State Health Agencies, the CDC, and Health Advocacy groups have declared a public health crisis among the LGBT that is sweeping across the nation. According to a series of studies, they are calling sex hookup apps such as Tinder and Grindr the “new bathhouses” are responsible for the massive rise in the spread of deadly and sometimes incurable illnesses and are traced directly to the LGBT:
In 2015, health officials in Rhode Island released data showing a dramatic spike in cases of syphilis (79 percent), gonorrhea (30 percent), and HIV (33 percent) in the previous year. The uptick, they said, wasn’t an outlier — it was part of a national trend. And while some of the new cases could be attributed to better testing, officials for the first time said STD rates were rising because of certain high-risk behaviors, including using online dating sites “to arrange casual and often anonymous sexual encounters.”
Since then, the trend for several STDs nationwide has only gotten worse: According to a September report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in the United States in 2016 — the highest cumulative number ever recorded. “Not only are we at an all-time high,” Gail Bolan, the director of the division of STD prevention at the CDC, told me, “but we’re starting to see increases in all kind of communities.”
There are a few reasons cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are on the rise. For instance, epidemiologists have documented a rise in sex without condoms among men who have sex with men.
But health experts increasingly view apps and sites such as Tinder, Grindr, and OkCupid as enablers of high-risk sex, helping people meet and hook up more efficiently than ever before. The impact of these sites is so profound they are also transforming the way health officials track and prevent outbreaks.
“We used to think about what we can do with bathhouses and sex clubs to make sure people’s risk was reduced,” said Dan Wohlfeiler, director of Building Healthy Online Communities, a public health group that works with apps to support STI prevention. These places, after all, had become important meeting points for men who have sex with men — the group most affected by the HIV epidemic.
Today, the public health focus has shifted to “digital bathhouses.” Wohlfeiler said, “Now that dating sites and apps have become so common, we know we need to work with them.”
There’s just one problem: Many of the major dating networks don’t want to be involved in STD prevention, nor have they acknowledged the impact they’re having on public health.
“They are hesitant to support sexual health,” said Jeffrey Klausner, a professor of medicine and STD researcher at UCLA. “They realize that their sites could be stigmatized for being associated with STDs. They do as little as possible.” (Both Grindr and Tinder declined to comment on this story, and Tinder pointed me to its website’s “dating safely” advicesection.)
Just as ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft have disrupted transportation — and required new regulations and cultural adaptations — dating sites have disrupted the way people have sex. Health advocates say it’s time they acknowledge that impact — and begin to help fight the STDs they may be helping to spread.
Health officials in states around the country have linked recent STD outbreaks to the rise in internet dating.
In one study looking at the link between Craigslist personal ads and HIV, researchers at the University of Minnesota identified an increase in HIV cases in 33 states between 1999 and 2008 — and determined that the advent of Craigslist alone contributed to a 16 percent increase in cases.
In Nevada, a record number of syphilis cases last year was attributed, in part, to the “rise in anonymous sex via social media.” In California, Klausner said, the state health department is increasingly hearing that people with STDs met their partners on sites like Grindr.
“There’s no doubt meeting new partners is much easier with apps,” Wohlfeiler added. “In Wyoming there are still no gay bars, but the internet makes it much easier for people to find each other.”
But the data we have only demonstrates a correlation between online dating and STDs — not causation. Some of the best research on the sex lives of dating app users suggests they tend to have more sexual partners than non-app users. That means people who are drawn to apps may just be more sexually active than non-users, said lead study author Justin Lehmiller, a sex and psychology researcher with Ball State University.
“It may not be that the technology is increasing the risk, but rather there’s this selection effect for people who are more sexually active who tend to use the apps,” he explained. In other words, what matters more than the apps themselves may be the behavior of people who use them. Either way, dating apps and sites appear to be helping facilitate connections — and disease outbreaks — that may not have otherwise happened.
As health experts learn more about the links between high-risk behavior enabled by dating apps and STD outbreaks, they’re finding that apps make the work of tracking cases harder to do.
In particular, according to John Auerbach, president and CEO of the public health nonprofit the Trust for America’s Health, the anonymous encounters happening via apps make it harder to do contact tracing, a key epidemiological process in understanding an outbreak.
In the past, when a person was diagnosed with a serious STD, a public health official would call or meet with his or her sexual partners to talk about getting tested and on potential treatment.
