Thank you for your response; however, I could absolutely not disagree with you more regarding the "evidence" you use to support your claims.
Homosexuality is no more an addiction to a sexual behavior than heterosexuality is...in fact they are exactly identical except for the triviality of the other person's gender.[*] In addition, I have looked into Exodus International's work and do not find them to be a reputable organization. In fact, their "research"and "statistics" are greatly at odds with the work and findings of the American Psychological Association  and American Psychiatric Association .
I don't find homosexuality to be any more inherently "unhealthy" than heterosexuality. I believe that your concerns regarding the "healthiness" of a person's sexuality is reliant upon the individual themselves. Hence, I fail to see the relevance of the last sentence in your second paragraph. A class of people's life span is not an indication of anything...it is well known that males have a shorter life span than females, and singles (regardless of their sexuality) have a shorter life span than married individuals. This does not make males, singles, or gays any more "unhealthy" than females, couples, straights, or bisexuals. I would also like to point out that this could also be due in large part to the lack of healthcare provided to homosexuals. The majority of Americans and Hoosiers receive their insurance through their jobs; however, they are not protected from being fired from these jobs. We are trying to remedy this predicament by encouraging the passage of Proposal #68. If the citizens of Indianapolis can be protected from losing their careers for the simple fact that they are gay, bisexual, or transgender, then perhaps the improved healthcare they will have access to can help them improve their health.
Your concern for members of the community contracting HIV/AIDS is also due in large part to individual behavior and not that of a class of people. In fact, I personally find that a much larger percentage of my straight friends practice unsafe promiscuous sex than do my gay friends. Again, the stereotype that gays are somehow more "unsafe" than straights is a gross generalization which is unfounded.[*]
I would also like to point out that the "serious bouts of depression and even suicide" is probably accurate, but not due to homosexuality. [*] Rather, I would argue that the depression and suicide is due in large part to the rejection and persecution faced from intolerant family, "friends", and church members...the individuals who are supposed to be the most supporting and accepting in an individual's life. [*]
I will not comment much on your Biblical arguments except to say that as a fellow Christian, I find it deplorable that you are using your position on the City-County Council to force your beliefs on your fellow citizens. I too am a Christian; however, I recognize that a large percentage of my neighbors are not and that it is unfair to use a position of mine to force my religion upon them. I do not understand how you can view your actions as ethical, or even constitutional, by using your position in government to further your Christian beliefs.
I realize that I will most likely not change your mind prior to voting on Proposal #68; however, if you would like to continue this discussion I would be more than happy to continue emailing with you or perhaps we could even meet for coffee.
Seth R.. Kreigh
From: CainforCouncil@aol.com [mailto:CainforCouncil@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 4:51 PM
To: Kreigh, Seth
Subject: Re: Proposal #68
It is never helpful to condone and justify someone's unhealthy chosen addiction.
Homosexuality is an addiction to unhealthy sexual behavior.
It can be overcome with proper treatment. Check out Exodus International for confirmation of this.
Homosexuality is very unhealthy.
Homosexuals have a shorter life span, are more likely to contract HIV/AIDS, experience serious bouts of depression and even suicide.
The Bible is clear that sex was created and intended within the confines of heterosexual marriage.
It is meant to mirror our relationship to our Creator.
Who would want to pervert that? Satan...the author of sin.
Jesus came to overcome sin's power over us so that we can live and live abundantly! He came to rescue us...not condemn us. Thus, we need to help those who are entrapped in any kind of unhealthy lifestyle.
I will never support something that is meant for destruction of human beings and our civilization.
CCC - Dist. 5
Response to Ginny Cain - Proposal #68Follow @freedom2marry
Virginia "Ginny" Cain, who is the councillor for District 5 on the City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County. The email is a followup to her response after I urged her to support Proposal #68-2005. This proposal would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Indianapolis' Human Rights Ordinance.