Family Research Institute Chairman: gay marriage hazardous
    April 25 2013 by Religion News Service

    COLUMBUS, OH — Dr. Paul Cameron, the first scientist to document the harms of secondhand smoke, went to Ohio’s capital to call upon U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to reconsider his recently announced support for gay marriage. ”Sen. Portman, gay marriage is hazardous to one’s health.  For the sake of the son you love, urge him to marry a woman.”
     
    “Danish government statistics show that wedded gays and lesbians die 10 to 20 years earlier than the conventionally married,” said Cameron, citing a study of gay marriage by pro-LGBT researchers Morten Frisch and Jacob Simonsen that appeared in the March, 2013 issue of Oxford’s International Journal of Epidemiology.
     
    Examining Denmark, which in 1989 became the first country with gay marriage, they found that the average age of death for homosexually married men and women was around 60; for the conventionally married, about 80 years.
     
    Cameron, who holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Colorado, said, “Sen. Portman’s son Will, a college junior who has revealed his homosexuality, recently wrote in the Yale Daily News, ‘We’re all the products of our backgrounds and environments, and … we should think twice before using terms like ‘bigoted’ to describe the position of those opposed to same-sex marriage.”
     
    Cameron said, “Will Portman is right. Many decent people, even at fine schools like Yale and Ohio State, are simply unaware that the science has long indicated the Senator’s son and others were not born gay.  Now, Denmark’s government statistics show Will Portman would likely die much earlier if he marries a man, while heterosexual marriage would probably add years to his lifespan.”
     
    Cameron said, “I have consistently challenged those I call ‘junk science junkies,’ in the universities and politically-driven professional groups like the American Psychological Association, with unpopular empirical data on sexuality. The Danish study by pro-gay scientists, as well as my own research, offers answers to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elana Kagan’s question to gay marriage opponents in recent oral arguments, ‘What harm [do] you see happening and when and how?’”
     
    Cameron said, “For the same reason society is concerned about the health effects of secondhand smoke, Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court should oppose the rush to nationalize same-sex marriage. Litigating for ‘marriage equality’ is like suing to suspend gravity; as a matter of science, gay marriage is very clearly unequal in terms of procreative and mortality prospects.”
     
    In his own study of 2,428 obituaries from The San Francisco Chronicle and The Boston Globe, Cameron said the median age of death for conventionally married men was 82, women 85, similar to Denmark. Of 1,400 obituaries in San Francisco’s gay press, the median age of death was 54 for gays who died without a listed partner, 51 with. For lesbians, the median age of death was 56 for those without a listed partner, but 54 with.  For transsexuals, the corresponding figures were 46 and 42.5. “Whether informal, as in San Francisco, or formal, as in Denmark, homosexual partnerships were associated with lessened lifespan,” said Cameron, “just the opposite of man-woman marriage.”
     
    Cameron said, “Bad science is bipartisan. An April NBC News - Wall Street Journal poll found that 50 percent of Americans imagine with Rob Portman, against the empirical evidence, that people are born gay. Ted Olson, the GOP lawyer who argued for gay marriage in the Supreme Court is sworn to tell the truth, falsely wrote in the Journal that homosexual orientation is ‘a characteristic with which they were born and which they cannot change.’”
     
    Cameron said, “In fact, twin studies show that homosexual interests are not DNA-determined like race, gender and eye color, so gay analogies to the Civil Rights struggles of the last century are inapt,” Cameron said. ”How else does one explain how Ellen DeGeneres’ first ‘lifetime partner’ could abandon homosexuality for traditional marriage? Senator Portman’s son was no more ‘born with’ homosexual preferences than anyone is ‘born with’ a sexual taste for children — both are acquired and can be controlled.”
     
    Portman, considered last year as a possible running mate for GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney (who facilitated the USA’s first gay marriages as governor of Massachusetts pursuant to a state court ruling), has seen his popularity fall since coming out for gay marriage a month ago, according to a Quinnipiac poll reported Friday in The Washington Post.
     
