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MARRIAGE DEBATE
What does the Bible say?
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.   

Same sex marriage debate, laws on same sex marriage. Is homosexuality a sin? Bible scriptures explain homosexuality, sin, consequences of sin and how to be forgiven of sins. Bible scriptures.THE SAME SEX MARRIAGE DEBATE

"Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is bless for ever.  Amen.  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their woman did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves the recompence of there error which was meet." (Romans 1:24-27)

"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination." (Leviticus 18:22)

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?  Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, no covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."

The Bible says, "The joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment." (Job 20:5)  Could that apply to the standing ovation afforded new consecrated Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson, who in an historic and diverse move became the first openly homosexual bishop in that U.S. demolition?

It is clear from medical statements on the homosexual lifestyle,  that much of the sexual activity in the homosexual community revolves around men's or boy's rectums.

Benchmark Ruling, In the 1995 Rosenburg decision, A Canadian Federal Court ruled that the age of consent for sodomy must be reduced to 14 years from 18 years of age, since anal sex is "a basic form of expression for gay men."

is homosexuality sin? Bible scriptures on homosexuality, sinsDr. Daniel Cappon, psychiatrist at the University of Toronto, who treated hundreds of homosexuals over the years, stated: "Homosexuality by definition , is not healthy or wholesome.. At worst, the homosexual person will die younger and suffer emotional, mental and physical illnesses more often than the normal person.  The natural history of the homosexual person seems to be one of frigidity, impotence, broken personal relationships, psychosomatic disorders, alcoholism, paranoia and suicide."

is homosexuality sin? Bible scriptures on homosexuality, sinsHARRY JAFFA, professor Emeritus of Claremont McKenna College writes: "From ancient and Biblical times, anal sexual intercourse has been regarded by the greatest Legislators and Moralists as a vicious sexual perversion.  It is condemned equally by the Old and New Testaments... Thomas Jefferson, in a crimal code written during the American Revolution, made it a FELONY to the same class as RAPE."

is homosexuality sin? Bible scriptures on homosexuality, sinsJOHN WESLEY - founder of the Methodist Church - stated that the judgment of God upon those who practice the sin of homosexuality, as found in Romans Chapter 1:24-28, was that God lifted His Spirit from them and allowed an evil spirit to bring darkness and perversion into their minds, so that they no longer knew right from wrong!  John Wesley's Commentary on Romans, Chapter 1 states: "Receiving the just recompense of their error, their idolatry, being punished with unnatural lust; which was as horrible a dishonor to the body, as their idolatry was to God."

is homosexuality sin? Bible scriptures on homosexuality, sinsMARTIN LUTHER - leader of the Protestant Reformation - declared that some Roman Catholic priests committed fornication with woman worshippers.  Referring to homosexuality, Luther stated: "Some of the priests are committing a sin among themselves that is too horrible to mention by name."

Pundits who are 'homosexual crusades' (i.e. - one who hatefully labels anyone disagreeing with this viewpoint - homophobic; one who is obsessed with elevating sodomy to a place of normalcy and above), often write about "the love that dare not speak its name."  Is that not a misnomer?  Should it  not rather be called "lust"?  I am sure that the great 16th century prophet Martin Luther would agree.

Same sex marriage debate, laws on same sex marriage. Is homosexuality a sin? Bible scriptures explain homosexuality, sin, consequences of sin and how to be forgiven of sins. Bible scriptures.THE UNTHINKABLE HAPPENED

St. Paul detailed the tragic and hopeless condition of people who had known God but forsaken Him, in his 'Epistle to the Romans.'  The Sovereign Lord had revealed Himself to them through His creation.  Even though they had fellowshipped with Him, they became unthankful and repressed the knowledge of God (like our high schools and universities), because of their sinful lifestyles.

They "held (repressed) the truth in unrighteousness", therefore God sent them a strong delusion that they would believe a lie.  Since they had knowingly turned "the truth of God into a lie", He allowed an evil spirit to cloud their minds, rendering them unable to differentiate between right and wrong.

Their precipitous fall from wisdom to a depraved mind, becoming reprobates and finally sexual perverts (homosexual acts) as terribly sad.  "For this cause God gave them up unto vile affection: for even their women did change into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which in unseemly (shameful) and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet their (due).

