OP: I'll hopefully remember to come back and reply to the rest of your post later. (There is a lot in there that are good points).
OP: But for now, while I'm in a hurry, all I see is AIDS/ HIV.
I try to keep things down to a few sound bytes. Long tomes are usually dismissed out of hand here. Blew it on this one didn't I?
OP: ... Being gay doesn't make one go out and have unprotected sex with strangers. Being stupid does cause this action though...
Well, before we go any farther take a look at this summary report from the CDC from back in 2011.
I'm not all that great with screen shots and such but the report is only three pages long and speaks
volumes for itself. Page 2 is where the most damning information is.
I'd looked at this information back in the early 2000's but I thought, rather than quote ancient history, I'd better see if anything had changed since
then and, nope, it's just as bad as it ever was. Men who have sex with men (MSM), while not being an identifier of hs. men, per se, according to the
report, are 72% of all primary and secondary syphilis cases. 40% of the syphilis cases are also infected with HIV in many major cities. These are
the facts and I doubt much has changed since 2011. While syphilis rates overall haven't changed they've gone up among hs. men. Gonorrhea had been in
decline but was in its second year of rising.
While I'm not about to say that being homosexual MAKES one go out and have unsafe sex let's just say it's the way it most often happens otherwise the
CDC stats would be a heckuvalot different wouldn't they? It's also the reason, and hear me very carefully on this, that I treat the subject of male
homosexuals and lesbians as two totally different subjects, for the most part. The feminists of the 60's got that completely wrong in that men and
women ARE different and I'd be really surprised to get any argument on that one! Women are the opposite side of the coin and, my stats here, 9 times
out of 10 engage in sex more for a relationship rather than sexual relief. Ok, 8 out of 10 and those two gals are the chief troublemakers! Sex based
on a relationship is more apt to produce a monogamous one than bar hopping barebackers. Wouldn't you agree?
OP: I also get your point that this does seem a little bit like a love fest. But in a world where all I was hearing was bad about the gay community, I
needed my "little love fest". I get enough of the cruel real world on a daily basis.
Believe me, I hear you. As I mentioned before, having blood kin on both sides of the family and, in addition, one by a previous marriage of my Mom to
one of her former husbands (I grew up with that young lady/former cousin and have the utmost respect and love for her) AND the friend who is currently
dying of AIDS makes 4 people I know personally and/or share genes with who, I'm sorry, but I honestly think they CHOSE this way of life. If they,
indeed, WERE born that way they represent a very miniscule number of the 5% or so of the overall population that are hs. In today's world it's chic,
it's the IN thing to be homosexual. It's an attention-getting-device and, being the social animals we are, gets you in to whatever group you're
aspiring to at the moment. And for men it's a helluvalot easier "lay" than finding a woman for a night for a whole pile of "C" notes. On that level
it's easier being homosexual - for men!
Spoiler alert! Not all males are created equal! You'll have your "jocks" and you'll have your chess club guys and everything in between. The jocks
will walk away with the women unless the chess club guys come up with something like Microsoft and can support the girls in a manner in which they'd
like to become accustomed to. Now, guys being guys, no matter what their physical attributes, will go just a little bit crazy if they don't get it
every now and then on a fairly regular basis. Believe me, I've lived in this skin suit for 56 years and I KNOW crazy! Ever hear the axiom "when you
have a gun everything looks like a target"?? No, I never - not even in the Navy! I've never had any kind of STD either but I knew a lot of guys that
did and I was smart enough to learn from their mistakes.
OP: Thanks for your reply.
And for yours!
OP: Oh, if you feel like you wasted your time reading my three pages and should have spent it reading one of Slayers threads, why didn't you?
I don't think I ever said I wasted my time (?) nor do I think I did, either - and I did go over and read Slayer's great thread - but with a public
thread like this one the thing that galls me more than anything else is for a subject as potentially tragic as this being glossed over with a bunch of
fluff that completely disregards the facts of the situation. Are there happily "married" homosexuals out there? Oh yeah. My former cousin has been
with her partner for years now and they'll probably be till the end. But by glossing over the horrendous dangers this lifestyle choice presents you
encourage others, men especially, to follow a path that could end in a miserable death for themselves and God only knows how many others that could
have been avoided if they'd have the guts and support to stick it out, find someone of the opposite sex and not "settle" for an easy target. And
that is one thing that I side with the Holy Scriptures in when they condemn those that encourage others to evil. In threads like this no one is
saying this so someone has to!
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