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Harvard Homosexual Leader Urges Others To Lie When Donating Blood
Toogood Reports ^ | October 2, 2001 | Rev. Louis P. Sheldon

Posted on 10/02/2001 8:33:57 AM PDT by Starmaker

At a time when most Americans are rallying behind the President in our nation's battle against terrorism and are flooding Red Cross offices with money and offers to donate blood, a homosexual activist at Harvard has told his followers to lie to the Red Cross when they volunteer to give blood.

Clifford Davidson, head of a homosexual group called BOND, recently sent an email to his activist friends. According to a report in "The Harvard Crimson," Davidson told his friends: "On the Red Cross's form, you will be asked: 'Are you a man who has had sexual contact with another man since 1973?' This applies to many of you. You should lie."

Davidson has since clarified his recommendation to lie, saying he only meant that homosexuals should lie on the form if they'd been tested for their STD and HIV status. Fellow homosexual Fred Smith lauded Davidson's recommendation, noting, "The [Red Cross] rule is based on homophobic stereotypes. In this case I don't think it is unreasonable to ignore it."

Another homosexual friend responded with these none-too-comforting words: "I've lied about my sexuality in the past to donate when appropriate, and will do so in the future. But I'm also a very responsible, HIV [negative], STD free, monogamous fag."

The attitude displayed by Davidson is amazingly narcissistic and shows that he is unconcerned that his advice might result in the inadvertent spread of HIV into the blood supply in Massachusetts. A person who receives HIV-blood is destined to die from it. The Red Cross, of course, conducts a series of tests on all blood donated to make certain the supply is safe. Blood found to contain HIV or other germs are discarded. Yet, no test is 100% certain, and no homosexual can be absolutely sure he's free from HIV infection. There is also the issue of latent infection, where the HIV virus remains virtually undetected for years in a person's system. It can avoid detection from standard tests.

Homosexuals have been complaining for years that it is "discriminatory" to forbid homosexuals from donating blood. San Francisco Supervisor Mark Leno, for example, complained last year over the Food and Drug Administration's decision to continue the ban on homosexuals possibly infecting the blood supply.

Homosexuals are not only risking infecting our nation's blood supply with HIV, but many of them carry a mini-epidemic of other sexually transmitted diseases including: syphilis, gonorrhea, shigellosis, hepatitis A and C, human papilloma virus, and other communicable diseases.

With more Muslim terrorist attacks a real possibility in the U.S., it seems rather unpatriotic for Clifford Davidson to be asking fellow homosexuals to lie when they donate blood to the Red Cross. Why burden the Red Cross with blood that is possibly contaminated and will have to be discarded anyway? Why is Davidson willing to risk the lives of victims of terrorism who may be infected with HIV-tainted blood that escapes Red Cross testing?

Davidson and his homosexual activist allies should be willing to set aside their narrow and selfish political agendas to consider the better good for our nation. But will they? Or will political considerations continue to outweigh concern for human life and the security of our nation?


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1 posted on 10/02/2001 8:33:57 AM PDT by Starmaker
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To: Starmaker
I'm also a very responsible, HIV [negative], STD free, monogamous fag."

I wonder if his butt buddy is also a monogamous fag...

2 posted on 10/02/2001 8:40:28 AM PDT by rface
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To: Starmaker
Disgusting
3 posted on 10/02/2001 8:41:28 AM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Starmaker
no homosexual can be absolutely sure he's free from HIV infection

Of course, no heterosexual can be 100% sure either, unless he has been monogamous or celibate for a couple of decades. When did you have your last HIV test? Are you 100% certain that every partner you have been with has been HIV negative?

Scary stuff...

