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  • ACTIVIST SAYS WE MUST NOT IGNORE TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUAL SEX
  • SURVEY SHOWS BRITONS BECOMING LESS RELIGIOUS
     

ACTIVIST SAYS WE MUST NOT IGNORE TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUAL SEX

Activist Peter LaBarbera says a recent case in Missouri points to the dangers of the homosexual lifestyle – and the peril of ignoring the truth about that lifestyle. The case involves 37-year-old David Mangum who is charged with recklessly infecting his 29-year-old partner with HIV. According to court documents filed in Stoddard County Circuit Court, he also may have infected as many as 300 other men in Missouri and Texas since learning in 2003 that he had the infection. Mangum reportedly told police he hid that fact from his partners for fear they would reject him. His bond was set at $250,000. 

Peter LaBarbera, who heads Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, suggests political correctness is blinding people from the truth about the dangers of homosexual sex. “What’s so sad about homosexuality is the dangers are obvious – they’re out there,” he said. “There are numerous reports on the health hazards associated with male homosexuality, and yet the whole political establishment pretends that this is just an alternate lifestyle and that homosexuality is just okay.”  The pro-family activist emphasizes the need to be especially concerned about young people who are being encouraged by those in the lifestyle to think it’s okay when in fact it’s not. 

“We have to fear for our young men who are many times seduced into this lifestyle,” he warns. “And as we see from this story, [those young men are in danger of contracting HIV.] The fact is that young males are one of the fastest-growing groups associated with HIV.”  LaBarbera believes the phenomenon of homosexual men not telling the truth about their HIV status is common – and while infecting 300 men isn’t common, he explains there is a subculture within the culture that practices frequent promiscuity. LaBarbera suggests it’s time to stop pretending there are no risks with homosexual conduct. 

Source: OneNewsNow.com

 

SURVEY SHOWS BRITONS BECOMING LESS RELIGIOUS

The number of Britons who are religious has declined significantly in the last 30 years and the number of adherents to the established Church of England has halved, a survey has revealed.  Just 52 per cent of people say they belong to a religion, down from 68 per cent in 1983, according to the latest British Social Attitudes survey, which has been conducted every year for the last three decades. The percentage of people who class themselves as “Church of England/Anglican” has meanwhile fallen from 40 per cent in 1983 to just 20 per cent last year, the poll of more than 3000 people found. 

The Church of England remains the state religion in England, headed by Queen Elizabeth II.  Adherence to Catholicism has remained broadly stable at nine per cent, while the percentage of non-Christians has tripled from two to six per cent. Some 48 per cent said they had no religion, compared to 31 per cent in 1983.

Source: AAP