The following comes from a March 10 LA Times article by Joseph Serna.
Public health officials across the West Coast are urging medical professionals to look out for cases of ocular syphilis – a sexually transmitted disease that can cause blindness – after two potential cases in Los Angeles recently.
On Thursday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued an advisory for primary and eye-care providers to look out for symptoms associated with the disease, which is usually a complication of primary or secondary syphilis infections.
With more than a dozen cases – most of them among gay men – reported between Seattle and San Francisco and now potentially two in Southern California, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation is calling for medical professionals to do more.
“These new cases … highlight the importance of ongoing, regular check-ups for sexually active individuals who feel they may be at risk, particularly men who have sex with men,” said AHF President Michael Weinstein in a statement.
Some of the patients also are HIV positive, including six in San Francisco. In Seattle, two of the patients went blind.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California’s syphilis rate was second in the country behind only Georgia. Los Angeles also had the highest number of primary and secondary cases of syphilis of any county in the U.S. in 2013, the CDC reported.
Nope, no “gifts” to “welcome” here, unless the welcome is the beginning of a true horror movie. You see, that is what is involved here: horror on a galactic scale, something so vile and offensive, that even demons turn away (after all, they are angels, with angelic intelligence and an absolute knowledge of good and evil).
Let’s see — to find Sam Singer and the deep-pocket parents who hired him and talk to them about these truly unfortunates. The man of the hour, Abp. Cordileone needs your attention. Homosexual men, save yourselves. Contact the Archbishop immediately; seek his help; come into confession. God the Father will welcome you with open arms, when you come to Him as a penitent (like the Prodigal Son was welcomed by his father).
We all sin and none deserve salvation. Christ changed all that, but you need to accept Him and His teachings. Do not be misled by false seers of sexual freedom, particularly if they wear a collar, like Fr. Harris or Fr. Warren. No one can free you from the requirements of the Faith, but you can free yourself by acknowledging Christ and your need of His enduring grace. We will pray for you.
Reaping what they sow, lots of bad fruits from this lifestyle. Mother Nature is not forgiving or tolerant of deviations from Natural Law.
Here is another example of why gay sex acts of perversion, should be totally against the law, as well as so-called gay “marriage!” We need a massive program to turn the entire country back into decent citizens, who date and marry properly, with good morals! Pre-marital CHASTITY is a MUST!! When I was young, everyone knew that sex outside of marriage was a mortal sin, and that homosexuality was a major disorder, a psychiatric illness! Young men and women were REQUIRED BY LAW, to get their doctor’s certificates, prior to their wedding day, to be medically examined and confirmed in proper health, for their forthcoming conjugal life, to begin at their Honeymoon— AFTER the Wedding!! Evidence of disease may be a hindrance, to their Marriage!
What health officials can do is to provide guidance in chastity and in sexual identity as men for those with same sex attraction, so they do not engage in behaviors which expose them to the contagion. To expect health professionals to do more in treatment is important, but it would not be necessary if chastity were observed and the men not exposed to diseases through sexual activity.
Organizations which promote homosexuality as an identity with rights to sexual activity need to step up and do their part, revising their narrative, calling men “men” and not “gays”, and women “women” and not “lesbians”. Self understanding and behavior mutually influence each other.
We in the Catholic Church welcome all to know their God given identity as men or women, to live it out in chastity, all the time knowing that while failures are common, holiness is possible in Jesus Christ.
There are a lot of benefits to chastity, which is a concept above abstinence. It is giving your sexuality over to a higher purpose. In doing so, one obtains gifts for one’s self and also for the benefit of others.
“Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen described a state of disillusioned satedness that he called “black grace” – a kind of fed-upness that could open the way for the “white grace” of conversion. Many who have bought into the lies of the sexual revolution find themselves confronted by the darkness of this black grace. If the truth about chastity is presented to them, they can attain transformation in Christ.”
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That’s why Courage has to be more publicized. So many people don’t know about it.
