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STD"s Skyrocketing! Who's to Blame? Homophobes

Bloomberg has this absolutely amazing lede about the rise in STD's. I mean this is one of those that you just have to shake your head at. Not because their slant is atypical. It's just that normally they at least try to hide it...a little.

Gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the U.S., mostly in men who have sex with men, a trend the government said is linked to inadequate testing among people stymied by homophobia and limited access to health care.
Wow. STD's are on the rise not due to homosexual acts but because of homophobes.

And you've just got to love that their other reason coincides perfectly with the White House agenda. Lack of access to health care.

So the direct correlation of man/man sex is essentially tossed aside for the deep dark underbelly suspected causation. So nowhere do they suggest in the piece that perhaps men should kinda' keep away from random sex with other men. No. Because to do so would make them homophobic. And therefore they would become the very cause of the problem they're reporting on.

Wow. Circular logic. That's like in Terminator, John Connor sends his bff back in time to stop the T-800 and his bff becomes his father. I know, right?

Anyway, for those keeping score at home gonorrhea rose 4 percent in the last year and syphilis rose 11 percent, according to Bloomberg. Because...homophobe.

*subhead*Ha.*subhead*

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24 comments:

C. LaSalle said...

Did it ever occur to any of these politicians that perhaps gay men just don't care about the consequences of their actions regarding sex? There has been millions of dollars poured into prevention and education in the gay community and yet numbers continue to rise for STD's and HIV. At some point we have to ask ourselves how much is enough?

ProudHillbilly said...

I've stopped shaking my head because there's just so much stupid stuff going on that it would have shaken right off my neck eventually.

I have vague memories of when AIDS first hit - it was coming out of the gay bathhouses in San Fran. The government was blamed for it because they didn't shut down the bathhouses and therefore Reagen was a heartless homophobe. Not a thought to "hey, how about gay guys stop going to the bathhouses and buggering each other."

Steve Dalton said...

The compulsive behavior of these perverts sabotages any attempt to help them with any kind of program. If we're going to bring STD's in the sodomite community under control, involuntary quarantine will have to be instituted, since they people seem to lack any self control.

Steve Dalton said...

The compulsive behavior of these perverts sabotages any attempt to help them with any kind of program. If we're going to bring STD's in the sodomite community under control, involuntary quarantine will have to be instituted, since they people seem to lack any self control.

cfe28a78-7a0e-11e3-b4f9-000bcdcb471e said...

this is an issue for both heterosexuals and homosexuals. promiscuity can lead to increased leves of stds. why is there no recognition of that, but solely blame gay people?

Meg said...

Um...cfe28a78-7a0e-11e3-b4f9-000bcdcb471e, the article quoted above specifically states: "mostly in men who have sex with men." Agreed, promiscuity leads to increased levels of STDs for all groups, but this article was not discussing that aspect.

cfe28a78-7a0e-11e3-b4f9-000bcdcb471e said...

um... meg, i agree, however that doesnt justify other commentors to solely call out gay men on the issue. regardless of the higher rate, all people should be aware of the possible consequences of having sex with random people.

In Statu Viae said...

So the problem is the homosexual fear of homophobes aka homophobophobia?

Anneg said...

STDs and hepatitis have always been common among men who have sex with men. That's why life expectancy is significantly lower. It is a disservice to everyone not to make that clear. Aids spread in the gay community by promiscuous behavior, then, to the general community through sexual activity and blood donation and, later, iv drug abuse. Gay bath houses in San Francisco were foci of activity according to the book, And the Band Played On. Yet, we keep ignoring specific destructive behavior. Why?

cfe28a78-7a0e-11e3-b4f9-000bcdcb471e said...

An neg, gay sex does not cause STDs. It can help spread it like heterosexuality. Promiscuity is the problem, not "gay lifestyles".

ProudHillbilly said...

cfe28a78-7a0e-11e3-b4f9-000bcdcb471e - Homosexual behavior was what was specifically addressed. And we're pretty much tired of being called homophobes and haters when we say that the behavior is a sin. (I'm a racist, too.) Not to mention the absurdity of the non-logic. If you poke around, though, you'll find we also comment negatively on society having turned sex into a game and the evils that has brought when that is the subject of this blog.

cfe28a78-7a0e-11e3-b4f9-000bcdcb471e said...

i understand that, however, you fail to realize that the problem is promiscuity, not homosexual behavior. you are not homophobes for believing homosexuality is a sin. i never said that. however, with much refusal to support gay people (in the sense of dignity, compassion and respect) it is clear that many do not support part of catholic teaching. comments brought to you by people such as steve dalton that contribute nothing to the conversation should spell that out

Steve Dalton said...

cfe... I'm sick and tired of people like you lecturing the rest of us our "lack of dignity, compassion, and respect" for the sodomites. They certainly need compassion, for being lost sinners, but they certainly aren't dignified or respectable, practicing a hideous lifestyle that transmits diseases that deform and kill not only the catamites themselves, but innocent people such as their wives, children, and members of the greater society. The only support we should be giving them is support for those who wish to leave that kind of wickedness. The rest of them, who refuse to give it up ought to be arrested, and quarantined for life, if necessary, to prevent the spread of the vice and the diseases it spreads.

cfe28a78-7a0e-11e3-b4f9-000bcdcb471e said...

