By Thaddeus Baklinski, LifeSite News
The director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office has defended statements made by Archbishop-elect of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia. In which he argued that society has been silent when it comes to the health risks and dangers of the homosexual lifestyle.
“There is a link between same-sex sexual practice and early death,” said Peter Kearney, director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office, to STV’s Rona Dougall on Scotland Tonight
last Sunday. “And that’s not something that the Catholic Church simply ‘believes’, there is an overwhelming body of medical evidence to suggest that.”
[...] Kearney pointed out that the substance of Tartaglia’s statement was that there is “something of a conspiracy of silence around the vast array of medical evidence that exists to suggest that same-sex behavior is hazardous, is harmful, and is dangerous.”
“And the wider question really is as a society why don’t we debate that? Why don’t we have that discussion in the same way, for example, that we’ve been happy to look at how smoking, how alcohol, how over-eating, how drug addiction can cause harms to people’s health?”
Numerous scientific studies
over the years suggest that homosexual practices result in a disease-ridden lifestyle and early death.
One 2002 report by Dr. John R. Diggs titled The Health Risks of Gay Sex
found that sexual relationships between members of the same sex “expose gays, lesbians and bisexuals to extreme risks of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), physical injuries, mental disorders and even a shortened life span.” The report found that “common sexual practices among gay men lead to numerous STDs and physical injuries, some of which are virtually unknown in the heterosexual population.” The report also found that “gay and bisexual men lose up to 20 years of life expectancy”. Diggs concluded that it is “clear that there are serious medical consequences to same-sex behavior.”
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