This comment by “alteredego” followed a news story highlighting women who shared how they celebrate the lives of their lost loved ones to AIDS on World AIDS Day.
Why are we celebrating the gay/lesbian lifestyle in our society when it is such a contributing factor in this epidemic? Yes, abstinence is a necessary thing for gays…and straights, in today’s world. The saddest thing about this disease in our country where we are educated about its consequences and spread, is our lack of discipline and self control and a lack of caring about the next person. If you’ve got it…keep it to yourself.
To which I had to reply. Really. How could I resist addressing this rampant, ignorant but widely accepted idea that AIDS is all about gay people, and it’s their problem, and if they’d just stop spreading it around to other people, this little problem would just go away? OOOH man. This is how I get fired up.
My reply (Still awaiting approval from my good friend, Barney the moderator):