Monday, November 30, 2015

Pope Dismisses Homosexual Appeals for Africa Trip

Once again, the liberal western media came away disappointed from Pope Francis' trip to several African nations after he ignored the din of their appeals to condemn Ugandans' rejection of the Gay Agenda and condemnation of homosexual behavior.

Alas, the media cried as their first "gay pope" dashed their sexual revolutionary hopes.
"I see this particular pope as more progressive but I wouldn't call him an ally like Obama."
-- Frank Mugisha, Ugandan homosexualist
For background, read President Obama To Uganda: Accept Gay Agenda or Risk Losing Money and also read President Obama Ignores African Christian Genocide, Favors Gay Agenda, so it's no surprise when African Leaders Reject President Obama's Gay Agenda, to his Face.

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Pope Warns of Gay Agenda Threat to Institution of Marriage

Pope Refutes Homosexualists: Kids Need Mom & Dad

Vatican Says Gay Agenda is 'a Defeat for Humanity'

Pope Said the Gay Agenda is the Work of the Devil

Also read a case study in how the media distort their "pet pope:"  Pope Francis vs. Obama's Abortion & Gay Agenda

-- From "Uganda's Gay Community Has High Hopes For Pope Francis's Visit" by Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press 11/23/15

. . . In Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal and where attacks against gays have forced many to seek refuge abroad or lead secret lives at home, gay leaders nevertheless hope Francis when he comes on Friday will weigh in with a firm message of tolerance.

Simon Lokodo, a Ugandan ethics minister who publicly condemns homosexuals, said any statement on tolerance for homosexuals would be unpalatable to most Ugandans.

At a recent Vatican meeting on family issues, African cardinals were at the forefront in blocking the church's overtures to gays and in insisting that the Catholic Church as a whole denounce this "ideological colonization," saying wealthy countries have no right to impose their ideas on poor countries with different cultural views.

Stronger anti-gay legislation [in Uganda] was supported by local church leaders who said it was necessary to protect poor African children from Western homosexuals who lure them with money.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Pope Francis visits Ugandan shrine amid gay rights debate" by Philip Pullella and Edith Honan, Reuters 11/28/15

Pope Francis traveled to Uganda's holiest shrine on Saturday, paying tribute to 19th century Christian martyrs killed for their faith, including for protecting young boys in the royal court from [homosexual] abuse by the king.

Twenty-five Anglicans and 22 Catholic converts where killed during the persecutions, mostly by being burned to death, between 1884 and 1887 on the orders of King Buganda Mwanga II.

The most famous of the Catholic converts was Charles Lwanga, a prefect in the royal court who was in charge of the boy pages and was killed because he tried to protect the children from the sexual advances of the king.

"They did this in dangerous times," the pope said during a Mass celebrated from a concrete island on an artificial lake on the shrine complex outside the capital Kampala.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Ugandan Catholics not troubled by papal restraint on gay rights" by Inés San Martín, Vatican correspondent, Crux (Boston Globe Media) 11/28/15

The story of the 45 [19th century] martyrs is relevant to tensions over gay and lesbian rights in several African nations, including Uganda, because according to one version of the story, these young Christian men were executed after spurning the advances of a traditional king.

What’s beyond dispute is that between 1885 and 1887, on the orders of King Mwanga II, 22 young Catholics and 23 Anglicans were killed after being ruthlessly tortured. Some were burned alive, while others were ripped apart with a spear, savaged by feral dogs, or viciously dismembered.

At a press conference in Kampala on Friday, the relationship between the martyrs’ legacy and the current situation vis-à-vis gays and lesbians was addressed by local organizers of the papal trip.

Instead of any reference to gay rights, Francis used Saturday’s homily to praise the martyrs for their willingness to pass on the faith in times of difficulty.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Ugandans Bid Pope Emotional Farewell" by Edgar R. Batte and Paul Tajuba, AllAfrica 11/30/15

The Pope was leaving after a three-day official maiden visit to Uganda on his trip to Africa. His visit started in Kenya, where he was for three days, and will end in Central African Republic (CAR) where he will be for another two days.

But how did the Western media cover Pope Francis' visit to Uganda?

CNN seemed to focus on the gay issue and one of their stories was: Pope faces challenge in Uganda, where gays are under attack [see excerpt below], a headline that left many Ugandans wondering why the channel trivialised what many called a historic visit.

Other media seemed to pick up on that line with The Guardian of UK saying: Pope Francis passes up chance to condemn Uganda's anti-gays, and The Independent of UK writing: Persecuted Ugandan gays call for help from Pope Francis on visit.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Pope faces challenge in Uganda, where gays are under attack" by David McKenzie and Brent Swails, CNN 11/27/15

"[Pope Francis'] stand is simply hypocritical. He must take a stand as a leader. I don't believe in being lukewarm," says Pastor Solomon Male. "You tell the people that this is the truth, this is the way. Homosexuality is dangerous."

Ugandan [homosexual] rights groups watched in horror as a version of the anti-gay bill was passed in parliament in late 2013. And despite intense pressure from the international community, President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill into law in February of the following year.

Shortly afterward, Museveni told CNN that homosexuality is "unnatural" and not a human right.

"They're disgusting. What sort of people are they?" he said. "I never knew what they were doing. I've been told recently that what they do is terrible. Disgusting. But I was ready to ignore that if there was proof that that's how [a man] is born, abnormal. But now the proof is not there."

In the end the law was thrown out on a technicality by the constitutional court -- a move many see as an effort by the President to avoid donor withdrawals while saving face domestically.

But the main sponsor of the bill, MP David Bahati, said lawmakers are planning to bring it back to parliament in a new form.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Kenyans to Obama: Shut Up on Gay Agenda & Go Home

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Parents' Lawyer Halts Wisc. School Gay Sneak Attack

Wisconsin liberals are fuming that officials of Mount Horeb Area School District in a small, remote suburb of the liberal-bastion of Madison have caved to so-called homophobic parents who appealed for help from Christian lawyers to stop their elementary school from suddenly launching a transgender indoctrination program on their first-grade children.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Missouri Residents Protest Transgender/Gay Boy in Girls Locker Room

Illinois Parents Force Gay Agenda Backtrack by School Board

California Parents Stop Sex Worker from Teaching Sex Ed

Kindergartners Taught Sex Change in Maine School

Secret Government-Paid Child Sex Change Surgery in Oregon

President Obama Forces Boys into Girls' Showers in Schools Nationwide

Obama Administration Forces Gay Agenda on Schools via Taxpayer$$

Also read how Parents and Schools are to Blame for Kids' Transgenderism

-- From "Mount Horeb Schools Cancel Book Reading After Threat of Lawsuit" by Dylan Brogan, WORT-FM89.9 (Madison, WI) 11/24/15

On Monday, students at the Mount Horeb Primary Center were scheduled to hear a reading and discussion of “I Am Jazz,” a book about a transgender child.