"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate (debased) mind, to do those things which are not convenient (fitting)." (Romans 1:26-28)

Same sex marriage debate, laws on same sex marriage. Is homosexuality a sin? Bible scriptures explain homosexuality, sin, consequences of sin and how to be forgiven of sins. Bible scriptures.THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL

1.  They knew God and had been endowed with wisdom through their God-given gift of reason and faith.

The Creator had revealed to them His great power through His creation.  Only a very foolish person would reject God after witnessing His power in the earth, universe and cosmos which He created for His glory and our use!  They were endowed with normalcy and a mental capacity to know right from wrong! (verse 19,20)

David stated: "The fool hath said in his heart there is no God." (Psalms 14:1)  David was making the point that a fool (idiot, imbecile) doesn't know any better because an idiot has no reasoning ability.  He is not responsible for his ridiculous statements about God.

2.  They held down the truth in unrighteousness.  They repressed the truth because of advantage, compromise, fear or cover-up

They knew the truth, but didn't embrace, practice or preach it.  They repressed it, similar to preachers who know that they should warn their congregations about the eternal consequences of sinning and their need to receive Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, but repress these truths for fear of losing their position.

Similarly, politicians voted against defending the sacred rite of marriage between one man and one woman, to the exclusion of all others, even though they knew they were doing wrong.

3. They stopped thanking God, became proud and vain in their imaginations and their foolish heart was darkened

Professing themselves to be wise, they became FOOLS. In essence, they became their own God! They fell from being wise to becoming fools when their “foolish heart became darkened”. And they began worshipping themselves and created beings like birds, animals and creeping things like snakes and vermin.

4.  Then, God gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to DISHONOR their own bodies between themselves.

They changed the truth of God into a lie, worshipping the creature instead of the Creator.

Because of this, God allowed evil spirits of perversion to possess them, and they began to burn with sexual lust after members of their own sex - homosexual lust - men with men and women with women - being filled with vile and unnatural passions.

Since they did not want God in their lives, He removed His protection from them. He let them go their own way and do their own thing and consequently, evil spirits filled the void by giving them a reprobate mind. They brought the judgment of God upon themselves.

These individuals digressed from being wise to repressing the truth. Being proud and unthankful, they became fools with a darkened mind, believing that they themselves were God. They expedited their rapid descent by worshipping birds, animals and creeping things.

Being beyond redemption, God gave them up to pervert their bodies between themselves! Like the angels who “left their first estate” as angels, and assumed human bodies to have sexual intercourse with women, the people St. Paul refers to also “left their first estate” as men, and had sexual intercourse with members of their own sex (homosexual sex). Their women did likewise, bringing upon themselves God’s wrath and condemnation.

Same sex marriage debate, laws on same sex marriage. Is homosexuality a sin? Bible scriptures explain homosexuality, sin, consequences of sin and how to be forgiven of sins. Bible scriptures.THEIR HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVITY HAD MADE THEM BECOME REPROBATES IN GOD’S EYES

It is noteworthy, that God’s judgment upon the fallen angels who had sex with human females was drastic. The Scriptures say that they are presently imprisoned in a place called ‘Tartarus’, awaiting final judgment at the hand of the Almighty! (Jude 6, 7)

The perverts that St. Paul speaks about here were also judged and placed outside of God’s protection and given a reprobate mind, not knowing right from wrong! This is what John Wesley referred to! Some theologians believe that homosexuals cannot be redeemed, citing the Scripture in Romans, as well as the case of the fallen angels imprisoned in Tartarus.

On the contrary, I believe that because of God’s grace, all homosexuals could be saved, if they repented of their sins and cried out to Almighty God for mercy, and renounced their wicked lifestyle.

He delights in being merciful to all who call upon His Holy name in sincerity and truth! Because GOD is love! The people referred to by St. Paul did not seek God in repentance. They did not ask for forgiveness or seek to change their evil ways.

Also, in the case of the angels that “left their first estate”, they did not have a free will as we do. They were created as angelic beings to do God’s bidding! They did not have a sinful nature to deal with as we do! Their terrible fall was unforgivable and they have suffered the consequences and will do so forever.

Human reprobates, however, like all other sinners can be saved by the mercy of God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross for us all! Hallelujah! I have personally witnessed the conversion and transformation of a number of homosexuals.

Like all sinners, the miracle happens when the seeking soul calls out for mercy, asking for God’s forgiveness and inviting Jesus Christ to come into his heart.

is homosexuality sin? Bible scriptures on homosexuality, sinsHere are three sins which God cannot forgive:

I. The Unpardonable Sin – “Verily I say unto you. All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Because they said He had an unclean spirit.”  (Mark 3: 28-30)

The Pharisees accused Jesus of ‘casting out’ evil spirit from those possessed, by the power of Beelzebub the prince of devils. Jesus stated that by calling the blessed Holy Spirit a devil, they were blaspheming Him.

