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Homosexual Leader Calls AIDS 'a Gay Disease'
Cybercast News ^ | 02-15-08 | Pete Winn

Posted on 02/15/2008 5:27:35 AM PST by jimluke01

(CNSNews.com) - In a startling admission, the head of a major homosexual activist group said HIV/AIDS is a "gay disease."

The comments were made last Friday at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's (NGLTF) national conference in Detroit by Executive Director Matt Foreman.

"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."

Conservative organizations that work on the HIV/AIDS issue say they are shocked.

"Foreman's comments are a dramatic departure from the long-standing strategic and rhetorical orthodoxy of the homosexual 'rights' movement, which in the past has heatedly objected to any such characterization by critics of its political agenda," said Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan.

Matt Barber, policy director for cultural issues at Concerned Women for America, called the admission "refreshing."

For decades, he said, homosexual activists have excoriated anyone who even implied that HIV/AIDS was a disease largely affecting homosexuals. Even the late homosexual journalist Randy Shilts was attacked in the early '80s - when AIDS was first recognized - for referring to the condition as GRID, or "gay-related immune deficiency."

"Because of their war on semantics and being in such denial and not focusing on the reality of the dangers of their behaviors, many people have contracted the disease," Barber told Cybercast News Service.

"Who knows how many lives could have been saved had homosexual activists been honest about the dangers of the lifestyle they choose to engage in," he added.

Indeed, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force lambasted the Bush administration in 1994 for nominating Jerry Thacker to the President's Council on HIV/AIDS. Thacker was forced to withdraw from the nomination, because he supposedly called AIDS "the gay plague."

Thacker, who said he never referred to AIDS as "a gay plague," told Cybercast News Service that he was the target of a politically motivated smear campaign by homosexual activists.

"We've said for a long time now that HIV in this country is a behavioral disease, that you don't have to get it, that if you do engage in risky activities you run the risk of getting it, and that it really has little to do with your sexual preferences," Thacker said.

In fact, HIV is an equal-opportunity disease, he added.

"If by saying that the disease is primarily 'a gay disease,' this is an admission that their sexual practices are more likely to get the disease from one person to another. Then homosexuals are owning up to something that we've known for a long time," Thacker said.

Ironically, the heterosexual Thacker acquired HIV/AIDS from his wife, who had a blood transfusion in 1984, before the blood supply was safeguarded. Thacker, his wife, and his daughter have HIV/AIDS.

The NGLTF's admission, meanwhile, has rocked the homosexual activist community. One homosexual activist, Todd Heywood, told the Lansing State Journal the story was likely to gain traction in coming days and weeks.

"When leaders of the right-wing claim HIV/AIDS (is) a gay disease, we all balk at that claim," Heywood said. "But what happens when a national gay leader says it?"

Foreman has since clarified that he wasn't saying that AIDS is a gay disease worldwide, but it is in the United States.

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control, 70 percent of all cases of HIV occur among men who have sex with other men (MSMs), people who are bisexual, or those who inject illegal drugs with infected needles.

Conservatives like Barber, meanwhile, are calling on other homosexual groups to publicly acknowledge the truth and for groups like the National Education Association to stop promoting the homosexual lifestyle in public schools.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aids; grid; grids; hiv; homosexualagenda; homosexuallinks

1 posted on 02/15/2008 5:27:37 AM PST by jimluke01
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To: jimluke01

A Bill Cosby of the gay community. Won’t he be hated?? You betcha.


2 posted on 02/15/2008 5:29:55 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (Bill Clinton: Life Member of the Liars' Club.)
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To: jimluke01

Whodathunkit?! Is that why the vast majority of AIDS / HIV cases in the US are found within the sodomite community.


3 posted on 02/15/2008 5:30:18 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: jimluke01
Even if they go back to calling it GRID, it's still too late for the good folks at Ayds Diet Plan.


4 posted on 02/15/2008 5:31:09 AM PST by Petronski (Confutatis novus ordum: Nominatis asinus, flammis acribus addictis!)
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To: jimluke01

Duh!


5 posted on 02/15/2008 5:31:56 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: jimluke01
""Who knows how many lives could have been saved had homosexual activists been honest about the dangers of the lifestyle they choose to engage in," he added."

Wow, that is a breath of fresh air coming from these folks.

Now we wait until the HIV/AIDS deniers come on and tell us there is no correlation between HIV infection and the development of AIDS.

None of them are willing to inject themselves to make their point though, I wonder why that is?

6 posted on 02/15/2008 5:32:22 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Petronski
*chuckle*

Yep, that was a very unfortunate choice for a product name.

7 posted on 02/15/2008 5:33:38 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: jimluke01
"When leaders of the right-wing claim HIV/AIDS (is) a gay disease, we all balk at that claim," Heywood said. "But what happens when a national gay leader says it?"

