In Monday’s post we talked about the attempt to normalize pedophilia, along with other sexual deviancies that have been normalized. There’s still so much, I don’t know if I’ll get it all in today’s post.
We’ll start with a little personal experience.
Last week we had our granddaughter, Little Political Sphere 1, visiting us for a sort of staycation. One of my favorite parts is getting to do story reading at bedtime. She was really slow getting ready for bed, though, because she was distracted by her tablet. So I confiscated it until she got her teeth brushed.
The tablet is a sturdy thing designed for kids, and only has access to things that are meant for kids. There are games, some of them interactive with other kids, and there’s some live-streaming that seems pretty silly to me, but she enjoys it. And there’s music.
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but it looks about like this.
Image from Amazon
Anyway, while I was waiting for her, she set me up to watch a music video she thought I might like. When that was done, I went on to another that was suggested in the right margin. I recognized the name Taylor Swift and mostly enjoy her music, so I clicked on that one (not a song name I remember). The video that came up with it was an animated story.
Remember, this is aimed at young children. LPS1 is almost 9. We’re talking mid-elementary school-age, not middle school or higher. The animation was of children that looked her age.
There was a young boy who sees someone he knows along the sidewalk. His heart starts beating out beyond his chest, throbbing visibly. He’s embarrassed about how obvious it is, so he climbs a tree and takes a look from there. The other child he’s watching is reading a book while walking and tossing an apple up and down. Boy-in-tree’s heart bursts out of his chest and goes and replaces the apple. He must go get it back. So he sneaks up, reaches for it, accidentally gets the attention of the apple-tossing child. He’s awkwardly close, and even more embarrassed. But then their eyes lock, and suddenly his love is reciprocated.
If you’re assuming the apple-tossing child is a girl, you should still see how ridiculous this is. Boys this age think girls have cooties, and girls know this about boys too. This is years before they’re interested in falling in love with someone. So the story is a lie. Cute? Maybe, but a lie. A girl who is suddenly confronted by a boy who invades her personal space, whether or not she recognizes his crush on her, is going to go “Eww! Get away!”
But the apple-tossing child, who is the target of the tree-climbing boy’s heart throb, is a very cool looking boy. The kind who does well in sports and wears casually cool clothes, and is just cool without even thinking about it. This other boy, who was perfectly comfortable in his nine-year-old world, is not going to suddenly feel romantic love for this odd boy who has just invaded his space.
First, only 2% of the adult population is attracted to the same sex. Among nine-year-olds next to 0% are. They’re not romantically attracted to anyone at that age. Boys are, however, attracted to boys in another way at this age. They want to be around the boys they like, that they admire, that they share interests with. It’s about learning to develop friendships. Any hint that this attraction is sexual is a lie, and it’s harmful. Another harmful lie is that, if you’re this age and not interested in girls, and you prefer to be with boys, you ought to start worrying that you might be gay.
Media and societal lies of this sort don’t do what they purport to intend: they do not get people over their supposed prejudices. These lies don’t get to truth. They have nothing to do with truth.
I have a word for this type of lie: heteromorphism. Look at the word anthropomorphism, which means attributing characteristics of humans (Anthropos) to animals, to make them (morph) human-like. So heteromorphism means attributing characteristics of heterosexuals to homosexuals.
Are homosexuals and their relationships the same as heterosexuals and their relationships with just the gender substitution? That’s is becoming a common belief. And it’s tempting to believe.
I don’t have a wide range of acquaintance with homosexuals in my life. I’ve had my share of teachers and co-workers. But because most of my circle consists of working at home, going to church, relating to other families with growing or grown children, I don’t frequently interact with that 2% of the population. But there are friends of friends, and I’m sympathetic. There’s a tendency among us to assume that these are people pretty much like us. They find someone they are attracted to and want to spend their life with, and if we just get out of their way and let them live the way they want, isn’t that the decent thing to do?
If you read Monday’s post, I think you’ll see that’s the view of Roaming Millennial. That’s why she so clearly separated pedophiles from LGBTs. Because LGBTs are just like us except for some harmless quirky differences, but pedophiles are nothing like us.
|Screen shot from Roaming Millennial's video blog|
If that’s true, it will hold up to scrutiny.
Here’s some data:
· A majority of male homosexuals (according to the CDC in 1997) have over 500 sexual partners in their lifetime. Among the first several hundred AIDS patients, their average was 1100.[i]
· Homosexual males average 22 sexual partners per year (almost two new partners per month).
· Married homosexual males average 8 sexual partners per year.[ii]
· Lesbians average 50 male sexual partners in their lifetime (compared to an average of 12 for women who only have sex with men).[iii]
· Most “committed” homosexual relationships end within three years.[iv]
· Nearly all (possibly all—studies ended when none could be found) long-term “committed” homosexual relationships accommodate infidelity as acceptable.[v]
· Self-identified homosexual teens (not questioning or bisexual) have pregnancy rates two to seven times greater than heterosexuals in their demographic. 10% of males who consider themselves homosexual or questioning have had enough sex with females to have caused a pregnancy.[vi]
· Homosexual teens are twice as likely to be sexually active as heterosexual teens.