    Cameron said he came to Columbus to plead with Portman because he understands that the nation’s most powerful Republican, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH 8), Ohio Gov. John Kasich and pro-gay marriage Sen. Portman are seeking to install a former Ohio lobbyist for homosexual marriage, Matt Borges, as state party chairman this Friday – a move opposed by 84 Tea Party, Christian, pro-life, and GOP conservatives led by former State Rep. Seth Morgan of Dayton, in a recent public letter that made headlines statewide.
     
    “No responsible leader of any party, and certainly no conservative with any integrity, would be supporting same-sex marriage if he actually understood the empirical science that associates homosexuality with early death and disproportionately high rates of pedophilia, pederasty, molestation and predatory recruitment,” Cameron said.
     
    “As national leader of the Republican Party and a man of Roman Catholic roots, John Boehner should cut-off all US borrowing to finance gay marriage and LGBT and propaganda in the nation’s K-12 schools, colleges, and non-profits.  It’s a scandal of enormous scale that Boehner’s House Republicans are financing the gay and pro-abortion agenda by adding to the national debt at $50,000 per second,” Cameron said.  Meanwhile in Boehner’s district, others have been running TV spots for weeks that associate Boehner with gays in the Boy Scouts and with US debt-financed subsidies for abortionists.
     
    Head of the Family Research Institute of Colorado Springs, Cameron said, “Many gays and lesbians can and do leave homosexuality behind for traditional marriage, and they are wise to do so.  Because married heterosexuals live longer and healthier, public policy should encourage young people to enter traditional marriage.  I imagine Sen. Portman recognizes that our aging society needs healthier people and more babies, not the higher morbidity and mortality associated with homosexuality.  The lifespan evidence suggests that his son Will, and all of us, are designed for heterosexual commitment.”
     
    (EDITOR’S NOTE: FRI Chairman Paul Cameron is the author of many articles and books, including The Gay Nineties and Exposing the AIDS Scandal. Cameron earned his doctorate in psychology from the University of Colorado and was a professor at the University of Louisville, the University of Nebraska, and Fuller Theological Seminary before becoming Chairman of FRI.)
    4/25/2013 2:10:55 PM by Religion News Service | with 4 comments
    Filed under: health, psychology, same sex marriage




Comments
Jaybird
I suspect that the reduced life span for married gays in the Danish study had more to do with their sexual activities before and after "marriage" than the fact they were married. Many gay marriage activists admit (not necessarily for public consumption) that their idea of marriage includes continued promiscuity and cheating on the partner.
4/26/2013 1:19:19 PM

wayne
Given that Denmark did not have gay marriage until 1989, perhaps the reduced life expectancy can be attributed to the years of discrimination which gay people endured prior to 1989, and is, by itself, yet another reason to eliminate all such discrimination asap.
4/26/2013 9:23:22 AM

Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui
Same-sex marriage is an injustice, a tyrannical ploy being perpetrated upon our society, the pernicious consequences of which are simply mocked and laughed at by its supporters. Ignorance and prejudice have taken the place of knowledge and reason. Caprice and passion substituted for prudence and virtue. The happiness of society, the good of all families, and the welfare of mankind fall victim to the injustice of selfish adult love, which calculates every thing for itself, while taking no notice of a child's best interest or the public advantage of a government promoting ONLY the traditional family unit.

Same-sex marriage is antithetical to the Rule of Law, for the principle object of laws in general is to correct bad inclinations, to prevent vicious habits, to hinder their effects, and to eradicate the passions; or at least to contain them within proper limits. Same-sex marriage makes an implicit statement that mothers and fathers are interchangeable, and that sex is irrelevant to parenting. Once same-sex marriage becomes legally and socially acceptable, more women will decide to raise children together. Teen aged boys without fathers are at risk for juvenile delinquency, violence, criminal activity, gang membership, and incarceration. Teen aged girls without fathers are at risk for early sexual activity, multiple sex partners, out of wedlock pregnancies, and sexually transmitted disease.

