reply to post by Xtrozero
A very good post at the start, but then it keeps equating adult homosexuality with pedophilia.
Furthermore, it claims that homosexuals somehow caused AIDS, which is just ludicrous, jingoistic and ignorant.
Writing from SA which bore the brunt of the recent sub-Saharan pandemic (98 percent of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic) these statements are
mind-blowingly false. The pandemic here is largely heterosexual.
All scientific research (outside AIDS denialism) actually points to heterosexuals as the original vectors of the virus.
They gave it to us gays!
But what does a blame-game help?
It doesn't take away the orphans and the martyred wives of religious husbands who were told by their preachers not to use condoms.
Some preachers here even claim to heal HIV, thus sending infectious, untreated and deluded people back into the community.
Gay activists and doctors actually did much in the early phases of the US virus to stop it from spreading.
Often they battled their own disbelieving communities, and fought for the testing of blood-products and condom distribution.
But it seems no good deed goes unpunished these days.
As for pedophilia, I always thought the US was the land of legal child-brides.
When rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis married his cousin of 13 nobody thought much of it, until virtual riots greeted his tour in Britain.
England had already changed its female age of consent three times in the 19th century, from its original age of twelve.
Morality and pedophilia do not follow a linear movement along the path of ages of consent (which are significantly not set by the Bible).
Despite the fact that some pederast movements have attempted to attach themselves unsuccessfully to the mainstream gay movements, currently the main
problem with trafficking and the underage sex trade is heterosexual.
There are also many Bible-based religious sects who see any female that is pubescent as marriageable.
The same is probably true of some Muslim and Hindu sects.
To myself pedophilia and exploitation are wrong, but I'd never say this makes all heterosexuality wrong or immoral.
Of course it is possible to misuse arguments like this on AIDS and pedophilia, for example: Heterosexuals gave gay people AIDS and their religious
cultures endorse pedophilia.
edit on 13-2-2013 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)