That subject line / title is my pissed-off reaction to World Net Daily’s post on December 2, 2013: “‘Gays’ Push to End 30-Year Blood-Dontation Ban.” There was a follow-up article written by WND’s commentary editor and staff writer, Chelsea Schilling, on December 3: “Top Doctor: ‘Gay’ Blood Will Taint U.S. Supply.”
For those who do not know, if you are homosexual and you live in the United States, it is illegal for you to donate blood. You are legally banned from it. Why? Because back in the day, homosexual males had the highest incidence of HIV and it was a reactionary policy put in place ostensibly to protect the public. Now, of course, HIV is carried across demographics, and you are more likely to have HIV if you’re a straight woman in African than a gay man in America. Though according to the CDC, most new HIV cases in the US are still among men who have sex with men (MSM).
It’s also stupid when thought of like this: You’re growing up a normal child, and you realize you are gay. Now, suddenly, you can’t donate blood. So, not only are you going to be stigmatized by friends and family (unless you’re one of the lucky ones), and denied equal rights by society, but you also are banned from donating blood. Still a virgin? Doesn’t matter. Had sex with 50 women already and no men? Doesn’t matter. You’re now gay, so you can’t donate blood.
And that’s apparently how the WND commenters think, as well. Just one person is enough to quote and then I’m done with this topic that’s continuing to tick me off. The aptly-named “Cristina4Jesus” has the highest-rated post with 41 up-votes and 0 down-votes: “Great, who cares if innocent people get infected as long as homosexuals get to do whatever they want.”
The one reply is by “isallwon” with 12 up-votes and 0 down: “Their self centered selfishness knows no bounds. It is a common trait when their libido is their identifying/defining factor.”
Ugh. I’m done here.