FDA: Only Celibate Homosexuals May Donate Blood
This is somewhat funny to me. The FDA has lifted bans on homosexuals donating blood, provided they abstain from homosexual sex for 12 months in a row prior to donating. In other words, they have to practice celibacy.
Now, I find this rather amusing because although I know for a fact that people can damn well go without sex for a lifetime, let alone 12 months, the rest of society – including many conservative Christians, sadly – run about assuming that nobody, no hetero or homosexual, can possibly go without sex, not even for ten minutes in a row.
Why, they teach, people just cannot refrain from sex! Sooner or later everyone is gonna do it, even Christians.
The truth is, everyone is capable of self control and does not have to cave in and have sex – but people choose to have sex.
One troubling aspect of this is that liberals are more concerned about being politically correct than in keeping the blood supply safe.
Some of these liberals even complain about even having a 12 month waiting period in effect (I’ve seen some of them complain about this in some of their blog posts or news articles, such as (Link): this ridiculous page by a Joe Durbin, and this (Link): other ridiculous page at The Daily Beast by Tim Teeman).
- by Austin Ruse, December 21, 2015
- Even though the (Link): FDA announced this week that homosexuals may give blood, overturning a 30-year-old blanket ban, the government will still not let sexually active homosexuals donate. Any man who identifies as homosexual may only give blood if he stipulates he has not had sexual contact with another man in the previous 12 months.
- This brings the U.S. into line with other western countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia ,and New Zealand, that also insist on a 12-month waiting period.
- The concern for policy makers and also those who need blood transfusions is the general health issues experienced by men who have sex with men. While homosexual men make up less than 2% of the U.S. population, they still represent 63% of those newly infected with HIV, according to a recent report issued by the Centers for Disease Control. Homosexual men represent 52% of all HIV cases.
- According to the report, “Most gay and bisexual men acquire HIV through anal sex, which is the riskiest type of sex for getting or transmitting HIV.”
- Concerns about tainting the blood supply are not unfounded. It is reported that (Link): 416,730 homosexuals are known to be living with the HIV virus. This does not include those living with the virus who do not know it.
This would mean that at least one in four homosexuals living in the United States are now infected with the potentially deadly disease. This percentage is derived from (Link): census data that shows 115 million adult males in the U.S., and CDC estimates that 1.6% of the adult population are homosexual.
While the disease can be controlled by taking massive and expensive amounts of retroviral drugs, it does not mean the disease cannot be spread either through the typical homosexual act of anal sex or through blood donation.
Concerns center not just on HIV but other deadly diseases contracted through gay sex, including Hepatitis B and C.
Homosexuals are not satisfied with the 12 month waiting period. “It is ridiculous and counter to the public health that a married gay man in a monogamous relationship can’t give blood, but a promiscuous straight man who has had hundreds of opposite sex partners in the last year can,” said Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) 20%, a Democratic congressman and co-chairman of the Congressional homosexual caucus.
- Sexually active homosexual men have to wait a year in England, Scotland and Wales to donate after rules introduced in 2011.
- (CNN)The Food and Drug Administration has lifted its lifetime ban on accepting blood donations from men who have had sex with men.
- “The FDA is changing its recommendation that men who have sex with men (MSM) be indefinitely deferred . . . to 12 months since the last sexual contact with another man,” the administration announced Monday.
(Link): Typical Erroneous Teaching About Adult Celibacy Rears Its Head Again: To Paraphrase Speaker at Ethics and Public Policy Center: Lifelong Celibacy is “heroic ethical standard that is not expected of heteros, so it should not be expected of homosexuals” (ie, it’s supposedly an impossible feat for any human being to achieve)