Peter La Barbera, president of
Americans for Truth About
The detrimental health consequences of homosexual behavior are so well documented in the medical literature today that science itself confirms "that homosexuality is as bad as God said it was" and this reality cannot be changed, said Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality.
During a Sept. 14 interview with Rev. Michael Heath, LaBarbera talked about how the scientific data on homosexual behavior mirrors what God said in the Bible about the issue.
"But that’s the shame of our movement, that the homosexual activists behave as if they have the truth," said LaBarbera. "We act as if we’re ashamed of the truth, when in reality, we have the truth."
"Look at homosexuality," he said. "God says it’s an abomination. Well, what a shocker. The behavior that God says is an abomination and is vastly, disproportionately represented among sexually transmitted diseases. Gee Mike, what a shocker!"
"Syphilis is literally making a comeback thanks to homosexual men," said LaBarbera. "It's the new gay disease. I think upwards of 80, high 80s, maybe 90% of syphilis cases are now linked to men who have sex with men. Not all of them identify as gay. You’ve got the secret, you know, a lot of people they don’t call themselves gay but they’re practicing sodomy on the side or what have you."
"I mean what we’re finding in science is that homosexuality is as bad as God said it was, and you can’t change that," said LaBarbera.
Last year, Dr. Gail Bolan, director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of STD Prevention, stated that the health organization is "seeing what we are calling pretty much an epidemic of syphilis among men who have sex with men," which started in 2000 but has dramatically increased since 2008, as CNSNews.com reported.
“We actually had some areas of the country that hadn’t seen a case of syphilis back to the late ‘90s and early 2000’s, and we thought we had a chance to eliminate this infection but we’re now challenged with this current epidemic,” Dr. Bolan said.
There also has been an increase in cases of ocular syphilis, she said, "and the trend is following our trend of syphilis -- they're mainly in HIV-infected MSM [men who have sex with men]." Boland further said the CDC is seeing a rise in the spread of Shigella, a diarrhea that can be caused by "exposure to feces through sexual contact.” Both the CDC and its European counterpart have reported the spread of Shigella among MSM.
In a report released in November 2015, the CDC said, “During 2000-2014, the rise in the P&S [primary and secondary] syphilis rate was primarily attributable to increased cases among men and, specifically, among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (collectively referred to as MSM)."
In 2014, reported the health agency, “men accounted for 91% of all cases of P&S syphilis. And, of those male cases for whom sex of sex partner was known, 83% were MSM.”
Further, “reported cases of P&S syphilis continued to be characterized by a high rate of HIV co-infection, particularly among MSM,” said the CDC. In fact, 51% of the homosexual men diagnosed with syphilis in 2014 were also HIV-positive.