Skip to comments.Is Homosexuality as Harmless and Healthy as Political Correctness Dictates?
Posted on 05/09/2013 1:54:29 PM PDT by Enza Ferreri
In psychology and psychiatry, a condition is considered pathological when it results in behaviours or states of mind which are harmful to oneself and/or others.
Sometimes it is a question of degree. All of us, for example, have little insignificant rituals, or irrational beliefs, or acts of superstition that serve no purpose but are harmless enough. When these come to dominate somebody's life and seriously interfere with normal everyday functioning, they are deemed a disorder, specifically Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
We all generally keep objects that only occupy space without any use or function, but it is only when the house becomes a suffocating repository of towering piles of junk and old newspapers that this behaviour is called "hoarding" and treated as a disease.
So, it is the consequences that signal pathology.
Paedophilia is considered an illness because it is believed that children and young people under the age of consent will be harmed by sexual relationships, especially with adults.
Incidentally, the very fact that the age of consent, even in the Western world alone, varies considerably and can be as low as 13 in Spain and as high as 18 in the USA shows how unclear and uncertain many of our notions about sex ethics are.
Therefore, so the current consensus goes, paedophilia is an abnormality and homosexuality, for example, is not purely because of the consequences, harmful in the former and innocuous in the latter.
This is the received wisdom, the present-day orthodoxy and dogma which, interestingly enough, is very different from that of not just 100, or 50, but even a few years ago, when same-sex marriage, for instance, was still generally regarded as, well, queer.
So, if we think that our ideas were so terribly wrong then, they might as well be wrong now, and maybe in a decade or two from today they will have changed all over again, in the same or in the opposite direction.
"Homosexuality" can refer to two things: homosexual tendency and homosexual behaviour. As in many other cases in psychology and psychiatry, it is the acting on the tendency, namely the behaviour, that can more appropriately be considered pathological or not.
If we look at homosexual behaviour in men, we see persons who are prepared to take extraordinary, lethal health risks in order to satisfy their tendency.
Male homosexuals are at very high risk of contracting the AIDS virus and other sexually transmitted diseases, disproportionately high in comparison to the heterosexual population:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published in 2010 a study conducted in 21 American cities, showing that one in five MSM (men who have sex with men) had HIV...The often-repeated wishful thinking "panacea" of the use of condom is just that, a wishful thinking myth.
A coincidence, you say? No, the way HIV, the AIDS virus, spreads has a lot to do with homosexual behaviour.Before looking into the evidence of brain, genes or hormones we need to recognise that the male body is not designed to be penetrated during sexual intercourse. The lining of the anus is much thinner than the vagina and tears very easily. The lining of the anus, compared to the lining of the vagina, is also designed for nutrients to pass through it - where a healthy vagina will stop sperm entering any part of the body except the reproductive system the anus will allow semen (and any disease it carries) into the blood stream. Also the anal sphincter muscle is designed to expel not accept objects which can lead to problems in later life...This is from the website of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a federal government agency:
So biologically the male and female bodies are compatible with each other not bodies of the same gender.The Surgeon General (C. Everett Koop, Surgeon General 1982-1989) has said, "Condoms provide some protection, but anal intercourse is simply too dangerous to practice".
Condoms may be more likely to break during anal intercourse than during other types of sex because of the greater amount of friction and other stresses involved.
Even if the condom doesn't break, anal intercourse is very risky because it can cause tissue in the rectum to tear and bleed. These tears allow disease germs to pass more easily from one partner to the other.
Male homosexual behaviour may reduce life expectancy up to 3 times more than smoking. This is what "Modelling the impact of HIV disease on mortality in gay and bisexual men", a peer-reviewed study published in the Oxford Journal of Epidemiology, says:
In a major Canadian centre, life expectancy at age 20 years for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men [for smokers is 7 years less]. If the same pattern of mortality were to continue, we estimate that nearly half of gay and bisexual men currently aged 20 years will not reach their 65th birthday. Under even the most liberal assumptions, gay and bisexual men in this urban centre are now experiencing a life expectancy similar to that experienced by all men in Canada in the year 1871.Are men engaging in sex with other men only harming themselves, although that in itself would be sufficient to recognize this behaviour as psychologically pathological?
Actually no, the risk spreads to society at large. Tuberculosis is increasing in the world, "and 'the worldwide number of new cases (more than 9 million) is higher than at any other time in history' largely, as the authoritative medical journal The Lancet explains, thanks to the spread of HIV: 'Due to the devastating effect of HIV on susceptibility to tuberculosis'."
