuality.[297]
Joseph Farah

In regards to how much influence the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association has with respect to homosexuality in the media, the organization Accuracy in Media reported the following from the group's 1999 annual convention: "In his keynote speech, journalist Charles Kaiser boasted that "the editor and the publisher of every major news organization in America, except for Peter Jennings, has by now attended [one of our events].""[298]

Joseph Farah, who founded WorldNetDaily, wrote an article on the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NGJA) in which he stated that he had covered the group for some time.[299] However, it wasn't until their 10th anniversary that the shed the guise of portraying themselves as an objective professional organization that promotes higher journalistic standards in regards to the issue of homosexuality and showed themselves as promoters of a homosexual activist agenda that attempts to gain special rights.[300]

In September of 2000, Mr. Farah stated the following regarding the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association:

It is...a group that has bent so far toward changing the newsroom culture that the big debate in San Francisco was whether journalists should even bother getting other points of view on homosexuals' issues and stories.

Did you catch that? What was on the table at the NLGJA conference was the question of whether those with differing viewpoints on homosexuality and the special "rights" activists are asserting for them based on their behavior should even have a say in news stories.

CBS correspondent and NLJGA member Jeffrey Kofman made his thinking clear: "The argument (is): Why do we constantly see in coverage of gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues the homophobes and the fag-haters quoted in stories when, of course, we don't do that with Jews, blacks, et cetera?"

Paula Madison, vice president of diversity at NBC and news director for the NBC's New York City affiliate WNBC, added: "I agree with him. I don't see why we would seek out ... the absurd, inane point of view just to get another point of view."

Kofman rejoined: "All of us have seen and continue to see a lot of coverage that includes perspectives on gay issues that include people who just simply are intolerant and perhaps not qualified as well."

This was political correctness gone wild. [301]

Joseph Farah makes an excellent point above regarding journalist objectivity and homosexual activist journalist given the American Media's unwillingness to cover some of the unpleasant facts about homosexuality. For example, John Cloud is a homosexual activist who writes for Time magazine and wrote the October 10, 1995 cover story for Time Magazine which was entitled “The Battle Over Gay Teens.”[302] John Cloud’s article rendered a positive portrayal homosexual teens who are establishing networks of Gay Straight Alliance clubs on campuses all over the United States.[303] According to the Traditional Values Coalition, most readers of Time magazine were unaware that John Cloud is a homosexual who had previously written for the liberal Washington City Paper in Washington, DC. about his visit to a "homosexual sex orgy club in Washington, DC."[304]

Accuracy in Media stated the following regarding a convention of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association:

Media organizations which underwrote the convention included NBC News, Times Inc., Turner Broadcasting, Knight-Ridder, the Washington Post and Fox News Network. That’s right - Fox News. This is supposed to be a conservative network. ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, and USA Today all sent recruiters to the event, to hire open gays as journalists. Fitzpatrick comments, "By treating the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association as a legitimate counterpart to black and Hispanic journalists’ associations, these media organizations showed that they agree with the notion that homosexuals, a group defined by behavior rather than immutable characteristics, constitute a bona fide minority."[305]

Homosexuality in the Media and the Influence of the New York Times[edit]

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Arthur Sulzberger Jr.

John Stossel is an author, consumer reporter, and a co-anchor for the ABC News show 20/20. Cybercast News Service states the following regarding regarding the influence of the New York Times and Washington Post on other media:

While the newspapers reach only a fraction of people compared to the television networks, he said radio and television producers rely heavily on their contents. "The reason the Times, and to a lesser extent the Post, are so important, and they are, is because the TV and radio - all of the media - copy it sycophantically," he [John Stossel] said. "That's how bias at the Times becomes bias in other media."[306]

In regards to the issue of homosexuality and the New York Times, the New York Times clearly promotes the homosexual agenda.[307][308][309] Accuracy in Media quotes a report by Peter LaBarbera stating that Richard Berke, the national political correspondent for the New York Times, made an appearance on behalf of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and revealed that three-quarters of the people who now decide what goes on the front page of the New York Times are "not so closeted homosexuals."[310]

Coverage of the Murders of Jesse Dirkhising and Matthew Shephard[edit]

Accuracy in Media states the following regarding liberal media bias in regards to the issue of homosexuality in the media:

A year ago we had raised the issue of Jesse Dirkhising, the 13 year-old boy who was raped and murdered by two homosexuals in Arkansas in September 1999. The media's general failure to cover the murder stands in sharp contrast to the massive coverage of the death of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student in Wyoming. The Times [New York Times] hadn't published a word on the Dirkhising case.[311]

In respect to the issue of homosexuality, the case of Matthew Shepard was likely not a hate crime according to one of the leading police investigators for the murder.[312]

NewsMax reported the following regarding the cases of Dirkhising and Shephard:

McGowan did a Nexus search and learned that the Shepard case generated a massive 3,007 stories. "And when the case finally went to trial ... it was all over the broadcast news, received front-page coverage in all major newspapers, and was featured on the cover of Time magazine. (In all, the New York Times ran 195 stories about the case.)

"In the month after the Dirkhising murder, however, Nexus recorded only 46 stories...

He sums up by quoting the surprisingly candid Andrew Sullivan - an openly gay columnist for the liberal New Republic.

Wrote Sullivan: "The Shepard case was hyped for political reasons: to build support for inclusion of homosexuals in a federal hate crimes law. The Dirkhising case was ignored for political reasons: squeamishness about reporting a story that could feed anti-gay prejudice and the lack of any pending legislation to hang a story on ... Some deaths - if they affect a politically protected class - are worth more than others. Other deaths, those that do not fit a politically correct profile, are left to oblivion."[313]

Fox News Channel and the Issue of Homosexuality[edit]

As noted earlier, Accuracy in Media stated the following regarding the Fox News Channel:

Media organizations which underwrote the convention included NBC News, Times Inc., Turner Broadcasting, Knight-Ridder, the Washington Post and Fox News Network. That’s right - Fox News. This is supposed to be a conservative network.[314]

The American Family Association reported the following in regards to Bill O'Reilly who host the O"Reilly Report which is a popular program on the Fox News Channel:

On February 11, 2004, Bill O'Reilly, host of The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, featured Kevin Jennings, the executive director of GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network.) Jennings, former teacher turned homosexual activist, along with a lesbian counterpart, discussed GLSEN's new pro-homosexual curriculum on marriage being marketed to children and youth in public schools all across America under the guise of "tolerance."... O'Reilly, watched heavily by conservatives and Christians alike, shocked much of his constituency on September 3, 2002 when he publicly announced his support of homosexual special rights in the nation's largest “gay” publication, The Advocate. His controversial interview is one he probably wishes would just go away. His sympathetic, emotionally based views on “gay” adoption and his mixed-message stance on “gay” marriage have caused great dissent among his loyalists - and no doubt cost him viewers.[315]

WorldNetDaily stated the following regarding O'Reilly and his exchange with the ex-homosexual and evangelical minister Stephen Bennett:

Fox News is threatening to sue a prominent evangelical minister in the ex-homosexual movement who engaged in a volatile exchange over biblical morality on the top-rated television program "The O'Reilly Factor" in September.

Stephen Bennett, who says he left his homosexual lifestyle nearly 11 years ago, has distributed a 60-minute audio tape program called the "The O'Reilly Shocker," in which he responds to host Bill O'Reilly's characterization of people who take the Bible literally as "religious fanatics."...

Bennett said he has received hundreds of e-mails from viewers of the segment who said they were outraged at O'Reilly's "anger and verbal abuse." [316]

In response to the threatened lawsuit of the Fox News Channel the Agape Press reported the following:

But Mike DePrimo, senior litigation counsel for the American Family Association Center for Law & Policy, which represents Bennett, says Bennett has a right to distribute a recording of the program -- and that his use of the tape is legal under copyright law's allowance of fair use and comment.

"The law provides that even copyrighted material may be used, provided it's used not for commercial gain but for comment," DePrimo says. "Stephen Bennett used the material from the O'Reilly show simply to rebut the arguments O'Reilly put forward."

The attorney implies there may be another reason the popular O'Reilly wants distribution of the tape stopped -- and it has to do with image. "O'Reilly promotes himself as a conservative," DePrimo explains. "In fact, Bennett's tape shows that O'Reilly is simply another media elite who's advancing the homosexual agenda -- and he doesn't want to be exposed for what he is."[317]

Washington Times Reports American Backlash Against Media Coverage of Homosexuality[edit]

The Media Research Center reported the following regarding a 2003 news story by the Washington Times:

Washington Times - "Homosexuality seen as accepted by media," by Julia Duin

July 29, 2003

...Last night, "Boy Meets Boy," a dating game for homosexual men where some straight men are thrown into the mix, aired on NBC's Bravo cable channel. This came on the heels of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," another new Bravo show that last week got bumped up to prime time Thursday, the same night that NBC airs its homosexual-themed sitcom "Will & Grace."... But there has been a backlash against homosexuality, according to a poll released yesterday by USA Today....opposition to same-sex "marriages" had risen to 57 percent, the most opposition since the question was first posed in 2000. "People feel there is a wave coming, so there's a resistance," said Tim Graham, an analyst with the Media Research Center. "People ask if anyone is going to fight. This White House won't. The Bush administration knows what the media hot buttons are."[318]

Homosexuality in the Media and Viewers Opinions[edit]

In June of 2007, Human Events reported the following:

A new special report by the Culture and Media Institute (CMI) indicates that watching too much television could be hazardous to your moral health.

The report, The Media Assault on American Values, reveals that media messages appear to be undermining the pillars of America’s cultural edifice: strength of character, sexual morality and respect for God. The report is based on findings of a major scientific survey commissioned by CMI, a division of the Media Research Center.

The National Cultural Values Survey reveals a striking correlation between greater exposure to television and permissive moral views. Heavy television viewers (four hours or more per evening) are less committed to character virtues like honesty and charity, and more permissive about sex, abortion and homosexuality. Light television viewers (one hour or less per evening) are more likely to attend religious services and live their lives by God’s principles....

Ten Americans believe Hollywood is harming the nation’s moral condition for every one who thinks Hollywood is helping.[319]

Prevalence of Homosexuality in American Television Media[edit]

In October of 2007 the pro-homosexuality Journal of Homosexuality published a journal article about the prevalence of homosexual and bisexual content in television. Below is an excerpt from the journal article abstract:

Two annual content analyses of programming from the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 television seasons...were conducted to assess the presence of behaviors and verbal messages related to the sexuality of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. Sexual content associated with nonheterosexuals was found in about 15% of programs overall; however, rates of occurrence within episodes were low. Of 14 genres, only movies and variety/comedy shows had substantial percentages of programs that contained nonheterosexual content. Programs on commercial broadcast networks were less likely to have nonheterosexual content than those on cable networks, especially those on premium cable movie networks.[320]

In August of 2007, the Baptist Press reported the following regarding homosexuality in the media:

As previously reported in Baptist Press, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) released Aug. 6 its first-ever "Network Responsibility Index" which examined the inclusion of "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender" themes or characters on TV.

The index found that 15 percent of all of ABC's primetime programming hours during a 12-month span contained either homosexual characters or the discussion of homosexuality. The CW was second at 12 percent, followed by CBS (9 percent), NBC (7 percent) and Fox (6 percent). For their content ABC was rated "good," the CW, CBS and NBC "fair" and Fox "poor."...

Television's positive portrayal has certainly contributed to the rise in the acceptance of homosexuality as natural, normal and healthy.[321]

However, there may have been a backlash or public pressure against the promotion of homosexuality vis a vis network television and the college newspaper The Loquitur reported the following in October of 2007:

Network television has begun to cancel homosexual characters from their sitcoms while cable television has cast more this year. The organization, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, GLAAD, is in upset over the decrease of homosexual characters on network television.[322]

Homosexuality in the Media and American History[edit]

In 2002, NewsMax reported the following regarding homosexuality and the media in regards to how the United States press used to cover the homosexuality issue:

Four decades ago, media coverage of homosexuality was universally hostile. McGowan recalls Time magazine's description of homosexuality as a "pathetic little second-rate substitute for reality, a pitiable flight from life" deserving "no encouragement, no glamorization, no rationalization, no fake status as minority martyrdom, no sophistry about simple differences in taste, and above all no pretence that it is anything but a pernicious sickness." Straight News quoted Mike Wallace as calling the average homosexual "promiscuous" and "not interested in or capable of a lasting relationship like that of a heterosexual.[323]

The pro-homosexuality Journal of Homosexuality also stated the following regarding the homosexuality and television media: "Before 1970, almost no gay characters could be found on television, and their relative absence from the screen continued until the 1990s..."[324]

Hamilton Square Baptist Church Riot[edit]

For additional information regarding the Hamilton Square Baptist Church riot please see: Hamilton Square Baptist Church Riot

The documentary film A Nation Adrift chronicles some of the events that took place during the Hamilton Square Baptist Church Riot|Hamilton Square Baptist Church riot in San Francisco in which a angry group of male homosexuals and lesbians vandalized church property, assaulted church members, terrorized church congregates, screamed profanity, threw rocks, harassed and scared children, and disrupted a church service.[325][326] [327][328] During the riot the rioters pounded on the church doors and attempted to kick them down. When the rioters saw church children standing in the lobby, they shouted "We want your children. Give us your children."[329]

First Orthodox Presbyterian Church and Pastor's Home Firebombed[edit]

The book When the Wicked Seize a City recounts how a church and pastor were terrorized by homosexual activists.

Dr. Chuck McIlhenny served as pastor of San Francisco's First Orthodox Presbyterian Church for numerous years.[330] In 1978 Dr. McIlhenny co-authored a book which recounted how he was threatened and his church and home firebombed by homosexual activists subsequent to a lawsuit he won regarding the church's right to fire its organist who was homosexual.[331]Dr. McIlhenny's home was firebombed while his family was sleeping inside. [332] No one was ever prosecuted for the arson attacks and Dr. McIlhenny was reported to be still counseling homosexuals 20 years later.[333] The title of Dr. McIlhenny's 1978 book recounting his experiences is titled When the Wicked Seize a City .[334]

In 1989, Dr. Mcilhenny helped defeat a domestic partnership law that would have treated two homosexuals as a family. [335] For three years, the Mcilnhenny household received thousands of threatening and harassing phone calls 24 hours a day.[336] Some of the callers threatened to sodomize and kill Dr. McIlhenny's three young daughters. [337] In 1990, repeatedly vandalism occurred to his church and home with graffiti such as "Dykes for Choice". [338] In addition, the church's windows were broken so repeatedly that the churches congregates boarded them up permanently.[339]

Dr. McIlhenny has stated that "straight society in San Francisco is without power and without influence, living on the fringes of that society."[340] Repeated death threats from homosexual activists towards Dr. Mcilhenny have occured.[341]

Homosexual Public Indecency Tolerated in San Francisco[edit]

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Hamilton Square Baptist Church

In San Francisco there have been notable cases of homosexual public indecency that has been tolerated. Christianity Today states the following regarding Pastor David Innes regarding the Hamilton Square Hamilton Square Baptist Church riot:

Innes says he blames not police, but those in political control of the city, particularly the board of supervisors. "You really can't compare San Francisco with any other city," says Innes. "Homosexual advocates infiltrate and dominate the political structures here. Police are in straitjackets. They can't do their job. They've been instructed not to arrest homosexuals."[342]

Pastor Innes then cites a September 30, 1993 letter published in the San Francisco Chronicle from a veteran police officer who was "highly embarrassed" when people asked him he was not making any arrests in regards to totally naked males engaging in lewd behavior at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair. The officer stated that "At least a dozen times I had to painstakingly explain that we were to take a position of 'high tolerance' and not to create an incident." [343]

In 1990 and 1991 extreme public lewdness was exhibited at the Gay and Lesbian Parades in San Francisco and when police authorities were asked why there were no arrests they offered various excuses such as the primary responsibility was to "reflect community standards and maintain crowd control."[344]

Homosexual Agenda[edit]

[[Image:Rev. Louis P. Sheldon Photo.jpg|thumb|right|140px|Reverend Louis Sheldon, Chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition and author of The Agenda: The Homosexual Plan to Change America [[Image:Rev. Louis P. Sheldon Photo.jpg|thumb|right|140px|Reverend Louis Sheldon, Chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition and author of The Agenda: The Homosexual Plan to Change America {{main|Homosexual agenda}}

The homosexual agenda, or homosexual ideology, consists of a set of beliefs and objectives. The ideology and goals, as explained further below, include restricting free speech, obtaining special treatment, distorting science, and interfering with freedom of association.

It is an agenda that gay rights activists set in the late 1980s, in a book called After the Ball, where they laid out a six-point plan for how they could transform the beliefs of ordinary Americans with regard to homosexual behavior — in a decade-long time frame:

"The agenda of homosexual activists is basically to change America from what they perceive as looking down on homosexual behavior, to the affirmation of and societal acceptance of homosexual behavior." [345]

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the "so-called homosexual agenda" in Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003) (dissenting opinion).

The Homosexual Agenda[edit]

Focus on the Family quotes below from a leading book in the homosexual movement which outlines the points of the homosexual agenda:[346][347]

  1. "Talk about gays and gayness as loudly and as often as possible."
  2. "Portray gays as victims, not as aggressive challengers."
  3. "Give homosexual protectors a just cause."
  4. "Make gays look good."
  5. "Make the victimizers look bad."
  6. "Get funds from corporate America."

United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote:

Today's opinion is the product of a Court, which is the product of a law-profession culture, that has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda, by which I mean the agenda promoted by some homosexual activists directed at eliminating the moral opprobrium that has traditionally attached to homosexual conduct.[348]

The Goals[edit]

The goals of the homosexual movement include:

  1. censoring biblical condemnations of homosexuality[349]
  2. establishing affirmative action for homosexuals[350]
  3. expand hate crimes legislation to include sexual orientation[351]
  4. ending the military's and Boy Scout's restrictions on homosexuality[352]
  5. promote homosexuality in schools[353]
    • in places like Massachusetts and California — where the gay lobby is the strongest — it starts as early as pre-school. They tell seven- or eight-year-old boys — "If you only like boys, there's a chance you may be homosexual." Or — "If you only like girls, maybe you are lesbian." Well, at that age, all members of the opposite sex "have cooties."
    • You're planting a seed that can totally mess up the normal development process later, when at 12 or 14, kids enter the age of sexual confusion and discovering the opposite sex. [354]
  6. promote science that legitimizes homosexuality, such as claims of a never-identified gay gene[355]
  7. force businesses to accommodate their lifestyle
    • Suing an online dating website for discrimination [356]
  8. getting more rights in prison
    • Gay and Lesbian Prisoners in California Allowed Conjugal Visits [357]

The state-by-state push for same-sex marriage can be viewed as a means to the above goals, or a goal in itself.[358]

  • New Hampshire law makes same-sex civil unions legal [359]

Opposing Christian Agenda[edit]

Liberals are critical of Christian groups that oppose homosexuality. These criticisms include Christian activities of:

Soliciting donations
Encouraging email activism
Producing and disseminating gay reform information
Influencing local media in what stories they produce
Lobbying local, state and federal government officials to vote in the desired way on pending legislation[360]

Opponents of the Homosexual Agenda[edit]

Some well known individuals/groups in the United States who actively oppose the homosexual agenda are: Focus on the Family, Peter LaBarbera's American's for Truth, and the Traditional Values Coalition (Louis Sheldon is a chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition).

Views on Homosexuality[edit]

In regards to the various views on homosexuality, factors which have affect on an invidual's view of homosexuality are: religious/philosophical beliefs, geographic location, education, and age.[361][362][363][364] For example, in the United States those who are theists are more likely than atheists and agnostics to believe that homosexuality is morally unacceptable.[365]

According to the Pew Research Center in the United States "twice as many liberals as conservatives (46% versus 22%) say people are born homosexual."[366] In the United States liberals are also more likely to believe in the theory of evolution.[367] In 1993, M. Green wrote in BMJ (British Medical Journal) that there is a conflict in regards to the theory of evolution and the notion of genetic determinism in regards to homosexuality which many liberals subscribe to. M. Green wrote "...from an evolutionary perspective, genetically determined homosexuality would have become extinct long ago because of reduced reproduction.[368]

Other Incidents Involving Homosexuality and the Suppression of Religious Liberty[edit]

There have been a notable number of incidents involving the issue of homosexuality and religious liberty in regards to dissent and the objectionableness of homosexuality.

Harry Hammond[edit]

Harry Hammond

In October of 2001, a 69 year old street preacher named Harry Hammond from Bournemouth, England was subjected to assault by a angry crowd of 40 people while he proclaimed his Christian views in the town center which included a call to repentance in respect to homosexuality.[369] Mr. Hammond suffered from a type of autism making speaking with others difficult for him.[370] Mr. Hammond was holding a sign bearing the words, "Jesus Gives Peace, Jesus is Alive, Stop Immorality, Stop Homosexuality, Stop Lesbianism, Jesus is Lord".[371]

Two police officers arrived at the scene, there was a disagreement as to whether they should protect him or arrest him and eventually Mr Hammond was arrested but no violent members of the crowd were arrested.[372] At the time there were complaints from homosexuals about the sign which called for repentance in regards to homosexuality.[373]

Subsequently, Harry Hammond was charged and prosecuted and fined under the Public Order Act 1986.[374] Sadly, Mr Hammond later died and despite a posthumous court appeal stating that Mr. Hammond should have the right to freedom of religion and the freedom to express his beliefs, it was ruled that Harry Hammond had acted unreasonably in holding up a sign he knew to be offensive.[375] A further appeal to the European Court of Human Rights was also dismissed.[376]

Eleven Christians Arrested at a Homosexual Event[edit]

In 2004, eleven Christians, who have been dubbed the "Philly 11", were arrested at a Philadelphia event promoting homosexual-rights and some of the charges were felonies.[377] Among those who were arrested were Arlene Elshinnawy, a 75-year-old grandmother of three, and Linda Beckman, a 70-year-old grandmother of 10 who were arrested for sharing their faith on the public sidewalk.[378] The Christians were preaching from the Bible regarding homosexuality and a group of homosexual activists confronted the Christians and attempted to drown out their message with whistles. [379] According to the Christians they were obeying all laws and respected lawful request by the police offers at the time.[380] In 2005, after national publicity led to widespread criticism of the arrests (especially the heavy penalties being threatened) a judge dismissed all criminal charges.[381] In 2006, a United States federal judge ruled the group of homosexuals could not dismiss a lawsuit against the homosexual activist group Philly Pride Presents which was brought against them by the Christian protestors.[382]

Other Incidents Involving Homosexuality and the Repression of Religious Liberty[edit]