This is called ‘The Unpardonable Sin’  “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”  (Matthew 6: 14-15)

“So likewise shall My Heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your heart, forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.” (Matthew 19: 35)

In the LORD’S PRAYER, He points out the seriousness of refusing to forgive someone who has wronged us. We have no other option, but to forgive! And in this parable, Jesus paints a picture of the great debt God has forgiven us in comparison to the insignificantly small debt others owe us! If we who were guilty of such a great sin against God that He had to send His Son to pay our penalty, should we not be willing to forgive those who have wronged us?

If we refuse to do so, He cannot forgive us.

The Sin Unto Death – “If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he should pray for it. All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin unto death.”(1 John 5: 16-17)

For years, I sought God through prayer and Bible study for enlightenment regarding the “sin unto death”. I have come to the conclusion, that it is the awful sin of deliberately and knowingly rejecting the divinity of Jesus Christ, after having believed on Him and having known Him as Lord and Saviour.

In his Gospel and throughout his epistles, St. John majors on the fact that Jesus was God in human flesh! God the Son was incarnated, begotten of the Father, born of a virgin woman, died victoriously as our substitute on a rugged cross and arose from the dead effectively destroying the power of sin, death,  hell and Satan, having thereby met the demands of divine justice and purchased our full salvation for time and eternity.

The writer to the Hebrews - probably St. Paul - spells it out in no uncertain terms: "For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost."

"And have tasted the good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing them crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame." (Hebrews 6:4-6)

It has been written, that the hatred for Jesus Christ by the religious authorities was so vehement after His resurrection and because of the split in Judaism and the tremendous growth of the Church, that anyone desiring to be reinstated in the synagogue had to renounce Jesus Christ in a public ceremony by walking over the blood of a swine, as though it were the blood of our Lord.

If this were the case, you can readily see what the Bible refers to in these two passages! "...seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame." (Hebrews 6:6)

"Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden foot the Son of God, and bath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite to the Spirit of grace?" (Hebrews 10:29)

THE BIBLE IS THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD AND JESUS IS THE LIVING WORD

Jesus is the living word of God.  The Bible states: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory as of the only begotten of the father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:1, 2, 14)

St. John declares: "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby ye know that it is the last time.  They went out from us, but they were not of us; for it they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not of us."

"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?  He is antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son.  Whosoever denieth the Son, hath not the Father, but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also." (1 John 2:18, 19, 22, 23)

"Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: And this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the word."

"Hereby know we that we dwell in Him, and He in us because He hath given to us of His Spirit.  And we have seen and do testify that the Father hath sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.  Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in Him, and He in God." (1 John 4:2, 3, 13-15)

"Whoso believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?"

"He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made Him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life and this life is in His Son.  He that hath the Son hath life and he that hath not the Son hath not life."

"These things have I written to you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." (1 John 5:1, 5, 10-13)

"And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.  And we know that the Son of God is come, and that given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and that we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ.  This is the true God and eternal life." (1 John 5:19-20)

Same sex marriage debate, laws on same sex marriage. Is homosexuality a sin? Bible scriptures explain homosexuality, sin, consequences of sin and how to be forgiven of sins. Bible scriptures.MY EXPERIENCE WITH A HOMOSEXUAL DYING OF AIDS

More than a dozen years ago, I was on a flight from Toronto to London, England.  Sitting next to me was a British man who was drinking excessively.  After some small talk, I said, "Sir, I'm sure it can't be too healthy for you to consume so much liquor, especially since we're airborne."  He replied: "It doesn't really matter, since I'm dying anyway.  I have AIDS!"

I informed him that I was a Minister of the Gospel and was heading to Norway to preach the Word of God.  And that the Sovereign Lord Who had created him and given him life, cared for him and loved him.  He listened politely and then divulged that many years earlier he had attended a Billy Graham crusade in England and "gone forward to receive Jesus Christ as his Lord".  In the morning he had felt no different and therefore decided that although he believed in God, he did not believe in the saving power of Jesus.

"You didn't give the Lord much time, did you?  And you didn't contact a church or pastor for help and instruction, did you?"  I queried.  Then the gentleman looked me straight in the eye and said: "I'm homosexual, and you probably will say that I'm getting what I deserve and that I'm a great sinner because I'm a homosexual."

