Paul Sikora ("Anti-gay arguments spurious," Readers' Forum, May 27) shouldn't need the Bible to understand the dangers of the gay lifestyle. Statistics alone should confirm to any mature adult the necessity of protecting traditional marriage as the foundation of a healthy society. There are currently (worldwide) 30.8 million adults and 2.5 million children infected with the AIDS virus. In 2007, 2.5 million people became infected with AIDS. Some 420,000 children in that year were infected with the virus. In 2007, 2.1 million people died from AIDS. By the end of 2005, there were 15.2 million AIDS orphans worldwide.