Dr. Chuck McIlhenny's book When the Wicked Seize a City recounts how his church and home were terrorized by homosexual activists in San Francisco. Dr. Chuck McIlhenny church and home were firebombed and he received harassing calls from homosexual activists.
  • Dr. Chuck McIlhenny's book When the Wicked Seize a City recounts how his church and home were terrorized by homosexual activists in San Francisco. Dr. Chuck McIlhenny's church and home were firebombed and he received harassing calls from homosexual activists]].
  • The Hamilton Square Baptist Church riot was an egregious case of homosexual activists terrorizing a San Francisco church. Louis Sheldon was a guest speaker when the Hamilton Square Baptist Church riot occurred. Christianity Today reported the following regarding the Hamilton Square Baptist riot incident: "Although Louis Sheldon has had his home painted with graffiti and his office littered with manure by radical homosexuals, this is the first time he was targeted at a church. According to Peter LaBarbera, editor of the Lambda Report, a California-based newsletter that monitors the homosexual movement, the incident represents a trend toward increased militancy among homosexual activists."
  • In Canada and France legislators have been fined for publicly criticizing homosexuality.[383]
  • In Canada a printer was fined several years ago for refusing a pro-homosexual printing contract that he said violated his traditional Christian beliefs.[384]
  • According to WorldNetDaily: "A website featuring comments by, for and about "principled conservatism" is being investigated by the Canadian government, and could be fined or ordered shut down for some postings about Islam and homosexuality....The Human Rights Commission is appointed to investigate complaints that "hate speech" or other illegal activity has been detected, and issue rulings or recommendations to the national Human Rights Tribunal, which has yet to find any defendant innocent in such a case."[385]
  • A Swedish hate crimes law was used to jail for 30 days Pastor Ake Green who preached that homosexuality is a sin.[386]
  • WorldNetDaily reported the following regarding the famous St. Patrick's involving homosexual and abortion activists:
One infamous incident was the assault on New York’s famed St. Patrick's Cathedral on December 10, 1989. While Cardinal John O'Connor presided over the 10:15 Sunday morning Mass, a multitude of "pro-choice" and "gay rights" activists protested angrily outside. Some, wearing gold-colored robes similar to clerical vestments, hoisted a large portrait of a pornographically altered frontal nude portrait of Jesus.[387]
  • Time Magazine reported the following incident regarding the Roman Catholic Church and homosexual activists: "In San Francisco gay activists smeared handprints in paint and hung posters depicting sex acts in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption and the archdiocese chancery."[388]
  • A British couple were told they were denied the chance to adopt because it was determined that their Christian religious faith might 'prejudice' them against a homosexual child put in their custody.[389]
  • In March of 2000 in New York City, a pastor was compelled to remove a billboard display from a city street because it violated the city’s pro-homosexual anti-discrimination law. The billboard simply quoted Leviticus 18:22: “Thou shall not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is abomination.”[390]
  • The First Baptist Church in Gravois Mills was vandalized and threatened by homosexual activists and received obscene phone calls. An FBI agent refused to list the incident as a hate crime. The incident involved an anti-homosexuality Bible verse on the churches' sign.[391]
  • According to WorldNetDaily: "Already in the United States, Catholic Charities of Boston halted all adoption operations in the state after being told under Massachusetts' pro-'gay' nondiscrimination law, only agencies that placed children in homosexual-led households would get licensed by the state." [392]
  • Five Christians in St. Petersburg, Florida which included two pastors were arrested at a homosexual rally for merely stepping onto the public sidewalk instead staying caged in their officially designated "free speech zone."[393]
  • In Elmira, New York police arrested seven Christians for praying in a public park where a homosexual festival was getting started.[394]
  • George Will wrote the following regarding a social work student:
In 2005, Emily Brooker, a social-work student at Missouri State University, was enrolled in a class taught by a professor who advertised himself as a liberal and insisted that social work is a liberal profession. At first, a mandatory assignment for his class was to advocate homosexual foster homes and adoption, with all students required to sign an advocacy letter, on university stationery, to the state legislature. When Brooker objected on religious grounds, the project was made optional. But shortly before the final exam she was charged with a "Level 3," the most serious, violation of professional standards. In a 2 1/2 -hour hearing -- which she was forbidden to record and which her parents were barred from attending -- the primary subject was her refusal to sign the letter. She was ordered to write a paper ("Written Response about My Awareness") explaining how she could "lessen the gap" between her ethics and those of the social-work profession. When she sued the university, it dropped the charges and made financial and other restitution.[395]

Homosexuality and Marriage[edit]

A recent study by the Canadian government states that "violence was twice as common among homosexual couples compared with heterosexual couples".[citation needed]

Same-sex marriage is the term for a marriage in which both parties involved are of the same sex. The "same-sex marriage" movement supports the legal recognition of marriages between people of the same sex.


The liberal rationale for same-sex marriage goes like this:

  • Marriage is a freedom.
  • No one can criticize what is good.
  • A same-sex union, defined as marriage, is good.
  • Therefore, no one can criticize same-sex unions.

The conservative rationale against same-sex marriage goes like this:

  • Homosexuals destroy the sanctity of marriage
  • God forbids homosexuality
  • Anyone who criticizes this is against God



Combined with hate speech rules and hate crime laws, a government certification of "same-sex marriage" will place tremendous pressure on people who criticize homosexuality.[citation needed] "How do you know we're not married?" would be the simplest of rejoinders. Or, "How dare you criticize my spouse!" (see fighting words).

Such laws will open up a new wave of militant homosexual violence, just as "He insulted my wife" can be used as defense against an assault charge.[citation needed]

Same-sex marriage is sometimes referred to as "gay marriage" or "homosexual marriage", though these names are technically incorrect as the sexual orientations of the partners do not determine the nature of the marriage (just as a homosexual man married to a homosexual woman would not be part of a same-sex marriage). "Same-sex marriage" is the official certification in jurisdictions that allow a union between two people of the same sex. Social conservatives regard same-sex marriage as immoral, and argue that use of the word "marriage" is a misnomer, because the marriage services of Christian denominations define marriage as the union of a man and a woman,[396] a definition which was also written into United States federal law in 1996.

Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family refers to the phrase same-sex 'marriage,' with quotation marks around the word marriage, to call attention to his belief that marriage—civil as well as religious—is intrinsically a union between a man and a woman, and that he therefore believes that same-sex unions are "counterfeits."[397]

Abuse of the term was unheard of a few decades ago; however, these unions are now among a number of issues advocated by civil rights activists. In the United States, marriage is primarily governed by each individual state and marriage laws differ from state to state. Several states allow civil unions between two people of the same sex, and one, Massachusetts, currently allows same-sex marriage. These marriages are not recognized by the Federal government.

Background[edit]

In 1996 Congress recognized the likelihood that civil rights advocates would soon seek changes to the laws in some states that pertain to gay people. It considered the possibility of test cases reaching the Supreme Court, and of the court conceivably ruling that a state—even though it prohibits same-sex marriage itself—must honor same-sex marriages performed in another state. The Defense of Marriage act, which was passed and signed by President Clinton, prevents this possibility, and also prevents the Federal Government from recognizing marriage as anything other than a union between a man and a woman.

In 1999 a Vermont court ruled that under its constitution, it was not required to allow same-sex marriage but was required to make provisions to grant same-sex couples legal rights identical to those provided by marriage. Vermont responded by creating "civil unions," which are legally distinct from marriages but convey the same rights. As of 2007, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maine also provide civil unions or "domestic partnerships." Beginning in 2008, the states of Washington, Oregon, and New Hampshire will also provide same-sex unions. Hawaii provides certain benefits to same sex couples. [398] In 2003 the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that under Massachusetts' constitution, same-sex couples could not be denied Massachusetts marriage licenses, making Massachusetts the sole state to issue same-sex marriage licenses.[399]

Same sex marriage is legal in five countries: South Africa, Spain, Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium. Other countries, such as France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, recognize civil unions and domestic partnerships.[400]

The religious ceremony of marriage is governed by each denomination and is unaffected by laws passed by civil authority. Same-sex marriage is forbidden in Orthodox Judaism, Catholicism, and most mainstream Protestant denominations. Thus, even in Massachusetts, it would be close to impossible for a same-sex couple to find a Catholic priest willing to marry them in a church, or an Orthodox rabbi willing to marry them in a temple.

Public attitude toward same-sex marriage parallels attitude toward homosexuality. In general, it is opposed by social conservatives and outside of this group, support is split down the middle leaning to opposition.[401]

Issues[edit]

James Dobson of Focus on the Family suggests that the motivation of those advocating same-sex marriage is not to secure the benefits of marriage for gay couples, but to destroy the institution of marriage itself:

...most gays and lesbians do not want to marry each other. That would entangle them in all sorts of legal constraints. Who needs a lifetime commitment to one person? The intention here is to destroy marriage altogether. With marriage as we know it gone, everyone would enjoy all the legal benefits of marriage (custody rights, tax-free inheritance, joint ownership of property, health care and spousal citizenship, etc.,) without limiting the number of partners or their gender. Nor would "couples" be bound to each other in the eyes of the law. This is clearly where the movement is headed.[402]

According to a March, 2007 report, there are 65,000 adopted children in the U.S. being raised by same-sex couples. The same report says 14,100 foster children were being raised by one or more gay or lesbian foster parents.[403]

In Great Britain, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has expressed its full support to the stand taken by the Catholic Church opposing regulations on gay adoption. The Catholic Church sought to be exempt from the new law. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams of the Church of England, supports the Catholic Church's efforts declaring that the rights of conscience cannot be subject to laws. Catholic leaders have already said that its teachings prevent its agencies placing children with homosexuals and they will have to close if bound by the rules. The MCB, the UK's leading Muslim umbrella group embracing over 400 affiliated organizations, said that while it supported anti-discrimination laws, homosexuality is forbidden in Islam. [404]

Studies indicate that homosexual couples have higher rates of promiscuity than heterosexual couples. In addition, studies report that homosexual couples have significantly higher incidences of violent behavior.[citation needed] These studies are not surprising given what pathologists have stated regarding the commonness and brutality of homosexual murders. The prevalence of violence and emotional abuse in gay domestic partnerships.A particularly worrisome factor among gay rights activists is One survey found 53% of gays felt if the high incidence of violence against partners in homosexual relationships was known and understood by the heterosexual population, it would hinder the drive for gay rights. [citation needed]

Domestic abuse is divided into two categories, emotional abuse and physical abuse. While gay domestic abuse has not been studied to the extent that heterosexual relationships have, preliminary studies indicate a much higher level of abuse.

One type of emotional abuse--threatening to "out" a partner to family, friends, or employers--is unique to homosexual relationships. Legalization of so-called "gay marriage" still would not end this type of abuse. Morality cannot be legislated.

Although the studies are decades behind heterosexual studies on violence between men and women, the indications are that homosexual relationships suffer from a much higher degree of physical violence than heterosexual relationships. Several studies have been made, and more are ongoing. However, it is safe to say at this juncture, that homosexual domestic relationships suffer from violence two to four times higher than the well studied incidence in heterosexual relationships.

The Homosexuality and Animals Myth[edit]

Dr. Carl Wieland - Managing Director of Creation Ministries International.

In respect to the homosexuality and animals myth]], there is currently interest on whether homosexual behavior is or is not zoologically "natural." This is largely a sterile debate because behavior is not necessarily moral even if "natural;" because the nature of human beings is not necessarily the same as the nature of other species, and because it is not at all clear when an observed behavior can be counted as "sexual," or as implying a sexual "orientation." Also, Creation Ministries International wrote on this subject of whether or not there is homosexuality in the animal kingdom: "There is...documented proof of cannibalism and rape in the animal kingdom, but that doesn’t make it right for humans."[405]

A 1996 article, published by an organization committed to the treatment of homosexuality, musters the arguments against interpretation of animal behavior as sanctioning homosexuality.[406] It notes that "homosexual scientist Simon LeVay" stated that the evidence pointed to isolated acts, not to homosexuality:

Although homosexual behavior is very common in the animal world, it seems to be very uncommon that individual animals have a long-lasting predisposition to engage in such behavior to the exclusion of heterosexual activities. Thus, a homosexual orientation, if one can speak of such thing in animals, seems to be a rarity.
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Dr. Antonio Pardo Caballos

In addition, Dr. Antonio Pardo, Professor of Bioethics at the University of Navarre, Spain, wrote:

Properly speaking, homosexuality does not exist among animals.... For reasons of survival, the reproductive instinct among animals is always directed towards an individual of the opposite sex. Therefore, an animal can never be homosexual as such. Nevertheless, the interaction of other instincts (particularly dominance) can result in behavior that appears to be homosexual. Such behavior cannot be equated with an animal homosexuality. All it means is that animal sexual behavior encompasses aspects beyond that of reproduction.[407]

National Geographic somewhat favors that homosexual behavior occurs in animals although their article leaves the question open.[408] However, although it might not have been the result of a deliberate hoax, the Archaeoraptor was a large embarrassment to National Geographic and National Geographic's judgment in scientific matters is certainly open to debate given the Archaeoraptor episode.[409][410] For example, every cattle farmer is familiar with the phenomenon of "bulling," cows mounting other cows; in fact, this is one of the standard signs farmers look for when determining that a cow is coming into estrus. However, it does not follow that the cows involved are showing anything analogous to human lesbian orientation.

