Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Sex historian Amo Karlen wrote that according to the sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, "Homosexuality was phenomenally rare among Orthodox Jews." Judaism's Sexual Revolution by Dennis Prager.
This would seem to refute the concept that homosexuality is genetically determined, while also demonstrating the moral superiority of Orthodox Judaism to secular American society.
As an aside, I would like to point out that since the late 1960’s homosexuals have tried to portray sexual orientation as equivalent to race and that homosexuals are an oppressed minority similar to blacks. After 40 years of lobbying, homosexuals have basically been successful in convincing most Americans of this.
In reality, it would seem to be more correct to compare male homosexuality to alcoholism rather than to African ancestry.
Like alcoholism, male homosexuality, has a genetic component however there are also important childhood environment and cultural factors. Like alcoholism, male homosexuality is basically an unhealthy and unhappy way of life. It also endangers other people because homosexuals spread dangerous infections to heterosexuals and have a much higher than average tendency to molest children.
Rather than resembling the black civil rights movement, the gay equal rights movement is reminiscent of the way many American liberals supported the Soviet Union, naively believing that Communism was a force for social justice. (See for example John Reed’s book The Ten Days That Shook The World which is full of the highest praise for the Bolsheviks.)
Rather than being embraced, glorified and celebrated, it would seem clear that homosexuality, like alcoholism, should be prevented, controlled, managed and sometimes punished. The Orthodox Jewish lifestyle would seem to be highly preventative of homosexuality in males.
It's interesting that until the 1944 murder of a homosexual, the New York Times makes no reference whatsoever to homosexuals residing the New York area.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 10:34 AM