This is the second post in a two-part series about the secrets of homosexuality. If you haven’t read the first article, “The Dirty Secrets of Homosexuality Pt. 1: Promiscuity“, I would encourage you to do so. This article will touch on some common sexual practices in the homosexual community that are physically damaging to the people involved. I do want to warn you that some of these sexual practices are graphic but, I believe understanding is essential to a rational debate on the subject. With that warning, we move on to the subject of this article.
There are many common homosexual practices that endanger the well-being of those who practice homosexuality. In the previous post we looked at the Christian Research Institute’s article, “Is Homosexuality a Healthy Lifestyle?“. In that article CRI discusses many unhealthy sexual practices and they quote a well-known proctologist, Dr. Bernard J. Klamecki. This is some of what he had to say:
I know well the medical and surgical pathology directly related to the sexual practices typical of active homosexuals, particularly anal intercourse (sodomy) and oral intercourse (fellatio)…. Sexual practices typical of homosexuals can affect the oral cavities, lungs, penis, prostate, bladder, anus, perianal areas outside of the rectum, rectum, colon, vagina, uterus, pelvic area, brain, skin, blood, immune system, and other body systems…. While none of the following practices is unique to homosexuals, they are nonetheless typical…. Most common is anal intercourse (sodomy)
According to Dr. Klamecki the common homosexual experience affects the entire body and, the overwhelming effects are negative. He then goes on to discuss some specific practices that are a little disturbing:
Foreign objects are often used in order to produce a different erotic sensation or to instigate a more violent sexual activity (sadomasochism). Objects that I have removed from the rectum and lower bowel include corn cobs, light bulbs, vibrators, soda bottles, and varied wooden sticks.
It does not take a doctor to realize that using these types of objects to achieve sexual fulfillment can do serious damage to the body. My sister is a surgeon and, while working she had to extract a toy alligator head from a man’s anal cavity. This is not a minority of homosexual men using foreign objects, it is the majority. Dr. Kalmecki continues on:
Oral intercourse (fellatio) is when the tongue is used to lick or tickle the outlet of the rectum for sexual excitement, arousing, or foreplay. Needless to say, bacteria may contaminate and infect the mouth. One other sexual practice is ‘Water Sports,’ in which urinating into the mouth or rectum is used as a sexual stimulant. Physical damage to the rectum may occur because of some of these practices.
Both of these acts, along with the others, may not solely be homosexual activities but, they are prominent within the homosexual community. They are damaging and, they threaten the lives of those participating in these sexual practices. Dr. Kalmecki then goes on to give some serious health risks associated with common homosexual activity:
There is an antinatural activity being performed when the rectum is the recipient of a penis or foreign object. Because of this activity, cracking of the tissue (fissuring), open sores (ulcers), boils (abscesses), and other infections can occur in the skin of the surrounding tissues…. Persistent anal-rectal sexual activity can lead to various pre-cancerous lesions such as Bowen’s disease and Kaposi’s sarcoma. Whenever tissues are traumatized, cracked, or abraded, they are vulnerable to bacterial infection.
Tissue damage, ulcers, boils, and other infections are serious health risks associated with gay sex. Not only that Kalmecki says that “persistent anal-rectal sexual activity can lead to various pre-cancerous lesions”. This should concern, not only the people involved but, Christians as well. Homosexuality is not only a lifestyle choice…it is a damaging lifestyle that leads to death. If pre-cancerous lesions don’t raise your concern notice the stat that Dr. Kalmecki gives about AIDS:
Dr. Klamecki then continues, discussing the various bacterial diseases and viral diseases he regularly encounters with his homosexual patients — the most prominent being AIDS (the current figure is that 70 percent of Americans with AIDS are male homosexuals or bisexuals).
Dr. Kalmecki, and every medical professional I have read, agrees that promiscuous homosexual practice dramatically increases the chances of the homosexual contracting AIDS. He also points out that drug abuse is typical among homosexual men:
In addition, he asserts that up to 86 percent of homosexual males use various drugs to enhance and increase their sexual stimulation.