Lastly, a notable article was created on the subject of whether or not animal homosexuality exist entitled The Animal Homosexuality Myth and it was written by Luiz Sérgio Solimeo.[411]

Homosexuality and Creationism and the Theory of Evolution[edit]

An individual's beliefs regarding creationism and the theory of evolution appears to influence their views on homosexuality. Creationist scientists assert that the theory of evolution cannot account for the origin gender and sexual reproduction.[412][413] Creation Ministries International states: "Homosexual acts go against God’s original design of a man and a woman becoming one flesh — see Genesis 1 and 2, endorsed by Jesus Himself in Matthew 19:3–6."[414]

Homosexual Activists and Abortion[edit]

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Operation Rescue protest at an abortion clinic.

LeadershipU reported the following:

Gay activists' behavior at non-violent, pro-life Operation Rescue protests has been notoriously violent and even obscene. The Los Angeles Times, October 6, 1991, reported:

"Members of ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, spit on, kiss and stick needles into Operation Rescue members and then shout `Welcome to the world of AIDS,' claims Bill Soucie, a Glendale abortion foe. Some ACT UP members push and shove Operation Rescue members, while others drop their trousers and moon their opponents or lift T-shirts to expose their breasts, he said...

About the nudity, ACT UP member David Barton is quoted: "`Sure, it's militant behavior,' he said. `These people are so offensive to us, we do whatever we can to offend them.' Nudity is sometimes just a spontaneous action, said [ACT UP member Judy] Kristel, who exposed her breasts at [a] June 29 demonstration. Her action and that of three others who exposed themselves was videotaped and the tape given to El Monte police for possible prosecution."[415]

Robert Knight, a director of the Culture & Family Institute, an affiliate of Concerned Women for America, wrote the following regarding the abortion industry and homosexual activists being political allies:

At the national level, the pro-abortion National Organization for Women supports all aspects of the homosexual agenda, including same-sex “marriage,” hate crime laws, and persecuting the Boy Scouts for barring homosexuals as scoutmasters. Homosexual activist groups are players in liberal coalitions that work against pro-life judicial nominees, for socialized medicine, and for legislation restricting the rights of pro-life demonstrators, such as the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, which treats pro-life protesters as criminals.[416]

Peter LaBarbera States Log Cabin Republican's Purge Mark Foley Picture from Their Website[edit]

Peter LaBarbera who is president of American's for Truth, which is an organization that opposes the homosexual agenda, stated the following:

With the efficiency of a Stalinist historian, the homosexual group Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) has purged this photograph of former Florida Rep. Mark Foley, disgraced homosexual and seducer of teenage boys, from its website. Foley was among the politicians and pundits whom LCR proudly recorded as speaking at its 2003 national convention in Washington, D.C. But they’re not so proud anymore.[417]

Concerned Women for America wrote:

[Foley’s] voting record on gay rights has become a controversial issue. He's campaigning across Florida for the U.S. Senate. The people have a right to know,” Norman wrote in a long column May 8. “And dancing around the truth is just getting too weird to abide.”

In the column, Norman quotes Tracy Thorne, a homosexual and activist for homosexuals in the military, saying that Foley brought a “boyfriend” along on a visit to Thorne in the early 1990s.

Foley and his spokesman say they will not answer reporters’ questions about his “personal life.” The homosexual newspaper Washington Blade was told the same when it asked spokesman Kirk Fordham “point blank if Foley is gay.”[418]

The group Family Research Council stated:

[Foley, an unmarried 52-year-old representative, had always refused to answer questions about his sexual orientation. Now that his emails and messages to teenage male pages have been revealed, it appears clear that Foley is a homosexual with a particular attraction to underage boys.[419]

Claims of Hate Crimes[edit]

It is claimed that about 1100 hate crimes against homosexuals or their property occurred in 2004.[420] But most of those offenses occurred against property rather than individuals, often the result of drugs or alcohol. Only a tiny percentage even involved aggravated assault or worse, and those classifications are not based on any proof at trial.[421][422] 74% of hate crimes are either crimes against property (e.g., theft, vandalism or graffiti) or a vague "intimidation".[423]

The degree of accuracy of statistics regarding homosexual hate crimes is debatable. For example, there are the homosexual hate crime hoaxes where homosexuals deceitfully faked hate crimes which never occurred.[424][425][426] An other example would be national statistics in the United States regarding homosexuals committing hate crimes against heterosexuals may be underreported and non-hate crimes against homosexuals are classified as hate crimes when they should not be (see: hate crimes for further details).

Homosexuality Statistics - Percentage of Individuals Who Are Homosexuals[edit]

First Things: The Journal of Religion, Culture and Public Life gives the following homosexuality statistics in respect to the percentage of homosexuals in the United States:

The number of homosexuals in society is uncertain. Popular estimates vary between 5 percent and 10 percent. The 10 percent claim goes back to Alfred Kinsey’s 1948 book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, in which it is stated that "10 percent of the males are more or less exclusively homosexual for at least three years between the ages of 16 and 55." On the same page, however, Kinsey states that "4 percent of the white males are exclusively homosexual throughout their lives after adolescence." For political reasons, gay rights activists prefer to quote the 10 percent over the 4 percent statistic. Since the publication of Kinsey’s work, the accuracy of his survey has been questioned by many researchers. A more recent 1990 survey of more than 10,000 persons by the National Center for Health Statistics indicates that homosexuals and bisexuals combined amount to approximately 1.5 percent of the population.[427]

The Traditional Values Coalition stated the following regarding homosexuality statistics:

A NEWLY RELEASED REPORT from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics reveals that only 2.3% of the population considers themselves homosexual. The statistics come from a 2002 National Survey of Family Growth and are based on 12,571 interviews with men and women ages 15-44 years of age. (The findings were reported in WorldNetDaily, September 16, 2005).[428]

There have been a number of studies inside and outside the United States which have estimated the percentage of homosexuals in the human populations they studied.

Homosexuality in History[edit]

As alluded to earlier, one of the most interesting matters regarding homosexuality in history is that it has been rare in a number of cultures or been absent in some cultures. For example, Dr. Neil Whitehead and Briar Whitehead state regarding various cultures: "If homosexuality were significantly influenced by genes, it would appear in every culture, but in twenty-nine of seventy-nine cultures surveyed by Ford and Beach in 1952, homosexuality was rare or absent."[429]

Two areas of historical inquiry in regards to ancient occurences of homosexuality which have been studied by historians are Roman homosexuality and Greek homosexuality.

In modern times in the United States the term culture war has been used to describe the polarization on various issues between conservatives and liberals and the issue of homosexuality is part what is known as the culture war. Conservatives point out that the weight of evidence shows there is a significant body of research showing the homosexuality inordinately harms individuals and the larger society as a whole in comparison to heterosexuality (for example, through higher rates of diseases, higher domestic violence rates, etc.).

Greek Homosexuality[edit]

Greek homosexuality which involved pederasty (sexual relations between a man and a boy with the boy as a passive partner) was a central feature of Greek civilisation.[430] The writer E. M. Foster had a fictional character in the work Maurice call Greek homosexuality "the vice of the Greeks".[431]

The Old Testament scholar Gordon Wenham stated the following regarding Greek homosexuality:

Most of the ancient Near East adopted an attitude to homosexuality very similar to that of classical Greece and Rome which simply accepted it as long as it was done among consenting adults. Indeed Greeks and Romans often approved homosexual acts between adult men and youths where it was part of an ongoing educational relationship. This practice of pederasty does not seem to have been approved in the ancient orient, but in other respects the classical and oriental outlooks seem similar.[432]

Roman Homosexuality[edit]

In regards to Roman homosexuality, Bruce W. Frier in a 1999 book review for Bryn Mawr Classical Review wrote the following:

In Rome of the early Empire, there were many men who threw off the conventions of traditional Roman manhood and instead assumed an "effeminate" appearance and manner, thereby, in the usual case, advertising their eagerness for sexual encounters with other males. These were the "softies" (molles), the cinaedi. Their numbers cannot even be guessed, but, in a city of a million persons, they might easily have numbered in the tens of thousands; Juvenal saw them flocking into Rome on every available transport (9.130-133)....The Apostle Paul...adduces overt homosexual behavior as his chief example of the capital's decadence (Romans 1.26-27).[433]

Nathaniel Blake states the following regarding Roman homosexuality:

The Roman Empire has often been portrayed as possessing a moral tolerance of homosexuality, and there is some truth in this. But, the Roman conception of same-sex relationships was very different than that of the modern West. The most important factors in the Roman view seem to have been the status and role of the partners.

The Romans did not consider homosexual or heterosexual identities as exclusive from one another. While bisexuality was common, strict homosexuality was all but unknown.

Unlike the modern view, social class mattered a great deal in the acceptability of homosexual relations. The upper classes were much more likely to indulge in homosexual acts, and masters had the sexual use of their slaves. But homosexual relations between freeborn Romans were regarded as disgraceful....

There was no equality between the sexes in regard to homosexual acts. While subject to certain strictures, male homosexuality was tolerated in many cases. Lesbianism, however, was much less common and seems to have been universally considered as reprehensible.

Finally, many of the differences between the imperial Roman view of homosexuality and the modern perception of it can be traced to the rise of Christianity. Christian views shaped the West for almost two millennia, suffusing the perspectives even of those who now reject its sexual morals....

Today, little to no distinction is made between partners or the sex of homosexual couples. Many of these differences can be traced to the influence of Christian views on Western culture. [434]

In addition, Nathaniel Blake states that in respect to Roman homosexuality that in regards to male homosexuality the "preservation of a man’s masculinity" was predicated upon his taking the masculine role in every sexual encounter and that "the slur was to have taken on the woman’s role in such acts."[435]

State Legislative Action in the United States Concerning Homosexuality[edit]

Antonin Scalia

In regards to homosexuality and American law, treatment of homosexuals by the law has increasingly suggested that discrimination based on homosexuality employs a "suspect classification" subject to "strict scrutiny" under modern Fourteenth Amendment jurisprudence, with judges and scholars employing language to equate discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation with already forbidden racial discrimination practices.[436] Where federal law forbidding discrimination against homosexuals remains scant, the several states have more than taken up the burden, and many have made sexual-orientation based discrimination actionable at law and equity.[437] Perhaps this can be seen as an example of the robustness of the United States' federal system, as the states are acting just as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and Justice Brandeis expressed hope that they would, as "laboratories" of experimentation on the border of developed federal law.[438]

The Supreme Court recently overturned a Texas law banning sodomy. The majority opinion, written by Justice Kennedy, suggests that all forms of discrimination, including that based on sexual orientation, are now subject to rational basis review, and will be frowned upon unless a legitimate state interest in the discrimination is expressed. Justice Kennedy also held that the need to legislate morals by the states' police power is no longer a legitimate state interest, absent specific physical harms being proven. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a blistering dissent, characterizing the opinion as including phrases which will become the "dicta that ate the rule of law."[439]

Homosexual activists and their political allies have introduced 41 bills in 24 states that provide special legal protections for “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” (code for cross-dressers and transsexuals). A total of 146 pro-homosexual bills are under consideration in state legislatures in 2003. Only 31 pro-family bills have been offered in 2003 — and only two have passed. Homosexuals are clearly winning and pro-family forces are losing.[440]}}

Homosexuality Laws[edit]

The world's laws are currently diverse regarding homosexuality. For example, while Denmark law recognizes same-sex marriages, under Saudi Arabian law a person might face the death penalty in regards to homosexuality although other penalties may be used in lieu of the death penalty.[441][442]

American Homosexuality Laws[edit]

Antonin Scalia

Treatment of homosexuals by the law has increasingly suggested that discrimination based on homosexuality employs a "suspect classification" subject to "strict scrutiny" under modern Fourteenth Amendment jurisprudence, with judges and scholars employing language to equate discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation with already forbidden racial discrimination practices.[443] Where federal law forbidding discrimination against homosexuals remains scant, the several states have more than taken up the burden, and many have made sexual-orientation based discrimination actionable at law and equity.[444] Perhaps this can be seen as an example of the robustness of the United States' federal system, as the states are acting just as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and Justice Brandeis expressed hope that they would, as "laboratories" of experimentation on the border of developed federal law.[445]