Let’s all get the word out about Courage in our respective parishes. If you care anthing about service to God, you must serve your brothers and sisters by bringing them to the truth. Sin kills. Chastity saves lives. Remember there is a difference between permissiveness and compassion.
Using “health” as a means to promote celibacy or chastity for the sacramentally unmarried is a dubious proposition. Apparently, you are unfamiliar with the enormous amount of data suggesting that chastity for men in that state results in much higher increases in certain other illnesses like prostate cancer. You might want to do some homework. If you, or any other person chooses that path and is willing to take THOSE health risks, fine. That is a noble path. But please don’t use “health” as a reason behind people’s moral or immoral sexual choices, because you just might find yourself at the wrong end of the stethoscope.
“YFC”, will you at least agree that sodomy is a mortal sin? If you really a fellow Catholic you should have no trouble saying yes.
“YCF”, still no answer to my question as to weather or not you believe that sodomy is a mortal sin. OK, we get it.
Why don’t the elected Officials in CA
REQUIRE that all junior and senior high schools teach ‘ SEXUAL ABSTINENCE ‘ in all their health and biology classes?
The “Center for Disease Control” has been teaching abstinence for years and this can be found on their web site —
QUOTE: ” Abstinence: The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have sex (i.e., anal, vaginal or oral). ” UNQUOTE.
In 2013 the CDC released the following for the USA:
– 20 MILLION new cases of STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) each year.
– Total infections in the USA being treated per year (many are not cured in one year) 110 MILLION.
– Total annual medical costs: $16 BILLION.
– Young people aged 15 – 24 represent 50% of all STDs.
Rather than “calling for medical professionals to do more” – why doesn’t AHF teach people to take responsibility for their own actions,
and teach sexual abstinence ? ? ? ? ?
Those who through their own Immoral Actions (sex outside a valid marriage between one man and one woman) contract an STD – they should have to pay their own medical bills.
The rest of us should not have to pay for their homosexual acts, adultery, or fornication.
Everyone has to learn there is a consequence for their bad actions.
And to think –
” FDA Ban on Gay Men as Blood Donors Opposed by American Medical Association “.
According to the FDA “gay men represent 61 percent of all new HIV infections in the U.S.”
Not only do gays want to force us to go against our religion and accept sodomy, but they also want to kill us with their infected blood – using “discrimination” as their usual code word. (They only have to be free of infection for one year to donate blood.)
My father operated a clinical laboratory in
the Los Angeles area while I was growing up.
When I got my driver’s license dad put me to
work picking up specimens for testing.
At one doctor’s office in West Hollywood, most
of the tests sent in were for diagnosis of that foul
disease described above. Between a quarter
and half of the tests were on spinal fluid, which
meant they were being tested for third-stage (the last).
This has been a rampant epidemic in the community
since I was doing that job for the lab in the mid-1960’s,
and it was old news to the Health department then.
“The wages of sin”
The real problem with the decades long spread of ever newer / treatment resistant strains of STDs vectoring via the ‘Conga Line of Buggery’ from Sodom by the Sea…
– Is Reporting about it to the ‘Vanilla’ (clueless voting taxpayers) – according to democrat Gaystapo Enforcers.
No matter what sanitized / misleading euphemisms are applied (‘Men Sexing Men’ replacing ‘Homo-Anal Coprophile Behaviors’) to cover for the Behaviors – Censorship of the Facts is the main goal of the Radical Homosex Lobby – as this classic story shows.
“Hospitals now must report serious staph cases to officials
– A particularly virulent strain of MRSA, dubbed USA 300, appears to be driving a marked increase in these so-called community-acquired staph infections. First isolated by San Francisco researchers in 2001…
San Francisco Supervisor Tom Ammiano said that sort of reporting is potentially troubling…
Last month, San Francisco General Hospital physicians reported in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine that a variant of USA 300, resistant to six antibiotics, was “especially common among men who have sex with men.”
That report, and the subsequent media coverage of it around the world, deeply angered some members of the city’s gay community.
Ammiano denounced a report in The Chronicle about it as “irresponsible” and “homophobic,” during a committee hearing Wednesday.
