By Bryan Fischer
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Under pressure from demanding homosexual activists, the FDA
is once again considering lifting the ban on homosexual blood donations. Males
have, in the interest of public health, been banned from donating blood if they
have had sex even one solitary time with another male since 1977.
This is not a matter of bigotry, it’s a matter of health.
It’s not bigotry, it’s medical science. It’s not bigotry, it’s compassion,
compassion for innocent Americans like hemophiliacs who could get a death
sentence through blood given by a sexually deviant donor.
The homosexual lobby, however, is relentless, and have been
since the days of Sodom and Gomorrah when homosexuals tried to beat down Lot’s
door to get at his male guests. And with blood donations, these merchants of death
have tightened the window: they pressed the FDA in 2010, and got turned down.
They pressed the FDA two years later in 2012, and got turned down again. And
now they’re back just one year later hoping that political correctness will
trump common sense.
Homosexual activists simply wear down and outlast the
defenders of classic moral values and thus are able to impose their own twisted
morality on the rest of us.
And that terminal weakness is what they are counting on to
get their way with the FDA and put the health of the entire American population
Men who have sex with men are rightly classified by the FDA
as belonging to the highest-risk blood donor category, in the same category
with IV drug abusers and prostitutes. And there they should remain.
To lift the ban is to play Russian roulette with the health
of the American people, and would be a grossly irresponsible thing for the FDA
to do. Just this past week, the Japanese media reported on a man who has been
diagnosed with HIV with the mode of transmission being a blood transfusion.
Putting Americans at such risk is simply a socially, morally and politically
irresponsible and unethical thing to do.
In NBC’s story on the controversy, the network at least had
the journalistic integrity to report, according to the Centers for Disease
Control (not a part of the vast right-wing conspiracy), that 63 percent of new
HIV infections occur among men who have sex with men.
In fact, as gay activist Matt Foreman has said, “We cannot
deny that HIV is a gay disease.”
The CDC is also reporting that 62% of men who know they are
HIV positive, know they are carriers of what the CDC says is a potentially
lethal virus, are having unprotected anal sex, which is the highest risk
behavior for transmission of HIV. This number is up from 55% in 2005 and 57% in
2008. In other words, the problem, the danger, the risk, is getting greater and
not less by the day.
ABC News reported today that, according the Journal of
Infectious Diseases, researchers have discovered a new strain of HIV which
moves victims to full-blown AIDS status twice as fast as existing strains do.
This is not a time to grow careless or lax.
Advocates argue that improved screening procedures make the
ban unnecessary. If so, then why is no consideration being given to lifting the
ban on IV drug users and prostitutes and people who have lived in a foreign
country which has mad cow disease? For the obvious reason: such donations pose
an unacceptable risk, screening procedures or no, to public health.
A few years ago, Harvard professor Harvey Mansfield said,
“You can tell who is in charge of a society by noticing who is allowed to get
angry and for what cause.”
Since nobody has a constitutional right to contaminate the
nation’s blood supply, here’s hoping that the FDA will let the bullies and
bigots of Big Gay know that sound public health is in charge here, not the
yammering and demanding voices of sexual abnormality.
noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect
the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)