02/16/2008 (9:13 pm)
Matt Foreman, the Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, acknowledged that HIV/AIDS is primarily a “gay disease” before their national conference yesterday.
“Folks, with 70 percent of the people in this country living with HIV being gay or bi (sexual), we cannot deny that HIV is a gay disease,” Foreman told his audience. “We have to own that and face up to that.”
This is quite a change from Foreman’s previous position, which blamed the high incidence of AIDS on a lack of government funding. The admission may have been provoked by efforts by a conservative activist:
Foreman’s admission comes on the heels of a letter from Matt Barber, Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Policy Director for Cultural Issues, inviting Foreman and other homosexual activists to work together in discouraging homosexuals from engaging in the high-risk behaviors researchers recently determined are responsible for the epidemic spread of a potentially deadly strain of staph infection among certain segments of the “gay” community. The CDC has acknowledged that many of those same high-risk behaviors, such as male-male anal sex, are chiefly responsible for spreading HIV/AIDS.
In American culture with its fairly conservative and responsible moral code, it’s primarily been those engaged in high-risk sexual practices, especially homosexuals, who are at risk of contracting HIV (intravenous drug users are also at risk). For decades, however, homosexual activists have viciously attacked anybody who dared associate HIV with homosexuality, insisting that heterosexuals are equally at risk.
This was all part of a carefully planned strategy to deceive the public into accepting homosexuals as normal — a strategy that gay activists rationalized as “ridding the public of homophobia.”
Homosexuals have long been known by the medical community to lead lifestyles wildly more promiscuous than heterosexuals. One study identified that a mere 2% of homosexuals could be considered even semi-monogamous, meaning having 10 or fewer lifetime sex partners (compared with 83% of heterosexuals who fit that description).(1) Another identified 43% of homosexuals having had sex with more than 500 partners, and 28% with 1,000 or more partners.(2)
In spite of this, gay activists have sought to ensure that the public sees homosexuals pretty much the same as heterosexuals. One activist handbook advises,
“In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be portrayed as victims….Persons featured in the media campaign should be … indistinguishable from the straights we’d like to reach.”(3)
“The masses must not be repulsed by premature exposure to homosexual behavior itself.”(4)
They know that if the public ever learns the facts about homosexual behavior and disease risks, it will become immediately obvious that homosexuality is a life-threatening pathology, not an acceptable, normal lifestyle choice. To avoid that, with the full cooperation of the press and the entertainment industry, they’ve been lying to us, and to themselves.
Friday, however, the leader of a gay activist group finally acknowledged publicly what every honest scientist and doctor has known all along to be true: that AIDS in America is primarily a disease that afflicts gays. We can only hope that this is the beginning of a wider, broader, and more consistent confrontation with the truth among homosexuals.
Here are the actual statistics about AIDS among gays, from Dr. Jeffrey Satinover’s book, Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth:
The best current estimates hold that about one out of a thousand adult Americans is now infected with HIV.(5) This is 0.1 percent of the adult population. Because roughly half the population is male and 2.8 percent of all males are homosexual, 1.4 percent of the adult population consists of homosexual males, which account for about 30 percent of all AIDS cases. Thus the likelihood of a randomly selected heterosexual man or woman being infected with AIDS is roughly 7 in 10,000 (0.07 percent).
But shockingly and frighteningly, yet consistent with the concentration of AIDS cases among high-risk populations, epidemiologists estimate that 30 percent of all twenty-year-old homosexual males will be HIV-positive or dead of AIDS by the time they are thirty.(6) This means that the incidence AIDS among twenty- to thirty-year-old homosexual men is roughly 430 times greater than among the heterosexual population at large.(7,8)
Satinover’s book was published about 10 years ago. The Centers for Disease Control is allegedly going to be publishing new statistics about AIDS/HIV in America soon.
(1) A.P. Bell et al, Sexual Preference, Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 1981.
(2) A.P. Bell and M.S. Weinberg, Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity Among Men and Women, New York, Simon and Schuster, 1978, pp. 308-9.
(3) M. Kirk and H. Madsen, After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90s, New York, Doubleday, 1989.
(4) Mr. Kirk and E. Pill, “The Overhauling of Straight America,” Guide, Nov. 1987, p. 24.
(5) R.T. Michael, et al, Sex In America: A Definitive Survey, Boston, Little, Brown, and Company, 1994, p. 205.
