Homosexuals have human rights but homosexuality cannot be a human right
By Dr. Javed Jamil
Legalisation of homosexuality in India is imminent. The Government has left the matter to the apex court and the Court has already indicated what is on the cards. The Market Forces are again ready to celebrate their yet another victory and turn the “Right to Love” into another industry. Within no time, gay clubs, gay resorts, gay marriage bureaus, gay divorce bureaus, gay pornography, gay literature – all will surface. The overwhelming majority of Indians which believes in religious morality will watch with grief and frustration. No argument whatsoever, even the staggering figures about the huge risks posed by homosexuality to life, the healthiness of life, will fall on deaf years. Corporate-Government-Legal System nexus will hold the sway.
To meet the interminable demands, merchants are always ready to offer novelties to the customers. In order to compete with one another and to further swell their coffers, they began to popularise sexual perversions. Homosexuality was soon introduced as a new brand in the market. The combination of heterosexual and homosexual promiscuity would entrap almost everybody on the surface of the earth, at least in their calculations. It is not that sodomy did not exist before in history. Several religious scriptures have given grim accounts of how the citizens of the twin cities of Gomorrah and Sodom had become addicts of homosexuality. So prevalent in fact it had become that there were not even ten righteous persons left in the city, according to Bible. Bible and Qur’an both have narrated how the twin cities were ultimately ‘stoned to death’ by way of a tempestuous rain of sulphur stones from the sky. It is a known fact that homosexuality is still very much there in most of the countries.
Natural Vs Human
The demoniac march of the commercialised sex has necessitated that all perversions must be considered “normal and natural” behaviour and any stigma associated with them should be struck with a fatal blow. The chiefs of homosexual net and their marshals have been advancing the nonsense argument that relations between two persons belonging to the same sex are natural as a sizeable percentage of human population has such propensities. The commercial convenience makes them forget that “natural” and “human” are not synonymous. The natural phenomena are essentially good for mankind; these defend humans against death, disease and destruction because they are aimed at the common rather than the individual good. Even when they seem to be destructive (natural tragedies), they are the manifestations of an effort on the part of the Nature to bring back the harmony that has somehow been disturbed. The natural tragedies are therefore aimed at averting bigger tragedies in the future. The human tendencies, on the other hand, are generally the result of self-gratification and tend to disturb the natural equilibrium. It is the human (not natural) weaknesses that have given rise to crimes, diseases and abnormal acts including sexual perversions. If homosexual proclivities are accepted as natural, murderous instincts and tendencies to rape, steal or impinge upon others’ rights must also be regarded natural. And if the latter deserve outright condemnation, reform and punishment, the former also require the same treatment.
Threat to Life
Homosexual relations, particularly man to man relations, need to be confronted with utmost severity. Homosexuality is the most unhealthy and unhygienic of all forms of sexual relations, as it carries the highest risk in spreading infections. Syphilis, Gonorrhoea and AIDS – all have started in homosexuals and spread later to heterosexuals. However, distinction has to be made between lesbianism and sodomy. I think lesbianism cannot be recognised as a full sexual activity, as it involves neither penetration nor an exchange of fluids. At the most, it can be described as a form of mutual masturbation. As it does not involve penetration or exchange of fluids, it does not pose such huge risks to life as sodomy. But studies have demonstrated that even lesbianism is responsible for significant reduction in life expectancy and has to be vigorously discouraged. But the punishment for lesbianism cannot be as hard as for sodomy. Gays should be given exemplary punishments, which should however be preceded by a period of intensive counselling and forced abstinence to wean them out of their addiction. Their actions threaten the very survival of mankind.
It is needless to say that the rise in the demand of legalizing homosexuality in the world has intensified with the rising fortunes of gay market. It is already a big market in western countries. The truth is that Sex market as a whole is the largest growing market, and gay market is the largest growing sex market. A report on gay tourism19 says:
“..They claim since same-sex marriage has been legalized in British Columbia in 2003, Whistler has been the ideal place to get married. They even advertise their own wedding planners, called “Two Dears and a Queer”. And nothing is complete without a full advertisement to honeymooners as well, so after having the wedding, the couple as well as guests can stay to celebrate. Whistler then becomes a one-place stop for every wedding need, and they have event planners and organizers to prepare everything for you, enabling visitors to just be there to escape and have a fun relaxing time. It’s an extremely clever marketing scheme: since the queer community comes here for two main reasons, to visit Whistler or to get married, why not get everything done at one spot?”
