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MRSA Outbreak Among 'Gays'- Let the Whitewash Begin
TownHall ^ | 01-24-08 | Matt Barber

Posted on 01/24/2008 6:44:17 PM PST by jimluke01

You can’t help but feel a little sorry for Amanda Beck. She’s a reporter from Reuters who was among the first to cover a new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, which warns about an outbreak of a virulent, drug-resistant, and potentially deadly strain of Staph infection afflicting certain segments of the homosexual community.

Although outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, have primarily been confined to hospitals in the past, the study determined that, due to “high risk behaviors” beyond hospital walls — such as “anal sex” — men who have sex with men are now 13 times more likely to contract the infection.

Because this particular strain can be transmitted through “skin-to-skin contact,” researchers fear the outbreak “has the potential for rapid, nationwide dissemination” and will spread to “the general population.” Once it does, they say it will be “unstoppable.”

The initial reporting by some in the mainstream media, even The New York Times, was fairly accurate and balanced. It superficially addressed the study’s lucid data and sound conclusions.

But all that quickly changed.

You see, by even reporting on this study, Amanda Beck and her media codefendants deviated from the script. They broke the rules. And in so doing, they really, really ticked off that 500-pound homosexual activist gorilla and his yappy, apple polishing lapdogs back at media central.

Here’s where Amanda went wrong. She objectively provided scientific information to the public which cast “high risk” homosexual conduct in a negative light. She led people to a credible medical study that underscores the potential consequences of a demonstrably dangerous and desperately empty lifestyle.

She dared to report the study’s genuine findings, and for that, Amanda Beck and her media co-condemned will, no doubt, be working the obits beat in journalistic Siberia until they’ve successfully completed obligatory “sensitivity” training.

Dr. Binh Diep, the researcher who led the study, told Reuters, “Once this reaches the general population, it will be truly unstoppable … ‘We think that it's spread through sexual activity.’”

And the fan was thusly and most directly hit.

Now began the backpedaling: “Move along, folks, nothing to see here,” seemed to bark The New York Times, Newsweek and other media outlets. “Ignore that homosexual pressure group behind the curtain.”

Following the lead of “gay” activists, the mainstream media desperately scrambled to change the subject, engaging in a classic “kill-the-messenger” strategy. The researchers who conducted the study were even attacked, and calls by groups like Concerned Women for America (CWA) to end political promotion of the “high-risk behaviors” associated with the outbreak were warped through a prism of obfuscation and misdirection.

Homosexual groups and the media set up a mean ol’ straw man and took to knocking the stuffing out of him. Conservative organizations were suggested to have claimed the outbreak was “the new AIDS,” a “new gay disease” and “the gay plague,” all things which nobody I know ever implied.

They mischaracterized a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statement on the controversy as a repudiation of the study (which, of course, it was not). “There is no evidence at this time to suggest that MRSA is a sexually-transmitted infection in the classical sense,” read the statement. Again, nobody said MRSA was “a sexually-transmitted infection in the classical sense.” (Emphasis added). The study merely found that, as it pertains to certain segments of the “gay” community, it was being transmitted through “high-risk” sexual behaviors.

The New York Times disingenuously reported that the researchers had “issued an apology” for releasing “their findings.” “We deplore negative targeting of specific populations in association with MRSA infections or other public health concerns,” said Dr. Henry Chambers in what hardly amounted to “an apology.”

But the coup de grâce came when Kevin Berger — some cat over at Salon Magazine — personally attacked me. He noted that a handful of professional football players with turf burns had also contracted MRSA.

So desperate was he to downplay this behaviorally related MRSA outbreak among “gays” that he wrote an entire article built around the premise that, “It is fair to reason that more American men play football than have sex with one another.”

That little bit of flapdoodle was so rich that I was tempted to respond in kind with an article but decided against it. This poor fellow’s tortured logic betrays his folly. I wouldn’t want to pile on. It’d be like pulling a little girl’s pigtails, and I hate to appear “mean-spirited.”