(6) W. Odets, in a report to the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights, Cited in E.I Goldman, “Psychological Factors Generate HIV Resurgence in Young Gay Men,” Clinical Psychiatry News, October 1994, p. 5.
(7) Calculated by dividing 30 percent by 0.07.
(8) Entire passage quoted from Satinover, Jeffrey, MD, Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth, Grand Rapids, Baker Books, 1996, chapter 3.
5 Comments »
Comment by darkhorse
It is certainly time to admit our part as conservatives in marginalizing the homosexuals and pushing their behavior towards the polygamous behavior that REALLY contributes to AIDS and other disease that kills.
You seem all too willing to grant any claim of people like Bell when they prove your point – see
You seem desirous of authors who prove your point, but I will make a bet – you won’t give the time of day to those who disagree.
Readers – read these articles before Plumbbob makes his point prior to admitting that he has assumed the wrongness of homosexuality before actually showing that monogamous homosexuality is wrong prima facia.
Comment by philwynk
Note to readers: darkhorse is a friend of mine from the opposite end of the country, and we disagree rather strongly on this topic. He’s pissed off because he’s tried to get me to read Jonathan Rauch’s book on Gay Marriage and I haven’t yet. I might read it just to shut him up.
Be that as it may, the claim that our rejection of homosexuals is the cause of their promiscuity is simply laughable, and for it there exists exactly zero evidence. It’s wishful thinking by partisans, not a reputable opinion. I’ll acknowledge my part in it on the day that real scientists produce evidence that it has occurred. I expect another blizzard in hell sooner… but as we noted yesterday, that’s not impossible.
The articles darkhorse points to don’t really do much: one points out that Bell wrote in 1978, one points out that people don’t choose their sexual orientation, they discover them, and one points out that homosexual women are not nearly so promiscuous as homosexual men.
1) Numbers gathered in 1978 are not useless. They just need updating. Bell’s figures comport well with other, more recent studies, and the study just a few weeks ago noting the rapid spread of staph infections among gay populations illustrates that the sort of behavior Bell noted has likely not changed all that much. If darkhorse wants to provide figures more recent than Bell’s, I’ll gladly read them.
2) I happen to agree that homosexuals are not so by choice. I believe homosexuality is a compulsive sexual deviancy — that’s what all the evidence points to — and those usually occur early and in a manner that afford the victim little choice. I note that masochists, pedophiles, and transvestites, victims of other recognized compulsive sexual disorders, also discover their sexuality rather than choosing it.
3) Female homosexuals are, in fact, less promiscuous than male homosexuals. This is correct, and I apologize for not stating the matter more precisely. However, female homosexuals are still more promiscuous than the average heterosexual, just not as dramatically so.
As to his final point, it was not Bell, but a pair of homosexual researchers, McWhirter and Mattison, who pointed out that “monogamous homosexuality” does not exist. Fewer than 3% of gays actually even express interest in gay marriage, and even those don’t mean what heterosexuals mean by it, they tend to expect a sort of open marriage with occasional dalliances on the side. Again, this is male homosexuals; female homosexuals were not examined in that study. Here in Massachusetts, where the state Supreme Court coopted the role of the legislature and jammed gay marriage down our throats, applications for marriage licenses by gays have dropped to fewer than 100 per year just 3 years after the law changed. The truth is, gay marriage isn’t about gays wanting to get married, it’s about forcing straights to cooperate with gay’s clinical denial. Sorry, darkhorse, I’m not buying.
Comment by darkhorse
Good spirited reply : )
I hope this discussion goes further in whatever forum. One note:
“2) I happen to agree that homosexuals are not so by choice. I believe homosexuality is a compulsive sexual deviancy — that’s what all the evidence points to — and those usually occur early and in a manner that afford the victim little choice.”
Note the Quinsey medical article I posted places the formation of sexuality even earlier than you do – in the womb – and not the result of some early childhood trauma. This should be fodder for some discussion, no?
Comment by Phil
I basically skimmed the article, and missed that claim. I’ll go back and check it out.
Comment by Caligula
The statistics I read are that blacks are seven times as likely as whites to be HIV-positive people in the US. They don’t say whether or not these are gay blacks, but the group who is most likely to become newly infected is black women. Since lesbians are one of the lowest risk groups, one must concede that this is being spread by heterosexual behavior. Drug use, as in needles, has been mentioned as the source.
Here in Washington DC, which has an about 65% black population, there is the highest rate of HIV in the country. One in 20 people who live here has HIV or AIDS.