Thursday, January 17, 2008

Another reason comprehensive sex ed would be a disaster for Minnesota's public schools -- deadly virus being passed among homosexual men

Another reason for not supporting comprehensive sex education in our Minnesota public schools, which some legislators wanted to mandate for every Minnesota public middle and high school, is the recent news of a deadly bacteria being transmitted among homosexual men who have sex.

According to the Reuters news agency:
A drug-resistant strain of potentially deadly bacteria has moved beyond the borders of U.S. hospitals and is being transmitted among gay men during sex, researchers said on Monday.

They said methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is beginning to appear outside hospitals in San Francisco, Boston, New York and Los Angeles.

Sexually active gay men in San Francisco are 13 times more likely to be infected than their heterosexual neighbors, the researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

"Once this reaches the general population, it will be truly unstoppable," said BinhDiep, a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco who led the study. "That's why we're trying to spread the message of prevention."

According to chemical analyses, bacteria are spreading among the gay communities of San Francisco and Boston, the researchers said.

"We think that it's spread through sexual activity," Diep said.

This superbug can cause life-threatening and disfiguring infections and can often only be treated with expensive, intravenous antibiotics.

It killed about 19,000 Americans in 2005, most of them in hospitals, according to a report published in October in the Journal of the American Medical Association...

Incidence of MRSA is rising along with the resurgence of syphilis, rectal gonorrhea, and new HIV infections partly because of changes in beliefs about the severity of HIV and an increase in risky behaviors, such as illicit drug use and having sex that abrades the skin, Diep's team wrote.

"Your likelihood of contracting each of these diseases increases with the number of sexual partners that you have," Diep said. "The same can probably be said for MRSA."....

Why is this another strike against comprehensive sex education? Because it promotes condoms and acceptance of various sexual behaviors and lifestyles. It mentions very little of abstinence and zero of marriage. More fuel on the fire of sexual promiscuity.

Homosexual sex is inherently unhealthy. This news report is another example.


Curt Prins said...

You should research your blog entries a little more. In a news release dated the day BEFORE your post, the CDC stated:

"MRSA is typically transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, which occurs during a variety of activities, including sex. There is no evidence at this time to suggest that it MRSA is a sexually-transmitted infection in the classical sense."


Your argument is no longer valid using this "theory". Please amend this post.

Anonymous said...

Certainly anyone can get a staph infection.

However, after reading both articles it is clear that having anonymous sex in an airport mens rooms is hazardous to the health of both participants and eventually the general population.

Even a small population having homosexual, anonymous sex with multiple partners will eventually spread disease into the general population.

Homosexual sex may be politically correct but it is unhealthy none the less.