Steve, your comments clearly do not reflect Catholic teaching at all. Gay people are not all sexually active. I am using "gay" to describe people who are attracted to the same sex, whether they act upon it or not. You still fail to understand that. Interesting that you claim that essentially all gay people kill others by spreading disease. In order to spread a disease, you must first have it. There are many people who do not have any STDs. You keep generalizing, so I'm merely pointing it out, because others on this blog won't.

Lynda said...

Sodomy is not only intrinsically morally evil but intrinsically materially evil. It is an inherently unhealthy act.

Steve Dalton said...

cfe, the sodomite lifestyle is incredibly promiscuous. I think you know that, but you refuse to admit it. Sure, there are people in the queer culture who don't have a STD, but they're just lucky. Also, many of them never seek treatment for the diseases they carry, so it goes unreported to the health authorities.

The catechism of the Church is quite clear on sodomy. Practicing sodomites can't be members or clergy. They can't inherit God's kingdom. If they repent, and forsake the sodomite lifestyle, they can be saved.

A sodomite who is no longer active is no longer a sodomite. It's wrong for you to label people who are not sexually active as "gay".

cfe28a78-7a0e-11e3-b4f9-000bcdcb471e said...

Actually its not wrong for me to "label" people who are not sexually active as gay. Have you read Steve gershoms's blog Catholic, gay and Feeling fine? He is a chaste gay Catholic who trie s to live according to church teaching. I dont necessarily agree with him but his blog is interesting. You also fail to understand that heterosexuals are also just as promiscuous and are able o spread disease

Steve Dalton said...

I went to Gershom's blogs and after taking a glance at some of the posts, I'll say he's queer alright, but not Catholic. If you no longer practice sodomy, you no longer call yourself one. If he still insists he "gay", then he's still a sodomite. His post of Long and Short hair leaves very little doubt in my mind he still living "gay".

Oh, I understand hetero's can be promiscuous alright, but the fact remains that sodomites are super promiscuous. This has been proven time and time again, so don't try to con me with this poppycock. IMO, you're just a troll who hates what the church has always taught about this unnatural vice, and you're here to put lipstick on a pig with your idiotic comments. You can try to sway the other commentators with your bent logic, but I'm done. I've said what I needed to say, so that's that.

cfe28a78-7a0e-11e3-b4f9-000bcdcb471e said...

what is your take on same-sex attraction then? arent those people gay (whether they act on their attractions or not)? can you show me data that shows that gay people are "super promiscuous"? actually not, i dont agree with the church, but i am pointing out that your comments do not coincide with what the church teaches. your "logic" fails to actually prove anything but the fact that you are just throwing out your opinions as though they were facts.

tuleesh said...

It's tough following Christ. Our Lord Jesus Himself said that to follow Him means to deny oneself and pick up our cross. That's a constant struggle. How can you love G-d with all your heart, soul, and might when you're "looking out for #1?" Regardless of today's hyper-sexualized culture.

Committing to G-d doesn't mean bargaining with Him.

Christina said...

cfe - when gay men engage in sexual acts they are more likely to sustain physical injuries, tears, which enable blood transfer between the partners. Even if those engaging in homosexual acts are no more promiscuous than heterosexual, they are more at risk due to the nature of the act.

Steve - we are called to love as Christ loves. That means recognizing that we all have our own vices and sins which cry out to God for vengeance - and we all beg God for mercy.

Steve Dalton said...

Christina, I've known several sodomites in my time. They were either arrogant bullies or sly weasels. That why I have such a negative outlook on the catamites. One of them raped a number of children, and he fathered two children by rape. Sorry if I don't measure up to your standard of "love". The queers I knew didn't measure up to God's standard of love.

INcrease screen said...

Steve, we have "all sinned and fallen short of the Goodness and Glory of Almighty God our Creator." No person is perfect yet we are called "not to judge anyone or else we shall be so judged". Yes we can hate the SIN but the sinner is not within our reach or judjement as Catholic's.By calling others to blame is sin in Jesus Christ so we can bring serious harm to our souls. STD's was the nature of the conversation and yes it has been a BLAMED on those who would be Chaste. Yes we can give Glory to God for we have been set aside by the Grace of Jusus Christ and we are Blessed. Let us join together and say the so called GAY life style is sin yet we pray for God's Grace to remove the belmish of this sin from those who need remission. For those in high office where BLAME us has been a problem these last two Presidential cycles and we pray that this will be removed with God's help. Let us Lift High The Cross of Jesus and keep our eyes on Him for He alone can wash clean those who sin with His Love for you and all of us who place our trust in Him alone.

Steve Dalton said...

Increase, I pray for the repentance of the sodomites, but at the same time, strong measures are needed to prevent the spread of the diseases these perverts spread. They refuse to stop their dangerous behaviors, so they should be arrested and quarantined for the rest of their lives to protect the general population from their filthy habits.

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