I replied: "No Sir, I would not say that!  Rather, I would say, "You are a homosexual, because you are a great sinner!"

Our conversation continued for several hours, and ended up with him allowing me to pray that God would show mercy upon him and save and heal him, although he refused to invite Jesus Christ to come into his life.

ALL SINNERS ARE PRECIOUS TO GOD, INCLUDING THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN DECEIVED BY LYING PREACHERS

The Bible says: "As it is written, THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO NOT ONE:  For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23);  "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)

The lying demons that have convinced preachers to water down the truth concerning sin and its deadly results and to condone homosexuality in the Church, are the same unclean spirits that will deceive people into accepting the ANTICHRIST when he appears.

I close with these words of warning: "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only He (Holy Spirit) Who now restraineth will restrain, until He be taken out of the way (at the rapture). And then shall that Wicked (antichrist) be revealed, whom the Lord (Jesus) shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming.

"Even him (antichrist), whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and LYING wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved."

"And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (2 Thessalonians 2:7-12)

I urge you, my friend: DO NOT DELAY.  Come to our Heavenly Father through His Son JESUS CHRIST today, and you will receive eternal life !  (John 3:15-18)


Subject:  Definition of Marriage vs. same-sex marriage

is homosexuality sin? Bible scriptures on homosexuality, sinsFrom:  Chatters, David, M.P
sent: March 01, 2005

Romans 1:24-27 - (kjv) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is bless for ever.  Amen.  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their woman did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Many thanks for taking the time to write to me on this critical issue.  The same-sex "marriage" issue has generated more phone calls, letters and emails than any issue in my eleven plus years in Parliament.

As you may know, I am a strong advocate of the traditional understanding of marriage and have been an open defender of this institution that is so vital for society and families.  In addition, on Oct 15, 2004, I introduced Bill C-213, "An Act to protect the institution of marriage".  It has yet to come up for second reading and it is not anticipated any time soon.

My colleague, Rob Moore, MP also introduced a similar bill to protect the definition of marriage.  However, prior to coming up for second reading in Nov 2004, the Private  Members Business sub-Committee of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs deemed the bill non-votable.  It is not known whether my bill, when and if it comes up, will receive the same non-votable status.

Nevertheless, despite obstacles, I believe that each of us has an obligation to do what is within our legitimate power to defend and uphold the traditional understanding of marriage - for ourselves, our children, families and society in general.

Recently, the Supreme Court refused to rule that the traditional definition of marriage was discriminatory.  In 1991, in another case, they ruled that the institution of marriage was so fundamentally important to society that it was worthy of special protection under the Charter.  This ruling makes the Liberal position purely political, with no Charter basis.

As a result of the Court ruling we intend to introduce amendments to the Liberal Bill to provide protection to traditional marriage, provide an alternative to recognize same-sex relationships and provide much stronger protection for religious institutions under the Religion Rights section of the Charter.  I truly believe this is the wish of most of my constituents and in fact of most Canadians.  I will be supporting our amendments to the Bill and if our amendments fail to pass I will be opposing the Liberal Bill.

Again, thank you for taking the time and effort to write.

Sincerely,
David Chatters, MP
Westlock - St. Paul
Chair, Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Room 611, Justice Building
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

Phone:  619-995-1415
chattd@parl.gc.ca

www.davidchatters.com


'Gay Marriage and homosexuality'
Some medical comments by Rev. Mark Ranshaw
email - mramshaw@sasktel.net - sent March 27, 2005

Some helpful information on Same-sex Marriage

1.  BACKGROUND

Despite the impression given by the media, the actual number of homosexuals is quite small.  Essentially all surveys show the number of homosexuals to be only 1-3% of the population.  The number of homosexuals living in 'common law partnerships' is even less, on 0.5% of all couples.  This contrasts with 70% of all households with a married couple.  The pressure for introducing same-sex marriages comes from a very small section of society.

According to Statistics Canada, 1.3% of men and 0.7% of woman considered themselves to be homosexual.  (http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/040615/d040615b.htm)

Recent studies in many different countries show that the prevalence of homosexuality is less than 3% of the population.  In a U.S. study, the prevalence of homosexuality was estimated to be 2.1% of men and 1.5% of women.  (Gilman SE. Am J Public Health, 2003; 57:207-9)  

In a recent British survey, 2.8% of men were classified as homosexuals (Mercer CH et all.  AIDS, 2004, 18; 1453-8).  In a recent Dutch study 2.8% of men and 1.4% women had had same sex partners. (Sandford TG et all.  Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001, 58:85-91)  

In a New Zealand study, 2.8% of young adults were classified as homosexual (Sandfort TG et al. Arch Gen Psychaitry. 2001:58; In a New Zealand study, 2.8% of young adults were classified as homosexual or bisexual. (Fergusson DM et al. Arch General Psychiatry. 1999-56; 56:  876-80.