The Supreme Court recently overturned a Texas law banning sodomy. The majority opinion, written by Justice Kennedy, suggests that all forms of discrimination, including that based on sexual orientation, are now subject to rational basis review, and will be frowned upon unless a legitimate state interest in the discrimination is expressed. Justice Kennedy also held that the need to legislate morals by the states' police power is no longer a legitimate state interest, absent specific physical harms being proven. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a blistering dissent, characterizing the opinion as including phrases which will become the "dicta that ate the rule of law."[446]

Homosexuality and the Military[edit]

In regards to homosexuality and the military, American General Peter Pace told the Chicago Tribune, "I believe homosexuality|homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts."[447]

Robert Knight of Concerned Women of America stated regarding homosexuality and the military the following:

Despite a push to encourage military service by active homosexuals in Great Britain, Pentagon personnel will hopefully consider the differences between Great Britain and the U.S.,” said Robert Knight, director of CWA’s Culture & Family Institute. “They should note that opening up the military to homosexuality might, just might, negatively affect recruitment, especially in the red states.”[448]

The conservative website LifeSite states the following in respect to the issue of homosexuality and the military:

The DOD [Department of Defense] has long defended its policy against permitting homosexuals in the military, arguing that permitting homosexuality in the military would disrupt vital cohesion, discipline, and morale in military units and “seriously impairs the accomplishment of the military mission.” “The presence of such [homosexual] members adversely affects the ability of the Military Services to maintain discipline, good order, and morale; to foster mutual trust and confidence among service members … who frequently must live and work under close conditions affording minimal privacy”.[449]

Homosexuality Quotes[edit]

  • Homosexuality is death, and I choose life. - Ex-Homosexual and ex-"gay rights" leader Michael Glatze [450]


  • I came out of homosexuality after a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ and a desire to serve and obey Him. I can say with complete honesty that I NEVER have homosexual desires of any sort - physical or emotional. - Ex-lesbian Yvette Cantu Schneider[451]


  • We want your children. Give us your children. - Homosexual activists at the Hamilton Square Baptist Church riot [452]


  • They are after me. It's me they want. - Terrified 9 year old boy on the way home from the Hamilton Square Baptist Church riot[453]


  • Homosexual activists like San Francisco researcher Michael Scarce resent it and cry “homophobia!” when the obvious health risks linked to male homosexual behavior are brought up in debate, much less studied by scientists. After all, that’s “discrimination” since everything is “equal,” right?...Allowing homosexual activists a “protester’s veto” over legitimate medical inquiry and research will only cost more men’s lives, as larger society and especially young men are denied clear information on the special health risks of “gay” sex viz a viz normal, natural straight sex. - Peter LaBarbera[454]


  • ...I have no memory of actually appearing before NAMBLA, but that does not constitute a flat denial. I just don’t remember an actual appearance... - Homosexual activist icon Frank Kameny in an email to Peter LaBarbera [455]


  • ...Again, if in fact I did appear [before NAMBLA], (and it now appears that I probably did) I have no recollection whatever as to what I said... - Homosexual activist icon Frank Kameny in a second email to Peter LaBarbera a short while later [456]

Homosexuality and English Speaking Countries[edit]

In regards to homosexuality and English speaking countries there is a diversity of public opinion and laws in respect to various English speaking countries and within various English speaking countries.

Below is a listing of articles in regards to the public opinions and laws in various English speaking geographical areas in respect to homosexuality:

Homosexuality and Scotland[edit]

Scotland is historically Christian, the national church is the Church of Scotland and it is sympathetic to the the homosexual agenda[457]. This has led the leading conservative Christian Pat Robertson to describe Scotland as "dark country full of homosexuals"[458]. This homosexual agenda is exemplified by:

  • the repeal of laws banning the promotion of homosexuality in schools[459]
  • The introduction of secular marriage[460]
  • the legalisation of same-sex unions[461]
  • the adoption of children by homosexuals[462]
  • teaching homosexuality in schools[463]
  • affirmative action for homosexual soldiers and policemen[464]
  • forcing religious schools to employ atheist teachers[465]
  • protection for pedophiles [466]
  • The banning of anti-gay chants at sports events[467].
  • 22% increase in calls for emergency services caused by liquor[468]

Homosexual act[edit]

The term homosexual act can be applied to any romantic or erotic interaction between persons of the same sex.

Attitudes towards such acts vary, subjectively, from culture to culture, and from individual to individual. Liberals claim that references to and records of sexual relations between persons of the same sex exist for almost every human civilization throughout history somehow make the act acceptable.

However, such acts are forbidden by religious texts such as the Bible and the Qur'an. A subjective cultural imprimatur of acceptability does not save the objective immorality of the act.

Homophobia[edit]

The term homophobia is a snarl word used by gay rights activists to verbally tar and feather anyone who dares to oppose homosexuality. The term implies that everyone who opposes homosexuality is being irrational, i.e., literally suffering from a mental illness (see also Phobia). Often the word is used interchangeably: the distinction between "any opposition" and "crazy opposition" is deliberately blurred.

It is primarily used by gay activists to portray opposition to the homosexual agenda as irrational [469] based on fear or hatred, and to smear Christians and others. It is intended to sound like a form of mental illness, but unlike actual phobias, it is not a term for any recognized psychological condition. [470]

NARTH says,

"The term "homophobia" is often used inaccurately to describe any person who objects to homosexual behavior on either moral, psychological or medical grounds. Technically, however, the terms actually denotes a person who has a phobia—or irrational fear—of homosexuality. Principled disagreement, therefore, cannot be labeled "homophobia." [471]

When used in this pejorative sense, the term is offensive and derogatory (see Mockery).

Etymology[edit]

The word comes from combining the Greek prefix homo-, meaning "same", and suffix -phobia, meaning "fear of". In early usage by homosexual activists, the term described heterosexual fears that others might think they were homosexual [472] The neologism was promoted by George Weinberg, a gay activist and psychologist, who attempted to define it in clinical literature shortly before the downgrading of homosexuality as a mental illness by the American Psychiatric Association in 1973. Weinberg claimed it was "the dread of being in close quarters with homosexuals -- and in the case of homosexuals themselves, selfloathing."[473] The term then entered common usage beginning with pornographic publications. [474]

The terms meaning has not been accepted or agreed upon within the psychological therapeutic community. William O'Donohue and Christine E. Caselles [475] have concluded based upon research within the therapeutic community a clear understanding of the term has not been adequately evaluated and it is not clear whether the term can be accurately characterized. They have concluded, "the construct of homophobia, as it is usually used, makes an illegitimately pejorative evaluation of certain open and debatable value positions, much like the former disease construct of homosexuality."

"Internalized homophobia"[edit]

The therapeutic community is largely divided between proponents of gay gene theory who believe a person is born gay and will always be gay, and proponents of Reparative therapy who believe with sympathy and understanding a homosexual can be relieved of afflictions if they so desire. Gay gene advocates seek to criminalize so-called "homophobia", despite many homophobes themselves being gay, whereas Restoration therapy advocates point out the cruelty of brainwashing a young person into believing -- based upon theoretical evidence -- there is no hope of ever leading a heterosexual lifestyle.

Dr. Joseph Nicolosi reports homosexuality is a symptom of an underlying problem of gender identity. Nicolosi says,

In the classic triadic family we have a sensitive boy who did not get the close, affirming relationship with his father that would have confirmed him in his gender identity, and a mother who is likely to be over-close and standing in the way between father and son. The father was not supportive enough in affirming, recognizing and reinforcing the boy's maleness. [476]

Nicolosi adds many gay men admit that no matter how liberated they are, they always struggle, on some deeper level, with a sense of inferiority or self-loathing. Some therapists refer to this as internalized homophobia. Nicolosi attributes this feeling to an internal process, unrelated to social stigma, which precedes same-sex attractions.[477]

Homophobia as an "Irrational Fear"[edit]

The suffix "phobia" suggests an irrational fear,[478] but it is most often used as a attack term by gay rights groups to suggest that opposition to homosexuality is irrational and hateful.[479] Dr. Sander J. Breiner of NARTH has stated, "it would be very valuable for society in general, and therapists in particular, to have a clear picture of homophobia separated from all the other topics that have been lumped under that rubric." [480] Of the myriads of references to the term in popular and other sociologic publications Breiner observes, "There is no personal, internal, institutional, or cultural homophobia. The terms do not exist in the recognized scientific literature...There is only one homophobia, which has been properly defined," in the the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) [481] developed by the American Psychiatric Association. Breiner, an advocate of Reparative therapy, acknowledges "There is no doubt that homophobia exists" as an irrational fear among both homosexuals and heterosexuals. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. [482]

Noted homosexual activist and pornographer Clinton Fein, in his article, “The Gay Agenda” stated, “Homophobic inclinations alone, even without any actions, should be criminal and punishable to the full extent of the law.”

Erik Holland, author of "The Nature of Homosexuality," perceives that homosexuals have become so reckless in labeling others homophobic that "anyone who questions their labeling someone a homophobe himself. Even quoting factual statistics about the connection between homosexuality and AIDS is allegedly homophobic." In addition, according to pro homosexual author Vernon A Wall, "even acceptance of homosexuality can be seen as a form of homophobia, because to talk about the acceptance of homosexuality is to imply that there is something about homosexuality that needs acceptance."[483]

Homophobia as a Psychological Tactic[edit]

Though some who oppose homosexuality may actually be motivated by homophobia, yet rather than the use of the term indicating a serious belief that most or all of the people opposed to homosexuality are repressed homosexuals, or possess an irrational fear of the same sex or homosexuals in particular, the widespread use of the term has been increasingly evidenced as being a means of psychological intimidation and mind control used in promoting the Homosexual Agenda. Due to what homophobia has come to convey, a powerful stigma is attached to those who even conscientiously oppose homosexual practices, thus silencing many who might otherwise object to it. In relation to such oppression, psychologist Nicholas Cummings, former president of the American Psychological Association (APA), observed, "Homophobia as intimidation is one of the most pervasive techniques used to silence anyone who would disagree with the gay activist agenda." In addressing 100 fellow professionals, Cummings related that while writing "Destructive Trends in Mental Health" with psychologist Rogers Wright, a number of fellow psychologists who were invited to participate flatly turned them down, fearing loss of tenure, loss of promotion, and other forms of professional retaliation. "We were bombarded by horror stories," Dr. Cummings said. "Their greatest fear was of the gay lobby, which is very strong in the APA."[484]

While most but not all homosexuals may agree with such tactics, it has been explicitly promoted by leaders in the homosexual movement. In what is widely regarded as the handbook for the “gay” agenda," Harvard trained marketing experts and social scientists Marshall Kirk (1957 - 2005) and Hunter Madsen advocated avoiding portraying gays as aggressive challengers, but as victims, while making those who opposed them as evil persecutors. As a means of the latter, they promoted “jamming,” in which Christians, traditionalists, or anyone else who opposes the “gay” agenda are publicly smeared. “In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be portrayed as victims in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex to adopt the role of protector ... The purpose of victim imagery is to make straights feel very uncomfortable,” they suggested.

“Jam homo-hatred (i.e., disagreement with homosexual behaviors) by linking it to Nazi horror,” was the strategy of Kirk and Madsen. “Associate all who oppose homosexuality with images of ‘Klansmen demanding that gays be slaughtered,’ ‘hysterical backwoods preachers,’ ‘menacing punks,’ and a ‘tour of Nazi concentration camps where homosexuals were tortured and gassed.’" Thus, "propagandistic advertisement can depict homophobic and homohating bigots as crude loudmouths..."[485]

What is seen by some as Kirk and Madsen’s most revealing admission is their statement, “[O]ur effect is achieved without reference to facts, logic, or proof.” "...the person's beliefs can be altered whether he is conscious of the attack or not"[486]

Marshall Kirk died in 2005 at the age of 48. The cause of death has not been publicly revealed.

