Lifesite News reports that: On June 13, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’s (HHS’s) Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released survey results “indicating that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults are more likely than straight adults to use substances, experience mental health conditions including major depressive episodes, and experience serious thoughts of suicide,” according to an agency press release.
Specifically the report finds that, in the past year, lesbian and bisexual females are were more likely than straight women to engage in “heavy” or “binge” drinking, homosexual and bisexual individuals were 2-3 times more likely to partake in illicit drugs beyond marijuana, that a third of gay and bisexual males and a third of bisexual females had a substance abuse disorder, bisexual females were three times more likely than straight women to have had an opioid use problem, that “serious mental illness” was more than three times higher for bisexual males and two times higher for homosexual males than straight males, that over a quarter of bisexual females and one in seven lesbians suffered a “major depressive episode” (with gay and bisexual males 2-3 times more likely to experience one), and bisexual females six times more likely to have attempted suicide.
Data on individuals suffering from gender dysphoria was not included in the survey, although it will be starting next year.
Notably, as of June 21, the direct link to the actual report redirects to a “Page not found” message, although a copy of the report was saved via the Internet Archive, which indicates it was accessible as recently as June 18.
The press release quotes HHS Assistant Secretary for Mental Health & Substance Use and SAMHSA administrator Miriam Delphin-Rittmon as suggesting this litany of ills is due to “stress caused by stigma, discrimination and harassment” of homosexual and bisexual Americans. The report itself admits it cannot “explain the reasons” for them, but suggests “invisibility and erasure” of LGBT individuals are the culprits.
“The survey isn’t even about erasure,” responds Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, director of the Family Research Council’s (FRC’s) Center for Family Studies. “The conclusion doesn’t match the nature of the report. It speaks to the fact that there’s a bigger agenda going on here. It’s just really bad ‘science’ all the way around.”
“One of the most glaring [omissions] has been documented over and over again,” she explained: “higher rates of adverse childhood events compared to the general population: They have so much more physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, and trauma in childhood. That’s also evidence in the substance abuse research, particularly those who use opioids, almost always had sexual abuse.”
“If I were coming to this data with eyes wide open, I would ask, ‘Did you have childhood sexual abuse?’” Bauwens said. “That opens a whole other intervention diagnostic and intervention pathway.”
This expose is not shocking personally to me since the unnatural and ungodly sex can only end in catastrophic consequences for its practitioners.
This is what the powerful homosexual lobby is doing its best to keep away from its horde of adherents so that it can have unfettered access to their pockets since the ‘sexual orientation’ fuels very expensive habits as they border on addiction.
This LGBTQ hocus pocus is what the liberal west is bent on exporting to Africa despite the myriad of peculiar challenges which conspiratorially has the imprimatur of the West that Africa suffers from. Instead of these vile and wicked lobbyists to help in building healthcare infrastructure most importantly maternal healthcare facilities, they pump Africa with massive contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs in their usurpation bid to play God.
To the Africans who are pro-choice, ostensibly for the money and other material benefits, they should realize that being the local or foreign agents of the disgusting and evil LGBTQ cause is akin to a baboon making love to a woman. Not only is the act highly abominable and extremely reprehensible, the baboon’s sexual appetite is insatiable and so the hapless woman is then forced to make a Hobson’s choice.
Joe Biden enough of the LGBTQ manipulation!
Tony Ademiluyi is the Director, Media & Publicity West Africa for West African Christian Voice Trumpet Call Ministry and is a contributing writer for the Project for Human Development. He can be reached at +2348167677075.
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