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New study reveals homophobes die younger

Looks like this sign should read, “Death penalty 4 fag haters” because, according to a study by Columbia University, that’s what’s coming for them.

New research reveals that anti-gay bigots die an average of 2.5 years earlier than non-hateful people and are susceptible to an “increased risk of cardiovascular-related causes of death,” the study’s researchers wrote in the American Journal of Public Health.

“Anti-gay prejudice is associated with elevated mortality risk among heterosexuals, over and above multiple established risk factors for mortality,” the authors claim.

Twenty thousand heterosexuals were surveyed between 1998 and 2008, and 4,000 of them had died by the end of the study.

The subjects were asked four questions to determine their levels of prejudice:

1/ If some people in your community suggested that a book in favour of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favour removing this book, or not?

2/ Should a man who admits that he is a homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not?

3/ Suppose a man who admits that he is a homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not?

4/ Do you think that sexual relations between two adults of the same sex is always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all?

The researches admit that because the questions represent “a limited range of potential indices of anti-gay prejudice” the effect of anti-gay bigotry on life spans may be even larger than they were able to measure . . .

Well, there’s really nothing left to say except:

See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya!