Mission America president Linda Harvey today hailed Donald Trump’s selection of Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services, and urged Price to use his role to begin “dismantling” the “mythological ‘gay’ identity.”
Writing in WorldNetDaily, Harvey expressed hope that Price, who has a history of hostility to LGBT rights and is a member of a radical HIV/AIDS denialist group, will reverse the LGBT rights gains that took place during the Obama administration and use the federal agency, and the Centers for Disease Control in particular, to withdraw grants from LGBT-allied groups like GLSEN and Planned Parenthood, end its use of terms like “males who have sex with males,” and send the message to gay people: “Don’t have anal sex, period.”
HIV is still serious and sometimes fatal, yet around 1 million people are living with and sharing this disease with others, believing it’s not such a big deal in the era of anti-retroviral drug treatment.
But many Americans have wept as sons, brothers and friends have perished from AIDS, and long for an Uncle Sam public health message that tells the truth: No male ever needs to engage in anal sex with another male, and we need to stop accommodating homosexual behavior and “gay” identity at the CDC.
Will Rep. Tom Price do this as head of HHS?
The CDC is a division of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, and Trump’s nominee to head the agency, Georgia Rep. Tom Price, has a solid and admirable track record as a pro-life, pro-family conservative. There could not be a more promising prospective administrator to bring some sense to bear on Obamacare, HHS agency mandates on abortion and the many diabolical funding streams that end up in Planned Parenthood coffers.
But another nest of vipers lies in the CDC HIV/AIDS program. If we are going to drain the swamp, this is a great place to start. And Price is from Georgia. With the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, it’s quite possible he has already formed an opinion about the problems endemic to CDC HIV/AIDS policy.
Will CDC continue to treat homosexual behavior as a respectable identity instead of what it actually is – high-risk, unnecessary deviance that no one needs to engage in?
The CDC’s “National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day” was observed Sept. 27. It’s another example of truth-avoiding foolishness.
No male is “gay,” first of all, and the CDC’s own clinical description of the transmission category, “males who have sex with males,” has avoided the nebulous “gay” label in favor the more accurate description of behavior. So why use misleading identity-politics terms? The agency culture seems to favor propping up the mythological “gay” identity, when it should be dismantling it.
So this epidemic-tracking agency funded by taxpayers has descended to sympathy for active disease transmission, instead of aiming for a goal where incidence declines. That could be achieved with a clear message: Don’t have anal sex, period.