Male Homosexuals and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Recently I was banned from a local blog, with the blog administrator implying it was due to my being a bigot. What was my bigotry? I was arguing that Male homosexuals suffer from sexually transmitted diseases at a far higher rate then the population at large.

Is one really a bigot for believing this? Let me point out to those unaware that the CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports that "In 2008, men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for 63% of primary and secondary syphilis cases in the United States. MSM often are diagnosed with other bacterial STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea infections." Now note that is the percentage of total number of cases not the rate of infection. This means that MSM are 63% of all infections while they are a only a small fraction of the total population so the rate of infection is huge.

Now why is this? I am not sure why, there are conflicting explanations (studies) for why this is so.

Here is the definition of the word bigot on Dictionary.com: "a person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, esp on religion, politics, or race".

So my question is, just who is the bigot? The one who points to the facts (as reported by a reputable source) or the one who is intolerant of hearing the facts because they threaten their ideas or point of view?


Blogger Andree said...

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10/07/2011 08:31:00 PM  

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