If a lifestyle choice virtually guaranteed the participant a shorter lifespan by 20-25 years, would you want your son or daughter to enter into it?

According to various credible studies, this greatly reduced lifespan is the result of the homosexual lifestyle choice.  The study was conducted on homosexual men and lesbians in Denmark and Norway where homosexual marriage has been legal since 1990.

The homosexual’s shortened lifespan

Here are the facts.

In Denmark:

  • The lifespan of homosexual men is 51 while heterosexual men’s lifespan is 74.
  • The lifespan of a lesbian is 56 while the lifespan of a married heterosexual woman is 78.

In Norway:

  • The lifespan of homosexual men is 52 while heterosexual men’s lifespan is 77.
  • The lifespan of a married lesbian is 56 while a married heterosexual woman is 81.

Lest you think that this lifestyle choice, with its dramatically lower lifespan, is particular to Denmark and Norway, think again.

The U.S. National Institute of Health’s Library of Medicine lists the average age of death for homosexual men here in America at less than 50 years of age. By contrast, the average age of death for heterosexual men is 78. That’s nearly a 30-year difference!

In a pioneering study documented in the Sage Journal, 6,737 obituaries from 18 U.S. homosexual journals during and after the height of the AIDS epidemic (13 years total) were compared to a large sample of obituaries from regular newspapers. The obituaries from the regular newspapers were similar to U.S. averages for longevity: the median age of death of married, never-divorced men was 75 with 80% of them dying old (age 65 or older).

For unmarried or divorced men, the median age of death was 57 with 32% of them died old. Married, never-divorced women averaged 79 at death; 85% died old. Unmarried and divorced women averaged age 71 with 60% of them died old.

By contrast, the median age of death for homosexuals, if they died of AIDS was the listed cause of death, was 39. Only 2% died old. For the 829 gays who were listed as dying of something other than AIDS, the median age of death was 42 with 9% who died old. The 163 lesbians had a median age of death of 44 with 20% died old.

But why?

Are sexual preferences like
choosing a favorite ice cream?

If you follow the line of muddled, politically correct reasoning that is the zeitgeist, or the spirit of our time, homosexuals are the moral equivalent to heterosexuals.  They just prefer their own gender sexually.  If you buy this faulty logic, what arouses one person compared to another, is no different than one person preferring strawberry ice cream over Rocky Road ice cream.  Nothing could be further from the truth!

Let’s get one thing straight, pardon the pun.

Sex was God’s idea

Hugh Hefner didn’t invent sex. God did!  It was our Creator’s idea for husband and wife to experience orgasmic bliss to not only cement their covenantal relationship, but to create children to be raised in a stable home.

Genesis 2:24 declares that God made man for the woman and the woman for the man in marriage.  It says, “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”

Have you ever heard a sermon on great marital sex?  If not, that’s unfortunate.  The Bible is filled with God’s “sex positivity” — to reframe a phrase from today that usually is reserved for immoral licentiousness. 

Look how Solomon describes the beauty of his bride. “How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are doves. … Your breasts are like two fawns, like twin fawns of a gazelle that browse among the lilies. Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, I will go to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of incense.”  (Song of Solomon 4:1,5-6)

Homosexual behavior is unhealthy

Back to my question.  Why do homosexuals die at demonstrably earlier ages, almost three decades earlier, than their heterosexual, married counterparts?

Simple. Because what they do behind closed doors is not only unbiblical, but it’s unhealthy!  (Take a listen to the “Time for Courage” radio show entitled “Homosexuality is unhealthy and unbiblical”)

The Family Research Institute rightly notes, “Smokers and drug addicts don’t live as long as non-smokers or non-addicts, so we consider smoking and narcotics abuse harmful. The typical lifespan of homosexuals suggests that their activities are more destructive than smoking and about as dangerous as drugs.”

The number of sexual partners that homosexuals take to bed averages between 10 and 110 people per year!  Most of these “intimate” partners are actual strangers. 70% of homosexuals admit they had sex only once with over half of their partners!

Virtually 100% of homosexuals engage in oral sex. And 93% of men participate in sodomy.  By definition, the rectum is unsanitary.  The anus was designed as an exit, not an entrance.  In addition, the rectal wall is only one-cell thick, easily spreading a host of diseases when you consider the presence of feces, blood (from tiny lesions on the penis and in the rectum), and semen.

According to the Family Research Institute, “these substances gain almost direct access to the blood stream. Unlike heterosexual intercourse — in which sperm cannot penetrate the multilayered vagina and no feces are present — rectal intercourse is probably the most sexually efficient way to spread hepatitis B, HIV, syphilis, and a host of other blood-borne diseases.”

Tragically, it doesn’t stop there.

Ninety-two percent of homosexuals admit to having engaged in oral/anal sex, 29% participate in “golden showers” in which they urinate on one another for alleged sexual pleasure, and 41% place an entire fist in the anus of the other!  Yuck.

The Bible condemns homosexual sin

I can’t think of a more relevant Scripture than Romans 1:24, 26-27. It says, “Therefore, God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.  In the same way, the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.”

So, even if one is not a Bible-believing Christian, homosexual behavior should be avoided at all costs.  Concerned parents who don’t want their children to die first should lovingly urge their teenage and young adult children to think twice before rejecting God’s design for their sexuality.

Pray and persuade. Their lives literally hang in the balance!

Eternal consequences of rejecting God’s design for sexuality

Not only do you want to spare them painful and deadly diseases, but, if you name Christ as Savior, you’ll want to spare them from eternity in Hell.

The Apostle Paul didn’t mince his Holy Spirit-inspired words. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 asks, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived, neither the immoral nor idolaters, nor adulterous, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of Heaven.”

Contrary to worldly wisdom, homosexual behavior is not something to take “pride” in during the month of June or any of the other 11 months on the calendar.  It is sin.  If you or a loved one has dabbled in or have marinated your life in this sin, you must repent.  Turn around.

Run to God

Instead of running away from God, turn around, and run toward Him. After all, in Jeremiah 31:3, God the Father says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”

If you think you’re a good person, deserving of going to Heaven, I challenge to watch this 6-minute animated video which lays out the claims of the Bible succinctly.

When you feel your conscience pricked by your Creator, don’t ignore it. “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” (2 Corinthians 7:10)

Thankfully, in that 1 Corinthians 6 passage, ultimately Paul points to hope in verse 11. He writes, “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

Find a solid Christian counselor

If you want to be set free, if you’re ready for a fresh start, I urge you to seek out a Christian counselor through the American Association of Christian Counselors — at their website www.aacc.net – click on “Find A Counselor.”

It’s not too late. You’re never too far gone.  But you need a Christian counselor who follows the Bible, not the morally twisted ethics of his secular peers.

To get some more detailed Christian answers, check out Dr. Michael Brown’s 22-minute video in which he answers the toughest questions about homosexuality. He addresses the assertions of homosexual activists that “Jesus’ love covers my ongoing gay sex;” “Jesus never mentioned homosexuality;”  “Jesus didn’t change me when I asked Him to;”  “I was born this way;” and “I am not an abomination.”

There’s hope in Jesus Christ

As long as there is breath in your lungs, you can experience God’s cleansing. 1 John 1:9 is clear. “If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Get on the road to a healthier, more rewarding life here on Earth as well as eternal life with God in Heaven.

Paul Milazzo

Paul Milazzo is the host of "Time for Courage" heard Saturday nights at 6:00 pm on 930AM, The Answer in San Antonio, Texas. Email: Paul@TimeForCourage.net