But the discussion was cancelled after a Christian legal advocacy group threatened the district with a federal lawsuit. The Liberty Council has been listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC] for advocating “anti-LGBT discrimination under the guise of religious liberty.”

In a statement from the Mount Horeb Area School District, Director of Student Services Theresa Daane says the school is providing additional time for parents to review the material.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "School Plans On Reading Transgender Book, Receives Lawsuit Threat From Parents" by Jean Marie Abellana, 11/28/15

Earlier this week, a Dane County school became considerate to transgender-related concerns on school activities when it disseminated information to the students' parents notifying about the planned reading and discussion of "I Am Jazz," a children's book that talks about a transgender girl.

The note [to parents] read that the school stood firm on its position where all of its students deserved to be respected and supported regardless of gender expression and identity; hence, it is, therefore, right for them [students] to be educated about the issue of being transgender. It further noted that while the school respects every family's convictions and beliefs, they encouraged the parents to bring out any concerns about their child's participation in the activity.

While there were others who became amenable to the activity, some "concerned parents" have reached out to the Liberty Counsel, a Florida-based group that considered itself as a "non-profit litigation, education, and policy organization," threatening a lawsuit should the school pursue the book reading activity. The parents claimed that such activity was a "violation of parental rights."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Mount Horeb school cancels reading of transgender book after lawsuit threat" by Ogechi Emechebe, The Capital Times (Madison, WI) 11/27/15

. . . The note [to parents], signed by the principal, school psychologist and a counselor, said that the school was working with a student that identifies as a girl but has male anatomy.

Theresa Daane, director of student services for the Mount Horeb Area School District, provided an initial statement on Tuesday after the reading was cancelled, acknowledging "the need for parents to be given the opportunity to consider and discuss information we provide to their children. Accordingly, we intend to balance these needs and allow parents additional time to review the materials we intend to present to students."

Late Wednesday afternoon, the district issued a press release with updated details. It noted that it had "chosen not to proceed as originally planned and allow the Board of Education the opportunity to review the needs of all involved, and address a situation for which the District has no current policy.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Re: Inappropriate discussion of gender confusion and sexuality with primary school students" letter to Mount Horeb school district from Liberty Counsel 11/20/15

Dear Board President Seidl:

. . . I write on behalf of concerned parents regarding the attached “Dear Parent” letter that was sent November 19, 2015, to parents of primary school students within the Mount Horeb Area School District (“MHASD” or “the District”).

The letter notifies parents that Principal Rachel Johnson, School Psychologist Nicole Tepe, and School Counselor Emily McKee plan to subject Primary School students to a discussion of gender confusion and sexuality, under the guise of “anti-bullying,” “diversity,” and building a “safe and nurturing environment,” by means of reading to First Graders this coming Monday, November 23, “transgender” activist book “I AM JAZZ”. The letter was sent with one business days’ notice and appears designed to catch parents off-guard, to prevent them from opting their children out of this reading and subsequent discussion.

I hereby request the cancellation of this Monday’s planned reading and discussion, to prevent parental rights violations.

. . . as you may know, “Jazz” Jennings is a male child “transgender” activist, who has been permitted to undergo harmful gender reassignment drug therapy and hormone blockers, resulting in permanent physical changes to his body. The book is a false and misleading book, and the subsequent teaching and discussion will result in [harm to students] . . .

There is no credible medical authority establishing the proposition that biological sex can be changed, or that “mind over matter” is controlling, in areas of identity. The former Chief Psychiatrist for Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Paul McHugh, wrote in a June 12, 2014 Wall Street Journal op-ed that "policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered" by not treating transgender "confusions ... as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention." While students suffering from gender confusion should be treated with kindness and respect, schools should not by their policies or practices attempt to coerce other students and teachers into participating into what amounts to a harmful delusion.

In light of this authority, the District’s letter contains a number of false claims and assumptions to support its course of action. Among these, the letter states that the District is committed to supporting students from a “wide range of...genders” when there are but two genders, male and female. . . .

Among the letter’s false analogies and claims are the following: 1) children are arbitrarily “assigned” a gender at birth, as if the presence of male or female genitalia as the basis for “male” and “female” is an arbitrary decision imposed upon a person; 2) that simply because a child is “born male” but “insists” that child is a girl makes it so; 3) that because a girl likes short hair and likes a “boy” name, she is now a boy; and among the most egregious, 4) that it is possible to have a “girl brain and a boy body.” This claim is completely at odds with the rationale for equality between the sexes: there is no difference between male and female brains or mental abilities, and thus this idea fosters gender stereotypes.

At a minimum, the District’s “plan to support this student in living as ‘her’ authentic self” subjects students to propaganda having no basis in science or reality, to present gender confusion as “normal.” For the record, a mandatory requirement that other students call a boy “her” and “she” infringes upon the other students’ rights to tell the truth, in accordance with their religious convictions, and reality.

Finally, the letter leaves parents to wonder what exactly else is entailed within the “several steps” of the District’s “plan.” Typically, such plans allow gender-confused students to live “authentically” by entering and using the restrooms of the opposite sex. Is it now the policy of the District that the subjective feelings of a child who wishes or thinks he is the opposite sex trumps objective biological and anatomical reality? Is it now district policy that parents and students must accept the unproven belief that “gender identity” is more objectively “real” and more important than is objective biological and anatomical reality?

. . . Boys should leave a bathroom if a girl enters, and girls should leave a bathroom if a boy enters. Boys and girls should not be compelled to use facilities intended for private acts in the presence of those of the opposite sex. Boys have no right to use girls’ restrooms, and girls have no right to use boys’ restrooms. No one has a moral right to compel others to participate in a fiction (including compelling teachers and others to use pronouns that do not correspond to objective biological sex).

The District must cancel this event, and the District must set forth its “plan” so that parents are not subjected to additional surprises like the November 23 propaganda session. The District is not free to override parental rights and religious beliefs, by subjecting impressionable children to confusion about something as important as gender and sexuality. . . .

