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New Study Shows Homosexuals Live 20 Fewer Years
Dakota Voice ^ | 6/6/2005 | Dr. Paul Cameron

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).


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While it's true that drug cocktails are helping to give homosexuals longer lifespans, heterosexuals are still outliving homosexuals by an average of 20 years.

Related articles:

Modelling the Impact of HIV Disease on Mortality in Gay and Bisexual Men (International Journal of Epidemiology)
HIV infection and risk behaviours among young gay and bisexual men in Vancouver (Canadian Medical Association)
The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality

We must stop encouraging and celebrating the homosexual lifestyle. A Compassionate Society Should...

This latest study by Dr. Cameron, confirmed by the CDC, also supports Dr. Cameron's previous studies for which he has been wrongly excoriated.

1 posted on 06/06/2005 10:50:28 PM PDT by scripter
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To: little jeremiah; EdReform

Ping


2 posted on 06/06/2005 10:50:50 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter

So can employers penalize them for higher insurance cost now like they do to smokers?


3 posted on 06/06/2005 10:51:37 PM PDT by Tempest (Sean Hannity was right.)
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To: Tempest
So can employers penalize them for higher insurance cost now like they do to smokers?

ZiiING! LOL!

4 posted on 06/06/2005 10:54:06 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: scripter
SO fat gay smokers like Harvey Fierstein are about due to snuff it in the next few days?


5 posted on 06/06/2005 10:55:07 PM PDT by Mongeaux
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To: scripter

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.


6 posted on 06/06/2005 10:55:16 PM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Washington State--Land of Court-approved Voting Fraud.)
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To: Tempest

The problem is that gays smoke like chimneys also, you know, probably to get the taste out of their mouth.


7 posted on 06/06/2005 10:56:10 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: scripter

No surprise here. After all, it's an "alternative lifestyle."


8 posted on 06/06/2005 10:56:17 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: Tempest

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.


9 posted on 06/06/2005 10:57:54 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

LOL. Besides smoking, alcoholism is prevalent in their "community."


10 posted on 06/06/2005 10:58:01 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: PeoplesRepublicOfWashington

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.


11 posted on 06/06/2005 10:58:34 PM PDT by AZLiberty
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To: onyx

Once again, they need alcohol in order to do whatever it is they do.


12 posted on 06/06/2005 10:59:33 PM PDT by AzaleaCity5691 (Farragut got lucky, if we had been on our game, we would have blasted him off Dauphin Island)
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To: PeoplesRepublicOfWashington

Indeed - it makes no sense to promote, encourage and celebrate any lifestyle that causes such severe health hazards, especially deadly health hazards.


13 posted on 06/06/2005 11:00:12 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter

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


14 posted on 06/06/2005 11:04:32 PM PDT by AzaleaCity5691 (Farragut got lucky, if we had been on our game, we would have blasted him off Dauphin Island)
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To: onyx
It's definitely a lifestyle, and one that can be changed. Many folks will state sexuality is fluid, and it is, but some of those folks only believe sexuality flows in one direction: from heterosexual to homosexual.

In reality, it flows both directions: People can change.

I Do Exist

Testimonials of former homosexuals

15 posted on 06/06/2005 11:04:37 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter

Here is the under reported story of the century.

Being homosexual more hazardous to your health than smoking three packs a day.


16 posted on 06/06/2005 11:09:16 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
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To: AzaleaCity5691
It was indeed listed as a disorder. In his book Queer Science (I have it), Simon LeVay, a homosexual activist and scientist said:
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.

17 posted on 06/06/2005 11:10:56 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: Tempest
So can employers penalize them for higher insurance cost now like they do to smokers? That was my FIRST thought too, overweight employees and employees that smoke are going to start paying higher rates, or not being hired, but this won't make a bit of difference!
18 posted on 06/06/2005 11:13:54 PM PDT by justche (No one can go back and make a brand new start, any one can start now and make a brand new ending)
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To: scripter
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.

I don't get it, what are the lesbians dying from? Obesity?

19 posted on 06/06/2005 11:14:14 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: scripter

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.


20 posted on 06/06/2005 11:20:36 PM PDT by nj26
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To: scripter


You'd get a real argument from my husband. He's a psychiatrist who has studied and treated homosexuals for over 30 years. Genetics play a part, in males for sure, altho SOME are bisexual.


