Sex

The Straight Dope on Homosexuality

December 26, 2013

 

The Department of Justice reports that homosexuals are more likely (15.4% of them) than heterosexual men (10.8%) to be physically attacked by a domestic partner. But the DOJ also found that 39% of cohabiting lesbians say they have been raped, attacked, or stalked by a lover, as opposed to 21.7% of heterosexuals who live with men. This means a lesbian is about twice as likely as a hetero woman to be stalked or slapped around by a live-in lover. 

A hugely disproportionate number of male serial killers have been homosexual; figures run from 40 to 60% depending on definitions. Some of the most famous—John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Juan Corona, Wayne Williams, Dean Corll—certainly were. It is unlikely that the National Institutes of Health will fund research to look for a causal relation. 

There are very few studies on personality differences, but bouncers report that crowds of homosexuals are much more peaceful than heteros. Lesbians are more masculine than hetero women and have much more masculine preferences for jobs and hobbies.

Are homosexuals more likely to molest children than heteros? They say men who molest boys are not homosexual because they are not interested in adults at all and don’t even care whether they are molesting boys or girls

The anti-sodomites naturally point out that a third of the children who are molested are boys—there is little dispute about that—and that men who molest boys are obviously homosexual. It is surprisingly hard to get to the bottom of this. It’s another question that does not seem to be drawing grant money.

Finally, what causes homosexuality? The anti-sodomites say it is a sin and are therefore skeptical of any evidence that people are born that way. They prefer a theory of older men recruiting boys into a fraternity of degeneracy. The libs say people are born homosexual, so it’s perverse to blame them for it. These are the same people who tell you that race, IQ, and even sex are social constructs.

In fact, no one really seems to know what causes homosexuality.

There has been a lot written about differences in brain hemisphere size in homosexuals or that their amygdalae are hooked up differently, but none of this appears to be definitive. However, peer-reviewed studies show that the more older brothers a man has, the more likely he is to be homosexual. The best guess is that having boys does something to a mother’s womb that results in hormone flows that contribute to homosexuality, but no one really knows. 

Most homosexuals say they were always attracted to men and I’m inclined to believe them. I can’t imagine a man who was attracted to women choosing on some weird whim to have sex with men instead. 

Today, the new frontier for homosexuals is same-sex marriage, but how many even want to marry? Only an estimated 30% of homosexuals live with a partner, and even when they do it is so rare to be faithful that even The New York Times admits that “monogamy is not a central feature” for homosexual couples. According to one Dutch study, homosexuals in “steady partnerships” usually have open relationships, with an average of seven or eight outside affairs for each person every year. A 2010 British study found that even homosexuals in couples who called themselves “monogamous” thought outside sex was fine so long as it was not complicated by emotions. 

Some homosexual activists say openly that they want same-sex marriage only because it is an official blessing of homosexuality. It’s part of the quest for “respectable queerness.” Now that same-sex marriage is legal, two-thirds of the couples are lesbians

Same-sex marriages break up more often than heterosexual marriages, though, and lesbian couples are particularly fragile. In Sweden and Norway, homosexuals are about 50% more likely than heterosexual couples to divorce, and lesbians are two to three times more likely. In Vermont, which legalized same-sex civil unions in 2000, homosexual and lesbian couples have been 40% more likely to split up than hetero couples. 

How should we view homosexuality? It should be treated as a naturally occurring defect, much like deafness or diabetes or asthma. We don’t blame people for these conditions or persecute them, but we don’t treat them like heroes, either. City governments do not vote money for asthma pride day. It is strange and unhealthy to celebrate defects as if they were accomplishments.

Instead, homosexuals are now a protected class. Thirty states plus the District of Columbia have hate crime laws that cover them, and in 2009 the federal hate crime law was expanded to include them. This means that if my husband punches a man who makes a pass at him, it is a more serious crime than if he punches a man who makes a pass at me. Where’s the logic in that?

In 21 states and the District of Columbia homosexuals have employment protection, just like blacks or Hindus. They aren’t yet a class for federal employment protection, but Congress is working on changing that. 

The idea of homosexual marriage rewrites the idea of marriage. Societies give benefits to married couples because they are the people who bring the next generation into the world. We value marriage not because married people copulate—though of course they do—but because they produce children. Same-sex marriage ignores the whole question of children and defines marriage as nothing more than copulation. By that standard, if an animal fetishist keeps a mule, he should be able to declare a civil union, enroll the mule in the corporate health plan, and have the company pay the vet bills.

Homosexuals have gotten where they are for two reasons. First, they are riding the wave of egalitarian insanity. Since men and women are the same, Pygmies and Swedes are the same, and Muslims and Christians are the same, why not homo- and heterosexuals? 

Homosexuals are also a tireless pressure group and have promoted themselves to the point that most Americans think they amount to about 25% of the population. This has created the current atmosphere in which people who don’t slobber happily over them are punished
These days, it’s only Christians and groups such as the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family that complain when the rainbow flag is shoved down our throats. Non-religious people don’t like it either but are too afraid to say so.

You don’t have to be a religious fundamentalist to think homosexuals are perverts. They are. Just don’t risk your job by saying so in public. 

 

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