On the eve of World AIDS day, sex and sin continue to decimate US gay male population
The statistics sound like a broken record. Each year the Centers for Disease Control release stunning numbers with dire warnings about the dangers and health risks for homosexual men, but they seem fall on deaf ears. Now a shocking report released by the Black AIDS Institute says that 1 in 2 black homosexual men are infected with HIV. Thats 50% of all self identified black gay males! But needless to say, there has been no mass exodus out of homosexuality by these men. Instead, they continue the sex parties, sex hookups via gay sex sites, “downlow” sex without batting an eye. The statistics don’t lie. What’s more the BAI is run by a homosexual man with HIV. But that doesn’t seem to have much effect.
According to a new study by the Black AIDS Institute, black gay men are the group most impacted by H.I.V. in America. The shocking report says that 1 in 4 black gay males is currently infected with H.I.V., and there is a 60% chance that a black gay male will be living with the disease by the time he is 40 years old.
“AIDS in America is a black disease, no matter how you look at it,” its president and chief executive Phill Wilson.
The question is why? Why do the numbers not only not decrease but steadily increase? Some are quick to slam the racism card on the table. Others claim its because there is just not enough education and awareness. Still others claim that men are not using condoms and religious based “homophobia” forces these men live self destructive lifestyles. Some say that the government under funds AIDS research. And lets not forget the “poor access to health care” scare card.
A large part of gay male/black gay male subculture is its constant obsession with sex. Far too many events in the gay community use the promise of sex as a drawing tool. It glorifies, baits and encourages sexual activity which most likely contributes to the very thing it claims to be attempting to reduce. And you needn’t look any further than the Black AIDS Institute itself. An upcoming event tells attendees:
Take a trip to the far-away place… Surrender your body to steamy encounters; your mind to desire, and your soul to hot beats.”
For context, since statistics on HIV (in America) have been kept homosexual men have always —always– been the #1 high risk demographic. Despite attempts to place the spotlight on other demographics, like black women, the hard numbers and mind numbing statistics tell no lie. Homosexual males of every age group are at the top of every HIV/AIDS high risk group. And its important to note that these numbers aren’t coming from some anti-gay conservative organization. It comes from the government. And in an era where Barack Obama’s prohomosexual administration has taken unprecedented steps to legitimize homosexual behavior, the numbers refuse to play along with the external charade. The male homosexual population is systematically being decimated by a disease that has no cure.
Now, black gay men, who are but a small subset of homosexual culture, are doubling up on the risks and producing catastrophic consequences. Even the progay trending NAACP confirmed that. [source]
The concerns echo those of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which earlier this month called upon African American clergy to do more to address the HIV-AIDS crisis.
“Black people are more likely to be diagnosed with HIV, more likely to die from the disease, and less likely to receive treatment than any other race” in the United States, said the civil rights organization in a report.
Citing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it said African Americans represent 13 percent of the total population, yet account for more than half of all new HIV diagnoses.
The effects of sin
Those who engage in sin show the effects of sin in two places. Their minds and their bodies. Sin blinds a person to the reality of the danger they are in. And it deceives the mind into thinking one’s actions are actually good. As a man thinks, so is he. Thus his thoughts and mentality is played out in his behavior. Add to this poisonous mix the “pleasure of sin” and the recipe will only produce death. Unless there is supernatural intervention. As followers of Christ, the scripture tells us not to judge sinners. God, it says, will judge them. But it does not forbid us from telling them the truth about sin and warning them of its dangers while pointing them to the solution in Jesus Christ.
Why they wont hear you
I believe that the deafness brought on by sin hardening the inner ear of a person’s spirit is to blame. And until we address sin, there will be no solution. The Elton John Foundation can dump billions of dollars into the coffers of the BAI, “homophobia” can be erased and 100% free health care can be offered in every city. But it will not change this death march that has arrested the male homosexual population.
Jesus’ parable in Luke 16:19-31 of the rich man who died and went to hell holds significant clues to the mindset of those reject truth while they have this opportunity of life.
When the rich man, being tormented in the flames begs for a bit of relief, Abraham, in short, tells him its impossible. The man then asks if the beggar Lazarus can be sent to warn his living brothers of hell. Abraham tells him that his living brothers already have the written law and that it tells them what to do to avoid hell.
The rich man knows they are ignoring the written word. ‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.” (vs 30)
But that meets an equally dead end response from Abraham.
“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” (vs 31)
If they wont hear Phill Wilson, if they wont hear the CDC, if they wont hear God a positive solution doesn’t seem likely.
God has already laid out a clear solution and plan to save every homosexual man not only from physical sin, but the consequences of hell which is surely to come. It is written in a book called the bible. Its tragic that homosexuals are told to stay away from the very thing that will save them. But if they will not hear the Word of God, nor will they hear the living, their fate is already sealed. Let us all pray that their eyes would be opened to the truth and that God would soften their hearts and have mercy on them.
Postscript to young black gay men
I once lived the same life you lived. The never ending cycle of sex, clubs, parties and dead end thinking held me hostage. Its only by the grace of God that after 11 years of homosexual activity, I wasn’t infected with AIDS. I should be dead were it not for the mercy of God. Since God has allowed me to live, I pray you will hear my voice. Turn away while you can and live. Those who hate you will lie and tell you there’s nothing wrong with your sexual life, but love always tells the truth. You decide who really loves you.