TruthWinsOut.org expressed concern today over a Reuters news story about a drug-resistant strain of MRSA bacteria that is more prevalent among gay men in urban centers, such as Boston and San Francisco. The organization also slammed extremist groups for exploiting the news in order to smear the GLBT community and advance an agenda of pure prejudice and discrimination.
“The comments by Concerned Women for America is hatred in its rawest and ugliest form,” said Wayne Besen, Executive Director of TruthWinsOut.org. “These wing nuts wasted no time seeking the spotlight and creating a climate of panic and fear. They are factually wrong, morally wrong-headed and tragically addicted to bigotry.”
Matt Barber, policy director for cultural issues with Concerned Women for America, used the news to viciously attack gay people. “Citizens, especially parents, need to stand up and say, ‘No More! We will no longer sit idly by while politically correct cultural elites endanger our children and larger communities through propagandist promotion of this demonstrably deadly lifestyle,’” Barber said.
Peter LaBarbera, director of American’ for Truth, capitalized on the situation to call for a government crackdown to “reign in homosexual promiscuity.” In a statement he asked, “Why won’t the news media make the common-sense connection between these frequent stories about (male) homosexual behavior and disease – to the idea that perhaps it’ probably not smart for society and pop culture to celebrate homosexuality and bisexuality?”
“This disease is a result of the overuse and abuse of antibiotics, which has led to strains of MRSA that are drug resistant,” said TWO’ Besen. “The hysteria from the right is reminiscent of how they exploited the HIV crisis in the early 80′ for political gain. If there is any dangerous lifestyle, it is that of religious fanatics who have caused untold misery, war, death and repression across the globe.”
TruthWinsOut.org urges all people to educate themselves and take necessary precautions, if needed. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, MRSA killed 19,000 Americans in 2005.
TruthWinsOut.org is a non-profit organization that counters right wing propaganda, exposes the “ex-gay” myth and educates America about gay life.
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Facts about MSM/MRSA research from the University of California – San Francisco