AIDS: the statistics don’t lie

And neither does the Bible.

The most recent statisticsreleased by the Centers for Disease Control confirm what we have known for sometime. AIDS is largely a disease of homosexual men. That includes any men who have sex with other men whether that man has consensual sex, is “out”, closeted, has occasional homosex, is christian, nonchristian, loving,  whether it is forced or in any other context. The fact remains that sex with other men is a killer. The statistics don’t lie.

Are we saying that no one but gay men get HIV? No, not at all. But in the face of sustained lies that AIDS is “an equal opportunity disease”, statistics show that’s a half truth at best and manipulation at worst. With all the talk about black women being most at risk, the statistics still show what has been true every since HIV/AIDS got on the medical profession’s radar.

Last month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than 56,000 people in the United States become newly infected with the human immunodeficiency virus each year, far more than previous estimates of about 40,000.

Now the CDChas further analyzed those numbers to find the fatal and incurable virus largely infects men who have sex with men, or MSM — a group that includes gays, bisexuals and men who may have the occasional sexual encounter with other men.

“The male-to-male sexual contact transmission category represented 72 percent of new infections among males, including 81 percent of new infections among whites, 63 percent among blacks, and 72 percent among Hispanics,” the report said.

Of the new infections in 2006, more than half were among gay and bisexual men, the CDC found. Of these, 46 percent of new infections were among whites, 35 percent among blacks and 19 percent in Hispanics.

But among the overall U.S. population, more blacks are affected — 46 percent of new infections were among blacks.

The CDC said it needed to redouble prevention efforts, especially in the black community.

There is no cure for the AIDS virus, which is transmitted in bodily fluids such as blood, semen and breast milk. Around the world, sexual contact is by far the most common mode of transmission although people who use contaminated needles can be infected, and blood transfusions also can cause infection.

This is exactly why the Bible is so strongly against ALL forms of fornication. Especially if a person claims to be a Christian, sex is out of the question unless it is contained with the male-female covenant marriage model God us. I repeat ALL forms of fornication will subject you to self judgment, adultery of ALL kinds will subject you to self judgement.

People may talk about a cure all they want. God is the source of knowledge and if he with holds the knowledge for a cure from man, perhaps we can deduce that he wants people to turn away from their sins and give their lives to him. Secondly, the broader message to Christians is you are to control, restrict and repress (through the power of the Spirit) all desire which are against the will of God. That is called self-discipline, which is one of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22). Self discipline is as important as love. Those who do not have the Spirit have only their “smarts” and human willpower to avoid sin’s many, many diseases. But like a deadly russian roulette game, sooner or later it will get them.

You can’t preach AIDS away and you can’t pray it away. You can’t stop it with high profile movie stars in media campaigns. Billions of dollars have been dumped into bottomless hole of “research” and “safe sex” messages, but that hasn’t and won’t stop it. You can’t stop it with condoms or cute “prevention” messages. Some gay run HIV organizations have used even used hardcore porn to stem the flow of infections and they have failed miserably.  A French AIDS organization is trying fear factor ads (comments prove it is a failure).  Some gay christian leaders have claimed because the church preaches homosexuality is a sin it causes people shame and because of the shame they go out and commit “unsafe” sex acts. That is ridiculous logic. Obama and others claim silence is killing people. Who’s silence? AIDS prevention is big, high profile business in the US.  

Daniel Halperin, a senior research scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health actually called for less spending on AIDS. He chided those who criticized President Bush’s plan to spend 30 billion dollars to “fight” AIDS in the US aloneover the next five years. Halperin said, “Even the current $15 billion in spending represents an unprecedented amount of money aimed mainly at a single disease. ”

What if by a triple long shot, “homophobia” was the cause of HIV cases and AIDS deaths? I still believe that if homophobia and so-called “homophobes” were completely eradicated from the face of the earth, HIV infections would continue and AIDS would still be the #1 killer of homosexual men and the sexually immoral. The big secret they don’t seem to get is that you can’t outsmart sin.

AIDS is not a judgement on homosexuality, it is a judgement on rebellion.

That’s because the root of the problem is spiritual.  That’s because people reject the rule of God, believing they can control their own lives, but they cant. They stubbornly believe they are more intelligent and that will save them. Their pride will not allow them to admit that the sexual acts they engage in are not God’s intent and thus subject themselves to greater  harm and even death.

Some misguided people –even Christians– exacerbate the problem by saying that the consequences of sexual immorality are not a judgment from God. They say that people only need compassion and love. But Paul warned the church again, that judgment for sexual immorality is fact commanded to him by Christ. Please pay close attention to what is written here in 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8:

Furthermore then, we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received from us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.    For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.  For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:  that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor,  not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles who know not God;   that no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.  For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.    He therefore that despiseth this, despiseth not man but God, who hath also given unto us His holy Spirit.