In 2001, there were just over 8.3 million families in Canada, of which nearly 6 million (72%) were married couples and 1.1 million common-law couples.  The 2001 Census was the first to provide data on same-sex partnerships.  A total of 34,200 couples (or 0.5% of all couples) identified themselves as same-sex common-law couples. (http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/021022/d021022a.htm

2.  HEALTH RISKS OF THE HOMOSEXUAL LIFESTYLE

The media portrays the homosexual lifestyle and relationships as happy, healthy and stable.  However, the homosexual lifestyle is associated with a large number of very serious physical and emotional health consequences.  Many 'committed' homosexual relationships only last a few years.  This raises doubts as to whether children raised in same-sex households are being raised in a protective environment.

A.  There are very high rates of sexual promiscuity among the homosexual population with short duration of even "committed relationships)

A study of homosexual men shows that more than 75% of homosexual men admitted to having sex with more than 100 different males in this lifetime: approximately 15% claimed to have had 100-240 sex partners, 17% claimed 250-499, 15% claimed 500-999 and 28% claimed more than 1,000 sexual partners during their lifetime. (Bell AP, Weinberg MS. Homosexualities. New York 1978)

Promiscuity among lesbian women is less extreme, but is still higher than among heterosexual women.  Many 'lesbian' women also have sex with men.  Lesbian women were more than 4 times as likely to have had more than 50 lifetime male partners than heterosexual women.  (Fethers K et al.  Sexually transmitted infections and risk behaviors in women who have sex with women.  Sexually Transmitted Infections 2000, 76: 345-9)

Far higher rates of promiscuity are observed even within 'committed' gay relationships than in heterosexual marriage:  In Holland, male homosexual relationships last, on average, 1.5 years, and gay men have an average of eight partners a year outside of their supposedly "committed" relationships. (Xindou M, et al.)

The contribution of steady and casual partnerships to the incidence of HIV infection among homosexual men in Amsterdam.  AIDS. 2003; 17: 1029-38)  Gay men have sex with someone other than their primary partner in 66% of relationships within the first year, rising to 90% of relationships after 5 years. (Harry J. Gay Couples. New York. 1984)

In an online survey among nearly 8000 homosexuals, 71% of same-sex relationships lasted less than 8 years.  Only 9% of all same-sex relationships lasted longer than 16 years.  (2003-2004 Gay & Lesbian Consume Online Census, http://www.glcensus.org)

The high hates of promiscuity are not surprising.  Gay authors admit that 'gay liberation was founded...on a sexual brotherhood of promiscuity.' *(Rotello G. Sexual Ecology.   New York, 1998)

B.  Among homosexuals, highly risky sexual practices such as anal sex are very common

The majority of homosexual men (60%) engage in anal sex, frequently without condoms and even, if they know that they are HIV positive. (Mercer CH et al.  Increasing prevalence of male homosexual partnerships and practices in Britain 1990-2000. AIDS: 2004; 18: 1453-8)

As a result, a large number of diseases are associated with anal intercourse, many of which are rare or even unknown in the heterosexual population such as: anal cancer, Chlamydia trachomatais, Cryptosporidium, Giardia lamblia, Herpes simplex virus, HIV, Human papilloma virus, Isospora belli, Microspondia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C and others. (http://www.netdoctor.co.uk; http://www.gayhealthchannel.com )

There is a significant increase in the risk of contracting HIV when engaging in anal sex.  Young homosexual men aged 15-22, who ever had anal sex had a fivefold increased risk of contracting HIV than those who never engaged in anal sex.  (Valleroy L, et al. HIV prevalence and associated risks in young men who have sex with men. JAMA. 2000:284; 198-204)

The term 'barebacking' refers to intentional unsafe anal sex.  In a study of HIV-positive gay men, the majority of participants (84%) reported engaging in barebacking in the past 3 months, and 43% of the men reported recent bareback sex with a partner who most likely is not infecte with HIV, therefore putting another man at risk of contracting HIV. (Halkitis PN. Intentional unsafe sex (barebacking) among HIV-positive gay men who seek sexual partners on the Internet. AIDS Care. 2003: 15: 367-78.)