To read the entire letter from Liberty Counsel above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Transgenderism is a 'Delusion' According to Victims and Professionals

And yet:

New Obama Regulations Mandate Homeless Men Must Sleep with Women

Federal Government OKs Perverts in Employees' Restrooms Across America

And, Hillary Clinton Promises to Codify Even MORE 'Gay/Transgender Rights'

Friday, November 27, 2015

Bibles Removed, Deviant Sex Housing Added—IL Univ.

Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb agrees with atheists that free Bibles have no place in guest rooms at its Holmes Student Center, and also agrees with homosexualists that designated accommodations are appropriate for students who are sexually confused (transgender) and those who claim various deviant sexual labels.
“We also embrace our diverse and inclusive culture.”
-- Brad Hoey, NIU spokesman

“My sense is that we have a strong ally base and a strong nondiscrimination policy at NIU.”
-- Molly Holmes, Director, NIU Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
Apparently, the diversity, inclusiveness, and nondiscrimination does NOT extend to Christianity.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Atheists Force Bible Bans at Colleges Across America

Atheists Claim Bible Says Kill Gays & Non-virgin Women

President Obama's Defense Dept. Says Bible is Sexist

Colorado College Bans Bible Talk, OKs Swear Words

Religion or Gay Agenda: California Students to Choose

-- From "NIU removes Bibles from campus hotel" by The Associated Press 11/24/15

Bibles can no longer be found in the rooms of Northern Illinois University's campus hotel after a secular group complained it had no place in nightstands.

University spokesman Brad Hoey says the student center removed the Bibles immediately. He added university officials are "very conscious of the separation of church and state."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Northern Illinois University to offer LGBT housing, Rockford campuses gain student interest" by Alexa Wybraniec, Rockford Register Star 7/30/15

The added [gender-inclusive] housing option is one of many ways NIU is reaching out to students in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The acronym is sometimes extended to include queer, intersex and asexual. On a basic level, queer is a fluid label that acknowledges being outside societal norms in regard to gender or sexuality. Individuals born with ambiguous genitalia or bodies that appear neither typically male nor female identify as intersex. And people who are asexual do not experience sexual attraction.

[Molly Holmes] also oversees Transitions, a club that helps transgender students meet and learn from one another. It was inspired by a transgender student intern who had difficulty navigating resources on her own in 2011.

“Transitions has been a response for what students have asked,” Holmes said. “We hear that students come here because of that group.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Northern Illinois University removes Bibles from campus hotel after complaint" by Manya Brachear Pashman, Chicago Tribune 11/24/15

Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation [FFRF], discovered a Bible in a drawer last month during a stay on the DeKalb campus where she had been invited to speak by the Secular Student Alliance. Upon her return home, the foundation's lawyer wrote a letter to the Holmes Student Center director requesting the books be removed.

The ubiquitous Bibles in bedside tables come from Gideons International, an evangelical group founded more than a century ago by two men who accidentally shared a hotel room and set out to spread the Gospel in hotels across the U.S.

For decades, Gaylor said, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has taken aim at the Bibles, especially in public accommodations such as state university hotels and park lodges. Some members when they travel carry stickers to slap on the covers of hotel room Bibles — sarcastic warnings that literal belief in the book could endanger the reader's health and life.

"Even if it takes three decades of education, we're finally persuading public officials," Gaylor said. "It's an anachronism. As this country becomes more and more secular, more and more people are offended. It's a constant mop-up job."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "NIU Removes Bibles From Student Center Hotel Rooms" by Jenna Dooley, Northern Public Radio NPR 11/11/15

According to a representative with the Holmes Student Center, the bibles were removed in late October as requested by the university’s legal counsel.

Nicholas Bergman is president of NIU’s Secular Student Alliance. He says he is satisfied with the university’s response:

“The school is trying really hard to support that interfaith dialogue and sense of community between different religious groups. Only having the Bible in the hotel rooms seemed to be against that.”

Bergman says if visitors want to read the book, it is available elsewhere in the community.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Atheist Group Wants Removal of 'Obnoxious' Gideon Bibles From Hotel Rooms" by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter 11/14/15

"No one is making any guest open the Bible. No one is making them read it. In fact, the university is not 'providing bibles;' it is allowing a Christian group to place literature, the Bible, in hotel rooms much like a pizzeria may leave coupons," [American Center for Law and Justice] ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow wrote on Thursday.

"They unbelievably claimed to be 'proselytized in the privacy of their own bedrooms.' Who knew a closed Bible's mere presence qualified as proselytizing. Yet, they called the Bible 'obnoxious' and claimed that the mere presence of the Bible in a state-run lodging was 'inappropriate and unconstitutional,'" the ACLJ described.

The ACLJ reminded the FFRF, however, that the Supreme Court has ruled that "adults should be able to withstand 'speech they find disagreeable,' without imagining that the Establishment Clause is violated every time they 'experience a sense of affront from the expression of contrary religious views.'"

"There is no coercion," Sekulow insisted. "There is no proselytizing happening here. Instead, it's once again clear that those holding themselves out to be freethinkers are threatening smaller institutions with constitutional claims that would fall flat in court. FFRF is in the business of making threats because they know that any time they go to court, they always lose."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Bible Verse Gets Georgia Student Athlete Disqualified

And read Bible Harmful to Students, Must Ban: Parents Say

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Georgia Sheriff's Christmas Sign Peeves Atheists

Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley personally paid for this county welcome sign because he says, "It's time for the silent majority to stand up for our beliefs and not be ashamed."
Welcome to Harris County, Georgia! WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you... LEAVE!
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Mississippi Town Defies Atheists' Anti-Christmas Demands

Sheriff Defies ACLU: July 4th Prayer in Louisiana

Texas Mayor Declares 'Year of the Bible'

California Mayor Calls City Prayer Vigil for Solutions

North Carolina Citizens Demand Prayer in Public School

Texas School Supt. Tells Anti-prayer Atheists to Go Fly a Kite

13 States vs. ACLU in North Carolina Prayer Battle

-- from "Sheriff: 'Politically incorrect' sign meant to spur 'belief and patriotism'" by Ben Hooper, UPI 11/25/15

The sign, which bears a strong resemblance to a sign at Schuler's bakery in Springfield, Ohio, that went viral recently on Facebook, was purchased from D&S Sign Company for a cost of $553.

