“The culture of pushing sex down people’s throats is not working. There is nothing wrong with abstinence from sex. This goes for everyone who is not married to someone of the opposite sex. I’ve been single and chaste for many years after having left the gay community. You don’t die from not having sex. It’s not like air or water. Recent laws, policies and public funding aimed at reducing the rate of suicide, addiction, partner abuse, and STI’s by granting more sexual freedom have not diminished those statistics.
“In fact, there has been an increase since the beginning of the ‘rights’ movement in the early 70’s, and it’s getting worse, not better. In places like San Francisco and the Netherlands where gay sex has been normalized, many of these stats are worse, so I have difficulty with the theory that more freedom, money and legislation will reduce these stats. That is just not where the facts point. The Church talks about Natural Law and says that if something is true it will prove true in many ways. The Bible says gay sex is a problem, biology doesn’t support it, and health statistics demonstrate its problems. Why not abstain? That’s what I’m doing.” – “Ex-gay” gospel singer David MacDonald, who says he hasn’t had gay sex (or any sex) in 20 years because of the health risks. Oh, and to please God. And for bonus Jeebus points, he says hasn’t even masturbated in years. Yeah.
MacDonald’s “testimony” has been making the rounds of Christianist sites all week, where it’s being hailed as proof that homosexuals can simply stop being who they are. Read his…uh…interesting life story here.