73% of psychiatrists say homosexuals are less happy than the average person, and of those psychiatrists, 70% say that the unhappiness is NOT due to social stigmatization (8).
25-33% of homosexuals and lesbians are alcoholics (6).
50% of suicides can be attributed to homosexuals (5).
A gay newspaper survey of nearly 8,000 found that gay couples lasted 3.5 years at the most, and lesbian couples lasted 2.2 years (P. Blum stein & P. Schwartz, American Couples, 1983). A recent study done in The Netherlands, which already has same-sex “marriage,” showed an average of a year and a half.
One study reports that the average homosexual has between 20 and 106 partners per year (2).
The average heterosexual has 8 partners in a lifetime. One study reports that 43% of homosexuals asked admit to 500 or more partners in a lifetime, 28% admit to 1000 or more in a lifetime, and of these people, 79% say that half of those partners are total strangers! Homosexuals account for 60% of all syphilis cases (1).
Homosexuals have historically accounted for the bulk of gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, TB, etc.(15).
Homosexuals are 100 times more likely to be murdered (usually by another homosexual) than the average person, 25 times more likely to commit suicide (3).
21% of lesbians die of murder, suicide or traffic accident, which is at a rate of 534 times higher than the number of white heterosexual females aged 25-44 who die of these things (3).
About 50% of the women on death row are lesbians (7).
A study of 518 mass murders in the U.S., from 1966 to 1983, revealed that 350 (68%) of the victims were killed by those who practiced homosexuality (P. Cameron, Midwestern Psych. Assn., 1983)
Homosexuals have the highest rate of domestic violence, especially among lesbians! 50% of the calls to a hotline to report “queer bashing” involved domestic violence (i.e., homosexuals beating up other homosexuals) (10).
According to the International Journal of Epidemiology, the life expectancy of a homosexual male is twenty years less than that of a heterosexual male.
Whenever you see videos of gays marching in D.C., San Francisco, or elsewhere, notice most of them are in their twenties, and a few are in their thirties. The older ones have usually died of AIDS or are in very sick health.
Consider the fact that the average homosexual has 50 to 70 different “partners” every year, you can see if they start this lifestyle when they were 20-years-old , most of them will come down with AIDS or be dead by the time he is 30.
The average American now lives to be about 70, but do you know that less than 2% of homosexuals survive to that age? According to Dr. E. Fields in “Is Homosexual Activity Normal?” for male gays who die of AIDS, the median age is 39. For male gays who die of something else, the median age at death is 42. The median age at death of lesbians is 44.
CATHOLIC FOSTER CARE IN D.C. FORCED OUT
As reported in today’s Washington Post, Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Washington has ended its foster-care program. At issue was the right of the archdiocese to reject gay marriage and remain a city contractor; a bill legalizing same-sex marriage recently passed in the District.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue supports the archdiocese:
Archbishop Donald Wuerl is a man of principle and prudence: he did not want to end the foster-care program, but he was left with no realistic option. District lawmakers could have granted the kind of religious exemptions that would have ensured a continuation of services, but instead they sought to create a Catch-22 situation for the archdiocese. Surely they knew that Archbishop Wuerl was not going to negotiate Catholic Church teachings on marriage, yet that hardly mattered to them. The real losers are the children who were served by the Catholic Church.
Those who say that Wuerl is throwing the kids overboard are phonies. If Planned Parenthood were told that as a condition of public funding it had to refer Catholic women having second thoughts about abortion to a crisis pregnancy center, it would scream violation of church and state, refuse the money and end this program. Well, Archbishop Wuerl isn’t about to allow the state to run roughshod over Catholic doctrine, and that is why he is being forced to drop the foster-care program.
Prudent lawmakers interested in balancing church and state interests and servicing children would not seek to impose secular views on sectarian institutions. But that’s not what D.C. legislators opted to do, leaving Archbishop Wuerl with no realistic alternative.
Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123
Sodomy, n. A crime against nature. –American Dictionary of the English language, Noah Webster 1828.
Words mean something. Noah Webster knew that well. Just hearing the word sodomy sounds harsh. This is evidence of how far we have slid.
“Whoever, therefore wishes to ruin a nation, has only to get this vice introduced; for it is extremely difficult to extirpate it where it has once taken root because it can be propagated with much secrecy… and when we perceive that it has once got a footing in any country, however, powerful and flourishing, we may venture as politicians to predict that the foundation of its future decline is laid and that after some hundred years it will no longer be the same…powerful country it is at the present.” (Sir John David Michaelis, Commentaries on the Laws of Moses, 1814.
In 1988, 74.9% of the American Public thought that sex between two people of the same gender was always wrong. By 1998, the percentage had fallen to 54.6% (National Opinion research Center, The University of Chicago.)
Perhaps no other movement in the history of America has had so much success in such a short time. We must examine the homosexual agenda’s success in changing American Culture and attempting to redefine the family, not only to understand how to combat it, but to provide a glimpse of the potential of the American Church if only we were so vocal and dedicated.
The Homosexual Agenda
The strategy was revealed 20 years ago in a 1987 article titled, “The Overhauling of Straight America,” and a 1989 book titled “After the Ball.” In which two radicalized homosexual activists Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen published their plan. Both Kirk and Madsen were highly educated men. Kirk was a Harvard educated researcher in neuropsychiatry, and Madsen had a doctorate in politics from Harvard, and was an expert on public persuasion tactics and social marketing. (The Marketing of Evil, David Kupelian, p.23)
Their strategy was six fold:
1. Talk about gays and gayness as loudly and often as possible.
2. Portray gays as victims, not aggressive challengers.
3. Give homosexual protectors a “just” cause.
4. Make gays look good.
5. Make the victimizers look bad.
6. Solicit Funds(Get corporate America and major foundations to financially support the homosexual cause. (The Homosexual Agenda: (Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today. Alan Sears & Craig Osten, p. 18)
Let’s briefly examine these strategies.
Firstly, Kirk and Madsen in The Overhauling of Straight America, write in regards to talking about gays and gayness, “The principal behind this advice is simple: almost all behavior begins to look normal if you are exposed to enough of it at close quarters and among your acquaintances.” (Sears and Osten p. 18)
“The main thing is talk about gayness until the issue becomes thoroughly tiresome.” According to Sears and Osten this will have one of two effects. “1. It convinces people that homosexual behavior is just another lifestyle, or 2. causes them to get so sick of the issue that they throw their hands up in disgust or become exhausted and then withdraw. Either way the homosexual activists win.” (Sears and Osten 17-18)
Portraying homosexuals as an oppressed victim is the second part of Madsen and Kirk’s strategy because it plays into all Americans sense of fairness. This can be seen in the framing of the AIDS debate (primarily spread by homosexual behavior) as a civil rights issue (AIDS was formally called GRIDS, G stands for ‘Gay”) He who frames the argument wins.
This was also seen through the Matthew Shepherd murder case when two non-religious men killed another man for drugs. The case was blown up by the national media to be a homophobic hate crime spurred on by “hateful” evangelicals preaching against sin. In the media Christians are then compared to Hitler and the KKK, instead of Mother Theresa, William Wilberforce (the Christian who abolished the British slave-trade), and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
By piggybacking on the civil rights issue and slandering blacks, homosexuality has become the cause de jour to appeal to liberal sensitivities of fairness and justice. The “Gay Rights” issue is now seen as a “just cause.” Examples of this in Hollywood are the film Philadelphia, where Tom Hanks is fired from his job by discriminating hate-mongers, and Broke Back Mountain where Heath Ledger can’t really live out the true love and life he wants because of an oppressive society. Rather than showing two men living in San Francisco with high discretionary income and a lavish lifestyle they are shown as oppressed and victimized. This idea of making the homosexual appear oppressed and the victimizer bad can adroitly be perpetuated showing scenes of Fred Phelps, (of God Hates Fags lore) protesting funerals which furthers the myth that Christians are mean and bigoted people.
