CDC Reveals the Tragic Child Victims of Deviance-Normativity
 
CDC Reveals the Tragic Child Victims of Deviance-Normativity
Written By Laurie Higgins   |   08.15.16

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The revolution to recast homoerotic activity as morally, ontologically, and teleologically equivalent to heterosexuality has been built on a foundation of lies, and one by one those lies are being exposed. Unfortunately, the same culture that swallowed those poisonous lies has been so thoroughly indoctrinated, or is so incapable of critical thought, or is so cowed by fear of homosexualists that the exposure of deceit will not matter.

We were told homosexuals constitute 10% of the population. That was a lie.

We were told that “sexual orientation” is biologically determined like race. That was a lie.

We were told that “sexual orientation” is in all cases immutable. That was a lie.

And the cultural landscape shifted based on these lies.

The consequences of this perverse sexual revolution are visited most tragically upon children—children who are being acquired by men and women to be raised intentionally as motherless or fatherless, who are being taught lies about sexuality by the government, and who are being denied proper care for their disordered thoughts and feelings.

A new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study exposes the profound dysfunction and suffering of teens in grades 9-12 who “identify” as homosexual, bisexual, or are unsure of their “sexual identity.” While the press focuses on the sections of this study that address the serious issue of bullying, here are other deeply troubling statistics regarding homosexuality that demand at least as much or more attention as well as unbiased examination of possible causes:

Forced to Have Sexual Intercourse

  • 5.4% of heterosexual students had ever been physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to while 17.8% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students had been.

Physical Dating Violence

  • Of those students who dated someone during the 12 months before the survey, 8.3% of the heterosexual students reported being deliberately hit, slammed into something, or injured with an object or a weapon as compared to 17.5% of the gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Sexual Dating Violence

  • Of those students who had dated someone during the 12 months before the survey, 9.1% of the heterosexual students had been forced to do sexual things by the person they were dating as compared to 22.7% of the gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Felt Sad or Hopeless

  • During the 12 months before the survey, 26.4% of heterosexual students had felt so sad or helpless almost every day for 2 or more weeks in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities as compared to 60.4% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Seriously Considered Attempting Suicide

  • 14.8% of heterosexual students had seriously considered attempting suicide during the 12 months before the survey as compared to 42.8% of gay, lesbian, or bisexual students.

Attempted Suicide

  • 6.4% of heterosexual students had attempted suicide one or more times during the 12 months before the survey as compared to 29.4% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Drank Alcohol Before Age 13

  • 16.3% of heterosexual students had drunk alcohol (more than a few sips) for the first time before age 13 as compared to 24.5% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Tried Marijuana Before Age 13

  • 6.8% of heterosexual students had tried marijuana for the first time before age 13 as compared to 13.9% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Ever Used Hallucinogenic Drugs

  • 5.5% of heterosexual students had used hallucinogenic drugs (e.g., LSD, PCP, or mescaline) one or more times during their life as compared to 11.5% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Ever Used Cocaine

  • 4.2% of heterosexual students had used some form of cocaine one or more times during their life as compared to 10.6% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Ever Used Ecstasy

  • 4.1% of heterosexual students had used ecstasy one or more times during their life as compared to 10.1% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Ever Used Heroin

  • 1.3% of heterosexual students had used heroin one or more times during their life as compared to 6.0% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Ever Used Methamphetamines

  • 2.1% of heterosexual students had used methamphetamines one or more times during their life as compared to 8.2% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Ever Took Steroids Without a Doctor’s Prescription

  • 2.6% of heterosexual students had taken steroid pills or shots without a doctor’s prescription one or more times during their life as compared to 9.7% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Ever Took Prescription Drugs Without a Doctor’s Prescription

  • 15.5% of heterosexual students had taken prescription drugs (e.g., Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin, codeine, Adderall, Ritalin, or Xanax) without a doctor’s prescription one or more times during their life as compared to 27.5% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Ever Used Inhalants

  • 5.6% of heterosexual students had sniffed glue, breathed the contents of aerosol spray cans, or inhaled paints or sprays to get high one or more times during their life as compared to 17.3% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

Is it possible that some teens who identify as homosexual, bisexual, or unsure developed homoerotic attraction as a result of forced sex, also known as rape? Can leftists reasonably argue that childhood molestation never in any case results in homoerotic attraction or the assumption of a homosexual or bisexual “identity” or uncertainty about “sexual identity”?

Is it possible that both drug use and homoerotic attraction are both symptoms of family dysfunction, childhood abuse, and/or social ostracism and bullying unrelated to “sexual orientation”?

Are leftists so sure that societal disapproval and/or bullying are the central causes of sadness, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts among homosexual and bisexual teens that counseling which explores other possible contributive factors and may lead to “sexual identity” change should be legally banned?

Can leftists be certain that the unhappiness and dysfunctional behaviors of homosexual and bisexual teens are not caused by an internal, natural, and not socially constructed sense that homoerotic feelings are disordered and homoerotic activity is immoral? In other words, perhaps their sadness and unhealthy behaviors reflect the operation of conscience: “They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them” (Romans 2:15).

Those who truly love children would set aside their own sexual desires and plans for social and political revolution. They would be willing to examine impartially all factors that may contribute to homoerotic attraction or the assumption of a homoerotic “identity” and attendant unhealthy behaviors.

And those whose identity is found in Christ should better balance grace and truth by loving these children while always affirming God’s truth. True and holistic healing come from God: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3).

Identifying with Christ may not result in the eradication of all homoerotic attraction—though it may—just as it may not result in the eradication of any other of the myriad sinful desires humans experience. It does, however, mean freedom from bondage to those desires. And it points the way to peace and fulfillment in the midst of trials and temptations.

Perhaps leftists should apply these words from President Barack Obama to the tragic suffering of children who experience unchosen homoerotic feelings:

“If there is a step we can take to save even one child…we should take that step.”

Perhaps one step is entertaining the possibility that homoerotic attraction has causes to which leftists prefer to turn their blind eyes.


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Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgins became the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer in the fall of 2008. Prior to working for the IFI, Laurie worked full-time for eight years in Deerfield High School’s writing center in Deerfield, Illinois. Her cultural commentaries have been carried on a number of pro-family websites nationally and internationally, and Laurie has appeared on numerous radio programs across the country. In addition, Laurie has spoken at the Council for National Policy and educational conferences sponsored by the Constitutional Coalition. She has been married to her husband for forty-four years, and they have four grown children and nine grandchildren....
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