Matt Barber's Message To Gay Teens
You are priceless. But you are flawed – you are a sinner. Homosexual behavior is always wrong – demonstrably and absolutely wrong. Period." - Hate group leader Matt Barber, in a "letter to 'gay' teens" published today by World Net Daily.
NOTE: Barber goes on to cite the "wages of sin are death" nonsense from the bible, adding that according to the International Journal of Epidemiology, "life expectancy at age 20 years for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men." In other words, God loves you so much, he's totally going to give you AIDS and kill the fuck out of you. What Barber disgustingly fails to mention is that the authors of that life expectancy study, which was done 25 years ago in one Canadian city during the height of the AIDS epidemic, have denounced the Christofascists who today gleefully cite their work.
Last year Politifact ruled such claims as false after vicious Virgina Rep. Bob Marshall declared that all gay men die twenty years early.
"If we were to repeat this analysis today the life expectancy of gay and bisexual men would be greatly improved," the authors wrote. "Deaths from HIV infection have declined dramatically in this population since 1996." We spoke to Julio Montaner, a co-author of the study and director of the British Columbia Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDs. He said Marshall’s statement is a "gross misrepresentation" of the research. Montaner noted that his group’s original report was conducted at a time when the HIV epidemic was poorly controlled and treatments were ineffective. Since then, there have have been great strides in treating the disease and preventing its spread, Montaner said. In the United States, figures from the Centers for Disease Control show that the rate of HIV deaths per 100,000 people peaked at 36.3 deaths in 1995 and fell to 2.7 in 2010, the latest year data is available.As always, Matt Barber is a motherfucking lying scumbag. Praise Jesus.
UPDATE: I should have mentioned that according to a study just done in Britain, the life expectancy of people with HIV there may actually soon exceed the national average because of "superior medical monitoring and treatment for people with HIV compared to other older people."