Lastly, soliciting funds for radicalized homosexual groups has been widely successful. Ford Motors, Kraft, Home Depot, Proctor & Gamble and many more corporations indirectly or directly contribute to the advancement of the homosexual agenda. They do this through sponsorship, advertising, donations, and legislative endorsement. Careful coordination with corporations and the media have been tools in the propaganda campaign to mainstream homosexual sodomy. These are the engines that drive the homosexual activist groups such as GLSEN (which are proliferating our schools), and Equality Forum (A lobbying and legislative homosexual group.)
Eric Pollard, the founder of ACT-UP (a militant homosexual group) claimed Hitler’s Mein Kampf as a model for the “gay” agenda. (Sears and Osten, p. 26)
“Something of even the most insolent lie will always remain and stick- a fact which all the great lie-virtuosi and lying-clubs in this world know only too well and also make the most treacherous use of… By clever and persevering use of propaganda even heaven can be represented as hell to the people, and conversely the most wretched life as paradise.” (Mein Kampf)
Kirk and Madsen reiterate Pollards ideas, “We have in mind a strategy as calculated and powerful as that which gays are accused of employing by their enemies. It’s time to learn from Madison Avenue, to roll out the big guns. Gays must launch a large scale campaign to reach straights through the mainstream media. We’re talking about propaganda.” (Sears and Osten p. 27) So far they are achieving their carefully laid out goals.
The Human Face of Homosexuality
We all know friends who are “gay,” and many are genuinely nice people.
What is the real face of homosexuality? Is it the radicalized homosexual trying to legalize sex between men and boys (NAMBLA)? Is it someone like Rosie O’ Donnell or Ellen? Or is it our coworker or family member, our son or our daughter? Is it the people who shut down the local parks for public sex within eyesight of children, leaving condoms strewn around the park? Perhaps it is all of these for sin has degrees of evil.
In my own life I see various shades of this sin that traps so many. A friend of mine once shared with me that he watched his father commit suicide when he was 15. Since then he has engaged in hundreds of acts with other men and is currently in a “monogamous relationship.” Perhaps he is seeking the love of the father he never got. Another young man I know suffered seizures, and increasing paralysis, and died earlier this year from AIDS which he contracted from earlier involvement in homosexual sin. Two friends I know have parents that left their families for another “same sex” partner. Their families have been torn asunder. Behind the glitzy glamour of Hollywood are real people with real sin which has real consequences. Who will speak the truth to these people, to these families?
Counting the Cost
Last year I submitted a resolution to the State Convention of Ohio Baptists urging Christian parents to pull their children out of public school and either home school or provide Christian private education. It was a wakeup call to pastors and parents in our state newspaper due to the advancing homosexual agenda and Darwinian dogma in public schools. Within the next few weeks homosexual activists wrote in and repeated the tired old saw calling me a bigot, or exclaiming that I was spreading hate. One person said there was no gay agenda in schools that the only agenda was for her to get up go to work and pay taxes like every “normal” American. Being called names in a newspaper or blog is a small price to pay. In the future it may not be so easy.
We have already seen in Canada where a free speech chill has come after the passing of hate crimes legislation. The same legislation is being advanced in America (SB 777 in California, and through hate crimes bills.) Canadian Pastors have been fined for speaking out against homosexuality. Programs like Focus on the Family are not able to be aired in Canada.
It is time to count the cost. We have all the freedoms and opportunity now to confront this sin. But time is running out. Will we sit cowardly in our stained glass fortresses while Sir John David Michaelis’ words ring prophetic towards America, “that the foundation of its future decline is laid?”
If a 1-2 percent minority can change the face of American Culture and public policy, then anything can be achieved.
We have both the numbers, and the truth. If speaking the truth is a hate crime. Let us be found guilty.