Author Robert Bauman additionally records, “It makes no difference that the ads are lies . . . because we’re using them to ethically good effect, to counter negative stereotypes that are every bit as much lies, and far more wicked ones.” [487]

There are increasing indications that prohomosex attempts at brainwashing have been highly effective, as assent to such an irrational perception by homosexuals, or assent to its deceptive tactics, is not confined to those within actual homosexual organizations, as mainstream media and academic publications often arbitrarily use the term to describe all those who oppose homosexuality, and its attendant practices. It is now possible for official government statements to relegate all who oppose homosexuality to being homophobic.[488]

This has also resulted in extreme attempts to negate the Biblical injunctions against homoeroticism and to read it into the Bible, in seeking affirmation for the sin. See Homosexual misinterpretation

Fear of homophobia as a psychological condition[edit]

It may be speculated that the widespread response to labeling all who oppose homosexuals "homophobic" may itself be driven by an irrational fear of those who oppose them, in which homosexuals imagine that most or all of those who oppose them are motivated by irrational fears, and wish to do them harm, even to being the real cause of AIDS, and from which they must be especially protected.[489] Such fears may explain the perception that "the nuclear family is a microcosm of the fascist state...", [490] and like attacks on heteronormativity. It has also been stated by preeminent pro homosexual psychotherapist, John J. McNeill, that "Interiorized self-hatred is the sin of gay people, and we must learn to see it that way."

Violence against gays[edit]

In 1990, Congress passed the Hate Crime Statistics Act, which required the Attorney General to collect data about crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin. In 1994, lawmakers amended the Hate Crime Statistics Act to include bias against persons with disabilities. [491]

In 2005, law enforcement agencies reported 1,171 hate crime offenses based on sexual-orientation bias, 348 of which are property crimes which includes theft and grafitti. [492] While the FBI reports statistics by victim class or bias motivation, race, religion, sexual orientation and disability, the FBI does not report the sexual orientation of known offenders. Thus a conclusion that all offenders are heterosexual is faulty, and the methodology does not measure gay-on-gay violence. In all of 2004, there was 1 anti-homosexual murder in the United States, and the FBI has reported none since. [493] Of greater concern among homosexuals is the higher risk and more frequent incidence of Gay Domestic Abuse in same sex domestic partnerships than among the heterosexual population.

While 818 bias motivated crimes of persons against gays were reported nationwide in 2004, a earlier study found 5046 incidences of homosexual domestic violence in only nine cities, all of which are crimes of persons. The subject of homosexual domestic violence has not been researched with anything near the thoroughness afforded to heterosexual domestic violence, however the uniformity of conclusions based upon varying sample sizes all point to a prevalence ranging from 20%-35% of homsexual domestic partnerships. [494]

Homosexual Belief System[edit]

These are unique characteristics of the homosexual belief system:

  • censorship of any and all criticism of homosexuality, as in "hate speech"
  • intense affirmative action in the form of preferential hiring and networking
  • short-term in outlook at the expense of the long-term future
  • narcissistic in personality and relatively self-absorbed in outlook
  • relatively prone to depression and even suicide

Gay Bomb[edit]

The Gay Bomb was a bomb that would have turned enemy combatants into homosexuals.

The plan was proposed (but no money was spent) during the Clinton era for a bomb envisaged as an aphrodisiac chemical that would provoke widespread homosexual behavior among militants, causing what the strategists called a "distasteful but completely non-lethal" blow to morale. The discovery of the "gay bomb" proposal came from a Freedom of Information Act request made by Edward Hammond of Berkeley's Sunshine Project, a watchdog group that tracks military spending. [495]

In the US, openly gay, bisexual and lesbian people are banned from the military. However, the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy allows them to serve, provided they do not discuss their sexual orientation.

Homosexual Rights Advocacy[edit]

The gay rights movement seeks to elevate homosexuality to the same level of social and political respectability as heterosexual relationships.

With arguments against homosexuality largely dispelled, the gay rights movement seeks to remove the stigma of sexual perversion from homosexuality by arguing that either,

  1. Homosexuality is an immutable trait, and discriminating against immutable traits is wrong (cf. race discrimination), or,
  2. Homosexuality, if not immutable, is highly correlated with personality, and discriminating against such deeply rooted notions of self is wrong, as well (cf. religious intolerance).


History[edit]

As Amazon.com said in a review of a book of Harry Hay's writings, he "is the acknowledged father…of the modern gay liberation movement." As a Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) organizer, he turned out "essays, position papers, critical studies, and manifestos concerning what it means to be gay in the world." [496]

The first step Hay took in organizing the gay rights movement was to recommend to the CPUSA that he be expelled. In light of his years 18 years of service to the party [497] they released him as “a security risk but a life-long friend of the people.” The early leadership of the Foundation shaped the organization to reflect the cell structure of the Communist Party, in which "secrecy, hierarchical structures, and centralized leadership predominated." [498] Hay and his fellow gay rights activists began circulating the USSR and the East European Communist parties sponsored anti-war Stockholm Peace petition against the Korean War [499] at a gay beach in Los Angeles. The first months pro­duced hundreds of members.

Amid growing public focus on gays and lesbians, 91 homosexuals were found to be employed in the U.S. State Department. Congressional investigators discovered homosexuals employed in 36 of 53 branches of Government, as well as in the armed forces. Between Jan. 1, 1947 and April 1950, 4,954 cases had come to light among some three and a half million people in Government service. Most were in the armed services. 574 cases were found involving civilian Government employees; in all the other cases the accused had either quit, been cleared or fired. The investigators found the greatest batch of civilian cases—143—in the U.S. State Department. State had cleared or gotten rid of all but a dozen whose cases were still pending. The Veterans Administration was found to have 101 cases. Others included the Atomic Energy Commission, 8; EGA, 27; Congress' legislative agencies (Library of Congress, congressional employees, etc.), 19. One Senator remarked, "It follows that if blackmailers can extort money from a homosexual under threat of disclosure, espionage agents can use the same type of pressure to extort confidential information." [500]

The Human Rights Campaign referred to Hay as "founder and architect of the modern movement for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights" and "Harry was one of the first to realize that the dream of equality for our community could be attained through visibility and activism". [501] Hay not only promoted homosexual rights, he actively campaigned for the "rights" of pedophiles. The Boston Phoenix noted that nowhere was this more evident than in Hay's persistent support of the right of the North American Man-Boy Love Association, NAMBLA, to march in gay-pride parades. [502] NAMBLA maintains a website with a body of Hay's work and a tribute to Harry Hay on its homepage. The Human Rights Campaign and other gay rights organizations, while revering Hay for his contributions to gay rights, do not support NAMBLA or communism.

In 2006, Catholic Charities of Boston closed their adoption program after more than a century of finding homes for orphans and unwanted children when it was reported by the Boston Globe that gay couples had received children placed from the agency.[503] Massachusetts law barring "orientation discrimination" prohibited one of the nations oldest adoption agencies from refusing service to gay activists, and a mass resignation of the agencies Board in protest followed. [504]

Legal Success[edit]

Courts, including the Supreme Court, have accepted either one or both of these rationales. In Romer v. Evans, the Court found that discriminating against homosexuals could only be explained by a rational of animus laid bare, which was not enough even to allow state condemnation of homosexuality under the rational basis review test. Romer, then, protects the status of homosexuality from undue discrimination that occurs without a rational basis.[505]

Homosexual conduct was formerly illegal in many states.[506] In the last decade of the twentieth century, although these laws existed, they were rarely (if ever) enforced.[507] Without disclosing whether it saw homosexuality as a status protected from discrimination at as high of a level as gender and race, the Court struck down bans on homosexual conduct, framing it as an expansion of its privacy jurisprudence.[508]

The status of homosexuality before the law, then, is in some degree of flux. While bare discrimination against homosexual status is facially unconstitutional lacking a rational basis, and while preventing homosexual conduct is similarly unconstitutional, the Supreme Court has held in these landmark cases that the state may discriminate against homosexuals to preserve an "institution that the law protects" - namely, marriage.[509] As such, the standard to be applied in deciding if discrimination against homosexuals is wrong is somewhere in between rational basis review and strict scrutiny review. Justice Antonin Scalia thinks that this uncertainty will surely be resolved in the favor of gay rights, and he warns that such a legal erosion will result in the downfall of the law's moral authority.[510]

Opposition to Gay Rights[edit]

Polls consistently reveal that a clear majority [511][512] of people disapprove of homosexuality, or at least consider it less than ideal, and prefer that public policy does not encourage it. They also believe that accepting homosexuality would require the loss of rights to free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of association, and traditional marriage.[513] Conservatives criticize attempts by gay rights activists to prohibit any statements which are critical of homosexuality, such as the idea that it is "unnatural" or "sinful", using hate crimes statutes and anti-discrimination laws.

Conservatives also oppose attempts by homosexual activists to indoctrinate children through the use of tolerance or diversity programs in schools which encourage acceptance of homosexual behavior. Notable figures including Tony Perkins have expressed concerns.

  • The EU parliament called on Polish authorities to publicly condemn and take measures against declarations by officials "inciting discrimination and hatred based on sexual orientation." [9]

Support for Gay Rights[edit]

A Newsweek poll, conducted March, 2007, found that 61% of those polled felt that homosexuals should be allowed to serve openly in the military (margin of error, plus or minus 3%). The poll did not ask directly about current military policy.

The same poll found that 50% of those asked favored legal recognition of same-sex unions, either as marriages or civil unions or partnerships. 44% felt same-sex couples should have no legal recognition, with 6% unsure.[514]

Tactics[edit]

  • Kirk and Madsen predicted a mass public change of heart would follow, even among opponents, "if we can actually make them like us." [515]

Advocates routinely use deceit, notably pursuing various goal while pretending not to. For example, some advocates will claim:

  • The movement does not seek to convince others that homosexuality is right

Yet clearly the drive for "tolerance" is only one step toward the ultimate goal of "approval".

Blurring distinctions: Advocates routinely fail to distinguish between homosexual behavior and homosexuality as an "identity".

Homosexual bathhouses and disease[edit]

In regards to homosexual bathhouses and disease, Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth, stated the following regarding the spreading of disease in relation to homosexuality:

Why isn’t there a concerted government effort — akin to the current anti-smoking campaigns — to reign in homosexual promiscuity – beginning with closing down all sex businesses (bathhouses) that facilitate homosexual perversion? (Of course, we favor closing down straight prostitution businesses as well.) We know that bisexual behavior (men on the “down low”) help spread dangerous diseases to the general population: how many deaths and illnesses have to result from “second-hand sodomy” before authorities take corrective action?[516]
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A San Diego homosexual bathhouse that closed down.[517]

In 2004, the prominent medical website, 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."[518]

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.[517]

In 2004, Christian activist James Hartline, on an international broadcast of the 700 Club, took reporters on a tour right up to the front doors of the former San Diego homosexual bathhouse, in the hopes that more citizens would be involved in shutting its front doors (the 700 Club video is available on the CBN.com website)[517][519] Christian activist James Hartline and fellow Christians opposed the homosexual bathhouse in San Diego for four years before it shut down.[517]

In 2007, Peter LaBarbera reported on Fort Lauderdale Mayor Naugle expressing public health concerns about homosexual bathhouses and he asked Florida tourism officials to stop promoting homosexual bathhouses. [520]

Cleveland Health Official and the Opening of a Homosexual bathhouse[edit]

The Beacon Journal of Akron reported the following on July 16, 2006 regarding the opening of a homosexual bathhouse:

City leaders say the club could help spark the economic revival of a desolate commercial block, but they also worry that the bathhouse could fuel a growth of HIV/AIDS and other diseases. "I think it's going to be a big mess in the not-too-distant future," said William Tiedemann, AIDS director for the Cleveland Department of Public Health.[521]

Homosexual Circuit Parties and Disease[edit]

For more information please see: Homosexual circuit parties and disease

In 2001, the medical literature warned regarding homosexual "circuit parties" and the spreading of disease that it is a real public health concern.[522] In 2004, the Nursing Clinics of North America expressed concern about homosexual circuit parties.[523]

Homosexual circuit parties and disease[edit]

In 2001, the medical literature stated regarding homosexual "circuit parties" and the spreading of disease that it is a real public health concern.[524] In 2004, the Nursing Clinics of North America expressed concern about homosexual circuit parties.[525]

Homosexuality and language[edit]

Like many liberal organizations and the entire politically correct imposition, homosexuals have developed their own homosexual language as a linguistic and rhetorical device to further the homosexual agenda. As John Honey aptly outlined in his book "Language is Power"[526][527], controlling the language allows one to implicitly control the perceptions of yourself. By changing the words used to describe homosexuals, they have surreptitiously tried to soften the public's view of them and undermine their critics as insensitive, draconian, and repressive.

