The state of New York legalized homosexual marriage recently with several crucial Republicans voting in favor.
Republicans control the state senate and could have stopped the bill from coming to the senate floor. Instead they went ahead. This is how liberal Republicans undermine our nation by playing softball with Democrats. And then when they did vote, four Republicans voted for the bill, handing the victory to the Democrats. If all Republicans had voted “no” the bill never would have passed.
This bill is another nail in the coffin of New York state. States like New York, Vermont and Massachusetts have homosexual marriage and it just so happens that productive, educated and skilled people are leaving these states in droves. The poor and uneducated are left behind, of course.
Why are these people leaving? First, because they are liberal states with liberal economic policies that are strangling those states. According to one radio ad in New York, the state has lost 1.7 million people and 400,000 jobs in the last 10 years alone. This is called a major exodus.
Then, rather than reform their policies for the good of all, the Democrats continue with the bad policies like sky-high taxes on everything (New York has an 8.25% statewide sales tax), heavy regulation, and ‘green’ energy in order to serve special interests like the government bureaucracy, environmentalists and the handout poor. And then they double down by adopting leftist social policies like homosexual marriage to serve another special interest group.
This marriage vote is going to encourage even more productive family-oriented people to leave New York state. They will say that the deck is stacked not only against jobs and opportunity (economic policies) but against families, marriage and children (social policies). A recent poll showed that the number who want to leave the state already is shockingly high.
The vote was approved after certain provisions were included that would protect churches that do not want to perform homosexual marriages. But this will never last. Those churches eventually will be challenged in the courts and forced to perform homosexual marriage or lose their tax-exempt status. Don’t think that ACLU is not planning an anti-Christian strategy right now, as they have all along. They eventually will seek to close down every Christian church in America that does not marry homosexuals under “anti discrimination” language.
This vote is just another step in further legitimizing homosexuality across the nation. This is a not a good idea. Homosexuals and lesbians should have their Constitutional rights as Americans but not special privileges like marriage.
Well, if you ever have been acquainted with any homosexuals, you know the truth – that this is not a benign way of living. It is not “gay”. Homosexuals and lesbians have statistically high rates of alcoholism, depression, drug abuse, suicide, domestic violence, disease and early death. This is not opinion; this is fact.
I, Nikitas, have personal knowledge about the devastation of homosexual death in four separate cases despite the fact that I have been acquainted with few homosexuals in my life. Am I supposed to look the other way like millions of Americans are as if there is no problem?
No. I can’t and I won’t. Because there is a huge problem.
The American media are covering up the truth about homosexual disease and mortality. In preparing this editorial, I made one brief foray onto the internet to find out what I could about homosexual health statistics. Within just a few minutes, I came up with the following paragraphs from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about syphilis and Men who have Sex with Men (MSM):
‘Over the past several years, increases in syphilis among MSM have been reported in various cities and areas, including Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Southern California, Miami, and New York City. In the recent outbreaks, high rates of HIV co-infection were documented, ranging from 20 percent to 70 percent. While the health problems caused by syphilis in adults are serious in their own right, it is now known that the genital sores caused by syphilis in adults also make it easier to transmit and acquire HIV infection sexually after the disease has been successfully treated….
Genital sores (chancres) caused by syphilis make it easier to transmit and acquire HIV infection sexually. There is an estimated 2- to 5-fold increased risk of acquiring HIV if exposed to that infection when syphilis is present….
Ulcerative STDs that cause sores, ulcers, or breaks in the skin or mucous membranes, such as syphilis, disrupt barriers that provide protection against infections. The genital ulcers caused by syphilis can bleed easily, and when they come into contact with oral and rectal mucosa during sex, increase the infectiousness of and susceptibility to HIV. Having other STDs is also an important predictor for becoming HIV infected because STDs are a marker for behaviors associated with HIV transmission. (end of excerpt)
Elsewhere I found:
‘Gay and bisexual men are 17 times more likely to develop anal cancer than heterosexual men.
Men with weak immune systems, including those who have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are more likely than other men to develop anal cancer. Men with HIV are also more likely to get severe cases of genital warts that are hard to treat. (end of excerpt)
Also from CDC in 2008:
*“The number of new syphilis infections in the United States rose last year for the first time in 11 years, with large increases occurring among men who have sex with men…”
*“In the United States, HIV and AIDS have had a tremendous impact on MSM (men who have sex with men). Consider the facts:
*“AIDS has been diagnosed for more than half a million MSM.”
*“Over 300,000 MSM have died since the beginning of the epidemic.” (This translates mathematically into a proportional death rate of 30 million people in the general population. – Nikitas)
*“MSM made up more than two-thirds (68%) of all men living with HIV in 2005.”
*“In a large CDC study, conducted in sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in five major cities, researchers found the rate of new HIV infections among MSM to be nine times higher than among women and heterosexual men.” (end of excerpt)
This is what is being legitimized in New York state. And by a governor, Andrew Cuomo, who ran as a Democrat “reformer”.
Cuomo will reform nothing. New York state is sinking fast. The special interests embrace it. The majority is suffering. As usual. This is socialism.
Please visit my website at www.nikitas3.com for more. You can read excerpts from my book, Right Is Right, which explains why only conservatism can maintain our freedom and prosperity.