The sheriff said the money he spent on the sign has been reimbursed with donations from like-minded residents.

Jolley estimated his department employees about 75 people, and the non-Christians among them are "more than welcome to worship whatever God they choose fit."

"For me and mine, we worship Jesus Christ," he said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Sheriff's 'politically incorrect' sign draws strong reaction" by Stephanie Pedersen, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 11/24/15

"I'm humbled by all of the support," the sheriff said. "Surprised and humbled by it. Maybe the silent majority isn't going to be silent anymore."

As for what he hopes to achieve with the sign, Jolly said, "Coming up on Thanksgiving, maybe somebody will be thankful for something we have. …"

Jolley has been the sheriff of Harris County for six terms.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Silly Sheriff: Ga. County Top Cop Says Agree With Me On Religion Or Get Out" by Simon Brown posted at Americans United for Separation of Church and State 11/25/15

Sometimes political correctness does go too far, but Sheriff Jolley’s sign is not a real effort to rein in the so-called “PC police.” Instead, he seeks a nation in which everyone shares a narrow set of beliefs or finds another place to live.

How confused can one guy get? In Jolley’s case, extremely confused. If Jolley were acting in his capacity as a private citizen, he could put up such a sign without issue. But the placement of an official-looking sign outside the sheriff’s office looks a lot like a government endorsement of belief over non-belief and possibly a violation of the First Amendment.

Beyond that, the sign calls Jolley’s ability to do his job into question. He has sent a message of intimidation to anyone who does not believe in God – or celebrate Christmas, for that matter. This action casts doubt on his ability to treat everyone fairly.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

From "Georgia sheriff posts ‘politically incorrect’ welcome sign" posted at WSB-TV2 (Atlanta, GA) 11/24/15

“Over the years, I’ve witnessed the silent majority grow and as a true patriot and a Christian, I felt it was time for the silent majority to speak up. I truly believe what’s on the sign,” Jolley told WTVM.

Jolley says he knows that not everyone will agree with or like what he posted, and he’s OK with that.

“I spent 20 years in the United States Army in defense of those people who want to say they don’t support the sign and I fought for that right to have the ability to say they don’t support it,” Jolley said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Human rights group denounces Harris County Sheriff Office sign" posted at WRBL-TV3 (Columbus, GA) 11/25/15

The American Humanist Association is demanding that this sign posted outside the Harris County Sheriff’s Office by Sheriff Mike Jolley be taken down.

In a letter to the sheriff, they say a concerned citizen contacted them about the sign, which they say violates first amendment and fourteenth amendment rights.

Sheriff Jolley tells News 3 that he did get the letter, but he’s not concerned about it, in fact he said, “Threw it in the trash.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Bible Verse Gets Georgia Athlete Disqualified because Atheists Say Illegal Christianity is 'Rampant' in Georgia Schools

And read Atheists Threaten Georgia School for 'Football Baptisms'

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gov't Warns: Homosexual Men are Huge HIV Risk

Yesterday, President Obama's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued (yet another) report warning that sexually active homosexual men (men engaging in anal sex) are at high risk of transmitting HIV, compared to men and women who have normal sex posing little or no threat of HIV transmission; but a woman IS at risk if she allows an HIV-infected penis in her rectum.

UPDATE 2/26/16: Government Predicts Half of All Black Gay Men Will Contract HIV

For background, read Anal Sex Pill Pushed in Gay Men Study to Stop HIV

Click headlines below to read previous articles;

Feds Blame Homosexual Men for Sex Disease Epidemic

The Only 'Safe Gays' are Celibate Gays, Says U.S. FDA

Carefree 'Safe Sex' NOT Possible: Federal CDC Admits Failure

Also read Anal Sex is Main Cause of HIV Pandemic, Study Shows

And read New Gay Health Risk: Meningococcal Disease

-- From "CDC Recommends PrEP for Americans at High Risk for HIV" by Jessica Firger, Newsweek 11/24/15

The recommendations were published Tuesday in Vital Signs, a monthly report from the CDC. Based on national data, the CDC estimates that 25 percent of sexually active gay and bisexual men, nearly 20 percent of adult intravenous drug users and less than 1 percent of sexually active heterosexuals should be counseled on the use of PrEP. These numbers are based on lifestyle factors that put a person at higher risk for an HIV infection such as engaging in unprotected sex with multiple partners. The daily pill for HIV prevention that has been found to reduce the risk for infection by more than 90 percent for men who have sex with men and by more than 70 percent among patients who inject drugs.

PrEP was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012 for high-risk patients, but the CDC reports that many primary care physicians are unaware of the drug and its high efficacy for HIV prevention. An unpublished online national survey of health care providers, conducted in 2015 found 34 percent had not heard of PrEP.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV" posted at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. federal government)

PrEP is for some people at very high risk for getting HIV [including] . . . women who do not always use a condom for sex with bisexual men.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "CDC: More people could be protected from HIV with daily pill" by Stephen Feller, UPI 11/24/15

"PrEP isn't reaching many people who could benefit from it, and many providers remain unaware of its promise," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said in a press release. "With about 40,000 HIV infections newly diagnosed each year in the U.S., we need to use all available prevention strategies."

"PrEP isn't right for everyone," said Eugene McCray, director of the HIV/AIDS prevention division at the CDC. "No single method is, but it's right for some people, and when the men and women at high risk adhere to PrEP or whatever prevention methods work for them, we can make gains in national efforts."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "More May Benefit from HIV Prevention Pill Truvada" WebMD News from HealthDay by Robert Preidt 11/24/15

The CDC said it is taking a number of steps to increase PrEP use. These steps include publishing resources to educate and advise health care providers, a hotline to answer their questions, and increased funding to community organizations to improve access to the drug.

While important, PrEP is one of a number of HIV prevention strategies. Others include treatment to suppress the virus in people with HIV and encouraging consistent and proper use of condoms. Other prevention strategies include reducing risky behaviors . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

. . . yet there's ZERO encouragement from these "experts" for abstinence from anal sex.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Abortionist Rips Off Taxpayer, Says Okla. Gov.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to terminate further payments to the state's Planned Parenthood clinics because their "consistent submission of improper billings should disqualify these Planned Parenthood providers from participation in the Oklahoma Medicaid program."