There are three main methods for changing the language used to refer to homosexuals:

  1. The appropriation of innocent words to refer "innocently" to homosexuals and homosexual acts
  2. The creation of negative labels and phrases to color the opinion of criticisms lodged against them
  3. The naming of homosexual organizations with positive-sounding names or neutral acronyms

Appropriation of innocent words[edit]

  • Butch: A synonym for "tough" (i.e. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), it now also refers to "masculine" female homosexuals.
  • The closet: An innocent storage room in the house has been transformed into a den of sin.
  • Coming out: Related to the closet, it gives a positive spin to the act of choosing a homosexual lifestyle. Rather the act being properly labelled as succumbing to brainwashing, the phrase casts it as a liberation from traditional norms.
  • Cruising: A casual, nautical, leisure activity for people to visit many places, it describes the activities of promiscuous homosexuals who "visit" many men.
  • Daddy: Originally, an affectionate term for a father, it is used among homosexuals who fantasize about their fathers incestuously (see Teens and Older Homosexuals).
  • Dike (or Dyke): The term for a dam in the Netherlands, it also denotes a lesbian.
  • Experimenting: Poses the idea that homosexuality can be "tried" without consequence before firmly deciding on one's sexuality. Sins can't be "tried" without eliciting the appropriate punishment from God, and socially there are many grave consequences if your homosexual activities were discovered. This phrase also appeals to those trained to revere science, since science succeeds with experiments.
  • Flaming: A verb meaning something that is burning, it used by effeminate male homosexuals who flaunt their sexuality rudely and against established social norms.
  • Gay: Originally a common synonym for "happy", it now almost exclusively refers to homosexuals, particularly male homosexuals.
  • Gay Mecca: a nickname for San Francisco, given its notoriously high population of homosexuals. The nickname is an offensive analogy of the religious pilgrims in Islam who are drawn to their holy city of Mecca.
  • Lesbian: Originally (and still) the name for the residents of the Greek island of Lesbos, it now commonly refers to female homosexuals. The residents of the island have fiercely fought against the theft of their name and their respectability.[528][529]
  • Queen: The term of royalty has been usurped to honor the most effeminate homosexuals.
  • Queer: A term for "slightly strange", it now is used by homosexuals to assert that they are only slightly abnormal.
  • Rainbow: A childhood symbol of happiness, it is now used as a badge of support for homosexuals.

Creation of negative labels and phrases[edit]

  • Homophobia/homophobe: comes from the common Greek roots homo "same" and phobia "fear", it literally means fear of being the same. Now it negatively means fear of those least like us, the homosexuals.
  • "You're just uncomfortable with your sexuality": used to dismiss the natural discomfort someone feels when watching or thinking of homosexual acts. It implies that the person is uncomfortable not because homosexuality is so reprehensible, but because they are secretly aroused by the homosexual act and are uncomfortable with this arousal. This phrase effectively shifts the blame for the discomfort from the homosexual to the normal person. It also cleverly attacks a person on the very personal issue of their sexual life, which can silence a response just from the shock of the social impropriety of the phrase.
  • "Do you have any gay friends?": It implies that if you knew homosexuals your opinions would suddenly change. However, you do not need to know a thief to know he is committing an immoral act. You do not need to know the sinner to know that he is sinning.

Names of homosexual organizations[edit]

  • Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): making it seem that someone can be glad to be homosexual.
  • Human Rights Campaign: sounds like an organization that fights for people under oppressive governments, but in fact only fights for homosexual "rights" such as marriage.
  • Lambda Legal: a homosexual organization pushing for the abolition of Don't Ask Don't Tell. It uses an innocent Greek letter lambda in its name to hide its true purpose from being immediately known.
  • NAMBLA: The North American Man-Boy Love Association, their acronym is the name of a Greek symbol, the upside-down Δ (Delta).
  • PFLAG: An acronym for the Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays, it's suggestive of what homosexuals want to do to our American flag and the way of life it represents.
  • Queer Nation: A homosexual activist organization, its name implies the whole nation may be queer, or at least that there's enough homosexuals to constitute a nation. This falsely inflates their numbers, giving the incorrect impression that homosexuals are a myriad population.

Homosexual obsession[edit]

Liberals cannot cease their obsession with homosexuals, which is fueled by a constant pumping of feel-good propaganda from the gay agenda. Supporting homosexuality has been mislabeled as the socially responsible action, instead of the morally responsible action of guiding the sinner from his temptations. The obsession with the gay lifestyle and all it entails is omnipresent in outlets controlled by liberals.

Strategy behind the obsession[edit]

Marshall Kirk, a reportedly brilliant researcher into the brain, and Hunter Madsen, a Harvard-trained expert in public persuasion tactics [are the authors of After the Ball, a book about a 1988 summit of gay leaders in Warrenton, Virginia, who came together to agree on the agenda]. The two men proposed using tactics on ‘straight’ America that are remarkably similar to the brainwashing methods of Mao Tse-Tung's Communist Chinese -- mixed with Madison Avenue's most persuasive selling techniques. The purpose of this brainwashing? According to Kirk and Hudson, it is to use "...the very processes that made America hate us, to turn their hatred into warm regard -- whether they like it or not." First, they proposed homosexuals and their liberal allies should desensitize heterosexuals by getting homosexuality talked about as much as possible in the straight world. "The main thing,” the authors said, “is talk about gayness until the issue becomes thoroughly tiresome…You can forget about trying right up front to persuade folks that homosexuality is a 'good' thing. But if you can get them to think it is just 'another' thing, meriting no more than a shrug of the shoulders -- then your battle for legal and social rights is virtually won."[530]

Movies[edit]

In the last decade, mainstream Hollywood comedies and dramas have featured a token gay character, almost without fail, a departure from previous cinematic traditions (see gay cupid, gay hero). The gay cinema documentary The Celluloid Closet begins with the lines: "In a hundred years of movies, homosexuality has only rarely been depicted on the screen. When it did appear, it was there as something to laugh at -- or something to pity -- or even something to fear." and ends with the line: "The long silence is finally ending. New voices have emerged, open and unapologetic."[531] Often, the gay character is portrayed as sympathetic, unable to do any wrong, and a longtime friend (see My Best Friend's Wedding).

"It is very, very propagandistic, because the entire purpose of the movie is to make homosexuality seem like something good and appealing, and to make people who are opposed to homosexuality bigots and homophobes," said David Kupelian, author of The Marketing of Evil.[530] Such an inaccurate picture of the homosexual lifestyle is especially present in movies pitched at teen and younger audiences. For example, it's unlikely that every popular (or unpopular) teen girl has her group of close female friends and of course a close, effeminate, homosexual male confidant who can be counted on for witty replies and fashion advice.[532] Male characters have casual homosexual friends, or if not, the movie frequently features them having a "homo moment" with implications that they secretly enjoyed it. Homosexuals often also play the role of the gay cupid.[533] "Another point [pushed] is to 'portray gays as victims of circumstance and oppression, not as aggressive challengers...Gays must be portrayed as victims in need of protection, so that straights will be inclined, by reflex, to assume the role of protector.' Benjamin Bull of the Alliance Defense Fund said, 'Suddenly those who choose homosexual behavior...sodomy...are victims. It's crazy!'[530] "38 new films with gay and lesbian themes are currently in the pipeline and many more will be coming in the near future. No consideration is currently being given to the children viewing these movies."[534]

Television[edit]

Not only film, but television as well has had the depiction of homosexuality increase manyfold. Programs with homosexual content are shown at hours when children may be watching and stumble upon the salacious content (in soap opera, dinnertime sitcoms, etc). "The casting of homosexuals in various TV shows has skyrocketed. Today there are around 22 television shows on major stations with a homosexual cast member as the main character of the show." [535]

Magazines[edit]

On multiple occasions, People magazine has had their cover story be some D-list actor or actress, such as Lance Bass or Rosie O'Donnell, coming out of the closet and reveling in his or her homosexual bliss. They also feature open homosexuals in their Most Eligible Bachelors list, an irony that is lost on the publishers.

Universities[edit]

College admission committees shower homosexuals with praise for contributing to "diversity" rather than "perversity". They equate participation in high school with gay and straight allegiances with civically responsible extracurricular activities such as sports, volunteering for charity, student council or the debate team. Many universities have courses devoted to studying the gay and lesbian "experience" and their history. Some schools even go so far as to have gay and lesbian studies be a minor or major.

Wikipedia[edit]

Wikipedia is also notorious for having many articles on homosexual proclivities, from the numerous pro-gay organizations, to various sordid details of bizarre homosexual acts.

Gay heroism[edit]

The idea of "gay heroism" is part of a campaign to legitimize homosexuality[citation needed] by portraying homosexuals as more selfless and caring than ordinary people - and therefore just as good, despite their perversion. In film, this is often shown as the "gay cupid" who selflessly facilitates romantic relationships.[citation needed]

Ironically, according to Dr. Paul Cameron, homosexuals are among the most selfish people in society,[536] while (ironically) blaming society for their problems.[537]

Portrayals of them as champions of the common social good, for example as surrogate fathers[538], are naively optimistic.

Homosexuality in Nazi Germany[edit]

Homosexuality was illegal in Nazi Germany, and an estimated 100,000 men were arrested for this crime, of whom approximately 5,000 to 15,000 were interned in concentration camps.[539] See Homosexuals and the Holocaust for further details.

However, according to some historians, homosexual men constituted the core of the Nazi Party in Germany.[540]

Nazi influence on gay culture[edit]

According to Bryan Fischer, of the Idaho Values Alliance:

Even today in America, it is chic in some homosexual circles for individuals to wear replicas of Nazi Germany uniforms, complete with iron crosses, storm trooper outfits, military boots and even swastikas. Some parts of the American Nazi movement are explicitly homosexual. The National Socialist League, in fact, at last word restricts its membership to homosexual Nazis.[541]

Homosexuals and society[edit]

Are homosexuals troubled today because society unreasonably discriminates against them or are they more frequently pathological and distressed due to a psychology shaped by their choices and experience? Several lines of evidence suggest that the personality problems of gays are not a consequence of societal rejection, but ‘part and parcel’ of living the homosexual life. [10]

Gay violence[edit]

Homosexuals have been known to lash out violently in anger over being "different". This is a typically unfortunate case of a sinner who can't accept responsibility for his grave sin. Such acceptance is the necessary first step to being repentant for the sin and breaking the sexual addiction.

Dr. Paul Cameron, chairman of the Family Research Institute, has falsely claimed that "The top six U.S. male serial killers were all gay." [542]. The worst killer mentioned by Cameron, Donald Harvey, claimed 37 victims. In 1999, when Cameron made this claim, there were multiple male heterosexual serial killers with more victims than Donald Harvey. Examples include Donald Henry Gaskins (100), David Parker Ray (60), Tommy Lynn Sells (70), Gerald Stano (41), Charles Cullen (45), and Coral Eugene Watts (40). Gary Ridgway confessed to 48 murders in 2003. In addition, there are multiple other American heterosexual male serial killers with greater numbers of victims than those farther down on Cameron's list.

