Gay bathhouses are a public health hazard which is not surprising given what is known about homosexuality and disease. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth, stated the following concerning gay bathhouses:
|“||Why isn’t there a concerted government effort — akin to the current anti-smoking campaigns — to reign in homosexual promiscuity – beginning with closing down all sex businesses (bathhouses) that facilitate homosexual perversion? (Of course, we favor closing down straight prostitution businesses as well.) We know that bisexual behavior (men on the “down low”) help spread dangerous diseases to the general population: how many deaths and illnesses have to result from “second-hand sodomy” before authorities take corrective action?||”|
Regarding closing of a San Diego homosexual bathhouse Peter LaBarbera wrote:
|“||There are hundreds of homosexual bathhouses across the United States. Men who frequent bathhouses contract deadly diseases which tragically cut short their own lives, the lives of their male sex partners, and the lives of girlfriends and wives. We hope this victory in San Diego will inspire many more citizens to complain and prompt prosecutors to enforce our laws.||”|
In 2004, Christian activist James Hartline, on an international broadcast of the 700 Club, took reporters on a tour right up to the front doors of the former San Diego homosexual bathhouse, in the hopes that more citizens would be involved in shutting its front doors (the 700 Club video is available on the CBN.com website) Christian activist James Hartline and fellow Christians opposed the homosexual bathhouse in San Diego for four years before it shut down.
In 2007, Peter LaBarbera reported on Fort Lauderdale Mayor Naugle expressing public health concerns about homosexual bathhouses and he asked Florida tourism officials to stop promoting gay bathhouses.
Cleveland Health Official and the Opening of a gay bathhouse
The Beacon Journal of Akron reported the following on July 16, 2006 regarding the opening of a gay bathhouse:
|“||City leaders say the club could help spark the economic revival of a desolate commercial block, but they also worry that the bathhouse could fuel a growth of HIV/AIDS and other diseases.||”|
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- Ohio Health Officials Anticipate Spread of Diseases from Bathhouse Sex by Peter LaBarbera
- City rejects move to reopen gay bathhouses; Health Commission defers to chief, who is adamant (San Francisco Examiner - 6/16/1999)