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Taxpayers' $Billions to Abortionists: Government Report

Federal Government Probes Planned Parenthood for Fraud

Planned Parenthood's Goal is to Defraud Taxpayers

Planned Parenthood Faces $5.5 Billion (with a "B") Fine for Fraud

Also read Planned Parenthood Reports its Abortions & Profits Increased Last Year

And read Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Aborted Babies on Video

-- From "Oklahoma Governor Seeks End of Planned Parenthood Contracts" by Tim Talley, Associated Press 11/19/15

The governor announced Thursday that she's asking the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to terminate contracts with Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Tulsa.

Fallin said the authority reviewed payments to the two affiliates and found billing error rates of about 20 percent for Oklahoma City and 14 percent for Tulsa, though no improper use of state Medicaid funds was discovered.

"These results are alarming," the two-term Republican governor said in a letter to Nico Gomez, CEO of the authority. "More than one in every seven bills submitted for payment to your agency by these providers are inaccurately coded or insufficiently documented. These errors result in overbilling to the Oklahoma taxpayer."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Oklahoma looks to defund Planned Parenthood for 'billing errors'" by Sarah Ferris, The Hill 11/19/15

Fallin asked Oklahoma's health department on Thursday to terminate its contracts with the group after an official review of the state’s two affiliates found billing error rates of 20 and 14 percent.

Oklahoma reimbursed Planned Parenthood for about $100,000 worth of claims in 2015, totaling about 20,000 patient visits. In 2014, the state paid $200,000 for about 36,000 patient visits.

The move would impact six clinics in and around Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Fallin argued that ending the Medicaid contracts — which would force the clinics to accept fewer patients if not close altogether — would not impact a woman’s ability to choose her own provider, citing 120 other healthcare providers in the state.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "De-Funding Planned Parenthood After It’s Caught Engaging in Fraud" by Micaiah Bilger, 11/20/15

“There are only two Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state operating in about six metropolitan locations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa,” according to [Fallin's] letter. “However, there are more than 120 other metropolitan and rural providers available … all of whom provide a broader spectrum of health care services than Planned Parenthood’s limited metropolitan locations.”

The Alliance Defending Freedom, which has been involved in several lawsuits alleging that Planned Parenthood affiliates overbilled Medicaid, praised Fallin’s actions Thursday in a press release.

“Governor Fallin is right to recognize that taxpayer money should go to fund local community health centers, not to subsidize a scandal-ridden, billion-dollar abortion business,” said ADF Legal Counsel Kellie Fiedorek. “Oklahomans shouldn’t be forced to give their money to Planned Parenthood, which has a long track record of abusive and potentially fraudulent billing practices, not to mention that it has also been caught in authenticated undercover videos trafficking aborted babies’ body parts and has repeatedly failed to report the sexual abuse of girls. That tax money should be redirected to trusted health care providers.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Gov. Mary Fallin requests termination of Planned Parenthood contracts in Oklahoma" posted at KOCO-TV5 (Oklahoma City, OK) 11/19/15

[Gov. Fallin] also requested ending contracts with similar providers found to have a high billing error rate, have had past findings of over-billing or associate with other providers who do not adhere to the standards that are required to be granted access to public funds.

According to the news  release, the state paid the two Planned Parenthood affiliates $100,145 for almost 20,000 claims in 2015, with the total payment being slightly more than $1 million because the majority of Planned Parenthood services qualify for a 90 percent federal match. Last year, Oklahoma paid $204,631 for more than 35,000 claims, making the federal matching funds slightly more than $2 million.

“We have a joint responsibility to the citizens in Oklahoma to hold providers to high standards that are imposed to allow an entity to receive taxpayer dollars,” Fallin wrote. “The recent behavior of the Planned Parenthood affiliates clearly demonstrates that these providers do not value the opportunity to serve their fellow Oklahomans with taxpayer funds.  Indeed whether willful or simply negligent, the consistent submission of improper billings should disqualify these Planned Parenthood providers from participation in the Oklahoma Medicaid program.”

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Also read how Planned Parenthood teams up with schools by providing "kinky sex trainers" for kids.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ohio School Board Wants Prayer, Ignoring Atheists

In a threatening letter, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) says that an anonymous "concerned local resident" uncovered prayer at Norwalk City School District board meetings, but the board members, backed by the vast majority of local residents who prefer to ignore the atheists, say that the prayers should continue.
"I'd personally like to ignore the letter and continue putting prayer into our meetings."
-- Rob Ludwig, school board member
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

North Carolina Citizens Demand Prayer in Public School

Atheists Threaten Arkansas School so Citizens Pray Publicly

Students, School Reject ACLU's Ungodly Demand

Texas School Supt. Tells Anti-prayer Atheists to Go Fly a Kite

Why is there NO outcry from atheists about overt indoctrination of Islam in public schools?

-- From "Thou shall not pray?" by Alissa Widman Neese, Sandusky (Ohio) Register 9/11/15

For years, the Norwalk school board has included a pastor-led prayer as one of the first items on its monthly meeting agenda.

That ended in July — the first meeting after the district received the cautionary letter.

[Ludwig] and fellow board member Kevin Cashen cited Ohio's state motto, the national motto and Declaration of Independence — which all reference God or a creator in some way — as reason enough to continue forward with prayer at meetings.

"We're going down a slippery slope in ignoring our historical perspective," Cashen said.

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From "Prayer back on agenda?" by Cary Ashby, Norwalk Reflector 11/22/15

Based on his research, Ludwig said during the most recent meeting he’s fairly certain it’s constitutional to include prayer.

“We need to have a very clear policy on what that is,” he added.

[John] Lendrum, the board president, requested the district create a policy about prayer on the agenda, which will need to be read several times at monthly meetings before possibly being approved. He expected the earliest vote would be in March.

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From "Should Norwalk school board have right to pray at meetings?" by Cary Ashby, Norwalk Reflector 9/9/15

Norwalk resident Amy Little said the Freedom From Religion Foundation is attempting to “rob us of our faith.”

“I think that’s sad,” said Little, who is a Lutheran pastor, but made it clear she was speaking as a district parent.

During public participation, she told the crowd she was going to pray and those who didn’t want to participate had the option of putting their fingers in their ears. Little thanked God for Norwalk’s great teachers and asked for God’s peace and mediation since the district is negotiating the next contract with the Norwalk Teachers Association.

“Help us listen to you,” she said during her prayer.