4 posted on 10/02/2001 8:43:57 AM PDT by van_erwin
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To: Starmaker
They don't care if the kill other people.
5 posted on 10/02/2001 8:48:34 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: Starmaker
Their blood will be screened out anyway. I recently read a story where lots of people who donated blood since 9/11 have been notified that the blood they gave tested positive for Hepatitus, and they never knew they were infected. The point of the story was that people were giving from the goodnes of their hearts, and it was hard for those taking the blood to later inform them of their situations.
6 posted on 10/02/2001 8:48:37 AM PDT by peteram
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To: Starmaker
This can't be real.
7 posted on 10/02/2001 8:50:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: peteram
It would seem that with a certain segment of the population there is NO good in their hearts at all.
8 posted on 10/02/2001 8:51:37 AM PDT by OldFriend
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To: Starmaker
Sounds like conspiracy to commit murder to me!
9 posted on 10/02/2001 8:52:17 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Diogenesis
No joke...I just went to the "Crimson" and read it myself!!! Pretty sick people!!!
10 posted on 10/02/2001 8:56:57 AM PDT by my4kidsdad
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To: Starmaker
This is VERY irresponsible. I can understand that a lot of people (including gays) want to contribute something to the war effort (or whatever you want to call this crisis) but this - even the mere suggestion that gays are being told and are willing to deliberately contaminate the blood bank supply - can spread even more fear than talk about Taliban germ warfare.
11 posted on 10/02/2001 9:02:14 AM PDT by DonQ
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To: peteram
Exactly. All blood is tested. Nothing is foolproof. Semper Fi, Mike
12 posted on 10/02/2001 9:07:42 AM PDT by HEFFERNAN2
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To: Starmaker
Great move for the New Butt Order (NBO) ... and they wonder why "homophobes" don't like them?
13 posted on 10/02/2001 9:13:27 AM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: van_erwin
Of course, no heterosexual can be 100% sure either, unless he has been monogamous or celibate for a couple of decades. When did you have your last HIV test? Are you 100% certain that every partner you have been with has been HIV negative?

Big difference. HIV is next to impossible to transmit heterosexually (particularly F->M), which is why it is essentially unknown outside those who have sex with gay people or IV drug users (or are in these classes.)

The reason heterosexual guys don't carry HIV is that you essentially can't get it from a woman (and she won't have it unless she is a junkie or the regular partner of one.)

Your fear is overstated.

14 posted on 10/02/2001 9:18:58 AM PDT by Henry F. Bowman
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To: Starmaker
"The [Red Cross] rule is based on homophobic stereotypes.

. . .yes it is always nasty homophobes with their stereotypes causing problems. Forget about statistics and the probabilities of tainted blood. . .Why go there?

Why must must so many 'homosexuals' act as their own worst enemy? Suggestions like this, and the kind of morbidly ill-will judgement it advises, will not improve their stereotyped image.

On the contrary. . .

15 posted on 10/02/2001 9:36:34 AM PDT by cricket
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To: Starmaker
This person is no less a terrorist than Bin Laden's thugs are.
16 posted on 10/02/2001 9:37:40 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Starmaker
Any scumbag caught doing this needs to face the death penalty, just like any other terrorist.
17 posted on 10/02/2001 9:41:49 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Starmaker
"But I'm also a very responsible, HIV [negative], STD free, monogamous fag."

Wonder if his partner is monogamous?
18 posted on 10/02/2001 9:41:49 AM PDT by Robert Lomax
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To: MayflowerMadam
Yeah, this is Massachusetts, should anyone be surprised?

Massachusetts: we sowed liberalism and gential "freedom" and reaped HIV/AIDS.

19 posted on 10/02/2001 9:44:50 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: Starmaker
All the blood is tested. Big deal.
20 posted on 10/02/2001 9:45:13 AM PDT by Britton J Wingfield
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To: Starmaker
What this is News?
21 posted on 10/02/2001 9:46:22 AM PDT by bluetoad
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To: Starmaker
bond@hcs.harvard.edu Beyond Our Normal Differences (BOND)
22 posted on 10/02/2001 9:50:13 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Starmaker
Hey, let them donate blood! Just use it exclusively for their homosexual friends.
23 posted on 10/02/2001 9:51:01 AM PDT by Freeper john
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To: Starmaker
I read an article the other day stating there is several groups of people at the Red Cross that are calling the 'after the attack' blood donors to tell them they are HIV +, have Hepatitis or Syphilis. Sheesh! Apparently, there is an astonishing amount of donors who are infected. The CDC has been brought in to investigate further.

