Homosexual and AIDS activists heckled President Obama during a Democrat fundraiser in New York on Sept. 22, complaining about the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy and inadequate AIDS funding.
Obama responded that his administration had increased AIDS funding and offensively added, "The people [who] will potentially take over if we don't focus on the election, I promise you, will cut AIDS funding," as if that really would happen, as if Republicans want those afflicted with AIDS to die. Obama's comment was no different than one made by boorish Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson, who accused Republicans opposing Obamacare of wanting sick people to "die quickly."
View video of the remark below:
In fact, worldwide AIDS funding increased dramatically under President Bush, who created the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which committed $15 billion over 5 years – with a focus on prevention. And Obama flatlined that funding.
But I digress. The point is that we know the most prevalent cause of AIDS in the U.S. is men having sex with men. The Centers for Disease Control has just released tragic new statistics:
"Gay and bisexual men … men who have sex with men of all races continue to be the risk group most severely affected by HIV," the report states. "Additionally, this is the only risk group in the U.S. in which the annual number of new HIV infections is increasing."
The statistics revealed the following:
- Men who have sex with men account for nearly half of the more than one million people living with HIV in the US (48 percent, or an estimated 532,000 total persons);
- Such men account for more than half of all new HIV infections in the U.S. each year (53 percent, or an estimated 28,700 infections);
- While the CDC estimates that such men account for just 4 percent of the U.S. male population aged 13 and older, the rate of new HIV diagnoses among such men in the U.S. is more than 44 times that of other men;
- Such men are the only risk group in the U.S. in which new HIV infections are increasing. While new infections have declined among both heterosexuals and injection-drug users, the annual number of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men has been steadily increasing since the early 1990s.
The fact is, men having sex with men is bad for their health. The prevalence of AIDS is just one indicator.
Likewise, promiscuous heterosexual sex is bad for one's health, leading to a prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases – some incurable, like herpes; some incurable and deadly, like AIDS – unwanted pregnancies and infertility, to name just three physical consequences.
But where are the health warnings?
We get warnings about the consequences of every other destructive behavior. Smoking cigarettes leads to cancer; alcoholism annihilates livers; driving drunk makes mothers MADD; texting while driving kills friends; drugs damage brain cells; failure to wear motorcycle helmets splatters brain cells; not paying taxes sends the IRS; sugar is bad; fat is bad; those and overeating lead to obesity, which Michelle is currently crusading as very bad.
But having willy-nilly sex? Shut up.
Then we see the radical 1960s sexual revolutionaries now in control of the messaging and government purse strings say hands off, pardon the pun.
If we didn't understand the ideology, their response would be inexplicable. But for the destructive behavior of having wanton nonmonogamous and/or homosexual sex, they ridicule and attempt to silence rational voices warning against it while throwing billions of dollars not at prevention but at ways to deter the consequences.
They say to wear condoms, often giving them away at taxpayer expense. If condoms fail, or people are too careless, stupid or frenzied to don them, they funnel billions for the development and distribution of AIDS drugs to delay the victims' inevitable death (viruses can't be cured, no matter what the type, even the common cold) or push for abortions at taxpayer expense.
Rather than encourage kids not to behave like sexual animals, they throw millions to teach them how not only to behave like sexual animals but to avoid the consequences by offering cheap or free birth-control pills, STD treatments at school and taxis to the nearest abortion mill during math class.
While the sexual revolutionaries become angry at the prevalence of malt-liquor billboard advertising in minority communities or when cigarette manufacturers target young people, they encourage the prevalence of abortion clinics in minority communities and target young people with their sex propaganda.
Some people wonder why I sometimes post on the topic of homosexuality on my pro-life blog. It's because the abortion and homosexual movement are flip sides of the same coin. Both want illicit sex without consequences. Both want to stop social conservatives from educating about the consequences. And both want taxpayers to pay for the inevitable consequences when they develop.