The CDC acknowledges that ” sexually active gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are at greater risk” of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease. The CDC also acknowledges that when looking at HIV transmission risks, blood transfusions carry a much higher risk of transmission than other exposures — 9,250 per 10,000 exposures.
Sunday was World AIDS Day. On Monday President Obama said another $100 million in the federal budget would be redirected to AIDS research. On Tuesday St. Luke’s University Health Network in Lehigh Valley gave into the demands of homosexual activists and announced it would begin offering same-sex domestic partner benefits to its employees in 2014. The theme of World AIDS Day 2013 was “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide advocate for the natural family, is appalled at the inability of those who should know better to be able to connect the dots and continue promoting the very lifestyle that creates the AIDS crisis in America.
Today is the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) “Day of Silence” in which it asks students to remain silent throughout the school day in order to show support for those who identify as homosexual. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) has contacted many of the schools which have participated in the past, asking them if they will permit students to refuse to respond to questions directed at them during instructional time as a part of the Day of Silence protest. The AFA of PA has asked those schools which have students participating to not permit them to remain silent when called upon by a teacher during class time.
Today is the 19th National HIV Testing Day – “Take the Test. Take Control.” In 2006 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) began recommending that every American aged 13 to 64 be tested annually for HIV/AIDS, saying it “should be as common as a cholesterol check.” The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), is appalled that the CDC continues ignoring its own statistics and pretend HIV is not a ‘gay disease’ as Matt Foreman, former executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force said.
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Recently the White House named the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) as one of its Champions of Change in Week 20: Suicide Prevention. This move again cements the Obama Administration to the promotion of homosexuality which goes hand in hand with the June 17th announcement that the Department of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) at the Centers for Disease Control had given a five-year annually renewable grant to GLSEN to “identify and maintain ‘safe spaces’ for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth” in our nation’s schools. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide traditional values group advocating for the well-being of children, notes that one of those school districts is in Philadelphia.
Today is the first day of a two-day LGBT Youth Summit in Washington, DC sponsored by the US Department of Education and paid for by our tax dollars. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide children’s advocacy organization, expressed concern that the Department of Education is working to mislead and misinform students about the homosexual, bisexual and transgender lifestyles.
Today the Williams Institute, which ‘advances sexual orientation law and public policy,’ released a study proclaiming that 1.7 percent of the nation’s population identify as ‘gay or lesbian,’ 1.8% are bisexual and about 700,000 identify as transgender. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide pro-family group, notes that this continues the trend of homosexual advocacy groups backing away from the Alfred Kinsey claim that homosexuals make up 10 percent of the US population.
Last December the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) joined others in signing onto a statement condemning the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPCL) for falsely listing pro-family groups as hate groups. Within days of that statement appearing as full page ads in two Washington, DC newspapers, the AFA of PA received a letter from J. Richard Cohen, President and CEO of the SPLC.
Today the Office of the Surgeon General released “How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease.” However, the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, a statewide family values group, notes that smokers are permitted to donate blood, but a man who has had sex with another man – even once – cannot.