Cameron also makes the oft-repeated claim that an "Auschwitz executioner", Ludwig Tiene, performed numerous violent homosexual acts. The only evidence of Tiene's existence comes from a single book, They Called Him Piepel, a.k.a. Moni or Atrocity, by Auschwitz survivor Yehiel Dinur[543]. Dinur had, understandably, serious issues with post-traumatic stress disorder for the remainder of his life following his two-year incarceration at Auschwitz. His literary works about Auschwitz have been criticized by fellow survivors as being factually inaccurate[544]. Some modern Jewish scholars describe his works as pornographic fiction rather than accurate historical accounts. At any rate, Tiene was described in the book as a Lageralteste- a senior camp inmate, not one of the Nazi guards[545].

Homosexuals and the Holocaust[edit]

According to Gay rights activists, the Nazis targeted homosexuals during the holocaust in a way comparable to the Jewish population.[citation needed]

However, homosexuals were not exterminated as Jews were, although approximately 100,000 men were arrested for homosexuality, out of an estimated homosexual population of one million.[539][546] Only about 5,000 to 15,000 of these were interned in concentration camps.

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, "Nazi Germany did not seek to kill all homosexuals. . . [but] the Nazi state, through active persecution, attempted to terrorize German homosexuals into sexual and social conformity".[546]

Nazi treatment of homosexuals[edit]

Due to the scarcity of records, it is unknown how many of these died in the camps' harsh conditions, though one historian has estimated the death rate to have been as high as 60%.[539] Other homosexuals were castrated by court order, or forcibly implanted with testosterone capsules in a medical attempt to "cure" them.[539] A special division of the Gestapo (Secret State Police) had been set up in 1934, specifically to identify and arrest homosexuals.[539]

The Washington Blade, the newspaper of the homosexual community in Washington D.C., reported on the research of John Fout, a “gay” history professor at Bard College in New York:

  • The Nazis shut down the two or three active Gay political organizations that had been operating in German (sic) as soon as Hitler took power in 1933. However, according to Fout, Gay bars and bathhouses remained open until the late 1930s.... ‘The Gay urban subculture survived the Nazi period,’ said Fout.[547]

Homosexual Nazis[edit]

In his book, "The Pink Swastika," Lively claims that although the Nazis did persecute homosexuals, the homosexuals the Nazis persecuted were almost exclusively the effeminate members of the gay community in Germany, and that much of the mistreatment was administered by masculine homosexuals who despised effeminacy in all its forms.[548]

Brokeback Mountain[edit]

File:Brokebackmountainposter.jpg
Movie poster for Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain is a movie from 2005 by Ang Lee about two cowboys who begin a hormonally-charged relationship during a time of prolonged seclusion from others (particularly from females). Afterwards, they part ways and marry beautiful, dedicated and loving women. However, soon their past comes to haunt them and destroys not only their lives but the innocent lives of their wives and children. Audiences witness the families torn asunder in waves of agonizing revelations, as the men continue to meet periodically, telling their wives they are going fishing.

Despite the destructive message of this film, liberally minded institutions with Hollywood values rewarded the homosexual agenda by festooning the movie with several awards including three [[Oscars, four BAFTA awards, and four Golden Globes. As Bill O'Reilly remarked in a monologue:

I also think the entertainment industry should be up front in explaining what films it values and why it finds them especially worthy. Most Americans are not gonna see "Brokeback Mountain" because they don't relate to the subject, and if Hollywood is now in the "culture-shaping business," it should admit it. So look for Oscar night to be a huge night for shepherds who roam the range in their own consensual way. Hollywood is making a statement and Americans should be geting [sic] the message loud and clear.[549]

The Times reported:

Christian groups led a furious campaign against Hollywood yesterday, accusing the Golden Globe Awards of promoting films with gay or “leftist” themes to serve a political agenda. The criticism was made after Brokeback Mountain, a film about the forbidden love between gay Wyoming cowboys, won four awards... Oscar pundits are now questioning whether the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will also reward Brokeback Mountain, potentially souring Hollywood’s relationship with the American ticketbuying public even further... Right-wing radio talk show hosts also took pot shots at the Globes yesterday. Stephen Bennett, of Straight Talk Radio, said: “When Hollywood is pumping out anti-family movies with sexually explicit, twisted and perverse themes that glorify homosexuality, transsexuality and every other kind of sexual immorality — then awarding itself for doing so — Middle America better take note. “Last night Hollywood exposed its own corrupt agenda. [It] is no doubt out on a mission to 'homosexualise' America.”[550]

Many other sources have also been outraged how Hollywood supported the gay agenda with the over promotion of this film[551][552].

Brokeback Mountain became the "buzz" that everyone was talking about in 2005 and people were admonished for not having seen it and not being "open-minded" to a "different" love story. In that respect, the advertising concealed the theme of homosexuality from the public, merely referring to it as a modern day "love story" and concentrating on the appealing rugged cowboy element and picturesque landscapes.

Two young lesser-known actors (Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal) took on the main roles of the two cowboys. An interview with the San Francisco Bay Times noted,
Though the director admits making Brokeback Mountain presents a certain professional risk for all involved, he does not find the act particularly “brave” of his stars. “They’re actors,” he notes. “Of course they want juicy parts.” “I’m not their [Ledger and Gyllenhall's] manager. I don’t care if this movie dooms the rest of their careers,” he half-jokes. “All I cared about was that they performed for me.” [553]

See also[edit]

  • Overcoming Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality Statistics
  • Homosexuality Research
  • Arguments Against Homosexuality
  • Causes of Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality and Christianity
  • Homosexuality and Judaism
  • Homosexuality and Islam
  • Buddhism and Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality and Religion
  • Articles on Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality and World Cultures
  • Bisexuality - The orientation of being sexually attracted to members of both sexes.
  • Conservative Links
  • Gender identity disorder
  • Homosexuality and English Speaking Countries
  • Religious Upbringing and Culture Affects Rates of Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality and Choice
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexual Marriage
  • Ex-Homosexuals
  • Homosexual Couples and Domestic Violence
  • Homosexuality and Health
  • Homosexual belief system
  • Gay rights
  • "Homophobia"
  • Hate speech, Hate crime
  • Homosexuality
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Homosexuality and MRSA
  • Homosexuality and Illegal Drug Use
  • Homosexual bathhouses and disease
  • Homosexuality in the media
  • Examples of Bias in Wikipedia

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  468. Drink fuels record 999 call-outs
  469. Charles W. Socarides, M.D., How America Went Gay, America, (November 18, 1995).
  470. According to the National Association for Research & Therapy on Homosexuality (NARTH), gay-rights advocate Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D. wrote that the term "homophobia" was useful in pushing forward the gay agenda in our culture. Gay Psychologist Creates New Terms for Use in the Social Debate. "In his paper on homophobia, stigma, and sexual prejudice, Dr. Herek suggests that although the term "homophobia" was useful in pushing forward the gay agenda in our culture, the term may be too limited in its scope today."
  471. NARTH Position Statements
  472. http://www.narth.com/docs/creates.html
  473. Plummer, David, One of the Boys: Masculinity, Homophobia, and Modern Manhood, pp. 3-4: "'Homophobia was introduced into the clinical literature by George Weinberg in 1972, in Society and the Healthy Homosexual.
  474. Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D., published Beyond 'Homophobia': Thinking About Sexual Prejudice and Stigma in the Twenty-First Century, in the April, 2004, issue of Sexuality Research & Social Policy.
  475. William O'Donohue and Christine E. Caselles, Homophobia: Conceptual, definitional, and value issues, Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, Volume 15, Number 3, Springer Netherlands, September, 1993. ISSN 0882-2689
  476. Clinical Issues: Grief Work, Interview: Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D.
  477. Ibid
  478. Psychologists do not recognize it as a phobia in any generally recognized publication like the DSM IV.
  479. E.g., this site [2] first defines homophobia as a dread or fear, but says that it includes those who write their Congressmen to oppose same-sex marriage.
  480. HOMOPHOBIA: A Scientific Non-Political Definition, Dr. Sander J. Breiner, National Association for Research and Therapy on Homosexuality, 2003.
  481. Specific Phobia DSM-IV Criteria
  482. 2 Timothy 1:7
  483. http://www.homosexinfo.org/Homophobia/HomePage
  484. Psychology Losing Scientific Credibility, Say APA Insiders [3]
  485. http://www.leaderu.com/socialsciences/sellinghomosexuality.html http://www.article8.org/docs/gay_strategies/after_the_ball.htm
  486. After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s, p. 152-153 (1989, Doubleday/Bantam)
  487. The Gentleman from Maryland: The Conscience of a gay Conservative, by Robert Bauman, 1986, page 163.
  488. Brazilian Government Says 99% of Citizens Are "Homophobic" and Must Be Reeducated http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/feb/09021301.html
  489. An essay on the origin and nature of homophobia, Scott Bidstrup
  490. Socarides, A Freedom Too Far, 1995
  491. Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Hate Crime Statistics 2005: About Hate Crime[4]
  492. U.S. Department of Justice — Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports, Offense Type by Bias Motivation, 2005 Table 4.
  493. U.S. Department of Justice — Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports, Offense Type by Bias Motivation, 2004 Table 4.
  494. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Domestic Violence in 2001, National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, 2002.
  495. Air Force Considered Gay 'Love Bomb' Against Enemies
  496. Red Roots Of Gay Movement, Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy in Media, September 10, 2003.
  497. In Partial Payment Class Struggle, Sexuality and Gay Liberation (1978), by A. Rausch. Retrieved from Urgent Tasks: Journal of the Revolutionary Left, Sojourner Truth Organization Digital Archive , 10 May 2007.
  498. John D'Emilio, Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983), quoted in Martin Meeker, Behind the Mask of Respectability, Journal of the History of Sexuality, (2001) 78-116.
  499. New Russian Evidence on the Korean War Biological Warfare Allegations: Background and Analysis,Milton Leitenberg, Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
  500. Object Lesson, TIME magazine, Dec. 25, 1950.
  501. Human Rights Campaign Mourns the Death of Gay Rights Pioneer Harry Hay, Press Release, Oct. 24, 2002.
  502. The Boston Phoenix, The real Harry Hay, Michael Bronski, October 31 - November 7, 2002.
  503. Catholic Charities stuns state, ends adoptions, By Patricia Wen, The Boston Globe, March 11, 2006.
  504. Banned in Boston, by Maggie Gallagher, The Weekly Standard, 05/15/2006, Volume 011, Issue 33.
  505. Romer v. Evans, 517 U.S. 620
  506. See generally Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U.S. 186
  507. Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558, Justice Anthony Kennedy, in the Opinion of the Court, found this in his historical analysis.
  508. Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558
  509. Lawrence v. Texas; Kennedy & O'Connor both reached this conclusion explicitly.
  510. Lawrence v. Texas, Scalia, J., dissenting.
  511. | Clinton, Obama Slow to Respond to Questions on Homosexuality Washington Post, March 18, 2007
  512. New poll shows Americans oppose gay civil unions 58%-37% Washington Post, August 18, 2003
  513. Traditional Values Coalition - Homosexual Marriage In Canada Killing Free Speech
  514. Polling Report http://www.pollingreport.com/civil.htm
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  526. Language is Power: The Story of Standard English and its Enemies by John Honey, Faber and Faber, London 1997
  527. Cached version of Christopher Rollason's review
  528. http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=51c3981e-c788-4492-afa8-167af7446c09
  529. http://www.suntimes.com/news/world/997792,lesb061008.article
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  532. Juno
  533. Mean Girls
  534. a petition you should sign
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  536. The Psychology of Homosexuality, By Paul Cameron, Ph. D.[5]
  537. [6] The contention that ‘society’ is to blame for the misfortunes that befall those who engage in homosexuality is part of the modern doctrine of victimhood.
  538. For example, in the movieThe Object of My Affection
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  544. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/06/world/middleeast/06stalags.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
  545. http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=88561
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  547. Researcher says Nazi persecution not systematic - The Washington Blade, May 22, 1998
  548. http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/fischer/080515 The truth about homosexuality and the Nazi Party
  549. Transcript of Bill O'Reilly's monologue
  550. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article789527.ece
  551. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/news/060113d.asp CBN
  552. http://www.jamesbowman.net/articleDetail.asp?pubID=1703 James Bowman
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  554. http://www.witnessfortheworld.org/blkexgbks.html