Wow! What a case study!

27 posted on 10/02/2001 9:56:33 AM PDT by BossLady
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To: Britton J Wingfield
As this would be murderer knows the tests are not 100% maybe as low as 95% effective. Thus, if 1000 units of contaminated blood gets thru it could wind up contaminating thousands of people. This merely illustrates the perversity of the perverse hoping to spread their vile diseases into the mainstream. They have been trying it for years. It is policy.

All caught lying to the blood bank as revealed by tests should be prosecuted for attempted murder.

28 posted on 10/02/2001 9:59:07 AM PDT by justshutupandtakeit
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To: Crusty_Pant_Suit
Great minds think alike
29 posted on 10/02/2001 10:03:40 AM PDT by Freeper john
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To: Starmaker
Nuke him too!
30 posted on 10/02/2001 10:04:54 AM PDT by wingnuts'nbolts
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To: Starmaker
This is one dumb Mother "F"er. What is his point?
31 posted on 10/02/2001 10:05:48 AM PDT by LandofLincoln
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To: Starmaker
Who would prosecute something like this? Shouldnt we stop pissin'-n-moanin' and start Freeping? Dammit Dubya! Theres a terrorist right here! I cant believe someone would be so sick as to poison our blood supply when we are on the verge of war unless that person had traitorous intentions. Ive got some rope around here somewhere...
32 posted on 10/02/2001 10:09:11 AM PDT by gnarledmaw
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To: Starmaker
If they get caught lying about their blood, they will find their sweet little posteriors in the State Pen. Won't that be big fun?
33 posted on 10/02/2001 10:12:20 AM PDT by oyez
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To: LandofLincoln
Found on BOND website...

Harvard. Such an environment includes a safe social space for closeted students, an atmosphere of acceptance throughout the College for those who decide to come out, a set of social opportunities for students to meet other students and educational events designed to inform both the community at large and BOND members about issues facing those who are not "straight" or those who are transgender.

BOND is intended to be a safe place in which sexual orientation is no longer a barrier to social interaction. The degree to which persons choose to emphasize sexual orientation--whether for intimate pursuits or for purposes of political action--also varies from person to person.

BOND as an entity does not claim to speak for its members in national political matters, nor does it do so for segments of the larger community. These vital functions we leave to other organizations.

It is our goal to create a more considerate environment at Harvard. To have achieved a "considerate environment" is to have accomplished the following:

·Awareness in the general community that there is diversity in opinion and behavior among those who are not exclusively heterosexual and/or transgender.

·Satisfaction among members that there is diversity in opinion and behavior among other students who are not exclusively heterosexual and/or transgender.

·An understanding that the "acceptability" of one's interpersonal attractions is not something that can or ought to be debated.

·A place in which the act of pursuing intimacy requires neither hiding nor proclamation.

35 posted on 10/02/2001 10:14:20 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Starmaker
So verbal gay bashing is not that far off the mark? When these people demand special consideration we should remember for whom the request is made...liars and cheats who endanger the public welfare far more than 'homophob' hard hats.
36 posted on 10/02/2001 10:15:39 AM PDT by RWG
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To: Starmaker
and they wonder why. taking out this sicko wuoldn't be a hate crime, it would be an act of defending innocent people.
37 posted on 10/02/2001 10:16:10 AM PDT by Anonymous2
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To: rebuildus, mercuria
Heads up, man. These creeps call themselves BOND. Yikes!
38 posted on 10/02/2001 10:17:54 AM PDT by Precisian
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To: Starmaker
I'm sorry, more and more I'm just left with - "Isn't it time to start another Country?"
39 posted on 10/02/2001 10:19:06 AM PDT by MassExodus
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To: Starmaker
Favorite toast at Harvard gatherings: "Bottoms up!"
40 posted on 10/02/2001 10:19:44 AM PDT by Chemnitz
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To: DonQ
even the mere suggestion that gays are being told and are willing to deliberately contaminate the blood bank supply - can spread even more fear than talk about Taliban germ warfare.

