Question: In your January ’97 newsletter you said, “Prostitutes and homosexuals destroy the lives of untold millions of young people.” What exactly did you mean? It seems a rather blanket statement to me. If I tried to share this particular article with a gay non-believer, I’m not sure I’d be able to get past that one without having to convince them that you’re not just another gay basher.
Response: Just another “gay basher”? Why is it “bashing” to point out with loving concern the errors and destructiveness which have ensnared and enslaved someone? Why have the so-called “gays” become the favored minority able to demand that the other 98 percent of mankind must change their morals to accept them as normal and to whom civil government and private corporations and even churches must grant special favors and status? It seems rather that they are the ones who are “bashing” the rest of us!
As for destroying lives, first of all homosexuals do so by drawing others into their way of life, which is horribly destructive physically. We have given some of the statistics before. The median age of death for married men is nearly twice that of homosexuals: 75 compared with 39 (Catholic Family News, Apr. 1994, pp. 45,47). Only 1 percent of homosexuals live beyond retirement age of 65. The average age of death for married women is 79 compared with 44 for lesbians. Homosexuals are 87 times more likely to commit suicide and 23 times more likely to die from heart attacks (Ibid.). Homosexuals account for nearly 90 percent of all AIDS cases. One who lives an exclusively homosexual lifestyle is 1,000 times more likely to contract AIDS than a heterosexual (Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report [MMWR], Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control, AIDS Program). Lethal health hazards such as “fisting” and ingestion of feces are common homosexual practices (K. Jay and A. Young, “The Gay Report,” NY Summit 1979; also see ISIS National random sexuality survey, in Cameron, et al., Nebraska Medical Journal, 1985, 70:296-299). Sadomasochism is practiced by 37 percent of homosexuals (Ibid.). More shocking and shameful statistics could be given, but these should be enough to condemn homosexuality from a purely humanistic/social perspective. Yes, they destroy lives—their own and multitudes of others!
Secondly, they destroy lives morally, and thus eternally, by leading others into their own destructive sin. The tiny 2-percent minority making up the homosexual population (J. Reisman and E. Eichel, Kinsey, Sex and Fraud, Huntington House, 1990) consistently accounts for one-third to one-half of all sexual child abuse (Dr. Brad Hayton, The Homosexual Agenda, quoted in Focus on the Family, 1990, p. 15; also John Leo, “A New Furor Over Pedophilia,” Time, Jan. 17, 1983, p. 47). A primary goal of the National Gay Task Force (NGTF) is the removal of all age-of-consent laws (National Federation for Decency Journal [May/June 1985], p. 3. Also see Gay Rights Platform 1972). The most extensive study done to date of male sexual child abusers reveals that the average homosexual victimizes 7.5 times as many boys as the average heterosexual did girls (Homosexuality and Child Molestation, ch. 7, p. 42).
Christ said, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Be zealous, therefore, and repent” (Rv 3:19). It is far more loving to reprove homosexuals than to “accept them.” If you truly love these misguided souls, you will point them to Scriptures which call their perversion a sinful abomination to God. And you will urge them to cease from a practice which is both unnatural and potentially lethal and which can only bring remorse and very likely a premature and painful death.