The late 1960s and early 1970s are known for a variety of phenomena including Vietnam War protests, riots, hippies, flower power and free love. It was common to see signs saying ‘make love, not war’. Tens of thousands of teens and young adults thought it was really ‘cool’ to buck the system, any system. They rejected any and all authority and many of the social constructs, morals and value deemed to be socially acceptable.
Society taught that public nudity was wrong and indecent, so many younger people began openly displaying their nude bodies. With the overt sexual promiscuity that became a theme of the rebellious as the rise of open homosexuality. However, homosexuality was still pretty much a social taboo as it went against the Christian foundation and values America was built on. At this time in our history, America was, for the most part, still considered to be a Christian nation.
However, around the same time as the free love and hippie movement began, several Supreme Court cases changed the entire structure and foundation of America. By 1970, God, Jesus, prayer, the Bible and all vestiges of Christianity were banned from public schools and most government facilities and operations.
Society is like a vacuum where if one set of standards are removed, another set takes their place. When Christianity and biblical values were removed from American society, sinful, hedonistic and perverted values took over.
After the turn of the century, homosexuals began coming out in the open about their perverted sinful and abominable lifestyles. However, an entire generation or two had already been processed through the anti-Christian and anti-biblical public school brainwashing system. Their liberal teaching allowed them to accept and embrace what God called abominable.
Under 8 years of Barack Obama, homosexuals and other sexual perverts were given preferential treatment over the majority who still held onto traditional and moral values. A recent poll of millennials revealed that up to 15% of them now openly identify as LGBT individuals. The same poll also showed that more millennials favored socialism over capitalism and that only 4% of millennials held a biblical worldview – more results of the liberal public school system.
One of the arguments I’ve heard over the past 8-10 years used to support the legalization and acceptance of the LGBT lifestyle is that it doesn’t harm anyone.
However, a recent study indicates that the LGBT lifestyle, especially for men is harmful.
“Syphilis rates among gay and bisexual men have skyrocketed in the past two decades, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.”
“In 2015, gay and bisexual men accounted for more than 60 percent of early stage syphilis cases overall. And the national rate of early stage syphilis for this group was estimated to be at 309 cases per 100,000, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
“That rate was 106 times higher than the rate among heterosexual men and 168 times higher than the rate among women, the CDC report noted.”
The study looked at the syphilis rates in 44 states and found that they varied from state to state and region to region:
“The data showed syphilis rates among gay and bisexual men ranged widely among the 44 states — from 73 per 100,000 in Alaska to 748 per 100,000 in North Carolina. The highest rates were in the South and West.”
Syphilis is generally cured with antibiotics like penicillin, but the effects of syphilis are generally not cured or removed with treatment. If not treated, syphilis can spread to the lymph nodes, brain and eyes. It can lead to blindness, mental illness and even death in some cases.
So not only is homosexuality and other sinful lifestyles associated with living an LGBT lifestyle an abomination to God, but it is also harmful health wise. The bottom line is that it is un-natural, wrong and should not be practiced, tolerated or accepted. Remember the words of God when he told Moses:
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” Lev. 18:22