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  •  We should also seek to understand why the (0+ / 0-)

    Bible frowns on men having sex together.

    It believe it is because males lose immunity temporarily throughout their body after sex.

    The immune system is probably suppressed as a means of protecting the sperm from destruction by the female's immune system based on chemicals in the prostate gland that travel with the sperm and in the male blood stream after sex.

    When men lose immunity temporarily, then disease can spread more easily.

    •  belief is not the same as fact or proof (3+ / 0-)
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      Your reasoning is decidedly odd.  Your alleged lowering of the male immune system after sex would have absolutely no effect on the sperm, which would have been deposited in the female.  I can say as a scientist that what you wrote makes little sense to me.  Do you have a journal reference to a scientific study?  

      The only study I could find linking sexual intercourse to the immune system is from 2008 at Wilkes University, which showed a ~30% increase in IgA for people who had more sex.  That is, sex boosted the immune system, the opposite of what you recall.  

      Why should we care to understand exactly why one version of one religion our of many is used to justify bigotry?  Religion is a private matter that does not relate to the law, which is the matter under discussion.  Besides, not all branches of Christianity are against gay marriage. No one version of Christianity is universal, and therefore cannot be used to justify bigotry or any legal matter.

      •  If you are male JerryNA you only have to (0+ / 0-)

        be observant and over the age of about 11.

        •  I'm male, 60 years past the age of 11 and a keen (3+ / 0-)
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          observer. There is absolutely no validity to the snake oiled old wives tale you just tried to sell us, referencing loss of immunity, and JerryNA pointed it out to you in a very gracious and polite way. Your comment in response is fatuous, stupidly incorrect, and pretty obviously intended as an insult to JerryNA.

          If one judges by several of your comments in this thread your knowledge of science is non-existent, which makes you the last person here who should dare to  insult another kossak about science. Please stop talking about things you haven't studied or simply didn't understand when you did study them; you make this site look ignorant.

          Enough fossil fuel remains on Earth to warm it 6 degrees C by 2100 AD if it is all used. A +6 C planet will only sustain half a billion humans. Human population will rise to 9 billion by 2050. Any questions?

          by davidincleveland on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 05:04:32 PM PDT

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    •  males lose immunity? (0+ / 0-)

      What kind of nonsense is this? Does the body know whether it just ejaculated into a male versus a female? Does a male lose immunity from masturbation?  How about a female?

      What does your post have to do with Maureen Dowd's article on the Supreme Court?

      I call this a heaping pile of woo-woo bullshit.

    •  why should we care why Leviticus (0+ / 0-)

      says what it says. It's irrelevant to the SECULAR legal issue at hand.

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