The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Michael Newton reports:
|“||Homosexual slayers clearly have no monopoly on violence, but it is true that their crimes often display extremes of "overkill" and mutilation... On balance, it seems fair to say that while homosexuals sometimes fall prey to "gay bashing" violence by bigoted "straights," they are far more likely to be murdered by another homosexual than in a random hate crime.||”|
According to the New York Times, Dr. William Eckert was a world-renowned authority in the field of pathology and he worked on major murder cases including the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and the Charles Manson murders. Dr. Eckert founded the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. According to Time magazine, Dr. Eckert was a pioneer who encouraged collaborative effort between law-enforcement and forensics teams.
Dr. Eckert wrote concerning homosexual murders:
|“||Equally high is the number of homicides, many probably related to transient attachments, which often lead to suspicion, jealousy, and murder. When murder does occur it is exceptionally brutal with an overkill appearance... Overkill, as it is seen in homosexual and lesbian murders, is certainly a form of sadistic crime. In these instances multiple stabbing and other brutal injuries...are common findings...||”|
Doctors Knight and Saukko coauthored a pathology textbook entitled Knight's Forensic Pathology in 2004 which declared:
|“||As with heterosexual offenses, the cause of death in fatal cases is almost always some form of general trauma, such as strangulation or head injuries. Homosexual activity, however, may be a parallel event; it is a fact that some of the most violent homicides seen by pathologists are among male homosexuals.||”|
The Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine states regarding homosexual murders: "These 'Lovers' quarrels' between male homosexuals manifest an increased level of violence due to the fact that the parties involved in the emotional conflict are both sexual aggressors."
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Homosexual couples and domestic violence
See also: Homosexual couples and domestic violence
Studies report that homosexual couples have significantly higher incidences of violent behavior (see: Homosexual couples and domestic violence). For example, a recent study by the Canadian government states that "violence was twice as common among homosexual couples compared with heterosexual couples".
Irreligion, homosexuality and domestic violence
See also: Irreligion and domestic violence
The conservative journalist Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth wrote: "Anyone who has researched the subject of homosexuality knows that many of the most staunch advocates of homosexuality are those who hold a decidedly secular outlook." Many consider Harry Hay to be the founder of the American homosexual movement. Harry Hay was an atheist. See also: Atheism and homosexuality
The Barna Group found that atheists and agnostics in America were more likely, than theists in America, to look upon the following behaviors as morally acceptable: illegal drug use; excessive drinking; sexual relationships outside of marriage; abortion; cohabitating with someone of opposite sex outside of marriage; obscene language; gambling; pornography and obscene sexual behavior; and engaging in homosexuality/bisexuality.
An abstract for a 2007 article in the social science journal Violence Against Women entitled Race/Ethnicity, Religious Involvement, and Domestic Violence indicated:
|“||The authors explored the relationship between religious involvement and intimate partner violence by analyzing data from the first wave of the National Survey of Families and Households. They found that: (a) religious involvement is correlated with reduced levels of domestic violence; (b) levels of domestic violence vary by race/ethnicity; (c) the effects of religious involvement on domestic violence vary by race/ethnicity; and (d) religious involvement, specifically church attendance, protects against domestic violence, and this protective effect is stronger for African American men and women and for Hispanic men, groups that, for a variety of reasons, experience elevated risk for this type of violence.||”|
The Journal of Family Issues also reported that religious belief diminishes the likelihood of domestic violence.
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Hate Crimes, homosexuals and statistics
Hate crimes and homosexuals statistics: United States
It is claimed that about 1100 hate crimes against homosexuals or their property occurred in 2004. But most of those offenses occurred against property rather than individuals, often the result of drugs or alcohol. Only a tiny percentage even involved aggravated assault or worse, and those classifications are not based on any proof at trial. 74% of hate crimes are either crimes against property (e.g., theft, vandalism or graffiti) or the vague term "intimidation".
Data relating to secular homosexuals and hate crimes: United States
As noted above, the conservative journalist Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth wrote: "Anyone who has researched the subject of homosexuality knows that many of the most staunch advocates of homosexuality are those who hold a decidedly secular outlook." See: Atheism and homosexuality
- Knight's Forensic Pathology',(3rd Ed) Saukko P. and B. Knight (2004) Arnold Publishers, London, page 428
- The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Michael Newton, page 103
- New York Times, William Eckert, 73, Medical Sleuth in Major Cases By WILLIAM H. HONAN, September 24, 1999
- Time Magazine, Milestones by By VAL CASTRONOVO, MATTHEW COOPER, AUTUMN DE LEON, DANIEL S. LEVY, LINA LOFARO, CHRIS TAYLOR AND DAVID E. THIGPEN, October 9, 1999
- Tedeschi CG, Eckert W, Tedeschi LG, eds. Forensic medicine; vol 2. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1977:962
- SEX RELATED HOMICIDES AND OFFENDERS -A MEDICO-LEGALISTS VIEW, Dr. Harnam Singh, Dr. Luv Sharma, Dr. S.K.Dhattarwal, Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, 2005 ; 27 (3). ISSN 0971 -0973
- 2004 General Social Survey, Statistics Canada, Canada's National Statistical Agency, July 7, 2005
- Atheism and homosexuality
- Domestic abuse and alcoholism
- doi: 10.1177/1077801207308259 Violence Against Women, Race/Ethnicity, Religious Involvement, and Domestic Violence, November 2007 vol. 13 no. 11 1094-1112
- Why Religion Matters Even More: The Impact of Religious Practice on Social Stability By Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D., Heritage Center website
- Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States 2004
- FBI, Crime in the United States 2004, Table 4 Offense Type by Bias Motivation
- FBI, Crime in the United States 2004 Table 2.33 Incidents, Offenses, Victims, and Known Offenders by Offense Type
- Pew Forum Religious Landscape Survey - Key findings
- Belief in God Far Lower in Western U.S. Gallup.com. Retrieved on 2012-02-05.
- 2013 FBI hate crime statistics
- Atheism: The Next Civil Rights movement, Vlad Chituc, The Daily Beast, 4-6-2015