Almost 90% of homosexual men use some sort of drug so they can engage in their sexual activity. This is common place among homosexuals, in fact, while doing some research, I found an interesting article at Gawker.com written by a gay man named Brian Maylan. In Maylan’s article entitled, “The Secrets Gay Men Don’t Want Straight Men to Know”, he writes this about drug use among homosexuals:
For those who don’t know, poppers are an inhalant that is rather easy to come by in most adult book stores or gay leather shops. It’s amyl nitrite and it’s sold as ‘room deodorizer’ or ‘video head cleaner’ or some other preposterous bull**** like that. Homosexuals love this stuff. Well, not all of them, but a lot of them. Especially bottoms [the man whom’s anal cavity is penetrated]! What it does is loosen up all the involuntary muscles (like in the throat and anus) so it’s so much easier to get large objects pushed into them. They also make you kind of dizzy and crazy and make every cell in your body scream, “I want to f*** right now” at the same time. They’re great. They also give me a headache and make me want to pass out. Whatever, that’s the price you pay.
Maylan’s comments support Dr. Kalmecki’s statement about common drug use among homosexuals. If one needs to use drugs so they can engage in their sexual practices, it is not healthy.
With these factors it is easy to see that the common homosexual lifestyle is not healthy. In fact, the average homosexual is in danger of serious physical harm and, we should all be concerned about their well-being. Even though promiscuity and these damaging sexual practices are rampant among the homosexual community, there is hope. We need to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to these people because, they are not only in danger of losing their lives but, they are in danger of losing their souls. Thankfully, change is possible. Paul wrote these words about every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ:
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals, 10 thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Some of you once lived this way. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. -1 Corinthians 6:9-11, NET
If you identify yourself as a homosexual, I pray that you will repent and turn to God for healing. If you are a Christian, I pray that you will have concern and love for those engaged in a homosexual lifestyle. No matter which one you are, or are not, change is possible and, change comes through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Thanks for reading.
- Can Homosexuals Change? (AnotherChristianBlog.org)
Yesterday we looked at a YouTube video featuring Dan Savage in an article entitled “Dan Savage vs. the Bible Pt.1“. He was speaking to a large group of high school journalists and attacked the Bible because it calls homosexuality a sin. So, let’s continue looking at the words of Savage and give a response. Here is the video if you forgot (if you haven’t watched it before I want to warn you that he does use some graphic language):
In the middle of the speech Savage says these words:
The Bible says that…if a woman is not a virgin on her wedding night she should be dragged to her father’s doorstep and stoned to death.
Of course, Savage is referring to Deuteronomy 22: 20-21 which says:
But if the thing is true, that evidence of virginity was not found in the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father’s house. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. -ESV
What Savage doesn’t tell you is that the preceding verses describe the process in which a girl can defend herself. If her parents provide proof that she was a virgin, typically with a blood stained sheet from her wedding night, then the girl would not be stoned. If the girl is accused of this sin and found guilty she then is to be stoned. This may seem gruesome to many of us but there is something that Savage, and many others, refuse to understand.
The Old Testament law was for Israel. It is not to be applied in the same way for us today. Israel was a theocratic nation. During the time of Deuteronomy Israel was ruled by God and God alone. God is holy so his law reflects his character. This is something that liberals refuse to understand because if they do they cannot use this type of argumentation any longer. So, when you hear someone mention shellfish or stoning girls who aren’t virgins you can point out that the social context of the OT is vastly different than today (for more discussion on this topic check out CARM.org).
This does not mean that there aren’t morals that we, as Christians, can apply to our lives from the Old Testament because the OT law was pure and holy. It does mean that the OT law is applied differently to us because they served a different purpose for Israel. The OT law served to make Israel a nation that would be drastically different from the others surrounding it. Other nations supported child sacrifice or wild sexual promiscuity and God wanted to make the distinctions clear. The OT law was to promote righteous living throughout the nation of Israel but Jesus’ death on the cross ensured that a group of people would live righteously through him. Jesus said these words in Matthew 5:17-20:
‘Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’
Jesus’ words in verse 20 highlight the purpose of the OT law. The purpose of the law was to create righteousness among the people of Israel and Jesus’ words reflect that when he says that he “did not come to abolish” the law but to “fulfill” the law. The sacrifice of Jesus is the only way to righteousness. Jesus’ sacrifice is the only way to enter the kingdom of heaven. Jesus’ sacrifice is the only way that we can have peace from the turmoil our sin causes. I pray that your eyes will be opened to see, your ears will be opened to hear, and your heart will be turned from stone to flesh to respond to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Thanks for reading.