I don’t say this because of hate for anyone, but to warn you that if you believe a lie, you will die. Don’t harden your heart and blame the church or homophobia. If you are not saved, give your life to Christ NOW, accept his Holy Spirit and then by the power of his Spirit, stop all sexual activities which are not God’s will. Save yourself by obeying God. Disobey God and you will reap exactly what you sow.

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19 thoughts on “AIDS: the statistics don’t lie

  1. Pastor DL,

    Are you suggesting AIDS is a gay disease and secondly, that it is God’s punishment? Just for the sake of factual clarity, Black Heterosexual Women have been impacted in disproportionately alarming numbers.

    Please advise

    GCMW: I was very clear in what I wrote here so I not going to reduce down any further. The answer to your question is there in the article.

  2. Gravity is a natural law of God.
    Jumping out of an airplane without a parachute is a defiance of that law.
    The payment for that defiance is that you go “splat” and die.

    Sin is the breaking of God’s moral law. (1 John 3:4)
    Sexual immorality is a defiance of God’s moral law. (1 Cor. 6:9)
    The payment (wages) for that defiance is is death. (Romans 6:23)

    That death may be temporal (physical) and eternal (condemnation to hell), you may get paid NOW or you may also get paid NOW and LATER.

    Unless Jesus has paid for your sin, you are storing up for yourself a mighty big bill that will be paid sooner or later.

    About 40 years ago, before the sexual revolution of the 1960’s, there were only a few STDS. Now there are over 27, many of which are incurable and some are fatal including AIDS. These diseases are a temporal payment (consequence) for sin.

    God does not need to drop AIDS on earth like a plague of locusts, it is a “natural” consequence of breaking His moral law.

    Sadly, sin does not merely affect the individual perpetrator. It affects entire families, churches, towns, and countries.

    If I steal it affects the store owner suffers who then passes on the cost to the other consumers. So you suffer because of my sin!

    Likewise, the affect of AIDS (and the consequences of a gazillion other sins such as accidents from drunkenness, the expense of increased law enforcement because of theft etc.) affects a country’s economy, blood supply, medical system and so forth.

    Children suffer because of the sin of their parents, their neighbors, their school teachers, their politicians and yes, children get AIDS from tainted blood supplies and drug using whores who pass it on in the womb.

    Death (temporal and eternal) is THE judgment of God for violating His law… even if that which is forbidden is just a simple piece of fruit. (Genesis 2:17)

  3. For me, when I read the article, it just again proved to me that the blind are leading the blind into a pit. May God have mercy on those who may feel trapped in this web of sin.

  4. Your post makes no reference to basic genetics.
    GCMW: Why should it? The point of the post is that sin kills. What does “basic genetics” have to do with that?

    The vagina is built to accept and filter germs and diseases. It contains basic measures against STI’s in order to protect the body and the child. The rectum has no such protection. It is thin-walled and without any dedicated safe-guards to prevent the transmission of disease.

    GCMW: What a bizarre statement.

    It’s not an issue of gay men, but simply unprotected anal sex.
    GCMW: And its still sin whether you are having “unprotected sex” or not.

    As for the judgment of God – male/male sex is nothing new. It was an accepted practice in turn-of-the-millenium European cultures. So why is AIDS a recent development? Are you implying God was sleeping on the job for the past few millenia and only just woke up to the fact of male/male sex?

    GCMW: No one said it wasnt new. As a matter of fact sin isnt new, it first surfaced in heaven with satan’s rebellion against God. Your problem is that you have an earthbound perspective and not a God perspective. Longevity does not equal acceptance with God.

  5. Black people are afraid to talk about sexuality issues which is why the AIDS rate is so high.

    GCMW: jysuper, youre out in left field on this one. Did you rule out sin, rebellion, and satan?

  6. Jysuper,

    That was an ignorant statement. All the talkety talk talk about sexuality gets you no where. This is the lie espoused by modern liberal thinkers which have penetrated our schools and yes our Churches.

    You don’t need to talk about sexuality whether your black, white, Asian, or anything else. Jesus Christ saves! He is the example. If we held ourselves to a biblical standard of one man and one woman in a marriage relationship we wouldn’t have this problem.

    Also, by making this an us VS them in terms of race implies that Blacks are some how more sexually compulsive then other races. This is the lie that was espoused during times of slavery and up until recent times.