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From "Prayer or no prayer before Norwalk school board meetings?" by Cary Ashby, Norwalk Reflector 10/16/15

Elm Street resident Roger George took an informal poll about community members’ feelings on prayer at Norwalk school board meetings.

George talked to 31 people before Tuesday’s meeting. Of those people, he said two were against prayer, four residents were “right down the middle,” meaning they didn’t have strong opinions one way or another, and 25 people supported having prayer during meetings.

George, during Tuesday’s meeting, said he believes most people in Norwalk want to see prayer on the agenda and “will stand behind you.” He said if people don’t agree, they can step outside while someone leads a prayer.

“I think this is very important. We are a very Christian nation,” George said. “We need to defend the rights we have in this country.”

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Also read North Dakota Bans Prayer at Catholic School Football Games

Sunday, November 22, 2015

New Obama Regs: Homeless Men Must Sleep with Women

President Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development has published an expansion of its 2012 “Equal Access Rule” concerning sexually confused (transgender) people, such that upon request, any homeless man who shows up at an emergency shelter must be allowed to shelter with the women.

For background, read Federal Government OKs Perverts in Employees' Restrooms Across America

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

President Obama Forces Boys into Girls' Showers in Schools Nationwide

President Obama Edicts More Transgender Rights via ObamaCare

Hillary Clinton Promises to Codify More 'Gay/Transgender Rights'

Also read Transgenderism is a 'Delusion' According to Victims and Professionals

-- From "New Housing Rule Requires Shelter for Transgender People Based on Identity" posted at Time Magazine 11/20/15

The new rule is an update to an existing policy that barred discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people seeking public housing or housing assistance from the federal government. Under the proposed rule, the Department would provide access to housing and services based off of a persons gender identity, not the gender they were assigned at birth.

“A person seeking shelter is already in a very vulnerable situation, and they deserve to be treated with dignity when they request our assistance,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “This rule takes us one step closer to full acceptance of transgender men and women, and will ensure they receive the proper services that respect their identity.”

The rule would have the most impact on sex-specific shelters, which would have to house transgender people based which sex they identify with, not the sex they were born as. For clarity, a transgender woman would be housed in a women’s shelter, not a men’s one. A 2011 study on transgender discrimination found that while one third of transgender people seeking asylum in homeless shelters were denied because of their gender identity, about 42% were housed in shelters that did not align with their sex. While in the shelters, people reported being subjected to harassment, violence, and sexual assault.

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From "New HUD rule would house people based on gender identity" by Ken Ortega, Gazette Union 11/22/15

The proposed "Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual's Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs Rule (Gender Identity Rule)" was created after reviewing and monitoring implementation of HUD's Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Rule (Equal Access Rule), which was published in 2012.

"With respect to facilities with shared sleeping or bathing areas, the policies recommended include addressing the needs of transgender persons and other persons who do not identify with the sex assigned to the individual at birth", according to the rule.

The proposal fell on the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to pay tribute to the people whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender violence.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read 'Transgender Day of Remembrance:'  White House Honors Sexually Confused People Killed

From "Feds to Require Shelters to Accommodate Transgender Individuals" by Elizabeth Harrington, Washington Free Beacon 11/19/15

The agency is also expanding its definition of “gender identity” for purposes of the regulation.

The current definition states, “Gender identity means actual or perceived gender-related characteristics.”

The new definition adds to what “perceived gender identity” means.

“Gender identity means the gender with which a person identifies, regardless of the sex assigned to that person at birth,” the new definition reads. “Perceived gender identity means the gender with which a person is perceived to identify based on that person’s appearance, behavior, expression, other gender-related characteristics, or sex assigned to the individual at birth.”

The agency added, “Perceived gender identity may differ from the identity with which a person identifies.”

The proposed regulation also notes that the rule could apply to anyone, regardless of whether or not they use the term “transgender” to describe themselves.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Homosexualists Battle Against 'Transgender Rights'

Saturday, November 21, 2015

U.S. Schools Force Islamic Terror Singing, Posters

Parents across America are now attuned to politically correct Islamic indoctrination, and that means their local public schools can't get away with:  forced singing of Islamic fight songs and praise to Allah by seventh-graders at Spring View Middle School in Huntington Beach, California; forced drawing of Islamic terrorist banners at Salem (Utah) Junior High School, in the Nebo School District; and forced listening to Islamic preaching at Barron Collier High School, in Naples, Florida.
“I believe that by singing this song, the children feel comfortable believing that maybe Allah is the only god, and maybe that they should start following him.  And that I’m not OK with.”
-- Susan Negron, grandparent of student taught song

“I feel like [the Islamic preaching] was being hidden from us.”
-- Jennifer Mansfield, Florida parent
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Lawmakers Counter Islamic Teaching in Tennessee

Georgia School: Learn Islam or Take Lower Grade

Massachusetts Students Forced To Learn Muslim Conversion

Students Required to Pretend Being Muslim in Wisconsin

Pennsylvania School Staff to Mosque for Islamic Training

Florida School Teaches Islam Including Prayer Rugs

Teaching Girls to Wear Muslim Hijab in California School

Celebrate Islam Day Canceled at Ohio School

-- From "Parents Speak Out After Teacher Presents Song About Islam To Seventh-Graders" posted at KCBS-TV2 (Los Angeles, CA) 11/17/15

The teacher says she was trying to teach her seventh-grade class about the religion of Islam by using a catchy tune.

Using the melody of the song “This Is My Fight Song,” the teacher applied custom lyrics, such as:

“Like a sandstorm in the desert, sending camels into motion, like how a single faith can make a heart open, they might only have one god, but they can make an explosion.”

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From "Huntington Beach school district apologizes for use of song about Islam" by Megan Nicolai, Staff Writer, Orange County Register 11/19/15

On Tuesday, Nichole Negron posted pictures on a Huntington Beach community Facebook page showing pictures from a notebook her son brought home with drawings and song lyrics that included a stick-figure man saying, “Believe in Allah! There is no other god” and lyrics to a song that described spreading Islam. District officials said the lesson took place before Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris.

The Ocean View district issued a statement Wednesday from Superintendent Carol Hansen saying a school administrator and the teacher met with the family Tuesday.

Ojaala Ahmad, communications coordinator for the Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said while she didn’t know the teacher’s intentions behind using the song in her lesson on Islam, words in the lyrics like “explosion” were unfortunate. They might perpetuate an idea that terrorism or violence are supported by the religion, she said.