In short, according to a commentator, “The US has made a billion dollar industry off of homosexual media – HBO shows, movies, books, magazines. Like most things in the US anything that has the potential to generate profit will be considered20.”
But that does not make homosexuality acceptable because it has huge effects on the longevity as well as the quality of life. Obviously, homosexuality is a threat to the whole mankind, and it is the biggest threat to the life of homosexuals themselves. In India, HIV prevalence, according to NACO surveys, is almost 8 times more than normal population. If legalising it helps anyone it is the market. Hardly any gays are punished by the court India. Legalising helps the big market bosses to float companies. Gay literature, gay clubs and gay porn will mushroom with the result that more and more people will fall victim to homosexuality. To argue that it will help in the control of AIDS is absolutely nonsense. A little change in the law that ensures care of gay of HIV patients would have sufficed for that. AIDS cannot be controlled unless there is an effective campaign against prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and promiscuity.
The following arguments are being given in support of homosexuality:
1. That it exists since antiquity: a fallacious argument because all sins and crimes exist in human society since ancient times. On the contrary, it is right time to try to reduce them rather than glorify them if we want to prove ourselves progressive.
2. That it is nonsense to object if it is between two consenting adult individuals (as if consent makes every act right or legal.)
3. That legalizing homosexuality would mean acceptance of right to life. In fact he exact opposite is true. If institutionalized, it threatens the whole human species; it is a threat to life of those who practice it as well as others who come in their sexual contact.
4. That it is based on the principle of Freedom of Choice: Freedom of Choice is understandable only if it is the freedom of good choices. Freedom of dangerous choices and death cannot be given to the people.
5. That it is a born problem; as if all the congenital diseases are left without treatment.
Normal hygienic and healthy behaviours are important components of civilisation. Perversions cannot be but the antidote of civilisation. The perversions that threaten the lives of individuals and peaceful survival of the most notable natural institution of family cannot be described anything but barbarism at its worst. What can then be said of the “Civilised World” that safeguards, promotes and commercialises the Sexual perversion of the most abominable kind and the most life threatening — the Homosexuality?
The attempt to legalise Homosexuality is nothing but the continuation of the same series of worldwide strategies of “development” in which human susceptibilities are first normalised, then institutionalised, then legalised and then commercialised. Once given a legal and social sanction, it is glorified in the media as a victory of “Freedom of Choice” and “Human Rights” and then with all the obstacles removed it is commercialized at huge level.
But the truth remains that the economics of homosexuality cannot cover for the menace, which homosexuality is. The attempts to legalise homosexuality are shocking. This is like legalising murders, terrorism and rapes. Homosexuality is in fact much more dangerous than any of these, as it has led, leads to and can lead to a much bigger loss of life.
By legalising gay marriages, homosexuality is being sought to be institutionalised. Otherwise what can explain why on the one hand marriages in general are being discouraged and on the other hand gay marriages are being aggressively promoted? This is surely aimed at boosting the population of gays. The children growing in the company of their gay “parents” will have bigger chances of succumbing to homosexual tendencies than the normal population. Moreover, these “parents” cannot be a replacement of natural parents. Their love for their “children” is not natural. The affection between parents and children can never be as fruitful as between the natural parents and children; and the probability of child abuse will surely be much greater.
To say that homosexuality is natural is like saying criminal tendencies are natural. These are not natural but human aberrations of most dangerous kind. Such aberrations are present in notorious criminals also. Can the crimes be legalized to help them? Can they be given protection by the law on the ground of not discriminating against persons? Even otherwise, homosexuality is a relationship that does not produce any progeny. So genes if any related to hardcore unadulterated homosexuality cannot be transmitted. Even if it is accepted as natural, it remains an anomaly like many other congenital diseases. The anomalies and diseases need treatment and counselling rather than acceptance and encouragement.
“Homosexual rights” of humans and “human rights” of homosexuals
There is a difference between “homosexual rights” of humans and “human rights” of homosexuals. The former are unacceptable but the latter should be ensured. Homosexuals need attention: social and medical. They need to be protected from unauthorised punishments by other members of society and they need the psychological support for giving up their habit so that they can join society as normal people. Once there is an effective ban on homosexuality and its commercialisation and institutionalisation, not only new homosexuals will not be produced in as many numbers but the already addicted ones will also find it easier to give up. It should remain a crime for those who want to sustain their habit; but those who want an escape route should be helped. The right to treatment is of course for every human including even the murderers.