While many homosexuals are aware of HIV risk, a large number of unaware of the increased risk of contracting non-HIV STDs, many of which have serious complications or may not be curable. (K-Y lubricant and the National Lesbian and Gay Health Association survey).

While 'always' condom use reduces the risk of contracting HIV by about 85%, condoms, even when used 100% of the time, fail to give adequate levels of protection against many non-HIV STDs such as Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes, Genital Warts and others.  The only safe sex is, apart from abstinence, mutual monogamy with an uninfected partner. (Sex, Condom, and STDs. What We Now Know. Medical Institute for Sexual Health. 2002)

C. Homosexuals have very high rates of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV which pose a major burden to the health service.

Over 70% of all AIDS diagnoses in Canada in adults over the age of 15 up to June 2004 were in homosexual men (13,019 out of 19,238).  60% of all positive HIV tests are found in homosexual men.  This contrasts with just over 15% of all positive HIV tests which are due to heterosexual contact. (Public Health Agency of Canada.  HIV and AIDS in Canada.  Nov 2004)

The recently observed dramatic increases in syphilis in many large cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, but also in London and Manchester, UK are in the majority observed in homosexual men.  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CEC).  Trends in primary and secondary syphilis and HIV infections in men who have sex with men. MMWR 2004; 53: 575-8 and Nicoll A.  Are trends in HIV, gonorrhea, and syphilis worsening in western Europe? BMJ 2002: 324: 1324-7)

D.  There are increased rates of mental ill health among the homosexual population compared to the general population.

Many studies show much higher rates of psychiatric illness, such as depression, suicide attempts and drug abuse among homosexuals then among the general population.  The homosexual lifestyles is associated with a shortened life expectancy of up to 20 years.

In a New Zealand study, data were gathered on a range of psychiatric disorders among gay, lesbian and bisexual young people.  At the age of 21, homosexuals/bisexuals were at fourfold increased risks of major depression and conduct disorder, fivefold increased risk of nicotine dependence, twofold increased risk of other substance misuse or addiction and six times more likely to have attempted suicide.  (Fergusson DM et al.  Is sexual orientation related to mental health problems and suicidalilty in young people? Arch Gen. Psychiatry.  1999, 56; 875-80).

In a recent US study of the mental health of homosexuals, it was found that gay/bisexual men had a more than 3 fold increased risk of major depression and a five fold increased risk of panic disorder.  They were 3 times more likely to rate their mental health as only 'fair' to 'poor' and to experience high levels of distress.  Gay/bisexual women had a nearly four-fold increased risk of general anxiety disorder and both groups were more than 3 times as likely than the general population to require treatment in a mental health setting. (Cochran S. et al. Prevalence of mental disorders, psychological distress, and mental health services use among lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in the United States.  J. Consult Clin Psychol. 2003; 71:53-61.)

It is claimed, that the high rates of mental illness among homosexuals are the result of 'homophobia'.  However, even in the Netherlands, which has been far more tolerant to same-sex relationships and which has recently legalized same-sex marriages, high levels of psychiatric illness, including major depression, dipolar disorder ('manic depression'), agoraphobia, obsessive compulsive disorder and drug addiction are found. (Sandford TG, et al. Same-sex sexual behavior and psychiatric disorders: findings from the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study (NEMESIS). Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001;58:85-91.)

Furthermore, if 'homophobia' and prejudices were the cause of the high rates of psychiatric disorders and suicide attempts among homosexuals, one would similarly expect to find higher rates of suicide attempts and suicide among ethnic minorities exposed to racism.  However, this is not usually the case.

In a Vancouver study, life expectancy at age 20 years for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men.  If the same pattern of mortality were to continue, it is estimated that nearly half of gay and bisexual men currently aged 20 years will not reach their 65th birthday. (Hogg RS et al. Modelling the impact of HIV disease on mortality in gay and bisexual men. International Journal of Epidemiology. 1997;26:657-61.)

3.  HOMOSEXUALITY AND PEDOPHILIA

Any attempts to legalize gay marriage should be aware of the link between homosexuality and pedophila.  While the majority of homosexuals are not involved in pedophilia, it is of grave concern that there is a disproportionately greater number of homosexuals among pedophiles and an overlap between the gay movement and the movement to make pedophilia acceptable.

