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Right Wing Spreads Gay Panic After Staph Report

It’s like clockwork! The Concerned Women for America and their male leader, Matt Barber, took some time yesterday to blast gays for their role in the spread of a deadly new staph infection.

Barber, of course, led the frenzied, panicked call:

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

In recent years our culture has adopted a laissez faire attitude toward sexual deviancy. Television shows like Will and Grace glorify the homosexual lifestyle while our children are taught in schools that homosexuality is a perfectly healthy, alternative sexual ‘orientation.’ ‘Stay out of our bedrooms!’ we’re often commanded by militant ‘gay’ activists.

Well, now the dangerous and possibly deadly consequence of what occurs in those bedrooms is spilling over into the general population. It’s not only frightening, it’s infuriating.

Citizens, especially parents, need to stand up and say, ‘No More! We will no longer sit idly by while politically correct cultural elites endanger our children and larger communities through propagandist promotion of this demonstrably deadly lifestyle.’

It’s great when backward right wingers call the left wing “elites,” as if an education and moral compass are the worst thing in the world.

HRC honcho Joe Solmonese released a reply to Barber’s rant:

We’ve come to expect hysteria and gross distortions from an organization like this and normally their bigoted rants don’t even warrant a response. But the statement today about MRSA is beyond the pale. In typical fashion, they disregard the facts and instead chose to demagogue the issue in order to fear-monger. Serious medical issues deserve serious consideration, not wildly off-the-mark press releases from anti-gay groups trying to capture media attention.

We saw this kind of hysteria in the early 1980′s around HIV/AIDS, I’ll be damned if we will sit idly by in 2008 and let them perpetrate that type of anti-gay hysteria without calling them out on it.

OMG! Did Solmonese just say “damned”? We haven’t been so scandalized since Diane Keaton said fucking.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jan 16, 2008
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  • 5 Comments
    • Blacky
      Blacky

      “We haven’t been so scandalized since Diane Keaton said fucking.”

      How does Keaton scandalize queers?

      Jan 16, 2008 at 10:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Disgusted American
      Disgusted American

      Put Matt Barber back in early 1930′s Germany, change Gays to JEWS…and he sounds like a NAZI….these assholes need to educate themselves..but they don’t believe in education nor science…IF any Gay person is muredered of something liek this and Matt Barber’s Rant/blatant hatred of gay people…he should be CHARGED!

      Jan 16, 2008 at 10:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • joe
      joe

      Just another right wing nut, preying on the trailor park trash of the red states. too get the world to hate us. think nitwit mitt romney!

      Jan 16, 2008 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      This is Sicko redux. These infections are the price we pay for a system that puts ‘cost/benefit analysis’ ahead of patient survival. They’re not gay infections; they’re nosocomial infections; infections acquired in a healthcare setting. MRSA (Invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), VRE (Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus) and VRSA and all examples of bacterial infections spreading out of control because of nonexistent or inadequate bacteriological control measures in hospitals, urgent care centers and nursing homes. They show up in surgical wound, respiratory, genitourinary, and GI tract infections.

      The bacteria that cause these infections are everywhere and they’re readily spread in conditions or crowding, intimacy and especially in heath care facilities. Most of the nosocomial infections occur in hospitals etc. and are directly caused by bad planning which results in medical staffs using sloppy or nonexistent adherence to basic hygiene practices like hand-washing, cleaning of facilities and devices, and training in the best way to insert invasive devices like IVs and catheters.

      Two new drugs may prove effective when vancomycin, methicillin and cloxycillin resistant forms spread. They are Linezolid, part of a new class of synthetic antibiotics with the trade name Zyvox and a class of broad range antibiotics called carbapenems. The danger is that these hospital administrator caused infections will spiral deeper into the general population. In congested areas that could lead to the death of many children, the elderly and people with immune suppression questions.

      We need socialized medicine and stringent hygiene regimens to get a handle on this and the Democrats (sic) and Republicans are bought and paid for by HMO’s, the AHA and insurance companies.

      Stay well and out of hospitals; your life depends on it.

      Jan 16, 2008 at 11:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JohnRobertsLovesyou
      JohnRobertsLovesyou

      About 30 percent of all people carry ordinary staph chronically. It can be passed by touching other people or by depositing the bacteria on surfaces or objects.

      The bacteria can cause deep-tissue infections if they enter the body through a wound in the skin.

      Of those people who carry staph, most carry it in their noses but community-based MRSA also can live in and around the anus and is passed between sexual partners.

      Incidence of MRSA is rising along with the resurgence of syphilis, rectal gonorrhea, and new HIV infections partly because of changes in beliefs about the severity of HIV and an increase in risky behaviors, such as illicit drug use and having sex that abrades the skin, Diep’s team wrote.

      “Your likelihood of contracting each of these diseases increases with the number of sexual partners that you have,” Diep said. “The same can probably be said for MRSA.” Staph infections often look like raised red dots on the skin. Left untreated, the areas can swell and fill with pus.

      The best way to avoid infection is by washing the hands or genitals with soap and water, Diep said.

      Jan 16, 2008 at 11:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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