· Adult male homosexuals have a life expectancy twenty years shorter than the total male population; those with AIDS have even less time.[vii]
· Homosexuals are statistically more likely to suffer the entire gamut of mental illness than the rest of society—as much as 6 times higher.[viii]
· Almost 50% of male homosexuals and 55% of females have suffered abuse requiring hospitalization caused by a sexual partner. When emotional abuse is included, 83% of males and 84% of females have been abused by a partner.[ix]
· 17% of young men in America are sexually abused before adulthood, more than 86% by homosexual men. Mathematically, this means that a child molester is statistically 10 to 20 times more likely to be a homosexual than a heterosexual.[x]
· 73% of homosexuals surveyed had sex with boys sixteen to nineteen years of age or younger.[xi]
· Homosexual males are three times more likely than straight men to engage in pedophilia, and the average pedophile victimizes between 20 and 150 boys before being arrested.[xii]
· Though homosexuals make up just two percent of the U.S. population, homosexuals commit 33 percent of the pedophilia crimes.
· About 40 percent of homosexuals have been victims of childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual violence.
We could also mention that homosexual couples do not engage in the sexual act that heterosexual couples engage in. It may be that there’s a lack of oxytocin or other hormone, which bonds heterosexual couples, and that explains why most homosexual couples are neither committed nor exclusive. They don’t get the satisfaction that committed heterosexual couples get, so they keep searching and not finding.
There’s more bad news, but I think we’ve brought up enough questions for today.
I know I tend to think that the friends of friends I know who are in homosexual relationships must be the rare committed cases. But social science data shows the likelihood of that to be low. I’m probably more accurate if I don’t heteromorphize, even though my sympathies make me want to.
Another day we’ll have to talk about which is kinder: pretending there’s no difference and encouraging their behavior, or offering an alternative?
What is most distressing from the data is the strong correlation between homosexuality and pedophilia. Roaming Millennial was so clear that there’s a total separation. But she didn’t know the data that I did, even though it’s been around a long time.[xiii] And she hasn’t been aware of the normalizing she’d been subjected to her whole lifetime.
But she is right: normalizing has crossed a line.
There’s more normalizing of the LGBT agenda to cover. I’ll get to that in a Part III.
[i] G. Rotell, Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men (New York, Dutton, 1997).
[ii] Xiridou, Maria, et al., “The Contribution of Steady and Casual Partnerships to the Incidence of HIV infection among Homosexual Men in Amsterdam,” 1029-1038 AIDS, 17 (7) May 2, 2003.
[iii] Fethers, Katherine, et al., “Sexually Transmitted Infections and Risk Behaviors in Women Who Have Sex with Women,” Sexually Transmitted Infections 76 (2000): 348.
[iv] Kronemeyer, Robert. Overcoming Homosexuality, New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, Inc., 1980, p. 32.
[v] McWhirter, David P., and Andrew M. Mattison, The Male Couple: How Relationships Develop (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1984), pp. 252, 3. They reported that in a study of 156 males in homosexual relationships lasting from one to 37 years, only 7 couples have a totally exclusive sexual relationship, and these men all have been together for less than five years. Stated another way, all couples with a relationship lasting more than five years have incorporated some provision for outside sexual activity in their relationships. No “monogamous” relationship among men longer than the ones set out in this book have been documented.
[vii] Hogg, R. S., S. A. Strathdee, K. J. Craib, M. V O’Shaughnessy, J. S. Montaner, and M. T. Schechter, “Modeling the Impact of HIV Disease on Mortality in Gay and Bisexual Men,” International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol 26, 657-662, 1997. “In a major Canadian centre, 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, we estimate that nearly half of gay and bisexual men currently aged 20 years will not reach their 65th birthday.”
