Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I recently read a couple of drug addiction memoirs, The Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man by Bill Clegg and Pill Head by Joshua Lyon. Clegg was using crack cocaine and Lyon used prescription pain medication. I'm not clear if either of them are now clean and sober.
What struck me was that both authors are gay men.
I've read another book recently, Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction by Steven J. Lee. The author, a New York City psychiatrist specializing in addiction, writes extensively about the meth problem in the gay community in New York.
It would appear as if drug and alcohol abuse are a common part of the gay lifestyle. (Is that why it's called "gay"?)
I wonder if gay men deeply psychologically suffer because of their abnormal behavior and this leads to self medication with drugs and alcohol.
This once again demonstrates the eternal wisdom of the Torah in prohibiting this degenerate lifestyle.
Interestingly, it also appears that a disproportionate number of gay men are atheists.
American society seems to be splitting into two broad segments today: promiscuity (straight or gay), substance abuse and atheism on one side; chastity, sobriety and monotheism on the other. Hedonism vs Puritanism. The first group only began emerging about 1960 and today has basically taken over. It is causing the destruction of the United States as a powerful and wealthy nation.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 4:12 PM