Facts and Statistics about Homosexuals
“Everyone Should Know These Statistics on Homosexuals” by Frank Joseph, M.D. has collected the following statistics:
• One study reports 70% of homosexuals admitting to having sex only one time with over 50% of their partners,
• One study reports that the average homosexual has between 20 and 106 partners per year. The average heterosexual has 8 partners in a lifetime. Many homosexual sexual encounters occur while drunk, high on drugs, or in an orgy setting.
• Many homosexuals don’t pay heed to warnings of their lifestyles: “Knowledge of health guidelines was quite high, but this knowledge had no relation to sexual behaviour”.
• Homosexuals got homosexuality removed from the list of mental illnesses in the early 70s by storming the annual American Psychiatric Association (APA) conference on successive years. “Guerrilla theatre tactics and more straight-forward shouting matches characterized their presence”.
• Since homosexuality has been removed from the APA list of mental illnesses, so has paedophilia (except when the adult feels “subjective distress”).
• Homosexuals account for 3-4% of all Gonorrhoea cases, 60% of all Syphilis cases, and 17% of all hospital admissions (other than for STDs) in the United States.
• Homosexuals live unhealthy lifestyles, and have historically accounted for the bulk of Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis B, the “gay bowel syndrome” (which attacks the intestinal tract), Tuberculosis and cytomegalovirus.
• 73% of psychiatrists say homosexuals are less happy than the average person, and of those psychiatrists, 70% say that the unhappiness is not due to social stigmatization.
• 25-33% of homosexuals and lesbians are alcoholics.
• Of homosexuals questioned in one study reports that 43% admit to 500 or more partners in a lifetime, 28% admit to 1000 or more in a lifetime, and of these people, 79% say that half of those partners are total strangers, and 70% of those sexual contacts are one night stands (or, as one homosexual admits in the film “The Castro”, one minute stands).
• Also, it is a favourite past-time of many homosexuals to go to “cruisy areas” and have anonymous sex. 78% of homosexuals are affected by STDs.
• Judge John Martaugh, chief magistrate of the New York City Criminal Court has said, “Homosexuals account for half the murders in large cities”.
• Captain William Riddle of the Los Angeles Police says, “30,000 sexually abused children in Los Angeles were victims of homosexuals”.
• 50% of suicides can be attributed to homosexuals.
• Dr. Daniel Capron, a practicing psychiatrist, says, “Homosexuality by definition is not healthy and wholesome. The homosexual person, at best, will be unhappier and more unfulfilled than the sexually normal person”.
• For other psychiatrists who believe that homosexuality is wrong, please see National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality. It takes approximately $300,000 to take care of each AIDS victim, so thanks to the promiscuous lifestyle of homosexuals, medical insurance rates have been skyrocketing for all of us.
• Homosexuals were responsible for spreading AIDS in the United States, and raising violent groups like Act Up and Ground Zero to complain about it. Even today, homosexuals account for well over 50% of the AIDS cases in the United States, which is quite a large number considering that they account for only 1-2% of the population. Homosexuals account for a disproportionate number of hepatitis cases: 70-80% in San Francisco, 29% in Denver, 66% in New York City, 56% in Toronto, 42% in Montreal, and 26% in Melbourne.
• 37% of homosexuals engage in sadomasochism, which accounts for many accidental deaths. In San Francisco, classes were held to teach homosexuals how to not kill their partners during sadomasochism.
• 41% of homosexuals say they have had sex with strangers in public restrooms, 60% say they have had sex with strangers in bathhouses, and 64% of these encounters have involved the use of illegal drugs.
• Depending on the city, 39-59% of homosexuals are infected with intestinal parasites like worms, flukes and amoebae, which are common in filthy third world countries.
• The median age of death of homosexuals is 42 (only 9% live past age 65). This drops to 39 if the cause of death is AIDS. The median age of death of a married heterosexual man is 75.
• The median age of death of lesbians is 45 (only 24% live past age 65). The median age of death of a married heterosexual woman is 79. Homosexuals are 100 times more likely to be murdered (usually by another homosexual) than the average person, 25 times more likely to commit suicide, and 19 times more likely to die in a traffic accident.
• 21% of lesbians die of murder, suicide or traffic accident, which is at a rate of 534 times higher than the number of white heterosexual females aged 25-44 who die of these things.
• 50% of the calls to a hotline to report “queer bashing” involved domestic violence (i.e., homosexuals beating up other homosexuals).
• About 50% of the women on death row are lesbians.
Homosexuals prey on children
• 3% of homosexuals ADMIT to minor/adult sex.
• There is a notable homosexual group, consisting of thousands of members, known as the North American Man and Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). This is a child molesting homosexual group whose cry is “SEX BEFORE 8 BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.” This group can be seen marching in most major homosexual parades across the United States.