Nonetheless, Berger’s dodgy rationalization perfectly encapsulates the strategy employed by both the homosexual lobby and the rest of his media cohorts. They can’t possibly be this deep in denial, so the cover up must be intentional.

Still, the actual study left little room for rationalization. It determined that the spread of MRSA, “among men who have sex with men is associated with high-risk behaviors, including use of methamphetamine and other illicit drugs, sex with multiple partners, participation in a group sex party, use of the internet for sexual contacts, skin-abrading sex, and history of sexually transmitted infections.”

Ultimately, the study warned that, “Having male-male sex seems to be a risk factor for [MRSA] … The infection frequently manifests as an abscess or cellulitis in the buttocks, genitals, or perineum, and male-male sex was a risk factor.”

The study found that this behaviorally related “[MRSA] epidemic probably started in San Francisco and has been disseminated by the frequent cross-coastal travel of men who have sex with men.”

It all boils down to this: The human body is quite callous in how it handles mistreatment and the perversion of its natural functions. When two men mimic the act of heterosexual intercourse with one another, they create an environment, a biological counterfeit, wherein disease can thrive. Unnatural behaviors beget natural consequences.

The medical community has known for decades that homosexual conduct, especially among males, creates a breeding ground for often deadly disease. In recent years we’ve seen a profound resurgence in cases of HIV/AIDS, syphilis, rectal gonorrhea and many other STDs among those who call themselves “gay.”

But don’t take my word for it. Ask one of their own. Prolific author and homosexual activist, Jack Hart:

“Many sexually transmitted diseases occur more often among gay men than in the general population. Several factors contribute to this difference: Gay men have the opportunity to engage in sex with more people than do most heterosexual men, and some practices common among gays — especially rimming [anal-oral intercourse] and anal intercourse — are highly efficient at transmitting disease.” (Gay Sex: A Manual for Men Who Love Men, Allyson Books, 1998, pp. 212-213).

Still, don’t just take Jack’s word for it:

“The same patterns of increased sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men … have been driving resurgent epidemics of early syphilis, rectal gonorrhea, and new HIV infections in San Francisco, Boston, and elsewhere,” concluded the MRSA study.

So finally, I ask this question, and it’s a troubling one indeed: What can one say about the character of organized political activists and mainstream journalists who would intentionally place a deceptive political agenda above the health and well-being of Americans, including members of their own community? … Who would choose to deliberately quash valuable medical information which might save lives simply because it creates a setback to narrow political ambitions?

I know what I’d say, and it sure ain’t nice.

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Matt Barber is one of the "like-minded men" with Concerned Women for America and serves as CWA's policy director for cultural issues.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: antibiotics; communicabledisease; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; immunity; mrsa; superbug
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1 posted on 01/24/2008 6:44:18 PM PST by jimluke01
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To: jimluke01

“...Let the Whitewash Begin”

With lye soap, how ‘bout!!!


2 posted on 01/24/2008 6:46:15 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: jimluke01

Why don’t they say this headline:

” MRSA outbreak due to homosexual activities.”

Simple, concise and clear.


3 posted on 01/24/2008 6:49:29 PM PST by max americana
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To: PetroniusMaximus
It all boils down to this: The human body is quite callous in how it handles mistreatment and the perversion of its natural functions. When two men mimic the act of heterosexual intercourse with one another, they create an environment, a biological counterfeit, wherein disease can thrive. Unnatural behaviors beget natural consequences.

Excellent summation.

4 posted on 01/24/2008 6:51:07 PM PST by Magnolia
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To: jimluke01

Howd’ya think the researchers feel, after all that work and coming up with the “wrong” answer?
They’ll have to start practicing the “Want fries w/that” shtick.


5 posted on 01/24/2008 6:52:42 PM PST by aspen64 (Dear Santa, Please let me explain..........)
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To: jimluke01

These boys just keep trying to do themselves in — and then demanding that we bail them out. Someone needs to ‘splain to them that they are free to impale each other any way they want. But, once the inevitable occurs and their health starts to fail (in other words, they sicken and die) ... Well, boys, it ain’t our dance.

In short, actions have consequences. So, live with it (or, in their case, die).


