Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Pathetic mea culpa courtesy of Concerned Women for America

I have been interested in how the anti-gay industry will attempt to quell this new controversy they helped to create regarding the MRSA infection.

After their platitudes that this infection could be the new AIDS crisis and the very verbal smackdown they received from the Centers For Disease Control as well as the authors of the study, just what were they going to do?

We got our answer today, and jeez it's a biggie:

Because Concerned Women for America (CWA) cares deeply for the health and well being of all Americans, CWA is sending letters inviting the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, GLAAD and Lambda Legal to put aside profound ideological differences with CWA — for the sake of the lives and health of their members — and to call for commonsense steps to help curb the spread of a potentially deadly strain of Staph infection.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA bacteria, is infecting men who have sex with men in major cities at an alarming rate. A study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that "gay" men are 13 times more likely to contract the infection.

The study determined that the spread of MRSA, "among men who have sex with men is associated with high-risk behaviors, including use of methamphetamine and other illicit drugs, sex with multiple partners, participation in a group sex party, use of the internet for sexual contacts, skin-abrading sex, and history of sexually transmitted infections." But ultimately, the study warned that, "Having male-male sex seems to be a risk factor for [MRSA]."

Dr. Binh Diep, the researcher who led the study, told Reuters, "Once this reaches the general population, it will be truly unstoppable." The study found that the "[MRSA] epidemic probably started in San Francisco and has been disseminated by the frequent cross-coastal travel of men who have sex with men."

Matt Barber, CWA's Policy Director for Cultural Issues, said, "We now have a wonderful opportunity for ideological opponents to come together for the common good. Steps must be taken to keep this MRSA outbreak, which is occurring within certain segments of the homosexual community, from becoming a more widespread epidemic.

I know I am repeating probably what every gay blog has been saying when reading this press release, but I want to say this to Matt Barber and the CWA in my own way:


Where the hell is your apology? After spending days incorrectly linking this infection to lgbts, you want to all of the sudden take on the form of Florence Nightingale and "come together with us" to stop it.

You will forgive me for not trusting you. I have a sneaky suspicion that this cry to come together is phony. You know damned well that for all of their faults, the lgbt leadership isn't stupid.

And when they either ignore you or tell you to go screw yourselves in a nice, polite way, you are going to act all shocked. Most likely you will send out press releases and appear on Fox News lying about how the gay leadership has no interest in fighting disease in our community.

I beg to differ. And I don't blame the gay leadership (and lgbts in general) for having no interest in coming together with group who tries to fuck us without giving us the courtesy of a reacharound.

Okay that was totally wrong of me but believe me when I say I didn't write half the stuff I wanted to.

But in my defense, come on!!!! I think this is the most galling thing I have ever seen from the anti-gay industry.

And I really thought I had seen it all from them.