Monday, November 13, 2006
[float at San Francisco Gay Pride Parade 2005]
I proudly support the death penalty for men engaging in anal sexual intercourse with other men.
The reason for my opinion is simply because this is what the Bible teaches and as a Jew I believe in the Bible.
Leviticus 20:13 states "If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them."
Even if God would command me to slaughter my own precious son, I would be obligated to do so, as indeed Abraham was willing to slaughter Isaac at God’s command (Genesis 22). If God commands that, after a trial and due process of law, male homosexuals must be put to death, I am ready to obey.
The fact is, however, that many homosexuals are not necessarily so precious.
First of all, male homosexuality represents a huge public health problem.
Because the rectum is designed to hold feces and not to receive a penis, the walls of the rectum are thinner, dryer and more rigid than the walls of the vagina. This makes anal intercourse an ideal way to transmit disease and infection. Click here for additional information.
In addition to this, male homosexuals are usually promiscuous.
It doesn’t take a lot of medical knowledge to realize that a community of millions of men who are randomly having anal sex with each other is the ideal breeding ground for sexual diseases and for the development of new, more dangerous, ones. The AIDS epidemic may be a divine punishment for homosexuality, but only in the sense that breaking ones neck is a punishment for jumping out a window. It’s worthwhile noting that the United States, which has completely legalized homosexuality, has an HIV rate 60 times higher than Saudi Arabia, which has a death penalty for homosexuality. Encouraging condom usage has not really solved the problem.
The American Red Cross will not accept a blood donation from practicing male homosexuals.
Unfortunately, homosexuals do not keep these diseases to themselves, since many have sex with woman as well and then these infections spread to the larger community.
Just as an aside, it would appear that about 90% of AIDS cases are caused either by anal sexual intercourse or unsanitary hypodermic needles. The former is the primary method of transmission in the United States while the later may be the primary method in Africa. It would seem very generally that in developed countries, AIDS is a gay/heroin problem and in developing countries it is an unsanitary medical clinic problem. It follows that societies possessing modern medical facilities, no heroin users and no homosexuals should have virtually no AIDS and that does seem to be the case. It is believed that the disease originated about 1940 when an African hunter ate a chimpanzee infected with a similar virus. Following that, a few isolated cases appeared in a few places. However apparently the large and, since the Stonewall Riots, increasingly open and liberated American gay community nutured the first large scale outbreak of AIDS, which then spread back to Africa. The Gay Liberation Front was established in New York City in July, 1969. It generally takes 10 years for HIV infection to develop into AIDS. The first cases of AIDS were reported in New York City in March, 1981. By 1990, Africa had more AIDS victims than the US. Theoretically, it is of course quite possible that future catastrophic pandemics might develop along a similar pathway, God forbid, using the gay community as an incubator.
In addition, homosexuals represent a public safety problem.
A far greater percentage of homosexuals are pedophiles than are heterosexuals; a study shows 1/3 of pedophile victims are males while only about 5% of the population is homosexual. For more details click here. Obviously, the high rate of STD infections among homosexual men makes this even more disturbing.
From a purely scientific point of view, a fixation with male on male anal sexual intercourse should be regarded as a sexual disorder having serious negative health consequences both for the practitioner as well as for others. It is possibly comparable to heroin usage.
To the best of my knowledge [and if I’m wrong, please correct me] the claim that gay men are, on the average, just as healthy and as law abiding as any other men is simply an unsubstantiated claim made by gay men. It is not based on any substantial, respected, independent research.
The question arises however – how can we ban homosexuality when some men may be born with a homosexual orientation and can only find sexual satisfaction in anal sex with another man? We could ask a similar question: How can we ban pedophilia when some men may be born with a pedophilic orientation and can only find sexual satisfaction in sex with a child? The answer is that if therapy will not help them, we insist that pedophiles lead lives of celibacy and sexual frustration. The same should apply to homosexuals.
In conclusion, the ban on anal intercourse between men is God’s will and therefore in my opinion needs no further explanation. However, in fact science has now demonstrated that this is far from being an arbitrary prohibition which will victimize millions of innocent people; rather it is a very wise and humanitarian measure which would on the balance save mankind from a great deal of misery.
In spite of all our civil liberties, Western governments have no problem banning many substances because they may be abused and cause harm. I see no reason why the same should not apply to homosexuals. Can we imagine a Drug Addicts Pride Parade?
Posted by jewish philosopher at 1:14 PM