[viii] Homosexual conduct has consequences for mental health. There is a well-documented correlation between homosexuality and suicide and mental illness. See, e.g., Theo B. M. Sandfort, De Graaqf, Bilj, and Schable, “Same-Sex Sexual Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders: Findings from the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study,” 85 (Archives of General Psychiatry 85 (January 2001) (“The findings support the assumption that people with same-sex behavior are at greater risk for psychiatric disorders”); Richard Herrell, et al., “Sexual Orientation and Suicidality,” Archives of General Psychiatry 867 (October 1999) (“Same-gender sexual orientation is significantly associated with each of the suicidality measures” and “is unlikely to be due solely to substance abuse or other psychiatric co-morbidity”); David M. Fergusson, et al., “Is Sexual Orientation Related to Mental Health Problems and Suicidality in Young People?” Archives of General Psychiatry 876 (October 1999) (“Findings support recent evidence suggesting that gay, lesbian, and bisexual young people are at increased risk of mental health problems, with these associates being particularly evident for measures of suicidal behavior and multiple disorder.”) While some may argue that these findings are “caused by society oppression” (J Michael Bailey, “Homosexuality and Mental Illness,” Archives of General Psychiatry 883 and 884 October 1999), this is not the only possible explanation. The survey of findings from the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study found a significant greater risk for psychiatric disorders among homosexuals, even though “the Dutch social climate toward homosexuality has long been and remains considerably more tolerant” than most of the world. Sandfort, et al, above, at 89. Other possible explanations include hypotheses that “homosexuality represents a deviation from normal development and is associated with other such deviations that may lead to mental illness,” and that “increased psychopathology among homosexual people is a consequence of lifestyle differences associated with sexual orientation.” J. Michael Bailey, above, at 884. Also, Sandfort et al., above, at 85-91. (Youth are four times more likely to suffer major depression, also three times as likely to suffer generalized anxiety disorder, nearly four times as likely to experience conduct disorder, four times as likely to commit suicide, five times as likely to have nicotine dependence, six times as likely to suffer multiple disorders, and over six times as likely to have attempted suicide. Additionally, this research originates in the Netherlands where homosexuality is much more mainstream and accepted.) Substance abuse is an additional health concern of those in the homosexual lifestyle: Timothy J. Dailey, “The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality” and associated notes, Family Research Council “The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychologists reports that lesbian women consume alcohol more frequently, and I larger amounts, than heterosexual women. Lesbians were at significantly greater risk than heterosexual women for both binge drinking (19.4 percent compared to 11.7 percent), and for heavy drinking (7 percent compared to 2.7 percent)….Among men, by far the most important risk group consisted of homosexual and bisexual men, who were more than nine times as likely as heterosexual men to have a history of problem drinking.”
[ix] Susan C. Turnell, “A Descriptive Analysis of Same-Sex Relationship Violence for a Diverse Sample,” Journal of Family Violence, 281 (2000) (finding that 44% of gay men report having experienced physical violence in their relationships, including 14% reporting sexual violence, with 83% reporting emotional abuse. Among lesbians: 55% acknowledge having experienced physical violence, 14% report sexual abuse and 84% report emotional abuse); See also, U.S. Department of Justice Study, Citizen Magazine (January 2000) (reporting that the U.S. Justice Study found an epidemic of violence between homosexuals: an annual average of 13,740 male victims of violence by homosexual partners and 16,900 victims by lesbian partners. By contrast, the most recent numbers—1999—for “hate crimes” based on sexual orientation totaled a relatively low 1,558 victims). See also New York Times article “Alleged Murder Is Further Proof of Domestic Violence as Major Health Risk of Homosexuals, Traditional Values Group Says,” available at http://www.afaanwpa.org, quoting Diane Gramley, president of the American Family Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania: “The truth is that acts of outside aggression against individuals involved in homosexual behavior, while always highly publicized, are rare. The far greater threat of violence to individuals involved in homosexual relationships—a staggering 50,000 percent higher risk, according to research by homosexual activists themselves—is the epidemic of domestic violence such individuals commit against each other.” See also David Island and Patrick Letellier, Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them, p. 14, “The probability of violence occurring in a gay couple is mathematically double the probability of that in a heterosexual couple…we believe as many as 650,000 gay men may be victims of domestic violence each year in the United States.”
[x] See Baldwin, Steve, “Child Molestation and the Homosexual Movement” and associated notes. “Homosexuals account for between 25% and 40% of all child molestation. Sex researchers Freund, Heasman, Racansky, and Glancy, for example, in a 1984 Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy article, put the number at 36%. Erickson, Walbek, Sely, in a 1988 Archives of Sexual Behavior article, places it at 86% when the children being molested are male (citing W. D. Erickson et al, “Behavior Patterns of Child Molesters,” 17 Archives of Sexual Behavior 1, 83 (1988), supra note 1 at 83). …It should be noted that homosexuals account for only 2% of the population which statistically means that a child molester is ten to twenty times more likely to be homosexual than heterosexual.” See also K. Jay et al, The Gay Report: Lesbians and Gays Speak Out About Sexual Experiences and Lifestyles 275 (1979) (This study by homosexual activists and researchers revealed that 73% of homosexuals surveyed had sex with boys sixteen to nineteen years of age or younger); Eugene Abel et al., “Self-Reported Sex Crimes of Nonincarcerated Pedophiliacs, 2 Journal of Interpersonal Violence 3,5 (19877) “Child molestation, by comparison, was a relatively infrequent crime occurring from an average of 23.2 times by a pedophile (nonincest) with female targets to an average of 281.7 times by a pedophile (nonincest) whose targets were males”; R. Blanchard et al, “Fraternal Order and Sexual Orientation in Pedophiles,” 29 Archives Sexual Behav. 464 (2000); K. Freund & R I. Watson, “The Proportions of Heterosexual and Homosexual Pedophiles Among Sex Offenders Against Children: An Exploratory Study,” 18 Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 34, 34-43 (1992).
[xi] K. Jay et al, The Gay Report: Lesbians and Gays Speak Out About Sexual Experiences and Lifestyles 275 (1979).
[xii] K. Freund & R. I. Watson, "The Proportions of Heterosexual and Homosexual Pedophiles Among Sex Offenders Against Children: An Exploratory Study," Sex & Marital Therapy 18 (1992): 34-43