Did you know that:
- The HIV rate among active homosexual men is eight times that of the general population in low income countries?
- The HIV rate among active homosexual men is 23 times the general population rate in high income countries?
- In no country in the world is the HIV prevalence lower in among active homosexual men than in the population as a whole?
- The nation with the highest rate of new infections is the USA?
These are some of the key statistics highlighted by Professor Kevin Fenton at the recent British HIV Association's Autumn Conference. What is clear is that despite the increasing number of tools and resources to combat HIV infection, there is a growing epidemic in Homosexual men in every part of the world. And while I know that such statistics can be wildly abused, aren't they - after a careful reading of them - a sober warning of the wickedness of homosexuality? Here's one such warning from the Apostle Paul:
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonouring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.Kyrie Eleison.