6 posted on 01/24/2008 6:53:17 PM PST by lapster
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To: jimluke01

The medical community’s totally irresponsible handling of the AIDS crisis has now resulted in at least 30 million deaths of non-consenting adults. Those who are trying to cover for the deadly STD spread of AIDS and MRSA due to the gay community should get the truth shot right between their eyes every day.


7 posted on 01/24/2008 6:54:09 PM PST by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: jimluke01
Excellent article! Another point to consider is the well-known fact that the average life expectancy of homosexual males is not much over half that of heterosexual males.
8 posted on 01/24/2008 6:54:24 PM PST by srmorton (Choose life!)
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To: jimluke01
The human body is quite callous in how it handles mistreatment and the perversion of its natural functions.

In the process of doing research on AIDS I came across the interesting fact that the introduction of semen into the bloodstream wreaks havoc on the immune system--a situation that arises in consequence of rectal buggery. I also learned that promiscuous gays will overuse antibiotics in an effort to avoid the classical venereal diseases. It's no wonder the new strains of germs have become antibiotic-resistant.

9 posted on 01/24/2008 6:55:07 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Magnolia

Here’s another unspoken risk. Gay men are increasingly being diagnosed with anal HPV, the virus that causes many of the cervical cancers. This has been severely underplayed despite the marketing of Gardisil to “active” young women. The next Gardisil ad campaign may well target gay men.


10 posted on 01/24/2008 6:55:07 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: jimluke01
Don't know *why* this guy came to mind...

NO cheers, unfortunately.

BTW, I think he also bears a resemblance to this dude:

Separated at birth?

11 posted on 01/24/2008 6:58:44 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: jimluke01
If AIDS is gay cancer, maybe this can be gay cardiovascular disease? Probably a little more P.C. than “God’s Fist”.
12 posted on 01/24/2008 7:00:51 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: lapster

Most of the decline of infectious diseases has come about not through medicine, but through plumbing; by isolating the contents of the human large intestine from contact with human skin, upper gastro-intestinal tract and lungs.

So when people insist on messing about with those contents, we shouldn’t be surprised if they get sick.

I have a personal theory that an SF bathhouse scene with massive numbers of people never developed earlier in history because in a pre-antibiotics world they would have all just died in short order. Self-limiting, in other words.


13 posted on 01/24/2008 7:01:30 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: originalbuckeye

This is the first time I’ve heard about that connection. If we are to believe the claims of those marketing Gardisil, they are discriminating against the gay male population and should be held accountable!


14 posted on 01/24/2008 7:02:49 PM PST by Magnolia
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To: jimluke01

Let’s just hope that any whitewash means getting rid of ALL the evidence or furture evidence!


15 posted on 01/24/2008 7:04:43 PM PST by killermedic ("Est Sularus uth Mithas")
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To: Magnolia

Good one! Better gay men get this vaccine than 10 year old girls (the approximate target age for the ad campaign).


16 posted on 01/24/2008 7:05:48 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Post Toasties

The medical community’s totally irresponsible handling of the AIDS crisis has now resulted in at least 30 million deaths of non-consenting adults.”

I don’t think it was the “medical community” that was at fault.


17 posted on 01/24/2008 7:08:36 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: originalbuckeye

I’m with you! No way I’d allow my pre-teen or teenage daughter to become part of a market-driven PC campaign.


18 posted on 01/24/2008 7:10:23 PM PST by Magnolia
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Suppose this happens:

The number of homosexuals contracting this disease rises from 30,000 to 50,000. At the same time, a lone Eskimo contracts the disease from an infected wound.

How would the MSM cover this?:

“Despite right-wing attempts to associate this disease with homosexual activity, experts say the disease is increasing at a far greater rate among other groups, such as the Eskimo community, where the number of cases is 100% higher than a year ago.”


19 posted on 01/24/2008 7:11:17 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: jimluke01
It’d be like pulling a little girl’s pigtails, and I hate to appear “mean-spirited.”

I know the article isn't funny, but that quote is hilarious.

I think the haters are those who refuse the truth to these people.

20 posted on 01/24/2008 7:12:59 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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