Gay people more likely to die...

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    Gay men are FOUR TIMES MORE LIKELY to get HIV thru homosexual acts, than heterosexual acts.


    According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (with the National Institutes of Health), there are an estimated 40,000 new HIV infections each year in the United States. Seventy percent of these are men; 30% are women. Of those men who are infected, 60% of them are infected through homosexual sex; 25% through intravenous drug use; and 15% through heterosexual sex.

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    Pro-Homo education does NOT work:

    The AIDS epidemic is not going to be stopped by educational efforts aimed at destigmatizing homo-sexual intercourse among blacks or promoting condom use among teens and homosexuals. Such messages will only spread the epidemic. The condom message has been pushed for decades by pro-homosexual groups such as Planned Parenthood and AIDS organizations. According to the pro-abortion newsletter, Family Planning Perspectives, a condom’s effectiveness in preventing HIV infection can be as high as 96%, but can be as low as 60%. While a 60% protection rate may seem significant, this still means the person has a 40% chance of being infected with a virus that will kill him. In addition, according to an article published in the British journal Lancet (Jan. 31, 2000), “Increased condom use will increase the number of transmissions that result in condom fail-ure [and could] reflect decisions of individuals to switch from inherently safer strategies of partner selection of fewer partners to the riskier strategy of developing or maintaining higher rates of part-ner change plus reliance on condoms.” In short, condom use is likely to increase the spread of HIV infections, not slow down the epidemic. Targeting teens for pro-homosexual messages is also likely to spur an epidemic of infections among this population. According to Focus on the Family’s report, Take Twelve: The Truth About Ab-stinence Education, a 1998 study of the effects of condom distribution in a Los Angeles high school, showed the following:

    •Males reported increasing their condom use from 37% to 50%, the percentage of girls who reported their partners used condoms did not in crease significantly.
    •More female teens increased their participation in high risk sexual activities.
    •The percentage of males who engaged in sexual activity remained slightly higher than the na-tional average.
    •The number of male students who engaged in unhealthy and risky same-sex activities in-creased.

    The promotion of homosexual sex and condom use among teens is inevitably going to increase in-fections among this group. In fact, according to Dr. Craig Wilson, an associate professor of pediat-rics at the University of Alabama, “The rate of HIV infection among younger adolescents in the U.S. is increasing 200 to 300 percent each year.” (Associated Press report, March 7, 2001) Health offi-cials have stated that an estimated 20,000 people between the ages of 13 and 24 are infected with HIV each year in the U.S. That’s two people each hour who are doomed to die young. The worst thing we can do is to promote homosexual sex among teenagers or to set up pro-homosexual groups on junior high or high school campuses. We will only fuel the AIDS epidemic and condemn children to an early grave if we allow homosexual activists to recruit children on our nation’s campuses.

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    Homosexuality doesn't Hurt ME...why should I care what consenting adults do?
     
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    That's pretty scary. My son is only 9 and my daughter 3,but I have allready found myself wondering what we are going to say to my son when the time comes about abstaining. You don't want to tell them if you do it-use a condom because that sounds like your condoning it. But if you tell them they should abstain,that doesn't mean they will. My brother and sister in law have allready had to talk to my 12 year old nephew about oral sex in bathrooms at school. Apparently,it's an epidemic in junior high schools! I don't know what the answer is,but I hope something works soon. Maybe parents being a lot more involved in a teen's relationship? Who knows that may not be the answer either.
     
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    Well If you want some tips, discuss with him the sacredness of life, and the importance of family in raising children. its an area to think about. Above all ask God for revelation in how to teach the most effectively.
     
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    When the time comes to talk to my son (and daughter) it will definitely be in my prayers. Being a parent gets way harder emotionally as they get older. When the problem used to be trying to teach them to say thank you, all to quickly it becomes talking to them about sex,drugs,and whatever else may come their way-or not hopefully.
     
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    quoted from avatar

    define family please
     
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    Kind of hard to define that since everyone's is different ,isn't it?
     
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    Main Entry: 1fam·i·ly
    Pronunciation: 'fam-lE, 'fa-m&-
    Function: noun
    Inflected Form(s): plural -lies
    Etymology: Middle English familie, from Latin familia household (including servants as well as kin of the householder), from famulus servant
    1 : a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : HOUSEHOLD
    2 a : a group of persons of common ancestry : CLAN b : a people or group of peoples regarded as deriving from a common stock : RACE
    3 a : a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation : FELLOWSHIP
     
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    BIG D, can you please post a link for your article. All articles posted must contain links to their original sources. Thanks
     
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    I was discussing this with Avatar in the AIDS thread, but he has yet to respond.

    The fact that gays will most be the ones that die of AIDS does not make the rest of the world exempt.
     

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