On a day in which 4 gay men filed a lawsuit in New Jersey against JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing) – an organization that helps individuals struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions – claiming that the organization is guilty of fraud and of engaging in “dangerous practices” , the U. S. Center for Disease Control released a report indicating that the incidence of HIV infections among gay or bisexual men is disturbingly high, referring to the data as “stark and worrying”.
The Associated Press reports:
“The government on Tuesday released new numbers that spotlight how the spread of the AIDS virus is heavily concentrated in young males who have sex with other males.”
Reuters quotes CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden as follows:
“Given everything we know about HIV and how to prevent it in 30 years of fighting the disease, it’s just unacceptable that young people are becoming infected at such high rates.”
The young people he is referring to is mainly the gay and bisexual population – as well as members of the black community.
“We are particularly concerned about what is happening with HIV among young black and bisexual men,” Fenton said. “They account for 39 percent of all new infections among youth and more than half of new infections among young men who have sex with men.”
CDC Director Thomas Frieden also contends that one of the probable reasons for this higher rate among gay and bi-sexual men is that the members of this segment of the American population tend to engage in more “risky behaviors”.
In fact, the CDC also noted that:
“…[A] large analysis of risk behaviors among high school students revealed that gay and bisexual males are much more likely to have multiple sex partners, to inject illegal drugs and to use alcohol or drugs before sex. They are much less likely to use condoms.”
While some individuals spend their time pointing fingers and filing lawsuits against organization who merely offer guidance and support for those struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions, and who are seeking help on their own accord, it appears that the real, psychological, physiological facts have been stuffed in the closet.
Has political correctness stifled America’s ability and/or willingness to confront this troubling HIV phenomenon, which is affecting the lives of thousands of young men and their loved ones every year?
The Southern Poverty Law Center is the organization filing the lawsuit on behalf of the 4 New Jersey males who accuse JONAH of violating the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.
Part of JONAH’s mission statement reads as follows:
“Our Rabbinical sages explain that because mankind has been endowed by our Creator with a free will, everyone has the capacity to change.”
In other words, gay behavior is a choice.
This assertion would seem to coincide with the reality that no scientific evidence, or “gay gene” has ever been discovered. Furthermore, for those who hold to the belief that evolution is science fact, one would have to wonder what positive, adaptive, survival mechanism is involved in the sexual act between two males, where reproduction (hence the assurance of the continuation of the species) is utterly impossible.