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FIRST-PERSON: Beyond ‘gay marriage’


ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)–If you think legalizing “homosexual marriage” will be the end of the homosexual rights discussion in the United States, you need only look to England to see how wrong you are.

Homosexual civil unions (or partnerships), which provide the exact same benefits of traditional marriage, have been legal in the United Kingdom since 2005. However, a recent report indicates that leniency should be extended to homosexual couples that choose to engage in public sex.

In a report titled “Guidance on Policing Public Sex Environments” Deputy Chief Constable Michael Cunningham, of Lancashire Police, said police should turn a blind eye to consenting adults having sex in parks and public toilets, the BBC reported on it website.

Cunningham, who is also spokesman for the Association of Chief Police Officers on “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender” issues, argued that “it is not for the police to take the role of moral arbiter” and that police should avoid a “knee jerk” reaction when encountering sex acts in public places.

It seems clear that the public sex that Cunningham wants to protect is sex between homosexuals.

It also is clear that the embracing of homosexuality by the legalization of a social contract on par with traditional marriage is not enough for homosexual activists in the U.K. Not only must Brits tolerate the mainstreaming of homosexual relationships, but they are now being told they must also accept the perversion that goes with it.

But why are so many homosexual men drawn to have sex in public venues? In order to understand the public sex issue, you have to first understand the penchant for promiscuity which is prevalent among homosexual men.

In the book titled “Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity Among Men and Women,” researchers Alan P. Bell and Martin S. Weinberg reported on a study that found 43 percent of white male homosexuals had sex with 500 or more partners, with 28 percent having had 1,000 or more sex partners.

William Leap, professor of anthropology at American University, has spent more than a decade researching male sex in public places. In 1999, he edited an academic compilation called “Public Sex/Gay Space.”

According to Leap, before the modern “gay rights” movement, many closeted men resorted to meeting in restrooms for sex. However, in a day when homosexuality enjoys much acceptance, the practice of public sex is about practicality. “This is a lot more efficient use of time than going online, going into a chat room or going into a bar,” Leap said.

Leap offered a second reason for homosexuals’ pursuit of public sex — something Leap calls the “ambience of the public toilet.” We’ll just leave it at that.

The reality of reckless promiscuity is an obstacle homosexual activists have had to deal with. Rather than deny it, which would be impossible given the body of evidence that supports it, homosexual activists have tried to use it to their advantage.

Homosexual activists have attempted to argue that promiscuity is a reason for “homosexual marriage.” If homosexuals are allowed to marry, they contend, their promiscuity will be curbed. They insist the institution of marriage will civilize homosexual men.

There is only one thing wrong with the aforementioned argument: It is flawed. “Marriage does not civilize men, women do,” wrote Dinesh D’Souza in his book “Letters to a Young Conservative.”

D’Souza goes on to write, “Ronald Reagan made this point many years ago. If not for women, he said, men would be still be running around in animal skins and wielding clubs.” He continued, “Reagan’s point was that male nature needs to be tamed, and the taming is done by women.”

The fact of the matter is that homosexual males, on the whole, are not monogamous. Monogamy is not even an expectation of most homosexual relationships.

In the book “The Male Couple,” authors David P. McWhirter and Andrew M. Mattison reported that, in a study of 156 males in homosexual relationships lasting from one to 37 years, only seven couples had a totally exclusive sexual relationship, and these seven couples had been together for less than five years.

Legalizing “homosexual marriage” will not be the end for homosexual activists. They will not rest until traditional sexual mores have been completely replaced with perversion. Don’t believe me? Take a look at England.

Instead of “homosexual rights,” a more accurate term would pervert’s rights. Only a person with a warped sense of decency would advocate for sexual activity — homosexual or heterosexual — in a public place.
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Kelly Boggs is a weekly columnist for Baptist Press and editor of the Baptist Message (www.baptistmessage.com), newsjournal of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.

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