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Homosexuality is not normal

8/28/2013

In his letter “Homosexuality and human rights” (B’dos Advocate, Aug. 20, 2013, p. 9) Peter Dottin declared: “As human beings, we generally fear what we don’t know or understand.” This was in response to an article by Mac Fingall which described homosexuality as abnormal sexual behaviour. But what is there not to understand about Mr. Fingall’s statements of scientific fact: “The female body is designed to accommodate the male body and the male body is designed to fit the female body…this has to be seen as natural and normal…” and in consequence “…the sexual activity between ‘same-sexes’ or homosexuals is not normal.”?

Up until 1973 the American Psychiatric Association deemed homosexuality a mental disorder classified as abnormal behaviour under section “302 Sexual Deviations” of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illnesses. This position was changed – not because of any scientific discoveries – but only after incessant opposition from, and clever political manoeuvrings by, America’s powerful homosexual lobby.

Mr. Dottin’s assertion that “…those who engage in this activity see nothing wrong with this act…” does not negate the fact that homosexuality is wrong. Many people are engaged in other immoral activities and equally see nothing wrong with their behaviour. Immoral activity, of whatever kind, isn’t wrong because a person sees it as wrong. It’s wrong because God, who sets the rules of right and wrong, declares it as such. God has long declared that homosexuality is wrong. And His word is unchanging (see Lev. 18: 22; 20:13; Dt. 23:18; 1 Kg 14:24; Rom 1: 18-28)

In his defence of the homosexual community, Mr. Dottin stated that homosexuals “are not asking Mr. Fingall or others, for that matter, to share their proclivity for the act”. While I can’t say what is on the agenda for Barbados, it is a known fact that there is an international gay agenda which is determined to get as many as possible, in one way or the other, “to share their proclivity for the act”. This was blatantly stated by Michael Swift of the Boston Gay Community in the US: “We shall sodomise your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups,...wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us… All churches who condemn us will be closed. Our holy gods are handsome young men...We shall be victorious because we are fuelled with the ferocious bitterness of the oppressed...” (Gay Community News, Feb. 15-21, 1987 and also put into the Congressional Record. Author – Michael Swift).

While HIV/AIDS is not confined to the homosexual community, Mr. Dottin was incorrect when he claimed that it “…can in fact be found in the heterosexual society just as often as the homosexual one” (emphasis mine). Statistics show differently. The American Centres for Disease Control in its 2010 report revealed that 63% of new HIV infections occurred among gay and bisexual men during that year.

Also in 2010, Fox News.com reported that, “Scientists from the French National Institute for Public Health Surveillance found that nearly half of the 7 000 people newly infected with HIV in the country in 2008 were gay men, and the incidence among homosexual men is 200 times higher than in the heterosexual population”.

Several USA studies reveal that venereal disease among men who have sex with men is 22 times higher than the national average. While promiscuity among heterosexuals also carries many dangers and is to be discouraged, these dangers are generally far less because numerous genital secretions produce high levels of germicides which significantly reduce the chances of infection from heterosexual relations. No such secretions are produced during anal intercourse.

Please enlighten me, Mr. Dottin. Persons who have a sexual preference for children, animals, corpses and inanimate objects are also members of our democratic society. Are their sexual practices normal or abnormal? Are such persons just different, and as such should they be afforded human rights and privileges to freely practise their sexual preferences? Would tolerance and acceptance of these acts of sexual deviance be normal or abnormal? What say you?

Roger Marshall

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