© 2007 J. Matt Barber
his State of the Union address last Tuesday, President Bush briefly
touched on the horrors of the HIV/AIDS pandemic currently plaguing
being said, the president unfortunately missed a valuable opportunity
to address the needless HIV/AIDS epidemic within our own borders,
which predominately affects – and infects – men who choose to
engage in dangerous homosexual behaviors – and at times – the
women who love them (in the U.S., the vast majority of women infected
with HIV/AIDS are infected by men who also have sex with men, or
through intravenous drug use).
Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans
for Truth has said, “It’s time to acknowledge the pink
elephant in the room: fighting AIDS without talking against
homosexuality is like fighting lung cancer without talking against
Jean, a respected leader among homosexual activists and CEO of the
it might spell the end of her career as a pro-homosexual activist,
Jean is to be commended for providing a rarely candid and refreshing
approach to the homosexual condition.
delivering a mortal wound to Hollywood’s politically correct,
intellectually dishonest, and just plain silly “We
All Have AIDS” campaign, Jean spoke to the shocking and
unpopular revelation that, in fact, we don’t
“all have AIDS.” Said
Jean, “In Los Angeles County, gay and bisexual men make up less than
7% of the population but account for more than 75% of the people
living with HIV/AIDS … The men in our community continue to get
infected at an alarming rate, continue to get sick, and continue to
die. Most alarmingly, a new generation of young gay men has grown up
accepting the epidemic as a community norm. That must change.”
and other homosexual activists have begun to acknowledge the stark
reality that male homosexual behavior, most often promiscuous and
frequently anonymous, is the principal catalyst for HIV/AIDS in the
For one to continue engaging in unnatural and immoral sexual behaviors of choice, one must deny the need for accountability. In fact, one must do away with accountability altogether. And so from this notion – from the human need to rationalize away sin – was born today’s fashionable, and accountability-free “safe-sex” myth.
Leftist logic: “What? Stop indulging in disordered, promiscuous, and random ‘gay’ sex? No need. Here’s a condom …. But always practice ‘safe-sex’ or you might die…” – goes the obtuse liberal mantra.
And so rather than encouraging those trapped in the homosexual lifestyle to begin the admittedly difficult process of escape – which thousands of former homosexuals have successfully done – liberals prefer the nihilistic approach; one in which there are absolutely no absolutes, and in which all morality rests entirely in the eye of the beholder.
of considering a homosexual’s best interests, and discouraging both
spiritually and physically destructive behavior, the left scandalously
encourages him to walk a paper thin latex tightrope, risking up to a
one in three chance that he might plunge to his death (studies have
consistently established from between a 15 to 30 percent condom
failure rate in protecting against HIV/AIDS and other STDs).
in order to show compassion – real compassion – and in order to
effectively combat our own AIDS epidemic, which continues to
needlessly destroy the lives of so many of God’s children struggling
with same-sex attractions and behaviors –
perhaps it’s time the left stop enabling, encouraging and
promoting those attractions and behaviors.
Perhaps it’s time for liberals to finally admit that
political correctness is not only ridiculous and counterintuitive; but
that in far too many cases, political correctness can be a real
Matt Barber is one of the “like-minded men” with Concerned Women for America and serves as CWA’s Policy Director for Cultural Issues.