Skip to comments.New Study Shows Homosexuals Live 20 Fewer Years
Posted on 06/06/2005 10:50:27 PM PDT by scripter
Dr. Paul Cameron, President of Family Research Institute, a Colorado-based think tank, announced today that a new study on the life span of homosexuals will appear in a 2005 issue of the refereed scientific journal Psychological Reports (Volume 96: pp. 693-697).
This study provides additional evidence that the practice of homosexuality, with its attendant lifestyle, shortens the life of practitioners by about 20 years.
"Obituaries have indicated that gays seldom reach old age," Cameron said. "Indeed, gay obituaries suggest that engaging in homosexuality costs participants between 15 to 25 years of life, suggesting that homosexuality is more dangerous than smoking or being fat.
"Over 10,000 gay obituaries have been collected from homosexual publications. Are the obituaries listed in the gay press representative of gay deaths in general?" Cameron asks.
A new study that compared them with Centers for Disease Control data indicates they are.
The Washington Blade, a homosexual newspaper, has been the major homosexual paper used to track homosexual obituaries. So its obituaries for death due to AIDS were compared to AIDS deaths among males who had sex with males from the CDC for 1994 through 2000. Surprisingly, there was almost perfect correspondence. The effects of the new drug cocktails for AIDS were evident in both datasets. In 1994 the CDC put the average age of death by AIDS for homosexuals at 39, the Blade at 40. By 2000, the CDC reported the median age of death at 43 and the Blade at 42. Similar correspondences were noted for the 25th and 75th centiles of deaths.
The CDC reported that 9% of heterosexuals who died of AIDS were at least 65 years of age. But less than 4% of homosexuals and IV drug abusers who died of AIDS reached 65.
"These findings add substantial support to our previous findings," said Cameron, who headed the study. "While no one has all the facts on this issue, the CDC data is about as good as it gets. These data indicate that considerable progress in medically combating HIV is being made its even affecting deaths from other medical causes. Right now, the median age of death for gays in the obituaries is running near 60 about tied with the median age of death for lesbians. Of course, the median age of death for adults is about 80 so the 20 year hit for engaging in homosexuality that we reported 15 years ago continues to hold."
The new study "Gay obituaries closely track officially reported deaths from AIDS" can be read in the scientific journal, Psychological Reports (2005;96:693-697).
Modelling the Impact of HIV Disease on Mortality in Gay and Bisexual Men (International Journal of Epidemiology)We must stop encouraging and celebrating the homosexual lifestyle. A Compassionate Society Should...
HIV infection and risk behaviours among young gay and bisexual men in Vancouver (Canadian Medical Association)
The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality
This latest study by Dr. Cameron, confirmed by the CDC, also supports Dr. Cameron's previous studies for which he has been wrongly excoriated.
So can employers penalize them for higher insurance cost now like they do to smokers?
Society got smart and ostracized tobacco use because it poses a great health risk. While confronted with a bigger health risk--male homosexuality--society does its damnedest to promote it as a valid lifestyle.
The problem is that gays smoke like chimneys also, you know, probably to get the taste out of their mouth.
No surprise here. After all, it's an "alternative lifestyle."
As I see it, any behavior that results in higher insurance costs should be reimbursed by higher premiums to those engaging in that behavoir. Life insurance is higher for smokers, those overweight (great or small), those who have dangerous jobs, sky divers, etc. Auto insurance premiums are higher for those with DUIs... As I see it, insurance companies should be able to discriminate for the very purpose of staying in business.
LOL. Besides smoking, alcoholism is prevalent in their "community."
As much as libs frown on smoking for its risk to health and longevity, you'd think they'd pay a little attention to homosexual behavior.
Once again, they need alcohol in order to do whatever it is they do.
Indeed - it makes no sense to promote, encourage and celebrate any lifestyle that causes such severe health hazards, especially deadly health hazards.
If I'm correct, didn't Homosexuality used to be on the American Medical Association's list of Physcological Disorders, before commies forced them to recend it back in the 70s
In reality, it flows both directions: People can change.
Here is the under reported story of the century.
Being homosexual more hazardous to your health than smoking three packs a day.
Gay activism was clearly the force that propelled the APA to declassify homosexuality.You can find the quote here as well.
As I see it, same-sex attraction is really quite complicated, but is the result of confusion.
I don't get it, what are the lesbians dying from? Obesity?
This data is probably very skewed.
In the 1950s and 1960s, there were just a lot fewer gays. Even if they had some interest in the same sex, many chose to get married to the opposite sex and follow a traditional lifestyle. Hence, in 2005, practicing gays are a smaller portion of the Baby Boom generation than Generation X.
Hence, if you sample obituaries, there are going to be many self-identified "gays" in the younger generation, and fewer in the older generation. So the ratio of Baby Boom: Generation X deaths will be skewed.
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