STDS ON THE RISE AMONG HOMOSEXUAL MEN

Autor: Tom Strode Fuente: Family Research Council

87  Tucked far away from the story that Seattle's mayor is recognizing city employees' same-sex "marriages," The Washington Post discreetly displayed a blurb today that syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases among homosexual and bisexual men have increased. Health officials are "troubled" with the findings of the 2004 National STD Prevention Conference in Philadelphia that show homosexual and bisexual men and adolescents seem to be ignoring "safe-sex" messages.

The Post failed to detail the even more troubling finding that homosexual men are mixing a trio of pills to support their high-risk sexual behaviors. According to the Washington Blade, a newspaper for homosexuals, a study to be released at the STD Prevention Conference shows homosexual men are taking a crystal methamphetamine and Viagra combination and are contracting HIV and STDs at higher rates than men who only take Viagra.

The glaringly obvious connection that the mainstream media refuses to make with these sky-rocketing STD rates is that companies who offer domestic partner benefits are draining household budgets to support homosexual high-risk behaviors. Over 40 million Americans are already without health-care benefits. But if state legislatures embrace political correctness rather than common sense and force businesses to cover the homosexual community's high-risk behavior, the health-care crisis will surge to catastrophic dimensions. Hard-working, healthy families will be the ones to suffer since prices will skyrocket and families will be forced to drop their health insurance.


Additional Resources
Getting It Straight
New Hampshire Takes on Marriage


The Episcopal Church turned over control of its New Hampshire diocese to V. Gene Robinson, the church's first openly homosexual bishop in an investiture ceremony on Sunday in Concord. But while the church leadership has failed to take a stand for biblical truth and uphold morality in the pulpit, New Hampshire citizens are taking the fight to preserve traditional marriage to the public square. Cornerstone Policy Research has led the effort to lobby state lawmakers to support a Defense of Marriage Act, which would define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

New Hampshire state senators will vote on S. B. 427 on March 18. In preparation for the vote, Cornerstone Policy Research in conjunction with FRC Action, the legislative action arm of FRC, is calling on all representatives and senators to sign the Marriage Protection Pledge, a document drafted for public officials to affirm their commitment and support for traditional, one-man, one-woman marriage. For those living in New Hampshire, contact your lawmaker and ask them to support S. B. 427 and to sign the Marriage Protection Pledge. Those living outside of New Hampshire can download the pledge by clicking on the link below and encourage their state lawmakers to go on the record as protectors of marriage.


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The Marriage Protection Pledge
FRC in the News

FRC's Pia de Solenni's insightful piece "Hearing Women" is featured today on National Review Online. She writes, "Approximately 40 percent of American women under 45 have had at least one abortion. Twenty-five percent of all pregnancies end in abortion.

Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, over 40 million abortions have taken place. Yet no comprehensive data exists concerning the impact of abortion on women. Consider that the federal government has in place mechanisms to track just about every other medical procedure, but it chooses not to follow this one." To read the entire article, click on the link below.
http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WU04C07
 
 
 
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