Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Homophobic much?

CDC Analysis Provides New Look at Disproportionate Impact of HIV and Syphilis Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men

As I was perusing a social networking site that I've been known to frequent, I stumbled across a wonderful thread where the discussion was related to the link above. Of course I was not a bit surprised to see that the thread was posted by Sharon of the DoerBitter Dispatch. I think it is worthy of being posted here. I hope you agree.

Sharon: "You can't say this because it's not politically correct and because you're a homophobe if you do. So I won't say it. I'll just quote from a CDC report:

[T]he rate of new HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM) is more than 44 times that of other men and more than 40 times that of women...The rate of primary and secondary syphilis among MSM is more than 46 times that of other men and more than 71 times that of women, the analysis says."

Sharon: "If there was ANYTHING ELSE (transfat, corn syrup, cell phones) that had this kind of a correlation between use and disease, wouldn't it be all over the media?"

VH: "I agree...it's sad that we don't have the space in this country to freely discuss many topics without fear of verbal retribution from those who wield the power of the pen."

Sharon: "I was just thinking about one of my gay friends in particular... and I would hate to lose him to something like this. The left does no favors to the people it pretends to protect when it takes issues like this completely off the table."

Bravo. I'm neither afraid of homosexuals or homosexuality and I have people that I love dearly that are homosexual. And I like this commentary by Sharon, very much.

2 comments:

  1. Yes, it's true that there is no safe place for such a discussion; however the reason is due largely to right-wing extremists like Phelps, and (dare I say) our beloved Jerry Falwell, now with his Savior, or Pat Robertson. It's no wonder people have developed a homophobic-phobia.

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  2. I'm not sure what "largely" means. I agree that many Christians seem to categorize homosexuality as some sort of especially egregious sin; the Bible is clear, however, that it IS a sin. Simply saying that is enough to get one branded a homophobe.

    Since one cannot even disagree with Obama's policies without being branded a racist, I think the homophobe label is tossed about without regard to what folks like Robertson or Falwell might have done. We are told, after all, that since one is born gay (ie., God made them that way) it must not be a sin and labeling it that way is hurtful.

    And no thinking person considers Phelps to be representative of anything but Phelps. After all, his claim to fame is protesting at military funerals which are hardly the primary domain of the left.

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