21 posted on 06/06/2005 11:20:38 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: scripter
Well let's see . . . Liberals want equality of results (not equal opportunity) - so let's kill all heterosexuals at age 60 to make it all fair!

This will also "Fix Social Security"

Sounds like a plan!
22 posted on 06/06/2005 11:21:54 PM PDT by still_learning (The United Nations is simply Trotskyite plan B)
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To: AZLiberty
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.

Jesse Jackson, President of the Rainbow-Push Coalition, was speaking to the same audience of progressives that the author of "God's Politics" on cspan2 June 3rd. Jackson said that second-hand smoke kills 65,000 people a year AND he also said that allowing gays to marry is a civil right.

23 posted on 06/06/2005 11:25:13 PM PDT by Susannah (http://www.liberalslikechrist.org < BARF !!)
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To: AzaleaCity5691
You can read about it here: Thought Reform And The Psychology of Homosexual Advocacy (Socarides)

I just picked up his book: Homosexuality: A Freedom Too Far

24 posted on 06/06/2005 11:25:49 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: Plutarch

That's a good question. I don't follow the issue of lesbianism as much as I do male homosexuality. Now you have me curious.


25 posted on 06/06/2005 11:27:16 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: Susannah

Jesse Jackson also called Manhattan a certain name in the 1984 primaries, he has no credibility on any issue of "civil rights"


26 posted on 06/06/2005 11:28:23 PM PDT by AzaleaCity5691 (Farragut got lucky, if we had been on our game, we would have blasted him off Dauphin Island)
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To: nj26

You may be right, but there are a number of studies that support Dr. Cameron's study. He ran a similar study 15 years ago with the same results with other organizations supportied him, and now the CDC is reporting the same.


27 posted on 06/06/2005 11:28:51 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter

It should be common knowledge that a male anus is not designed to have a penis inserted into it!


28 posted on 06/06/2005 11:30:49 PM PDT by Pro-Bush (Can't afford Medical care? Thank an illegal alien.)
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To: onyx
Genetics doesn't play a part from anything I've read. Jeffrey Satinover summarizes it well in The Gay Gene?. Just scroll down to his summary.

This article summarizes it well: How Might Homosexuality Develop? Putting the Pieces Together.

The growing number of former homosexuals raises some serious issues with those pushing the genetics angle.

29 posted on 06/06/2005 11:32:16 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: still_learning
Don't give liberals any ideas! They'll have something similar to Logan's Run for heterosexuals.
30 posted on 06/06/2005 11:33:44 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
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.

If the lower life expectancy is the result of AIDS, why would lesbians have a lower life expectancy as well, when they have the lowest rate of HIV infection?

31 posted on 06/06/2005 11:33:45 PM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: scripter

BUMP


32 posted on 06/06/2005 11:35:38 PM PDT by de Buillion (Ready, Fire, Aim!)
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To: AntiGuv; Plutarch

Plutarch raised a similar question and now I'm curious...


33 posted on 06/06/2005 11:35:54 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter

Rump cancer?


34 posted on 06/06/2005 11:37:16 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: AzaleaCity5691
From another thread [excerpted]:

Experts Worldwide Find Gay Adoption Harmful for Children [Spanish Study Results]
LifeSiteNews.com ^

The report contests that the majority of the studies carried out which have concluded in favour of same-sex parenthood betray an egregious lack of scientific rigour. Most of the studies show a strong bias to one side.

To prove this the report analyzes the nature of the individuals who have been responsible for the various studies carried out thus far, demonstrating that the vast majority are either homosexuals themselves, or active in the gay-rights movement. Into this category fall all six of the six most prominent psychologists of the American Psychological Association, which, unsurprisingly is one of the organizations most strongly and vocally in favour of homosexual adoption.

[Emphasis mine]

35 posted on 06/06/2005 11:39:04 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (</liberal> It's time the left - left!!!)
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To: onyx

No surprise here. After all, it's an "alternative lifestyle."
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Not to criticize the author of the study because it is important to document things, but we have a tiny minority group, maybe .5% of the population, who way disproportionately suffer from a deadly disease and with their run down immune systems probably disproportionately suffer death from this disease. Is it really a big surprise that on average this group has a shorter life-span?

I bet NASCAR drivers on average live shorter lifespans than the general population too. But I would not be surprised if NAScAR drivers who don't die on the track live closer to the average life expectancy.