• Homosexuals commit more than 33% of all reported child molestations in the United States, which, assuming homosexuals make up 2% of the population, means that 1 in 20 homosexuals is a child molester, while 1 in 490 heterosexuals is a child molester.
• 73% of all homosexuals have had sex with boys less than 19 years of age.
• Many homosexuals admit that they are paedophiles: “The love between men and boys is at the foundation of homosexuality”.
• Because homosexuals can’t reproduce naturally, they resort to recruiting children. Homosexuals can be heard chanting “TEN PERCENT IS NOT ENOUGH, RECRUIT, RECRUIT, RECRUIT” in their homosexual parades. A group called the “Lesbian Avengers” prides itself on trying to recruit young girls. They print “WE RECRUIT” on their literature. Some other homosexuals aren’t as overt about this, but rather try to infiltrate society and get into positions where they will have access to the malleable minds of young children (e.g., the clergy, teachers, Boy Scout leaders, etc.)
Legalisation popularises homosexuality
The legalisation leads to commercialisation and the commercialisation is sure to influence the choices of the people. There are nearly 1.2 million gay people living with a same sex partner in America. This is a huge increase from the 1990 census, which identified only 145,000 same sex unmarried households.
The statistics are truly alarming. The legalization of gay marriages, the gay pornography and gay associations are playing havoc with the sexual preferences of the people with the result that increasingly greater numbers of people are succumbing to provocations.
The argument that if there is consent between two adult individuals, what objections can others have to their homosexual liaisons is also fallacious. If consent is the only reason for deciding the criminality or non-criminality of an act, why is bribery by consent a criminal offence? It is well known that in many countries including India, bribe even for genuine reasons is arranged by consent of two or more individuals. Similarly, why is sex determination test of foetus a crime if it takes place between the consent of a woman/couple and a radiologist? And suicide too is a crime though it is an individual’s own choice. If there is consent between two individuals about one helping the other in choosing death, is it not a crime? In Hindu community, according to the current Indian laws, if a man marries another woman with the consent of his wife, why does it constitute crime?
Discrimination between good and bad essential
The human rights organisations and other advocates base their campaign in favour of gay rights on the ground of discrimination. This is indeed a fascinating logic. Unfortunately for the activists though, it is equally foolish. The whole fabric of moral and legal institutions is woven around ‘discrimination’. Good and bad cannot be put on the same table. There has to be discrimination between good and bad acts, and between good and bad people. How can law breakers and law abiding citizens be placed in equal footing? How can murderers and common men be treated equally? Even the patients infected with communicable diseases are kept away from the public. How can then people with abnormal sexual behaviours threatening the life and peace of mankind be given the same treatment as given to the normal people who contribute to the health functioning of the humanity. Putting normal with the abnormal will in effect be a discrimination against the normal. Discrimination on the ground of acceptability or unacceptability of behaviours and acts is the essence of equality.
There is a need to define crime. Obviously evilness of an act neither depends on the time or place nor on the consent or choice. Evilness depends on the impact of an act on individual/individuals, family and society. The criminality of an act is proportional to the amount of damage to others. Unfortunately, in today’s world controlled by economics, certain acts are accepted even if they have huge damaging effects, especially if the effects are not instant and dramatic. Homosexuality (and promiscuity of all kinds) has huge damaging effects on (1) the individuals involved (the life expectancy of individuals is considerably shortened, there are a number of physical, mental and social problems) (2) the survival of human species if large sections of people choose to adopt it (3) rest of mankind if gays are also promiscuous (which they are more often than not) and (4) on the lives of the children they choose to adopt exposing them to an unnatural parenthood and parents’ sexual preferences.
Homosexuality needs to be treated at par with drug addiction. Those that choose to get out of this addiction can be de-addicted through rehabilitation centres. The first time caught gays can also be shifted to asylums, and the punishment can be increased in subsequent repetitions. The people who commercialise or institutionalise homosexuality must be severely punished.
