New Release
For Immediate Release:  December 1, 2010
Contact:  Diane Gramley   1.814.271.9078 or 1.814.437.5355

World AIDS Day, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and Wikileaks

(Harrisburg) –   Today’s political climate brings these three issues together.   World AIDS Day recognized each December 1st was established by the World Health Organization in 1988.  Its purpose is to bring awareness to the AIDS “pandemic” caused by the HIV virus.  Billions of dollars have been spent to bring the disease under control, yet the major cause of the disease is ignored simply because it is not politically correct to point out.  The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) maintains that the only compassionate response to HIV/AIDS is to be truthful that the largest group with HIV/AIDS is men who have sex with men.   They account for more than half (53%) of all new HIV infections in the U.S. each year and nearly half (48%) of people living with HIV.

“As AIDS is in the spotlight today, we have to realize that any discussion about AIDS must naturally lead to a discussion about lifting the ban on homosexuals in the military.  Since the FDA bans homosexual men from giving blood, allowing them to serve in the military will place our combat troops at risk because, in an emergency situation, they may be called upon to give a blood transfusion to a fellow soldier without regard to their HIV status.  Those who advocate lifting the ban on blood donations are also advocating lifting the ban on homosexuals in the military.  Either action would place our nation at risk,” Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA points out.

The FDA recognizes the danger of men engaging in sexual activity with other men and bans them from donating blood even if they’ve only had sex with a man once since 1977.  They recognize such individuals have an HIV prevalence that’s 60 times higher than the general population.  

Pointing the finger at Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, helps draw attention from the US soldier sitting in solitary confinement in an Army prison awaiting his fate for downloading the classified documents while stationed with the U.S. 10th Mountain Division in Iraq.   Bill Clinton’s convoluted Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy is not the law.  Under the law, Bradley Manning, who is openly homosexual, should never have been permitted to serve in the military.  Public Law 103-160, Section 654, Title 10, which passed with veto-proof bipartisan support in 1993, found that there is no constitutional right to serve in the United States military.  Finding number 15 states, “The presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability.

“Only the British media is talking about Manning’s homosexuality and the unacceptable risk to morale, good order and discipline he has created.  Apparently the US media is afraid of offending homosexual activists and politicians who are seeking to use their political power to force the US all-volunteer force to accept homosexuality as normal.  IF the law had been obeyed, Manning would never have been in the situation where he would have had access to those classified documents.  Apparently, he was willing to put his homosexual activism above the security of this nation.  The law excluding homosexuals from military service should be strictly obeyed and Clinton’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy thrown out,” Gramley concluded.

# # #

Print Friendly, PDF & Email