Superbug linked to homosexual
'Society hasn't learned from the AIDS
Posted: January 15, 2008
8:30 p.m. Eastern
Eerily reminiscent of reports a quarter century ago of the rapidly
spreading AIDS epidemic, a new variety of staphylococcus bacteria, highly
resistant to antibiotics, is now spreading among homosexual males in San
Francisco, Boston, New York and Los Angeles, according to a new report in
of Internal Medicine.
"Wake up, medical and political establishment: Homosexual behavior is
unhealthy no matter how many secular sermons you preach against
'homophobia,'" wrote Peter LaBarbera in a statement on the Americans for
Truth About Homosexuality website.
"Due to liberal political correctness, which insists on treating
aberrant even deadly behaviors and lifestyles as a 'civil right,' we
as a society don't seem to have learned much from the AIDS pandemic," he
He called it an "eerie reminder" of the first stories about AIDS. "It
is unfathomable that after that plague, disease specialists and the media
are now surprised at the correlation of a new infection with homosexual
behavior," he said.
The study noted that cases were found in the highest concentrations in
and around San Francisco's Castro district and in patients who visit
health clinics that treat HIV infections in homosexuals in Boston and San
The bacteria is called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and
has been seen previously in hospitalized patients. However over the last
few years, researchers said its impact has expanded, with a strain called
USA300 now being documented as an exceptionally drug-resistant variant.
The bacteria is resistant to six common antibiotics, and the study
revealed that nearly 1 in 500 residents in San Francisco's Castro
neighborhood is infected. The risk homosexuals will contract it is 13
times greater than the rest of the city's population.
"We probably had it here first, and now it is spreading elsewhere,"
Binh An Deip, the report's lead author, told the San Francisco Chronicle.
"This is a national problem, and San Francisco is at the epicenter."
The infection causes boils and other infections but the report said
what is unusual is that up to 40 percent of the infections occur in the
buttocks and genitalia.
suggest that multidrug-resistant USA300 has spread rapidly
among men who have sex with men in San Francisco and Boston, and that
having male-male sex seems to be a risk factor
," the report said.
The report also warned that because of the "patterns of increased
sexual risk behaviors" among homosexuals, largely because of a
carelessness that has resulted from "the availability of potent
antiretroviral therapy" to treat HIV, there also has been an accompanying
resurgence in early syphilis, rectal gonorrhea and new HIV infections
among the homosexual populations studied.
Some cases even have developed into "necrotizing fascitis," the
so-called "flesh-eating" disease because of its quick progression that
often requires surgery, or amputation, to halt its progress, the report
"It is not clear whether the behavior potentiating these infections
among men who have sex with men is anal sex
, skin-abrading sexual
practices, or increased frequency of intimate skin-to-skin contact;
prevention messages may therefore need to suggest caution in each of these
practices," the report said.
said the following questions need to be answered urgently:
- Why aren't all schoolchildren being taught that there are special
health risks associated with homosexual behavior and that they should
"just say no" to homosexuality?
- Why won't the news media make the common-sense connection between
these frequent stories about (male) homosexual behavior and disease to
the idea that perhaps its probably not smart for society and pop
culture to celebrate homosexuality and bisexuality?;
- Why isn't there a concerted government effort akin to the current
anti-smoking campaigns to reign in homosexual promiscuity beginning
with closing down all sex businesses (bathhouses) that facilitate
He noted just one reader comment in the Chronicle:
"We as a species just don't seem to get it: There are consequences to
behavior!" wrote luvgabe. "We no longer take AIDS seriously anymore
because of drug treatment, so we go back to doing the same behavior, which
brings on a new epidemic that now threatens to jump the boundary to become
a hetero scourge as well."
The report noted the bacteria resists "several important antimicrobial
classes for treatment
including clindamycin, tetracycline, and
mupirocin." It actually fails to respond significantly to erythromycin,
Cipro-like antibiotics and drugs in the penicillin family, too.
Of the antibiotics still available in the battle, the study warns,
for suspected MRSA disease in men who have sex with men is
advisable to slow the emergence of even more resistant
The federal Centers for Disease Control documents that various forms of
MRSA are costing 19,000 lives annually in the United States already.
The study estimated some 200 cases of the new bacterial variant are
developing in San Francisco annually, mostly among homosexuals.
"We are nowhere near the peak," Diep told the newspaper.
Matt Barber, policy director for cultural issues with Concerned Women
for America, said society has adopted a lassez faire attitude toward
such sexual behaviors.
"Television shows like Will and Grace glorify the homosexual lifestyle
while our children are taught in schools that homosexuality is a perfectly
healthy, alternative sexual 'orientation.' 'Stay out of our bedrooms!'
we're often commanded by militant 'gay' activists," he said. "Well, now
the dangerous and possibly deadly consequence of what occurs in those
bedrooms is spilling over into the general population. It's not only
frightening, it's infuriating.
"Citizens, especially parents, need to stand up and say, 'No More! We
will no longer sit idly by while politically correct cultural elites
endanger our children and larger communities through propagandist
promotion of this demonstrably deadly lifestyle,'" he said.
Original article: World Net Daily
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