They Keep Telling Us It’s Not the “Gay” Disease, But …

By Bryan Fischer

Remember how homosexual activists are always telling us AIDS is not a “gay disease,” even though some of their own prominent activists, like Matt Foreman of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, say it is?

Well, check out this headline from Australia: Study reveals worrying trend among young gay men.”

Citing research published in the  Medical Journal of Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald reports “an alarming culture shift” in which younger gay men are showing an increasing willingness to take sexual risks and as a consequence are becoming infected with the virus earlier in life.

It’s worthy of note that the Herald acknowledges what we all know to be true: AIDS is transmitted through gay sex. So now that even the out-of-the-mainstream media gives the game away, can we stop spending untold billions of dollars every year to identify the causes of AIDS infection? We know the answer, people.

Some will say, yeah, well heterosexuals get it too. True, a small percentage do. But where did they get it? The HIV/AIDS virus got into the straight population either through bisexuality or intravenous drug use. The origin of the epidemic is still the same.

In passing, the Herald article makes reference to encounters homosexual men have with “casual …  partners,” a telling acknowledgment of the frequency of anonymous sexual encounters in the gay community.

The median age of AIDS cases in Victoria has now dropped from 38.8 years to 35.9 years, as more and more sexually disordered males in Australia engage in “risky sexual behavior,”  as an epidemiologist describes it. The number of HIV diagnoses among men between the ages of 25 and 29 has jumped 62 percent since 2007.

The epidemiologist says lamely that all of this makes deciding how to respond to these increasing diagnoses among younger gay men “difficult.” We must pursue “more diverse health promotion strategies” to “ensure that prevention messages reached young men who have sex with men.”

Well, here’s the most effective “prevention message” you can send: if you’re a young man, don’t have sex with other men. And don’t shoot up with drugs. That’ll prevent AIDS every single time. Case closed, problem solved.

(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)

The Moral Liberal contributing editor, Bryan Fischer, is Director of Issue Analysis for Government and Public Policy at the American Family Association, and is the host of the daily ‘Focal Point’ radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. ‘Focal Point’ airs live from 1-3 pm Central Time, and is also simulcast on the AFA Channel, which can be seen on the Sky Angel network.