36 posted on 06/06/2005 11:39:20 PM PDT by JLS
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To: scripter

I'm not qualified to argue this subject. Husband is and he strongly disagrees with the studies you have cited. Bogus. Try researching male twins.

When he was in medical school, a facility in Great Britain claimed to have cured homosexuals. He looked into it and found that not one had been cured of homosexuality. The reason? It was a chioce of saying they were cured or prison time. They took the treatments, then went back to homosexuality.

Before it was popular to come out of the closet, homos who married were only able to fulfill their 'duties' by pretending they were having sex with a male.

The sexual urge in humans is strong., one way or the other, and rarely both ways.




37 posted on 06/06/2005 11:39:26 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
I think death would be considered a blessing in view of their foul 'practices'?
38 posted on 06/06/2005 11:43:19 PM PDT by investigateworld ( God bless Poland for giving the world JP II & a Protestant bump for his Sainthood!)
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To: scripter; Plutarch

Without an explanation for the lower life expectancy of lesbians, the findings would suggest to me that the study is seriously flawed. Off the top of my head, I would hypothesize that the error is due to generational differences in 'coming out' and (more specifically) having one's obituary placed in the 'gay press'..

Public acknowledgment of homosexuality is a relatively new phenomenon, so in other words the 'out' homosexuals skew younger than the actual median age of all homosexuals, and therefore the identifiable obituaries from the 'gay press' skew younger than the true median age of death as well.

That's my guess.


39 posted on 06/06/2005 11:44:26 PM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: onyx; Clint N. Suhks
Try researching male twins.

A lot of folks think that. Read: The Importance of Twin Studies

Sexual urge is indeed strong. Please consider reading the stories of former homosexuals I linked in post 15.

40 posted on 06/06/2005 11:45:53 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: AzaleaCity5691


Maybe so. I know they gather at bars to find "love."


41 posted on 06/06/2005 11:47:37 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: scripter; Plutarch

But if there is an explanation for the lower lesbian life expectancy found by this study, I'd be interested to see it!

And, it would invalidate my conjecture above, at least on that basis.


42 posted on 06/06/2005 11:48:37 PM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: AntiGuv

You could be right. I have a hard time seeing it, though, since other studies support Dr. Cameron, one of which is the CDC (per the article). Plus, the study is published in the refereed scientific journal Psychological Reports.


43 posted on 06/06/2005 11:48:49 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter


I'm not interested. That's his field.

You can find a study or studies to suppport your views.

There's studies all over the place, but most are BOGUS.


44 posted on 06/06/2005 11:49:24 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: AntiGuv

Me too. I'll see if I can find any info.


45 posted on 06/06/2005 11:49:57 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
I have a hard time seeing it too, because there's every reason it seems to me that even if generational differences in 'coming out' were skewing the life expectancies lower in this study, the gay men should still be dying earlier than the lesbians, just because of AIDS.

Strange..

46 posted on 06/06/2005 11:51:08 PM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: onyx
That's too bad. Nobody is saying homosexuals have to change. But there are a growing number of folks who are offering those who desire change the opportunity to do so. Folks at the APA refuse to offer the choice for reasons of their own.

Here's a great story of a guy who left the homosexual lifestyle: Confession from a former homosexual

47 posted on 06/06/2005 11:53:20 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
New Study Shows Homosexuals Live 20 Fewer Years

As far as I am concerned they live 20 years too long.

48 posted on 06/06/2005 11:58:25 PM PDT by Anticommie
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To: AzaleaCity5691
You might also find this of interest:
Latest Scientific Research: Those Struggling with Homosexuality Can Be Set Free

In 1973, Dr. Robert L. Spitzer was one of the major forces in removing homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) list of mental disorders. On May 9, 2001, Spitzer presented a study to the APA which proves that those struggling with homosexuality can, in fact, leave the lifestyle behind.

Once folks realize who Robert Spitzer is, the growing number of former homosexuals (or ex-gays) takes on a whole different perspective.
49 posted on 06/06/2005 11:58:44 PM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: AntiGuv

I read an article a few years ago, I do not remember the medical magizine it was in, that showed that lesbians had a higher rate of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) which has been shown to lead to higher rates of cervical cancer in lesbians than in the general public. HPV is the virus that is responsable for genital warts.
coincheck


50 posted on 06/07/2005 12:15:33 AM PDT by coincheck (support our troops, they are the best bar none (sua sponte))
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