Out of all forms of unhealthy sexual practices, homosexuality is the unhealthiest and has been the cause of the beginning of the epidemics of both Syphilis and HIV/AIDS. Here are excerpts from a report on the impact of homosexuality on health:
“Early reports in the 1980’s suggested that male homosexuals had an average life expectancy of less than 50 years – more than 20 years less than the overall male population. With the push for “safe” sex and improved treatments for AIDS, one would expect that the life expectancy might have increased since then. However, a Canadian study in 1997 found that male homosexuals have a life expectancy of 20 years less than the general male population (based upon a prevalence of 3% of the male population).6 Using several different measures, including life expectancy determined from obituaries, two large random sexuality surveys (in the USA and Great Britain), and a survey of those never married in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, indicated an average age of death of less than 50 years old 7. A third study, published in 2002, found that the median age of death of 88 homosexually partnered men was 45 years, while for 118 unpartnered homosexual men it was 46 years.25 This latter study put the average life expectancy of male homosexuals nearly 30 years less than the general male population. Another study showed that, on average, ever-married men outlived the ever-homosexually-partnered by 23 years in Denmark (74 yr. v. 51 yr.), and 25 years in Norway (77 yr. v. 52 yr.) Ever-married women outlived the ever-homosexually-partnered in Denmark by 22 years (78 yr. v. 56 yr.), and in Norway by almost 25 years (81 yr. v. 56 yr.).13….How does the average homosexual lifespan compare to the average life expectancy of smokers? On average, a lifetime smoker can expect the smoking lifestyle to reduce his life expectancy by only 10 years14 However, smoking is vigorously condemned by the medical community and press, although it reduces life expectancy by less than half of that caused by a gay lifestyle.”
It is to be noted that sexual demeanours have a much larger depressing effect on life expectancy than other evils like smoking, drinking and gambling. This is because sex related problems affect foetuses and men and women of younger age groups. “Sexual Revolution” is killing either foetuses and infants or the young people of 20-45 years in such big numbers that it is bound to reduce life expectancy by 20-40 years.
2 to 20% of MSM are infected with HIV, depending on the region they live in. The CDC reports that “in 2009, in United States MSM accounted for 61% of all new HIV infections and that MSM who had a history of recreational drug injection accounted for an additional 3% of new infections. Among the approximately 784,701 people living with an HIV diagnosis, 396,810 (51%) were MSM. About 48% of MSM living with an HIV diagnosis were white, 30% were black, and 19% were Hispanic or Latino. Although the majority of MSM are white, non-whites accounted for 54% of new infections HIV related MSM infections in 2008. A recent study estimated that for every 100,000 MSM, 692 will be diagnosed with HIV. This makes MSM 60 times more likely to contract the virus than other men and 54 times more likely than women. The obvious reason for this huge difference is the nature of organs involved in coitus. The HIV virus is more easily transmitted through unprotected anal intercourse than through unprotected vaginal intercourse and men who report unprotected receptive anal intercourses are at increased risk of contracting the HIV virus. Generally, the receptive partner is at greater risk of contracting the HIV virus because the lining of the rectum is thin and may allow the virus to enter the body through semen exchange. The insertive partner is also at risk because STIs can enter through the urethra or through small cuts, abrasions, or open sores on the penis. Also, condoms are more likely to break during anal sex than during vaginal sex. Thus, even with a condom, anal sex can be more risky.
Finally about the argument that it is a born tendency on which man has no control, it can be said with certainty that there is no scientific evidence to prove this. But even if it ultimately proves to be the case, congenital aberrations including congenital heart and cerebral diseases, cannot be described as normal and allowed to continue. All the congenital abnormalities need treatment. People with fatal congenital abnormalities cannot be left unattended. When the market-driven campaign against Capital Punishment began in the 19th and gained weight in the early twentieth century, the same argument was advanced by many “legal experts”: that if a person murdered someone on account of his “born natural” instincts how can his life be taken? So, instead of hanging him, he should better be lodged in prison and attempts should be made to reform them. Why are they not applying the same argument to the homosexuality? Let homosexuals be lodged in prisons till they get reformed! But this will not be advanced this time. The change in the legal system of punishment from corporal to imprisonment led to huge industrialisation of weapons, crimes and law. The legalisation of homosexuality will lead to the huge commercialisation and globalisation of this new product. The ultimate results will be similar, even more dangerous than those caused by the commercialisation of crimes and law. Despite massive legal system, crimes are ever on the rise with millions of murders, rapes and other injuries. Gay Industry will ultimately lead to crores of deaths. And if, God forbid, addicts the majority of the population, mankind will face virtual extinction.
[Dr Javed Jamil is India based thinker and writer and Head of Chair in Islamic Studies & research, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, with over a dozen books including his latest, “Muslim Vision of Secular India: Destination & Road-map” and “Qur’anic Paradigms of Sciences & Society” (First Vol: Health), “Muslims Most Civilised, Yet Not Enough” and Other works include “The Devil of Economic Fundamentalism”, “The Essence of the Divine Verses”, “The Killer Sex”, “Islam means Peace” and “Rediscovering the Universe”. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org]