By Micah Clark
There is an excellent article from John Stonestreet, the president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, detailing a surprisingly honest article in the liberal publication, The Huffington Post. Stonestreet comments on a homosexual male who wrote an article expressing his despair in his lifestyle and explaining that so many “gay” men in his community share this despair. The cultural, legal and political affirmation of homosexuality in America is not filling the emptiness many feel or reducing the many risks of their lifestyle.
Stonestreet writes in “An Unspoken Epidemic: The Silent Suffering of Gay Men” (bolded emphasis added):
What Stonestreet points to in regard to the high risks of homosexuality are not unknowns in the “gay” community. While they are often overlooked in school curriculum, news reports, and pop culture, the dangers of homosexuality are documented in mainstream sources, including those supportive of homosexual advocacy.
For example, the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control, which devotes numerous web pages to the particular health disparities connected with homosexual behaviors, notes “LGBT people smoke cigarettes at rates that are nearly 70% higher than the general population.” They also note that alcohol abuse is much higher among LGBT lifestyles than the general population.
A 2016 study published by the American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine publication observed, compared to heterosexuals:
Homosexual activists and many of those reporting on the disproportionately high behavioral risks are quick to dismiss the disparities as a result of cultural opposition to homosexuality or a lack of legal status goals in America.
Yet, the same disparities appear in liberal societies that embrace every sexual desire under the sun and have almost no religious cultural influences. Mortality rates, drug abuse, disease and suicide still pose dramatically higher risks for the LGBT lifestyle in different cultures around the world. For example, a study in Denmark conducted twelve years after same-sex marriage was legalized found:
This info just barely scratches the surface of medical and psychological data. It is hardly a picture of health and happiness.
A few weeks ago, junior high students in Plymouth, Indiana, were subjected to political indoctrination lessons in, of all places, health class. The video and lesson instructed kids how to “come out” as homosexual and how to support homosexuality individually, organizationally and politically without any mention of the medical risks that lifestyle includes. This type of rallying for gay activism is rampant in schools, movies, music, and pop culture.
Teachers, principles, parents and grandparents would do well to read the Stonestreet article before embracing homosexuality as just another lifestyle choice or political cause here: http://www.cnsnews.com/
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