One well known historic example on the link between homosexuality and pedophilia is found in ancient Greece.  Greek mythology is saturated with stories of pedophilia and ancient Greek literature praises pedophilia.  The age group of boys that were used for 'sexual pleasure' was probably in the range of 12-17.  Male prostitution was very common with brothels in which boys and young men were available.  There is evidence for an extensive trade in boys.  (Churchill W. Homosexual Behaviour among Males. Hawthorn. New York. 1967)

There are links between pedophilia and homosexuality.  The political scientist Prof. Mirkin wrote in a paper that:: 'pedophile organizations were originally a part of the gay/lesbian coalition..." (Mirkin H. The pattern of sexual politics: feminism, homosexuality and pedophilia. Journal of Homosexuality 1999; 37:1-24).

There is an overlap between the 'gay movement' and the movement to make pedophilia acceptable through organizations such as the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), as admitted by David Thorstad, Co-founder of NAMBLA writing in the Journal of Homosexuality. (Thorstad D. Man/boy love and the American gay movement. Journal of Homosexuality. 1990;20:251-74).

The number of homosexuals in essentially all surveys is less than 3%. (Statistics Canada found only 1% of the population who described themselves as homosexual.)  However, the percentage of homosexuals among pedophiles is 25%.  (Blanchard R. et al. Fraternal birth order and sexual orientation in pedophiles. Archives of Sexual Behavior 2000; 29:463-78).  Therefore, the prevalence of pedophilia among homosexuals is about 10-25 times higher than one would expect if the proportion of pedophiles were evenly distributed within the (hetero-and homosexual) populations.

4.  'GAY MARRIAGE'

Gay activists claim that there is no difference between children raised in a homosexual as opposed to a heterosexual household.  However, essentially all studies that show there is no difference have been criticized because of poor research quality.  Despite the shortcomings, the studies seem to suggest that children raised in same-sex parent households may be more sexually promiscuous and more likely to become homosexuals.

In a review of all the studies that purport to find no difference between children raised in families by same-sex parents and parents of different sex, major methodological flaws have been noted.  For example, the studies have very small sample sizes, biased sample selection, or lack of control groups. (P. Morgan, Children as Trophies? Christian Institute. Newcastle upon Tyne, 2002)

Despite the limitations of the studies of same-sex parenting some differences are found.  Children raised in same-sex parents are more likely to become sexually promiscuous and are more likely to become homosexuals themselves. (Riggs SC. Coparent or Second-Parent Adoption by Same-Sex Parents. (letter) Pediatrics 2002, 109:1193-4.)

However, the main concern remains the inherent instability of same-sex marriages.  In the above mentioned Dutch survey, the average length of a 'committed' homosexual partnership was only 1.5 years.  In the mentioned survey of nearly 8000 gays, 71% of relationships did not last 8 years.  Furthermore, violence among homosexual partnerships is 2 to 3 times as common as in heterosexual relationships.  Such an environment does not provide the stability required for raising children.  Former homosexual Stephen Bennett, who is married to his wife and has 2 children states: "Granting homosexuals the right to marry or adopt children is deliberately creating dysfunctional families."

5.  Biological evidence regarding gender development

Despite all the impression given by the media, homosexuality is neither an entire innate condition, nor is it unchangeable.  The so-called 'gay gene' has never been found.  There are studies that show it is possible to change sexual orientation from predominantly homosexual to predominantly heterosexual orientation.

Evidence from biology shows clearly that gays are not simply born that way.  Environmental influences play a significant role in the development of gender identity and sexual behavior.  (Bailey JM. Biological perspectives on sexual orientation. In: Garnets LD and Kimmel DC. Psychological perspectives on lesbian, gay, and bisexual experiences. Columbia University Press, New York. 2003)

There is no convincing evidence for a 'gay gene'.  Indeed, if there were a 'gay gene', those who carry it would probably be at a disadvantage in the natural selection process of evolution.  'If there was a 'gay gene' this gene would cause a significant problem: homosexuality is associated with low fertility, indeed if a homosexual has only sex with same-sex persons he will have no offspring. (Bailey JM. Biological perspectives on sexual orientation. 2003)

One way of finding out whether a condition is genetically determined is to examine the behavior of identical twins (who have the same genetic material) and comparing them with non-identical twins.  It is assumed, that twins grow up in the same environment.  

