Homosexual activist Rodney Croome is urging the Red Cross to review its sensible ban on accepting blood donations from homosexual men.  According to The Mercury of 23 March 2006 “The Red Cross will not take blood from men who have had male-to-male sex in the past year”.

Why does the Red Cross refuse to accept blood donations from homosexuals?  Homosexuality is taught in our state schools as a safe, healthy, natural lifestyle.  Is it possible that the homosexual lifestyle is actually unhealthy and unsanitary?  Could it be even deadly?  Could the it be that the Red Cross refuse their blood because the Human Papillomaviros (HPV), which is a collection of 70+ types of viruses (more than 20 of which are incurable STDs) that can infect both men and women is “almost universal” among homosexual men with over 60% of HIV negative men carrying it (all HIV positive men carry it)?

According to the San Jose Mercury News, the Syphilis rate in the US is 11 cases per 100,000 yet in San Francisco, the gay rights capital of the US, the rate skyrockets to 240 cases per 100,000; more than 20 times the national average.  The San Francisco Examiner reports that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is worried that “the tuberculosis rate in San Francisco is 5 times the national average…”.  Their Department of Public Health “attributed the higher-than-average tuberculosis rate to the rise of TB among people with HIV.”

When they refuse blood from homosexual donors could the Red Cross sensibly be relying on reputable, peer-reviewed scientific journals?  The New England Journal of Medicine, in an article entitled, “Sexual Transmissions of Hepatitis A in Homosexual Men”, found that “Among male homosexuals, these diseases (Amebiasis, Girdiasis, Shigellosis, and Hepatitis A) are rampant because of oral-anal practices involving the ingestion of faecal material.”

ACTION: Please encourage the Red Cross (AFF Dir Jack Sonnemann has helped raise funds for the Red Cross with some of his famous quilt exhibitions) to continue their principled stand and not allow homosexuals to donate blood. 

Australian Red Cross,
PO Box 196 Carlton Vic 3053 
ph: 03 9345 1800 Fax: 03 9348 2513
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