But with more anonymous sexual encounters, epidemiologists may not be able to track down people’s partners and notify them that they might have an STD, Auerbach said. And that means any diseases those partners might have can spread more easily too.
An even bigger issue, said Michael Weinstein, the president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is that apps have also changed the modes of disease transmission in sexual networks, making it easier for infections to spread.
“Because these are closed pools of people in limited geographies [using dating apps], it means that infections can spread more easily,” he said. “That’s why we call apps a ‘digital bathhouse.’”
That’s also why public health officials are so eager to work with apps, to get them to add warnings and sexual health messages where users are convening — on the apps themselves.
In the UK, the National Health Service is pushing major networks like Tinder and Grindr to advertise places that provide free (or affordable) condoms because of the role they’re playing the rise of sexually transmitted diseases among young men who have sex with men.
When it comes to the US, the much bigger sites like Tinder and Grindr — which have some 50 million and 10 million users, respectively — aren’t doing enough, according to health advocates. “I don’t think they feel it’s their responsibility,” Weinstein said.
He and others would like to see online networks engaged in data collection on STDs, partner notification, condom promotion, and distributing information about self-testing and STDs. “If you’re going to hook up, protect yourself and your partner … making that hip and cool is something the apps could help with a great deal,” said Weinstein.
His group, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, has put up billboards and bus ads showing silhouettes of people kissing with the names of dating apps (Tinder and Grindr) and STDs, in the hopes of sending the message that encounters originating online can lead to infections.
Tinder responded with a cease-and-desist order, but settled with the foundation in January 2016 after agreeing to add a health safety section to its website. Other major sites, such as OkCupid, also have health information posted to their sites.
They should be doing more, Klausner said, and yet there’s currently no way to regulate them to do so. “From their perspective, [apps] don’t want to be associated with STDs. No one has any authority to require or mandate that these sites do anything to mitigate the consequences of their businesses,” he added. And there isn’t “much political will or leadership to take that on.”
A number of apps and sites have been moving ahead of the major dating networks in working to promote safer sex. The gay men’s social network Hornet allows users to indicate their HIV status in their profiles, choosing from among five options: negative, negative on PrEP (the pill to prevent HIV), positive, positive undetectable, and don’t know.
Hornet also built in a public health intervention: If a user choses negative, he’s asked to disclose the date of his last STD test, and Hornet then reminds users to get tested in six months.
The effort came out of conversations with users about the desire to disclose their status in this context, and avoid awkward and difficult conversations later, said Hornet’s senior health innovation strategist, Alex Garner. “We’ve found it be effective in terms of allowing gay men to express their HIV status in a way that’s empowering and works to combat stigma.”
Daddyhunt, another gay men’s dating site, worked with Wohlfeiler’s Building Healthy Online Communities to create five public service announcements about PrEP, STD testing, and condoms that pop up when users are online. The announcements got more than 2 million views.
There are also dating sites entirely focused on connecting people with STDs. Positive Singles calls itself the “largest confidential herpes and STD” dating network, and Wohlfeiler is working with the University of Washington to develop “partner notification” services, which apps could integrate to let users alert their partners when they have been diagnosed with an STD.
A few people in the health community have made their own efforts to engage users around sexual health issues on Grindr. Antón Castellanos Usigli, a public health professional in New York, created a Grindr profile to connect with at-risk patients about STD prevention services at a Brooklyn clinic. According to the Guardian, within a year he was able to bring in more than 100 new patients for STD testing or counseling — after completely failing to attract anyone through more traditional means of outreach in nightclubs.
Public health researchers in Indiana bought ad space on Grindr to advertise ordering self-testing HIV kits.
“We saw that users on Grindr were receptive to receiving information on HIV testing, and they thought HIV self-tests were an acceptable way of getting tested,” said the study’s lead author, Lina Rosengren, an infectious diseases doctor. “So I think [apps] will have an increasing role in public health.” (source)
This is no surprise to us at Shoebat.com. We have been constantly reiterating the threat that the unnatural and perverse behavior of the LGBT will facilitate the spread of deadly diseases. It would only be a matter of time before the behaviors that LGBT groups call “normal” and call websites like Shoebat.com “hate sites” for saying are wrong and disgusting would actually prove what we say was correct all along.
