Contrary to what is normally alleged, the primary goal in holding the gay parade is to acquire a powerful psychological weapon to change society's rejection of homosexual activity and lifestyle into gradual, even if reluctant, acceptance.
As natural law implies, sexual orientation does not constitute a quality comparable to race, ethnicity, gender or age in respect to non-discrimination. Unlike these, homosexual orientation is an objective disorder and evokes moral concern.
Men and women with homosexual tendencies must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Nonetheless homosexual acts must be considered wrong and intrinsically disordered. They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
There is also no scientific evidence to confirm homosexual activity as a normal behavior. Homosexuality is neither an entirely innate condition nor is it unchangeable. The so-called ‘‘gay gene’’has never been found.
The media often portrays the homosexual lifestyle and relationships as happy, healthy, and stable. On the contrary there are very high rates of sexual promiscuity among the homosexual population with short duration of even ‘‘committed’’ relationships. Homosexuals also have very high rates of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV.
Further, many studies show much higher rates of psychiatric illness, such as depression, suicide attempts and drug abuse among homosexuals than among the general population. And statistics - which compare homosexuals with ethnic minorities exposed to racism - indicate this is not due to homophobia. The homosexual lifestyle is also associated with a shortened life expectancy of up to 20 years.
In addition it is of grave concern that there is a disproportionately greater number of homosexuals among pedophiles and an overlap between the gay movement and the movement to make pedophilia acceptable -especially through organizations like NAMBLA. Can children raised by gay couples really be considered safe?
At the core we are dealing here, not with loving couples but with homosexuality and the destruction of the family unit - the fundamental cell of society. Homosexuality promotes and is part of a culture of death.
One must hope that further public displays of decadent debauchery and sexual permissiveness, as advanced by homosexuals, will not be permitted to get off the ground.
With respectful and cordial best wishes