Given that all blood is screened for contaminants anyway (HIV, Hepatitis, etc.), are you just afraid that someone may catch "gayness" from the blood?

41 posted on 10/02/2001 10:20:47 AM PDT by ClassicConservative
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To: van_erwin
"Are you 100% certain that every partner you have been with has been HIV negative? "

It was reported on FOX that one-third of the blood donated for the victims of the attacks was contaminated with STDs including AIDS. Anyone need a blood transfusion?

42 posted on 10/02/2001 10:21:31 AM PDT by Don Myers
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To: Britton J Wingfield
All the blood is tested. Big deal. 20 Posted on 10/02/2001 09:45:12 PDT by Britton J Wingfield

Private Organizations may specify any Contractual Requirements for association that they wish. Those who deliberately and knowingly attempt to perpetrate Fraud upon such private organizations, are at the very least guilty of an act of Criminal Mischief of ethical similarity to Tresspass or Vandalism -- and should be prosecuted accordingly.

43 posted on 10/02/2001 10:22:23 AM PDT by Uriel1975
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To: Uriel1975
Tresspass... Ahem, "Trespass". There, much better.

Mea culpa... Too much cafffffffeine, perhaps?

44 posted on 10/02/2001 10:23:46 AM PDT by Uriel1975
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To: Ruggers
it will appeal to the rabid homophobes on this list

You can call me anything you please INCLUDING homophobe! I'm proud to fight against a derainged bunch of fools who think putting objects where they don't belong is a good thing. If that is what they would like to do with their lives so be it. Just don't try to shove it in my face or pass it on to people who have NO idea they are infected. They also SHOULDN'T expect ME to pay for their medical bills because of their ignorance.

If they want to keep their PRIVATE life PRIVATE I suggest they START by shutting the hell up!!!

BTW, is it fine with you that one of these damn fools seems to think it's okay to INFECT another person with his blood and especially giving it to people who have already experienced a tragedy beyond belief?

45 posted on 10/02/2001 10:24:39 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Ruggers
"But the truth is that people like this Davidson character no more represent gay people than Sharpton represents blacks or Falwell and Robertson represent Christians"

Big mistake, pal. You CANNOT equate homosexuality with race or religion.
IT IS SOLEY A SEXUAL PERVERSION.
It is a lifestyle characterized by the practice of sex with unnatural partners. That is ALL it is.
It's about sex. And dangerous sex, at that.

46 posted on 10/02/2001 10:25:58 AM PDT by Psalm 73
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To: Don Myers
Homosexuals do not THINK like heterosexuals either.This joker has many, if not most homos in complete agreement with him.
47 posted on 10/02/2001 10:27:17 AM PDT by 1 FELLOW FREEPER
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To: peteram
Their blood will be screened out anyway.

One of the problems is that false negatives are common within the first six weeks of contracting HIV. In any case, the incidences are high enough that the resources to collect and store the blood make collections from the group non cost-effective.

Numerous diseases that are nearly unheard of among heterosexuals are common enough among homosexuals that researchers like Dr. LeVey, famous for claiming to have found a physical difference in the brain structure of homosexuals, feel comfortable using the diseases as markers of homosexual practice.

48 posted on 10/02/2001 10:35:55 AM PDT by lepton
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To: kcvl
If they want to keep their PRIVATE life PRIVATE I suggest they START by shutting the hell up!!!

How can they keep their private life private if they're asked about it on a form when they want to help other people?! Doesn't that seem like a contradiction to you?

49 posted on 10/02/2001 10:36:34 AM PDT by ClassicConservative
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To: Crusty_Pant_Suit
LOL at your screen name and profile
50 posted on 10/02/2001 10:42:50 AM PDT by freedomlover
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