Duck Dynasty's Phil Roberston has recently become enemy #1 in the liberal media and LGBT cult of pro-deviant 'acceptance or bust.' His attitude, though entirely logical and, according to the bulk of the evidence, backed by the scientific findings, is as welcome in lib-land as a rocking chair in a room full of cats.
According to the CDC the facts are decidedly in favor of the conservatives in this matter. Here is but a slice of the education available from their website on this issue.
Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM))a represent approximately 2% of the United States population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV. In 2010, young MSM (aged 13-24 years) accounted for 72% of new HIV infections among all persons aged 13 to 24, and 30% of new infections among all MSM. At the end of 2010, an estimated 489,121 (56%) persons living with an HIV diagnosis in the United States were MSM or MSM-IDU.
In 2011, in the United States, MSM accounted for 79% of 38,825 estimated HIV diagnoses among all males aged 13 years and older and 62% of 49,273 estimated diagnoses among all persons receiving an HIV diagnosis that year.Clearly, if men would stop having sex with men the whole HIV problem would melt away into the medical history books as a tragic example of the devastating effects of ignoring the design logic in nature.
At the end of 2010, of the estimated 872,990 persons living with an HIV diagnosis, 440,408 (50%) were MSM. Forty-seven percent of MSM living with an HIV diagnosis were white, 31% were black/African American, and 19% were Hispanic/Latino.
In 2011, MSM accounted for 52% of estimated AIDS diagnoses among all adults and adolescents in the United States. Of the estimated 16,694 AIDS diagnoses among MSM, 39% were in blacks/African Americans; 34% were in whites; and 23% were in Hispanics/Latinos.
By the end of 2010, an estimated 302,148 MSM with an AIDS diagnosis had died in the United States since the beginning of the epidemic, representing 48% of all deaths of persons with an AIDS diagnosis.
And countries are beginning to take notice.
From the Huffington Post:
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.And today Uganda joins the logic parade in an attempt to halt the march of HIV/AIDS in their country by banning homosexual acts with a penalty of life in prison.
The judges said only lawmakers and not the courts could change a colonial-era law that bans homosexual acts and makes them punishable by up to a decade in prison.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community across India reacted to the surprise decision with defiance.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Ugandan lawmakers on Friday passed an anti-gay bill that calls for life imprisonment for certain homosexual acts, drawing criticism from rights campaigners who called it "the worst in the world."Currently, 7.2 percent of Uganda’s population is living with HIV. This amounts to an estimated 1.4 million people, which includes 190,000 children. An estimated 62,000 people died from AIDS in 2011 and 1.1 million children have been orphaned by Uganda's devastating epidemic. (source)
The legislations sets life imprisonment as the penalty for gay sex involving an HIV-infected person, acts with minors and the disabled, as well as repeated sex offenses among consenting adults, according to the office of a spokeswoman for Uganda's parliament.
The bill also prescribes a seven-year jail term for a person who "conducts a marriage ceremony" for same-sex couples.