Your brain implodes from a massive infusion of cognitive dissonance?

8 posted on 02/15/2008 5:35:14 AM PST by FR Class of 1998 (Government vending: Insert Paycheck and Press '4' for English)
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To: jimluke01

“According to the federal Centers for Disease Control, 70 percent of all cases of HIV occur among men who have sex with other men (MSMs), people who are bisexual, or those who inject illegal drugs with infected needles.”

I’m surprised that the 70% includes drug addicts.


9 posted on 02/15/2008 5:37:13 AM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - now completely confused)
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To: jimluke01

What a queer thing to say.


10 posted on 02/15/2008 5:38:15 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

This is so gay.


11 posted on 02/15/2008 5:38:49 AM PST by bird4four4 (Behead those who suggest Islam is violent!)
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To: jocon307
According to the federal Centers for Disease Control, 70 percent of all cases of HIV occur among men who have sex with other men (MSMs), people who are bisexual

I am trying to figure out why bisexual men and men who have sex with other men are considered different.

12 posted on 02/15/2008 5:40:15 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Always Right

Because homosexual men won’t touch a woman with a 10 ft. pole, while bi will pretty much nail anything with a hole in it stupid enough to stay still for a second.


13 posted on 02/15/2008 5:45:44 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: jimluke01

Thread already here...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970496/posts?q=1&;page=1#1


14 posted on 02/15/2008 5:45:46 AM PST by Locomotive Breath
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To: Always Right

Like the Diceman says “There is no bi-sexual, you either suck d... or you don’t suck d...”


15 posted on 02/15/2008 5:46:32 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: jocon307
"I’m surprised that the 70% includes drug addicts."

I'm surprised the percentage isn't higher.

I can accept 70% if that represents a current snapshot of all HIV cases, nationwide. But given all we've learned over the years and all we're doing today (education, condoms, needle exchange, testing blood supplies), I would think that the yearly percentage of new cases would be closer to 90% homosexual.

Nothing to back that figure up. Just a guess.

16 posted on 02/15/2008 5:50:17 AM PST by robertpaulsen
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To: jimluke01

‘Homosexual Leader Calls AIDS ‘a Gay Disease’”

It generally takes libs about 30 years before they discover or admit what conservatives already knew from day 1. Eventually they will get around to admitting that homosexuality is a mental disorder.


17 posted on 02/15/2008 5:52:27 AM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: jimluke01

‘the lifestyle they choose to engage in’

But, but, I thought they were BORN that way...


18 posted on 02/15/2008 5:53:26 AM PST by rigor mortis (I invented black 'Hiliters' for blind people)
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To: jimmyo57

I was JUST going to post that...LOL. I love ADC. (andrew dice clay) :|


19 posted on 02/15/2008 6:01:34 AM PST by spacejunkie
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To: robertpaulsen
Nothing to back that figure up

I hear some people lie to pollsters/survey takers/medical personnel about their sex lives and/or illegal drug use . . .

20 posted on 02/15/2008 6:05:49 AM PST by maryz
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To: jimluke01

21 posted on 02/15/2008 6:12:58 AM PST by AbeKrieger (There is a special place in Hell for Lyndon Johnson.)
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22 posted on 02/15/2008 6:17:37 AM PST by ari-freedom (True conservatives don't help Democrats win.)
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To: jimluke01

Gee, what scientists involved in public health have known for 25 years is a sudden revelation to brilliant homosexuals. This leads me to believe that a handfull of homos taken together must have a full set of teeth, maybe.


23 posted on 02/15/2008 6:19:11 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: jimluke01

The joke is that the Homosexual community is one of the most educated. Their problem (among many) is that they believe the lack of education among homosexuals is the cause of the spread of HIV and Aids. They do not want to admit that it is a lack of control and a spirit of death that resides over their community that is the problem.


24 posted on 02/15/2008 7:01:01 AM PST by Walkingfeather (u)
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To: robertpaulsen
But given all we've learned over the years and all we're doing today (education, condoms, needle exchange, testing blood supplies), I would think that the yearly percentage of new cases would be closer to 90% homosexual.

I could buy that.

I grew up during the '80s, and I remember when they were scaring the sh*t out of us over AIDS, as if you could get if by looking at a girl cross-eyed. Turns out if you were a run-of-the mill hetero, and you weren't shooting up horse and you didn't have a recent blood transfusion, chances are you weren't going to catch the AIDS after all.

25 posted on 02/15/2008 7:07:38 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Walkingfeather
They do not want to admit that it is a lack of control and a spirit of death that resides over their community that is the problem.

One of the most depressing and disturbing things I've ever read about was the "bug catcher" phenomenon in the homosexual community---people who actually go out and try to get infected with HIV.

26 posted on 02/15/2008 7:09:58 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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bump


27 posted on 02/09/2011 2:51:20 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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