    In fact let me take this one step further. You never had to teach a little kid “HOW” to steal, lie, or curse. It comes natural to them. As fallen creatures we are inherently evil as the Bible says. There is nothing to teach about sexuality because engaging in it comes quite naturally. In fact it is the opposite that needs to be taught. You need to discipline kids not to steal and cheat. And just like with teenagers they need to be taught Christ crucified and risen. They need to be taught “biblical” sexual morals otherwise what you get is what you have today. And what is that? Well, if it feels good do it, but just “protect” yourself. This is the lie espoused by the likes of Planned Parenthood and the homosexual advocates.

    This is the lie of the Devil.

    Kyle

  7. Pastor DL,

    My point was that black women are affected SIGNIFICANTLY as well, but your post doesn’t mention them. Rather, it proclaims that AIDS is propagated by Gay Men. You state AIDS is largely a gay disease. This is a destructive comment and frankly would suggest AIDS is the judgement of God. Yet, in the larger picture, most people with AIDS globally are heterosexual. But you don’t site that information in your post.

    That is why I initially said your post was ‘leading’ and your bias was reflected clearly.

  8. Tony, I don’t get your comment or posting that link… And what is all this about AIDS education or lack thereof being a catapult to rising HIV cases? That’s silly. It’s sin. If you live in America,or almost anywhere else for that matter, you have seen or heard about HIV/AIDS. So whether or not you go to a seminar on how to protect yourself, if you follow God’s moral laws you won’t have anything to worry about. Whether you are in China or Arkansas, it’s all the same.

  9. The CDC statistics didnt mention globals AIDS either, are they wrong and destructive?

    Yes, according to the CDC statistics referenced in the post AIDS is largely a disease affecting homosexual men. The statistics dont lie. If you have a problem with that, then you should angry at the CDC for releasing this truthful information. Better yet, why arent very concerned at the SEVENTY TWO percent of homosexual/bisexual/occasional sexual men (msm) who make up new HIV contractions, Tony? That leaves 28% made up not just of black women, but all of the OTHER categories.

    Why are you intentionally ignoring the obvious? And why arent you telling these 72% that they are killing themselves with sin and ignorance?

    Are you afraid to tell them that?

  10. Polycarp, are you saying the Christian singer Ray Boltz has come and said he is homosexual???

    I hope I am not reading this right???

    Good Lord…when is all this insanity going to end?

  11. I wasn’t being ignorant with my previous remarks. I am just frustrated with the new HIV infections and it seems to be us (at least where I live in Rochester,NY). We need to get back to the Bible on Sexuality issues

  12. I do not consider it just a coincidence that the sexual revolution started in 60-70’s “free sex,” “gay sex” and all the media shock sex, internet porn and pedophilia outbreak . Teachers having sex with underage students, Abortion 50 mil. and AID’s also the rise of Syhilis after being “cured” for decades….(Not to mention the off topic mass murder school shootings that are new”*)
    Romans 1:18-32KJV

  13. Aids came about through animal and human contact…technically it is not a homosexuall disease ..it is perverted unclean foul and due to the immoral activities of society in which the LORD GOD forbade continually throughout the old and the new testiment it has turned inward to groups of people woman and men and children now who are born to it or if they were molested have it..it inflames the groups of people due to increased sexual activity and denial men with men are a group that have this disease because they are increasingly denying God’s law and think they are not being deceived…some who deny their homosexual activity bring it home to the wives and they obtain it …women with women are at risk of passing it onto each other as well though it doesn’t happen as fast…let’s be honest here ..certain racial groups are more active in the passing it on thing ..but white men hide their activity yet it is believed that the statistics are not so honest in the presenting…they bring it home too…it’s growing because we as a people are denying God how He runs things Who His Son is and how to conduct our lives…drugs alcohol enhance behavior that runs amuck…really logical yah know…but the comments that resist this will be because no one wants to see reality anymore…ask yourself this…did you bring the sun up this morning and then did you allow all that is physics to let the world rotate in it’s place around the sun to not fall into the sun and just let the night come with the setting of it…did you?

  14. I agree with parts of the statistics in this article. And I’d like to thank the author. But there are some things that I would beg to differ on.

    AIDS and HIV statistics are growing in all groups. I am an RN and have work in a physician’s office. The misconception that Black Women and Gay Men have HIV should include a long list of other races & cultures. I am a living testimony that white women are and have been getting diagnosed with HIV, and heterosexual white males as well. The numbers are rising. This is not a black female disease or a gay disease. Secondly, America’s black community represents a fewer than 18% of the US Total Population and Caucasian Americans represent over 80%.

    Lets not be naïve in our thinking here. Where we sometimes have more of a certain group/race of people, we will have more cases of a given disease. I can assure you that the numbers for HIV/AIDs in the caucasian community is higher. That is a fact.

    Thanks for listening.

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