Federal promotion of a deadly lifestyle
Re: your article in the June 27 edition titled “Activists at USDA push heavy gay sensitivity training” (page 3), reading of the USDA’s plan for making its employees apologetic for the traditional (and well-founded) view of homosexual behavior, I thought, “Something’s wrong with this picture.”
Why? Because the CDC reports that of the 1,000,000 Americans infected with HIV/AIDS, 480,000 are men having sex with men (MSM) and the USDA seems in denial about this; if not, then why institute a program promoting the unhealthy “gay” lifestyle.
Each of these 480,000 men needs anti-viral drugs ($24,000 per year; $480,000 over 20 years) to prolong his life for 20 years. Do the math: 480,000 MSM x $480,000; and these drugs are only postponing additions to the 330,000 MSM lost to AIDS since 1980.
Considering this suffering and death as well as the mounting burden on our limited medical resources, it seems to me that “gay” activists generally, and those at USDA in particular, should apologize to America. John J. McCartney, Jr. Chicago, Illinois