Most gays do not even care about each other as evidenced by their actions.
They only care about their own immediate pleasure that does not last – and everyone and everything else be damned.
IF gays cared about each other at all –
“Rather than “calling for medical professionals to do more” – they would teach those of like mind to take responsibility for their own actions, and teach sexual abstinence.”
They always want to put the responsibility on someone else, rather than themselves.
Persons practicing a dangerous way of life oftentimes, as in this case of venereal disease, try to drag others down with themselves. Pressures are being brought by those infected in many instances to give blood and thereby spread disease to innocent persons. That way they can claim that it is not persons living a dissolute lifestyle but the public at large that is spreading this hideous disease. Their claims of discrimination are self-inflicted complaints.
“Persons practicing a dangerous way of life oftentimes, as in this case of venereal disease, try to drag others down with themselves. Pressures are being brought by those infected in many instances to give blood and thereby spread disease to innocent persons. That way they can claim that it is not persons living a dissolute lifestyle but the public at large that is spreading this hideous disease. Their claims of discrimination are self-inflicted complaints.” John P
Good Points – But there is Also the ‘More the Gayer’ gang, who believe that by increasing the numbers of infected – they can increase spending on a ‘Cure’ – although all to often what has happened is that those taking tax subsidized medications get just well enough to return to the party – with Treatment Resistant Strains.
BTW – Let us not forget the “Bug Chasers” & “Gift Givers” along with the ‘Meth & Viagra’ cocktail crowd – who deliberately spread STDs so as to avoid the need to be careful – about anything.
Re: Father Richard Perozich…That’s why Courage, rather than being one of the best kept secrets in the Catholic Church, has to be publicized from pulpit to pulpit!
“Cases involve blindness, HIV”
St. Thomas Aquinas: “Abstinence and chastity, dispose man very much to the perfection of intellectual operation. Hence it is written (Daniel 1:17) that to these children on account of their abstinence and continency, God gave knowledge and understanding in every book, and wisdom.” (ST II-II, q.15, a.3)
“Amidst all this blindness, Jesus enters the picture. He comes so that those who do not see might see. His way is that of love and compassion. He is the light of the world through whom we see and move, and without whom we would perish. He gives sight back to the blind. Jesus spitting on the ground and making clay with the saliva and smearing this clay on the eyes of the blind man is a juxtaposition of the creation story in Genesis, of his incarnation, and of the sacrament of baptism; just as Samuel anoints David, so are we regenerated through baptism, the pool into which the blind cleanses. Jesus brings forth new life by giving us that light, the Holy Spirit — the prerequisite for our sight in our spiritual life. Humbling ourselves and surrendering our wills to Christ is the only way to get rid of spiritual blindness and begin seeing the world through the eyes of God.” –
Written by Deacon Kavuma, who is in formation for the priesthood at the St. Paul Seminary for the Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda. His home parish is Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Entebbe.
A worthy addition to the discussion:
“Sex Education in America: How Yesterday’s Extremists Shaped Today’s Sex Ed
In order to influence the future of sex education, we must have a nuanced understanding of its colorful past.
It reads like fiction: an estimated 50 to 75 percent of American men were infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD); in thousands of families, an STD killed one, two, even five of their children; and an incredible 30 percent of all blindness was attributed to STDs.
The transmission of STDs was an urgent concern of national health and security—so serious, in fact, that soldiers were court-martialed if they were found to be infected.
These statistics are not from a third-world country in the midst of the AIDs pandemic. These are estimates of syphilis and gonorrhea prevalence in 1904, during the Progressive Era of American history. This surprising STD epidemic is one indication that the “good old days” weren’t so good after all.
As American soldiers headed across the sea to fight World War I… Estimates suggest that half of all servicemen had an STD. These men could not dependably protect their fellow soldiers if they were stuck in a foxhole with advanced-stage syphilis.
Simply put, America was in the midst of a public health crisis in the early 1900s. And it was this crisis that sparked the birth of public sex education in America.
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same…”