Monday, December 10, 2007

News Release: Huckabee Right - Isolation of AIDS Patients Necessary and Homosexual Acts are Sinful

American Family Association of Pennsylvania



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 8, 2007

CONTACT:  Diane Gramley   1.814.271.9078 or 1.814.437.5355


Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee is Right in AIDS Statements – isolation of AIDS patients necessary and homosexual acts are unnatural and sinful


(Harrisburg) --  A statewide pro-family group responding to an AP story today of the 1992 responses of then senatorial candidate Mike Huckabee says those responses are still accurate in 2007.   The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), which closely monitors efforts to normalize the homosexual lifestyle, also believes engaging in homosexual sex as sinful and ignoring the facts about HIV/AIDS has created a public health risk. 


“CDC statistics show that males engaging in homosexual sex are the greatest risk factor for HIV/AIDS.  Why is that fact being downplayed?  What other disease has been ignored in such a way that we now have a major public health risk?” questioned Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA. 


If HIV/AIDS had been treated like other epidemics, including quarantine, the spread of the disease would have been minimized.  The CDC now recognizes that bisexuals – those having sex with both men and women – are a bridge for AIDS to heterosexual women.  The devastating affects of this disease could have been dealt with if the proper medical procedures had been followed. 


Currently the CDC bans men who have sex with men from donating blood.  Recently in Chicago four transplant patients receiving organs from one donor were infected with AIDS.  Receiving medical treatment is becoming increasingly dangerous as the facts about HIV/AIDS continue to be ignored. 


From a CDC Fact Sheet entitled “HIV/AIDS and Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)”:  

  • AIDS has been diagnosed for more than half a million MSM. Over 300,000 MSM with AIDS have died since the beginning of the epidemic.
  • MSM made up more than two thirds (68%) of all men living with HIV in 2005, even though only about 5% to 7% of men in the United States reported having sex with other men.
  • In a 2005 study of 5 large US cities, 46% of African American MSM were HIV-positive.

“In the attempt to normalize a sinful, dangerous activity – homosexual sex – many innocent people have been hurt and even died as the result. The end of the AIDS epidemic will come only after true compassion takes control and that compassion is being truthful about HIV/AIDS.  We can no longer be politically correct as we face this public health risk.  If we want to end the AIDS epidemic start telling the truth,” concluded Gramley.


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