These kinds of articles are created to build animosity.
Fact from article: percentage of male homosexuals with HIV is at a rate of over
4 times the rate of male heterosexuals with HIV.Sounds like a public
health issues based on facts.
Can congress investigate John Kerry and the State department and see if there is
validity to the allegations of The United States State department paying $20
million dollars to gay activist organizations to promote same sex marriage in
@ worf: So, the truth is being told to build animosity? If you have animosity
towards the truth, doesn't that tell you there might be a problem with your
worldview?@ iron&clay: Yes, HIV/AIDS is a public health issue
based on facts. How is forcing homosexual activity underground going to address
and solve that problem? From our own history here in the US, we know that when
homosexuality has to be hidden, high risk behaviors that increase the chances of
the spread of HIV/AIDS increase - and those behaviors eventually have a negative
impact on heterosexuals as individuals living double lives spread HIV/AIDS to
their straight partners and spouses.
Does this Nigeria accusation have a source of any kind? It reads like something
thrown out there by someone to the right of Rick Santorum. And just what is
Let me get this straight. Did the AP report that it was a rumor that
people had been tortured?Or did they report that it was a rumor that
the US had paid gay activists?How does the AP differentiate what is
a rumor and what is a valid allegation?Do we have freedom of the
press when the AP can report with a twist without a competing news gathering
organization reporting with their twist?
@ iron&clay: A big difference between rumors and allegations is sources. The news reporter was able to talk various people who mentioned how many
people were arrested. Those numbers vary depending on the source, but the
sources for the various numbers are listed in the article. There are
no sources given at any level for the rumor - just very vague references to a
rumor. As for freedom of the press, if you would like to travel to
Nigeria, do the research, and write a follow-up story, I'm sure you can
find a news source that will print it for you.
Anti-gay policies in central Africa get major support from American evangelical
Christians. See last year's documentary film "God Loves
Uganda."@iron&clay: One way to guarantee that STDs will
spread like wildfire is to institute government policies that stigmatize
practitioners and force sexual activity underground. A good way to contain the
spread of STDs is to institute policies that incentivize long term, stable,
monogamous relationships. You know, like marriage.