Resisting the homosexual agenda
Editor: “We have an agenda to create a society in which homosexuality is regarded as healthy, natural and normal”. These words from a leading gay rights activist help us to understand what is behind the present challenge to the buggery laws of St Vincent and the Grenadines and several other Caribbean countries. Should this challenge prove successful, it would constitute another step in the advancement of the previously mentioned agenda.
The attempt to get us to regard homosexuality as healthy flies in the face of the available evidence. In “The Health Risks of Gay Sex”, Dr John R Diggs highlights the health problems associated with the homosexual lifestyle. He points to the increased risk of contracting several diseases, owing to the use of body parts for purposes for which they were not designed, as well as a number of serious mental health problems such as substance abuse, depression and suicide ideation. He also quotes David Island and Patrick Letellier (“Men who beat the men who love them: Battered Gay Men and Domestic Violence.”) as he asserts that the incident of domestic violence in the gay community is nearly double that in the heterosexual population. All of this suggest that homosexual behaviour does put a strain on a country’s health service. It should, therefore, not be regarded simply as something practised by consenting adults, which does not affect anyone else.
A society’s laws tend to reflect the values it cherishes the most. To remove the buggery law would be sending the message that the homosexual lifestyle, in spite of all the risks involved, has the approval of our society. This would be to do a great disservice to the next generation, which would have to grow up in a society in which homosexuality is seen as something that should be accepted.
In order to secure a healthy future for our children, we must resist the homosexual agenda. We must resist it when we are determining school curricula and choosing textbooks and other instructional materials. We must resist it when offers of foreign aid are tied to the approval of homosexuality, under the guise of protecting human rights. We must resist on every front.