All this shows that male homosexual behaviour has consequences that, if political correctness and fears of being ostracized as a "homophobe" - things that have nothing to do with medical or psychological considerations - did not stand in the way, would rightly make it classified as pathological.
Congress should be made to take the Ben Dover test
Homosexuals are not just at much higher risk for STD’s, they are at much higher risk for cancer, suicide, depression, and violence (from other homosexuals). Their sexual practices are a huge burden for them.
I don’t know about the USA, but I saw the Canadian Gov’t publish statistics showing that the average homosexual men lives 21 years less than the average Canadian.
HIV is just the tip of the iceberg...
syphilis, alcohol and drug abuse, anxiety, major depression, shortened lifespan, suicide, the list goes on...
Not only is the behavior harmful, it’s deadly.
The Obama White House released a study that homosexual women are a high risk for obesity.
Obama’s study found 75% are obese.
Whoooah! That’s too much information!
Rising Syphilis Rate Linked to Gay Men
Los Angeles Times
That says it all for me. It's what's meant by "being normal."
Workplace romance between homosexuals is not met with the same harassment hammer as heterosexual affairs even though I’ve heard horror tales at hospitals and restaurants about oppressive dykes bedding their co-workers (sometimes even managers bedding subordinates) and then carrying relationship arguments into the workplace. Don’t know how much pressure there is for them to submit, either.
Certainly creates a “hostile work atmosphere” yet I’ve never seen one fired over it.
It is unhealthy, way worse than smoking, though smoking is demonized to the Nth degree. God did not create Adam and Steve.
I worked for a homosexual lawyer and he was on antidepressants. I liked him - nice guy and very smart and met his mom and sister a couple of times. Seemed like very nice people. I felt sorry for him.
Any sexual practices which result in the exchange of semen-to-blood (or blood-to-blood, of course) are going to allow for more infections (of HIV or whatever) to occur. I have read that part of why heterosexual African people have a higher rate of HIV is because in some of the cultures, they have a practice of partially sewing the women’s vaginas shut. (I’m not making this up. Really.) This means that when they do have intercourse, small (or larger) rips occur, which allow for the mixing of semen and blood.
The idea that the gay lifestyle is healthy is politically correct dogma. It has no basis in fact. If the public was ever honestly exposed to the excesses of homosexuality, support for this lifestyle would disappear instantly. Gay people are being treated as if they were some precious and holy relic that had just been discovered. The opposite is true. The morals that they are promoting to young people are deadly poisons slowly destroying the values that hold our society together. And the gays know it and don’t care. All they care about is having sex their way.
Homosexuality= communist supported mental illness. Not healthy to those who practice it, and used to undermine the society by those who encourage people to practice it.
-—homosexual women are at a high risk for obesity-—
What about deaths by suffocation?
Masquerading as "gay rights," this misnamed "political correctness" is government tyranny to deny the rights of individuals and entities that find open homosexuality repelling, to refuse to accommodate openly gay folks. This moral right belong to every entity, whether it's a business or an apartment complex or a school district, boys club, match-making service, wedding cake maker, or adoption agency. Every human being has the right to tell the homosexual, "Parade at your own risk."
Whether or not it's "harmless" is beside the point. It's a basic, God-given moral freedom that is BEING STOLEN by government tyranny, a government that presumes to force you and me to take part in its version of "morality" by taking away our right to say, "No thanks, you go ahead."
Gay "rights" is about removing rights.
Homosexuality isn’t about sex. It’s about brutality, and the outcomes of fudge packing, from UTIs to AIDS is part of it. That brutality spreads to the rest of society through drug use and pedophilia. Gay marriage isn’t going to tame homosexuals, or persuade them to stop dangerous sexual activity.
The solution to this problem, we were told, was permitting homosexuals to come out into the open, without fear of retribution.... But thirty-five years have passed since the infamous Stonewall riots of 1969 in New York, the Lexington and Concord of the gay liberation movement. During that time, homosexuals have carved out for themselves public spaces in every major American city, and many of the minor ones as well. They have had the chance to create whatever they wanted in those spaces, and what have they created? New spaces for locating sexual partners.
-- Ronald G. Lee, The Truth About the Homoseuxal Rights Movement
Placemark for pinging tomorrow. Looks like a good artcle.
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