Same-sex marriage is perfectly contrary to the principle of marriage, having more resemblance to divorce and adultery, same-sex marriage purposely separates a child from at least one biological parent, thereby creating broken homes, not as a matter of extraordinary circumstances, but as routine. Same-sex marriage proponents callously ignore a child's Natural Right to know, and be raised by, both biological parents, and make the most preposterous and pretentious claim that marriage was instituted by civil society primarily for the benefit of any two loving adults. Take away Natural Laws, and that moral tie which supports justice and honesty in a whole nation and establishes also particular duties in families, or in other relations of life; and man becomes the most savage and ferocious of all animals,licentiousness becomes the consequence of independence.

After what has been said, let us be satisfied with observing, that the fitness in favor of the sanction of traditional marriage, is so much stronger and more pressing, as same-sex marriage throws into the system of humanity an obscurity and confusion, which borders on very much upon the absurd, if it does not come quite close up to it. There is, certainly, no comparison between traditional marriage and same-sex marriage, in respect to beauty and fitness; the first is a work of the most perfect reason; the second is defective, and provides no manner of remedy against a great many disorders. Now even this alone points out sufficiently on which side the truth lies, and to reject this truth leads us insensibly to a kind of pyrrhonism, which would also be a subversion of the Rule of Law and social order.

Here are two truths regarding marriage: (1) A man creating a family with another man is not equal to creating a family with a woman, and (2) denying children parents of both genders at home is an objective evil. Kids need and yearn for both.

Same-sex marriage PURPOSELY separates a child from at least one biological parent. Non-biological parents lack the advantage of consanguineous insight leaving them all too often ill-prepared to protect the child from unfamiliar hazards. Left unrecognized and unattended, vicious habits, and irregular passions, obfuscate the mind; and neglect, levity, and prejudices of the ill-equipped non-biological parents precipitate a child into the grossest of errors, rendering the child's conduct a burden to the happiness of both society and the life of the child.

Same-sex marriage disregards the natural order of procreatory responsibility, not only confusing the natural disposition of parental authority; but undermining the legal principle that children have a right to a relationship with their biological parents, depriving a child access to their biological parent’s genetic, cultural and social heritage, not for extraordinary circumstances, but as a matter of routine. Same-sex marriage amounts to institutionalized adultery through a hostile takeover of civil society by the State. Children will no longer be entitled to their biological parents, as the transitory wants of same-sex adults will have taken precedence over a child’s best interest.

Children are not pets one purchases from rescue shelters(adoption clinics) and puppy mills(insemination and surrogacy). Children are human beings endowed with a natural desire to be procreated from an engendered act of love between a husband and a wife. Same-sex marriage is adulterous by nature and thereby destructive to not only children, but to civilization.

Same-sex marriage couples selfishly demand “Marriage Equality”, yet, in return, they offer LESS-THAN-EQUAL protection of the child’s happiness than can be afforded through the presence of both biological parents. In the name of "Marriage Equality", same-sex marriage leaves the child fully aware that his family is, in all truth, not at all "equal", natural, nor complete. The use of the term "marriage Equality" by same-sex marriage proponents selfishly ignores the child's perspective of "equality".

Same-sex marriage couples profess that it is love which gives the right to join the institution of marriage, yet, in doing so, they selfishly violate the principle LOVING objective of this noble institution; to protect a child’s Natural Right to be raised by both biological parents.

In fine, same-sex marriage surmounts to nothing more than an unnatural extravagance which the supporters most ignorantly claim to be a “right”.

“No one has a right to do that which, if everybody did it, would destroy society.” ---Immanuel Kant
4/25/2013 9:57:04 PM

dr. james willingham
Dr. Cameron's work in science is interesting. It reminds us that science can be misused and made to serve purposes other than those that truly reflect its aim at objectivity, but such misuse will soon become obvious to those who are determined to pursue the truth. NAMBLA's (North American Man Boy Love Assn.) signs have often been seen in the gay parades and demonstrations (have they of late?). But any one who examines the children or the adults who were abused as children will find the effect of sexual abuse to be devestating to the personality and to any sense of accomplishment.
4/25/2013 9:45:17 PM

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