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From "Utah School Apologizes for Terrorism Poster Assignment" by Michelle L. Price, Associated Press 11/19/15

A Utah school apologized Thursday for a classroom assignment in which students were asked to create a propaganda poster for a group such as Islamic State to understand the goals and methods of terror groups.

School officials were first alerted to the assignment when parents complained.

The worksheet said the purpose of the poster was "to help students understand the goals of terrorist groups and the methods they use to gain support."

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From "Utah school realizes it shouldn’t ask students to make terrorist propaganda posters" by Sarah Larimer, Washington Post 11/20/15

The front of the assignment worksheet listed “8 Reasons Young Muslims Join ISIS.”

CBS affiliate KUTV posted pictures of the assignment worksheet, which mentioned the Islamic State, and told students to create a “neat, colored, professional” poster.

“We shouldn’t be talking about how ISIS recruits, we should be discussing the events of what they have caused to figure a way of how to deter that and how to help better the world,” said the parent, Annie Langston, according to ABC News. “I thought this isn’t right, not right now.”

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From "Barron Collier parent says school hid Islamic preaching" By Lucas Seiler, Reporter, WBBH-TV2 (Fort Myers, FL) 11/19/15

A group of AP honors students were listening to a world-renowned expert, Omer Taspinar, discuss U.S.-Turkey relations. The district says three parents have mistaken a conversation that happened at the end of the event as promoting Islam.

[Parent Jennifer] Mansfield said her son listened to a Muslim man preach Islam, talk about the Paris terrorist attacks and how the United States needs to accept Syrian refugees.

"He thought that we as the U.S. should open our borders," she said. "He mentioned the horrific tragedy in Paris and how ISIS is not representative of Islam, but a radical perversion of it. You cannot walk into a school and speak about religious beliefs and what yours are."

[School spokesperson Greg Turchetta responded,] "When educated students begin asking educated questions at the end... and somebody asks [Mr. Taspinar] an enlightened questions, he's going to give him an answer."

Mansfield, though, says the fact that an expert on Muslim relations talked to students equates to preaching Islam. And she says the same would be the case if an expert on Christianity spoke to students during school hours.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Angry Muslims Storm New Jersey School Board Demanding Holidays

And read Muslims in Washington, D.C. Force Christmas Off School Calendar

Friday, November 20, 2015

Satanists Join Muslims in Minnesota & California

In the wake of Islamic terrorists killing and wounding hundreds in Paris, the Satanic Temple chapters in Minneapolis and San Jose are reaching out to local Muslims offering to protect them from (non-existent) ruthless American infidels.
“If there is anyone in the Minneapolis area who is Muslim and afraid to leave their home out of fear for some kind of backlash, don't hesitate to reach out to us.  We would be glad to escort you where you need to go without advertising our presence -- just big dudes walking you where you need to be.”
-- Satanists of Minneapolis (Facebook post)

“I don't live in Minneapolis, but as an American Muslim, I'm glad to see you guys take up this effort and help out a marginalized group. Thank you for doing this and building bridges between communities.”
-- Facebook reply comment
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

FBI Director Says Satan Leads Islamic Terrorists

Satan on Throne at Oklahoma Capitol with ACLU Help

Abortionists, Satanists Team Up vs. Missouri Law

'Minion of Satan' Defied by Florida County Official

Also read of the nationwide influence of The Satanic Temple

-- From "Satanic Temple Offers To Protect Muslims Fearing Backlash In Minneapolis And San Jose" by Ismat Sarah Mangla, International Business Times 11/19/15

Muslims in Minneapolis and San Jose, California, are receiving support from an unlikely ally: the Satanic Temple. The Minneapolis and San Jose chapters of the national organization, which describes itself as a group that “facilitates the communication and mobilization of politically aware Satanists, secularists and advocates for individual liberty,” posted to their website and Facebook pages offering to protect local Muslims who might be experiencing backlash after last Friday’s terror attacks.

Since the Minneapolis chapter extended the offer on Wednesday, the Facebook post has been shared more than 2,700 times and has been “liked” by more than 3,000 people. The San Jose chapter posted the same thing to its Facebook page on Tuesday.

“We are happy to be of service to our community. Unfortunately, we’ve had no takers as of yet,” Curt Landsman, a representative of the Minneapolis chapter, told International Business Times in an email. “We are doing this out of genuine care for our fellow men and women and not as a publicity stunt. We feel that statistically speaking, gun toting fundamentalist Christians are a much bigger threat than Muslims in our own community who have lived peacefully here for years.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read President Obama Compares Christians to Islamic Terrorists

From "Friendly Satanists Offer Protection for Muslim Neighbors Afraid of Post-Paris Repercussions" by Rafi Schwartz, GOOD Magazine 11/20/15

Since posting their offers earlier this week, both Satanist groups have been inundated with messages of support from well-wishers, and those inspired by the gesture. Writes one commenter: “I'm a Transgender, Israeli Jew and if I were in Minneapolis I would take you up on this. Thank you for your kindness. What good people you are.” Says another: “What a lovely gesture! As a Muslim and a human, thanks dudes!” All told, the offers have racked up thousands of likes and shares across Facebook.

. . . the Satanist groups’ offer of protection makes perfect sense coming from a faith who—despite their demonic-sounding name—focuses on “encourag[ing] benevolence and empathy among all people, reject[ing] tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be[ing] directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Satan vs. God Is Supreme Court Justice's Decision

And read Pope Francis Warns of Satan; Media, Take Heed!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Babies Dumped in Landfill: S.C. Abortionists Fined

Planned Parenthood and two other abortion clinics face fines by the South Carolina public health agency for violations of regulations concerning the disposal of aborted fetuses (a.k.a. dead babies).
“Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our patients.”
-- Jenny Black, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic
For background, read South Carolina Abortion Clinic Licenses Suspended for Statutory Violations and “Callous Treatment of Human Life”

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Aborted Babies Incinerated to Produce Waste Heat

Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Aborted Babies on Video

Texas Yanks Abortionist's License for 268 Killed

Four Abortionists Charged in Indiana: Rape, Murder

More Abortionists Admit Killing Kids After Birth

-- From "Abortion clinics face new fines; investigations uncover no criminal actions" by Maya T. Prabhu, The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) 11/12/15

Catherine Heigel, head of the Department of Health and Environmental Control, said the agency proposed fines ranging from $2,200 to $21,150 for the state’s three abortion clinics and two waste-disposal companies after DHEC found the clinics were violating state regulations. The cited violations include paperwork issues and fetuses being sterilized with steam and taken to a landfill, rather than incinerated as required by law.