Before I sign off I would like to thank my fellow fantasy baseball player, blog reader, and friend Andrew Peterson for suggesting this topic earlier this week. These suggestions help me respond to issues that you, the reader, want to be addressed. I would encourage you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a topic in mind.
- Dan Savage vs. the Bible Pt. 1 (AnotherChristianBlog.org)
- Can Homosexuals Change? (AnotherChristianBlog.org)
- The Gay Rights Agenda vs. Religious Freedom (AnotherChristianBlog.org)
- Homosexuality and Pederasty…Are They Connected? (AnotherChristianBlog.org)
- World Wide Gay Agenda (AnotherChristianBlog.org)
- Politics or Changed Hearts (AnotherChristianBlog.org)
Dan Savage writes a weekly piece entitled “Savage Love” for the The Stranger. He is also the co-founder of the It Gets Better Project which he established to tell teenagers that life as a LGBT person will get better. Savage also does plenty of speaking and he ended up being invited to speak in front of a group of high school journalists about bullying. During that speech he said this (Be aware that Savage uses some fifthly language) :
It’s surprising that this guy is speaking to a bunch of high school kids and uses the language he does. I was also surprised to see that he bullies the kids that walk out. It’s ironic that this guy thinks it is alright to bully kids when he is the founder of a group that discourages bullying. Those things are terrible but I think the worst part of this video is the way Savage misrepresents the Bible.
When people don’t like what the Bible says they will eventually say something like Savage did:
The Bible, let’s talk about the Bible for a second. People often point out that they can’t with the anti-gay bullying because it says right there in Leviticus, it says right there in Timothy, it says right there in Romans, that being gay is wrong.
What Savage did, as others do, was equate saying, “Your lifestyle is sinful,” with bullying. The LGBT community doesn’t want us to simply tolerate their lifestyle choice but endorse it. When people do this we need to point out that making this equation means that they are trying to strip away our right to speak our minds. Our first amendment rights shouldn’t be taken away simply because some people get offended. Another aspect to this is that ‘bullying’ is hardly ever defined. As a Christian, I hate bullying. I think it is despicable and should be ended but making a rational and reasonable decision to not endorse homosexuality is not bullying. Savage has every right to speak his mind and so does everyone else, including Christians.
Directly following those words Savage says this:
We can learn to ignore the bulls— in the Bible about gay people. The same way we have learned to ignore the bulls— in the Bible about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about masturbation. We ignore bulls— in the Bible about all sorts of things. The Bible is a radically pro-slavery document. Slave owners waved Bibles over their heads during the Civil War and justified it. The shortest book in the New Testament is a letter from Paul to a Christian slave owner about owning his Christian slave and Paul doesn’t say, ‘Christians don’t own people.” Paul talks about how Christians own people. we ignore what the Bible says about slavery because the Bible got slavery wrong.
This is another common theme among those fighting for LGBT “rights”. They will use the Bible’s endorsement of slavery to criticize Christianity. What I find so offensive is that most people do not even examine their own understanding of this issue. Slavery during the Civil War was radically different from what Paul saw in his time. Obviously, Savage has either not bothered to look at the difference or he is lying. For those who want to learn about how slavery in modern times compares to slavery in Paul’s time you can check out the Christians Think Tank’s article on the subject. With that said, for the sake of argument, let’s allow Savage’s remarks about the Bible being pro-slavery to stand without making a distinction between ancient times and modern times. Even if we grant Savage’s assertion read what Paul writes to Philemon about his slave:
For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, no longer as a slave but more than a slave, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. -Philemon 1:15-16, ESV
Paul uses words to describe the relationship that Philemon should have with Onesimus (Philemon’s slave) that almost no slave owner during the Civil War would accept. Paul says that Onesimus should not be regarded as a slave but as “more than a slave”; he should be regarded as a “beloved brother”. That is radical. That is life changing.
Savage is right when he says that Paul did not outlaw slavery but this is an unfair criticism. Christianity was a small and persecuted group within the Roman Empire so to expect Paul to start a political movement would be silly. Instead, Paul taught that Christians in prominent positions should treat their slaves with dignity and brotherly love in a society that didn’t. I only wish people like Savage would realize just how amazing and radical Paul’s words are.
Come back tomorrow for Pt. 2 of my response to Dan Savage.
Thanks for reading.
Can Homosexuals Change? (AnotherChristianBlog.org)