Besides HIV/AIDS, other CDC studies indicate vastly disproportionate occurrence of sex-related diseases in gay men. According to a February 2007 study, for example, homosexual men with HIV are 90 times more likely to develop anal cancer. In 2009 the CDC released another study indicating that gay men made up 65 percent of the reported primary and secondary syphilis cases in 2007, according to LifeSiteNews.com.
There is an abundance of data indicating the unhealthy consequences of homosexuality and yet there is absolutely no effort to discourage the behavior. In fact, it seems quite the opposite is true. The effort to make gay marriage legal is, in fact, an effort to endorse and encourage the behavior as natural, normal and healthy.
Every argument put forth by homosexual activists for the acceptance of homosexual behavior as natural, normal and healthy has been proven to be false.
Our society does much to dissuade the behaviors of smoking and unhealthy eating because of the negative health consequences associated with both. However, we not only turn a blind eye to the negative health consequences associated with homosexuality, we are actually in the process of encouraging and endorsing it. When it comes to targeting unhealthy behaviors, American society is absolutely hypocritical.
Kelly Boggs is a weekly columnist for Baptist Press, director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention's office of public affairs, and editor of the Baptist Message www.baptistmessage.com , newsjournal of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Get Baptist Press headlines and breaking news on Twitter (@BaptistPress), Facebook (Facebook.com/BaptistPress ) and in your email ( baptistpress.com/SubscribeBP.asp).
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