[Homosexual] Sex is Downright Dangerous, and Abstinence Won’t Kill You: I Should Know – Commentary

[Note: David MacDonald is a singer/artist who recently revealed that prior to his conversion he had been heavily involved in the gay lifestyle. Read his testimony here: http://www.GayTestimony.com ] I hate to quote statistics, but Canada’s largest homosexual paper XTRA recently reported that, “A group of six Canadian queers is taking on homophobia in Canada’s healthcare system by filing a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.” Gens Hellquist, one of the complainants, is the executive director of the Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition. She explained at length her concerns about the health status of homosexual men and women in Canada, observing: “We have one of the poorest health statuses in this country … Health issues affecting queer Canadians includes lower life expectancy than the average Canadian, suicide, higher rates of substance abuse, depression, inadequate access to care and HIV/AIDS.” “There are all kinds of health issues that are endemic to our community,” Hellquist continued. “We have higher rates of anal cancer in the gay male community, lesbians have higher rates of breast cancer … the reality is there is (sic) more GLBT people in this country who die of suicide each year than die from AIDS, there are more who die early deaths from substance abuse than die of HIV/AIDS. … Now that we can get married everyone assumes that we don’t have any issues any more. A lot of the deaths that occur in our community are hidden, we don’t see them. Those of us who are working on the front lines see them and I’m tired of watching my community die.” This seemed amazing to me, given...