Planned Parenthood has previously called the investigations part of a national witch hunt by conservative Republicans.

State officials also are looking into whether Medicaid money is being used for abortions.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "State agency issuing more fines against abortion clinics" by Seanna Adcox, Associated Press 11/12/15

A report released by the Legislative Audit Council in May found the [DHEC] agency hadn’t consistently inspected the clinics as required by law and had imposed no penalties for violations, with the exception of an expired license.

Heigel, who took the DHEC’s helm a month later, said Thursday the agency has better trained staff and changed how inspections are conducted, including joint inspections by the agency’s infectious waste and health divisions.

“We are substantially better positioned to effectively regulate these facilities,” she said. “At the end of the day, our role as regulator is to protect the health and safety of patients who use these facilities.”

As for the Sept. 11 suspension orders, DHEC lifted sanctions Sept. 28 against the Greenville Women’s Clinic after it addressed its six violations, paid a $2,750 fine and submitted proof of staff training. Planned Parenthood paid a $7,500 penalty for 21 cited violations and submitted correction plans by the Sept. 28 deadline but asked DHEC to reconsider some of the violations, putting the suspension on hold. The cited violations included incomplete staff records and abortions performed sooner than 60 minutes after an ultrasound.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Feds Blame Homosexual Men for Sex Disease Epidemic

President Obama's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that the sexually transmitted diseases (STD) epidemic is worsening, with some specific infections at record levels.
"STDs affect people in all walks of life, particularly young women and men, but these data suggest an increasing burden among gay and bisexual men.”
-- Jonathan Mermin, Director, CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention
UPDATE 11/25/15: Government Warns that Homosexual Men are Huge HIV Risk

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

The Only 'Safe Gays' are Celibate Gays, Says U.S. FDA

Carefree 'Safe Sex' NOT Possible: Federal CDC Admits Failure

HIV Rates Rise Among Homosexual Men: Federal Study

HIV Rates Soar — Florida #1 in Anal Sex Disease

Soaring Syphilis Rates Among Homosexual Men Point to HIV Risk

Federal Government Says HIV/AIDS is Mostly a Gay Disease

Anal Sex is Main Cause of HIV Pandemic, Study Shows

New Gay Health Risk: Meningococcal Disease

-- From "STD rates increasing in US" by The Associated Press 11/17/15

Reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis all increased in 2014. Chlamydia cases had dipped in 2013, but last year's total of more than 1.4 million — or 456 cases per 100,000 — was the highest number of annual cases of any condition ever reported to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The chlamydia rate was up almost 3 percent from 2013, the CDC reported Tuesday.

Gonorrhea cases totaled 350,062, up 5 percent from 2013, and the most contagious forms of syphilis jumped 15 percent to 20,000. As in previous years, the syphilis increase was mainly in gay and bisexual men.

Most gonorrhea and chlamydia infections were in 15- to 24-year-olds, an ongoing trend. Both can cause infertility in women but can be treated with antibiotics. They often have no symptoms, and while yearly screening is recommended for sexually active women younger than 25, many don't get tested and infections go untreated, the CDC said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "CDC: 'Alarming' increase in STDs" by Mary Bowerman, USA TODAY Network 11/18/15

“While rates have increased among both men and women, men account for more than 90 percent of all primary and secondary syphilis cases,” according to the [CDC] report.

Gay and bisexual men are most at risk for syphilis infections, according to the report. Men who reported that they had sex with other men accounted for 83% of male cases where the partner’s sex was reported.

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From "Rates Of Syphillis, Chlamydia And Gonorrhea Rising For First Time Since 2006, Particularly Among Young People" by Ed Cara, Medical Daily 11/17/15

Syphilis, however, remains primarily a problem among men who have sex with men (MSM), encompassing 83 percent of reported cases (when the sex of the partner is known). Fifty percent of MSM syphilis cases were also HIV-positive, highlighting a known but nonetheless frightening connection between the two STDs. It’s believed the sores commonly seen in syphilis make it easier for the HIV virus to be transmitted between partners.

“A number of individual risk behaviors (such as higher numbers of lifetime sex partners), as well as environmental, social and cultural factors (such as higher prevalence of STDs or difficulty accessing quality health care) contribute to disparities in the sexual health of gay and bisexual men,” explained the CDC’s summary of their report. . . .

It wasn’t solely age, gender, and sexual orientation that predicted greater STD rates, but race as well. In particular, STD rates were highest in blacks across the board, though few minority groups fared better than whites, save Asians.

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From "Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising: CDC" by Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter (posted at WebMD) 11/17/15

"In the previous years, we have had some declines in some diseases and increases in others. But, we are concerned about the alarming increases we are seeing in chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis," said lead researcher Dr. Gail Bolan, director of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention.

"We are concerned that most of the surging rates are among men," Bolan said. "Men are driving these increases. There is an urgent need to tackle the increases we are seeing."

There is also evidence that gay and bisexual men are seeing similar increases in gonorrhea and chlamydia, she said.

Despite that, young people are still the most disproportionately affected by STDs, Bolan added. Last year, those between the ages of 15 and 24 accounted for nearly two-thirds of the reported cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea. That compares to previous estimates that young people get half of the estimated 20 million new STDs diagnosed each year in the United States, she pointed out.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "New STD? What You Should Know About Mycoplasma Genitalium" by Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer, LiveScience 11/17/15

The study found that the bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium, which is thought to be sexually transmitted, infects more than 1 percent of people ages 16 to 44 in the United Kingdom. That comes out to about 250,000 people, according to U.K. census data. Studies in the United States have found that a similar percentage of people here are infected with M. genitalium.

That makes M. genitalium a more common sexually transmitted disease (STD) than gonorrhea, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The new study adds to the evidence that M. genitalium is an STD, because it found that the infection was more common in people who had at least four new sexual partners in the past year than in people who had one or fewer new partners in the past year. In addition, people were more likely to have M. genitalium if they had unprotected sex, and no infections were found in people who had never had sex, according to the study, which was published Nov. 3 in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

The new study in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that about 94 percent of men and 56 percent of women infected with M. genitalium did not have symptoms.

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Also read CDC Report Shows Most HIV Homosexual Men Have Unprotected Sex