There have been several studies investigating whether the identical twin brothers of homosexual men are also homosexuals.  Concordance (both identical twins being homosexual) was found in only 25-50% of identical twin pairs.  'Genes' therefore cannot entirely explain homosexual orientation and behaviour.  (Pillard RC and Weinrich JD. Evidence of familial nature of male homosexuality. Archives of General Psychiatry. 1986: 42, 808-12. King M and McDonald E. Homosexuals who are twins. A study of 46 probands. British Journal of Psychiatry. 1992; 160:407-9)

Recently, a study was published by Professor Spitzer, a prominent psychiatrist.  He is viewed as a historic champion of gay activism by playing a key role in removing homosexuality from the psychiatric manual of mental disorders in 1973.  In his study, he examined whether a predominantly homosexual orientation will, in some individuals, respond to therapy.  He examined 200 respondents of both genders who reported changes from homosexual to heterosexual orientation lasting 5 years or more.

He writes: 'Although initially skeptical, in the course of the study, the author become convinced of the possibility of change in some gay men and lesbians."  Although examples of "complete" change in orientation were not common, the majority of participants did report change from a predominantly or exclusively homosexual orientation before therapy to a predominantly or exclusively heterosexual orientation in the past year as a result of reparative therapy.

These results would seem to contradict the position statements of the major mental health organizations in the United States, which claim there is no scientific basis for believing psychotherapy effective in addressing same-sex attraction. (Spitzer PL.  Can some gay men and lesbians change their sexual orientation? 200 participants reporting a change from homosexual to heterosexual orientation. Arch Sex Behav. 2003; 32:403-17; discussion 419-72 - further evidence see http://www.narth.com).

6.  BENEFITS OF TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE

There are significant benefits from (heterosexual) marriage for individual and society.  Heterosexually married couples are, on average, healthier, have fewer psychological problems and live longer than cohabiting or single individuals.  Government policy therefore should be to support and strengthen heterosexual marriage.

In reviews by Professor Oswald, Professor of Economics at Warwick University, UK, it was found that marriage reduces mortality.  The excess mortality of men who are not married is similar to the excess mortality by smoking.  Marriage has a much more important effect on longevity than income does.  For men, the effect is positive and substantial.  It almost exactly offsets the large (negative) consequences of smoking.  For woman, the effect is approximately half the size of the smoking effect.

Marriage is associated with greater happiness, less depression, less alcohol abuse and less smoking.  Marriage gives a beneficial effect in terms of reducing alcohol abuse especially for men and reducing depression for both men and women.

Health benefits of marriage appear to be limited to marriage.  Cohabitation does not confer the same degree of benefit than marriage.  Formal marriage itself seems to matter.  In the few studies that compare marriage and cohabitation, the results tend to show a beneficial effect from being married. (Gardner J, Oswald A, Is it Money or Marriage that Keeps People Alive? August 2002. Wilson CM and Oswald AJ: How Does Marriage affect Physical and Psychological Health? A Survey of the Longitudinal Evidence (Jan 2002; both papers available on Prof. Oswald's website - see 'further reading')

7.  ADVERSE EFFECTS OF FAMILY BREAKDOWN

There is a wealth of evidence linking family breakdown with many adverse health outcomes for children and society as a whole.  Government policy therefore should be to strengthen the marriage-based family of husband and wife.  'Gay marriages', with their inherent instability, will contribute to the many adverse effects family breakdown has on children and on society as a whole.

At the root of many of the problems we see in children and young adults - such as emotional and behavioral difficulties, poor school performance, substance misuse, precocious teenage sexuality including teenage pregnancy and juvenile delinquency - is the dramatic increase in family breakup and 'relationship turnover' of parents, adversely affecting their children. (For an overview see: Rebecca O'Neill.  Experiments in living. CIVITAS 2002)

As a result of family breakdown, children have on average more ill health, including higher mortality, emotional problems (including a higher suicide rate).

Children from broken families have poorer school performance including poorer performance in maths, reading and writing.

Children from broken families are more likely to live in poverty.  As a result of family breakdown, many single parent families live in poverty.

Children from broken families are also more likely to have problems with substance misuse and poor sexual health including teenage pregnancy.

Furthermore, children from broken homes are more likely to be engaging in criminal activity, and are disproportionally over-represented in the prison population.

In a study of more than 170 US cities, a clear link between divorce rate and crime was found.  Low rates of divorce were associated with reduced crime rates. *Sampson RJ, Crime in Cities: Tonry & Morris eds., Crime and Justice, Chicago 1992)

FURTHER READING

Health risks of gay sex: http://www.corporateresourcecouncil.org/white_papers/Health_Risks.pdf

Effects of family breakdown on children and society by CIVITAS, London, UK 
http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/Experiments.pdf

Marriage research (by Prof. Andrew Oswald) - htttp:  www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/staff/facult/oswald/

Therapy of homosexual orientation:  http://www.narth.com  (National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality.



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