News Release
For Immediate Release:  June 4, 2012
Contact:  Diane Gramley  1.814.271.9078 or 1.814.437.5355

President Continues to Distance Himself from the Average American

(Harrisburg) — Late afternoon on Friday came the under-the-radar-screen Presidential Proclamation  declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.  From his May 9th announcement supporting same-sex so-called marriage to this pride month proclamation, President Obama continues to move away from the mainstream of America.  The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide traditional values group, has two questions (1)  why would any politician turn his or her back on so many American voters?  and (2) the homosexual lifestyle-what is there to be proud of?

“A New York Times and CBS News poll shortly after Obama announced support for same-sex “marriage” showed that 67% of respondents believed his announcement was ‘mostly for political reasons.’   That poll also showed that only 4 in 10 Americans support same-sex ‘marriage.’  Again, why would any politician turn his back on so many voters?  The majority of Americans understand what marriage really is.  With his proclamation on Friday, President Obama also invoked the Golden Rule as the reason his stance has changed on the same-sex so-called marriage issue.  This is highly offensive to many Americans,” noted Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.

This startling information from the CDC just issued last month:

“Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent approximately 2% of the US population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV. In 2009, MSM accounted for 61% of all new HIV infections, and MSM with a history of injection drug use (MSM-IDU) accounted for an additional 3% of new infections. That same year, young MSM accounted for 69% of new HIV infections among persons aged 13–29 and 44% of infections among all MSM. At the end of 2009, an estimated 441,669 (56%) persons living with an HIV diagnosis in the US were MSM or MSM-IDU. ”

” In 2010, in the 46 states with long-term confidential, name-based reporting, MSM accounted for 78% of estimated HIV diagnoses among all males aged 13 years and older, and 61% of estimated diagnoses among all persons receiving an HIV diagnosis that year.”

“Sexual risk behaviors account for most HIV infections in MSM. Unprotected receptive anal sex is the sexual behavior that carries the highest risk for HIV acquisition. For sexually active MSM, the most effective ways to prevent HIV and many other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are to avoid anal sex, or for MSM who do have anal sex, to always use condoms. MSM are at increased risk for syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, and CDC recommends that all sexually active MSM be tested annually for these STIs.”

Additionally, Dr. John Diggs has written an extensive report on the dangers of engaging in homosexual acts and that can be found here.

“President Obama and other politicians who are trying to pressure Americans to change their views on homosexuality will not be successful.  Thirty-one states have defined marriage in their constitution as only between one man and one woman.   Americans understand what marriage is.  Americans understand the inherent dangers of engaging in unnatural homosexual acts which result in the staggering numbers with HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and additional health problems.  Issuing a Presidential Proclamation does not change any of that.  The compassionate response for those caught in the homosexual lifestyle is to be truthful about the dangers of that lifestyle and to let them know change is possible,” Gramley further stated.

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