The basic analogy to LGBT behavior that we have mentioned many times is that of playing in a cesspool. Cesspools are places where people deposit their bodily waste, and the reason they exist is because of public health. Urine and feces, since they are waste products, are the natural means by which the body disposes of things it does not need any more or things it is trying to get rid of, which includes everything from used up food and drink to germs of all types. This makes human waste a potential carrier of disease, especially where a there is a large number of people. To control the spread of disease, human societies create socially agreed upon places where people deposit their waste, and people who consistently refuse to do this are fined or arrested because their actions pose a danger to public health since they are dumping potentially disease-infected materials where people walk, eat, or do other business that could make them sick.
This is what makes the actions of the LGBT particularly disgusting, because the LGBT derive sexual pleasure from playing with human waste and thereby opening themselves and other people up to the spread of disease. This is the essence of the actions of the LGBT, for they do not generate new life by their actions with each other, and the only living things which they do generate is the growth and spread of deadly diseases. As the report notes, STD are rampant among homosexuals because homosexuality is ultimately a quest for self-satisfaction, and as lust knows no boundaries other than the ones imposed by the self as the action is intrinsically disordered, anything is permissible so long as it is mutually consented to.
Any doctor will say that one must be careful even sharing food and drink with another person because one might spread illness if the other person is carrying a disease. This is the reason why in the foods industry, there are Health Inspectors, because the idea is that there are socially designated people who check to make sure that people will not get sick from eating food served to them. Yet on the other hand, society says that it is good and in many places, a crime to disagree with the idea that groups of men can drink, eat, and rub their sexual bodily discharge on each other for sexual pleasure. This dichotomy illustrates how sick our society is- that we will scrutinize and even destroy the livelihood of a man selling food in the name of “public safety,” but will then defend the actions of people who engage in the most egregious ways of transmitting disease, going so far as to arrest or socially ostracize those who point out the obvious fact that such behavior is spreading sickness.
The LGBT know their behavior spreads disease, and many LGBT take great pride in this. The LGBT admit openly that the normalization of HIV has occurred in LGBT communities, and that is because not only are they they greatest recipients and vectors of the illness due to their behavior, but they also directly fetishize the spread of HIV and other diseases.
We have reported before about a documentary entitled “The Gift” from 2003, which details the fetishization of HIV among the LGBT. However, this is not just a temporary phenomenon, but something that is ongoing and found all over the Internet, including having major porn producers make movies glorifying the spread of HIV. A simple search on major adult websites for “bug chasing” (one of the terms used to describe parties where homosexuals intentionally attempt to infect other homosexuals with HIV), “poz” (meaning HIV positive), or “breeding” (a practice where groups of homosexuals intentionally take turns masturbating as many times as possible into another homosexual’s anus because they are “impregnating” him with the virus) are everywhere. Likewise, one can also find direct references to the usage of crystal meth, a very common drug among homosexuals:
This is just one website. This can be found all over the Internet, and it is not just a “subculture” found in the dark corners of the Internet, but this is a MAJOR, well-known part of life among the LGBT. The reason why these stills and many other of these practices are put up is because this is the reality of the LGBT, not the image they want you to see. Just like abortion, one must see the horror of abortion to fully realize what is happening, and the same applies to the LGBT:
In the words of a major pornography director who has filmed movies fetishizing the transmission of HIV/AIDS:
The number of men who have written to me asking to be the recipient of gallons of semen is virtually uncountable. These aren’t the incidental fantasies of a small fringe of outliers. These speak to the heart of the sexual imagination of most queer men. It wasn’t made for you. There’s no reason for you to see it. For you, it would read as an irrational stunt. But for the straight world, much of what comprises queer culture and life is incomprehensible. Regrettably, the same can still be said for many of the older members of the gay world. Years ago I stated that all gay men are HIV-positive. That is, every gay man alive today is defined as much by the viral load narrative as by any external homophobia. If you wonder at the meaning of a jar filled with poz loads being poured up the ass of a happy, intelligent, and more-than-willing young gay man, the primary meaning is that there is no reason or excuse for continuing to live in fear of a virus. (source, source)
This is not even an issue of “safe sex” or “condom usage,” because what the LGBT are doing is something that no condom could stop. The people that make up the LGBT derive personal sexual pleasure from engaging in activities that directly facilitate the transmission of deadly diseases not just between each other, but to other members of society. They partake in biohazardous activity as well as are biohazardous vectors of disease themselves because they are not just merely exposed to deadly diseases, but they fetishize infecting themselves and others with these diseases, even with people who do not want to be infected. Such was a recent case in the UK, where a man was arrested after intentionally trying to infect other men with HIV:
A hairdresser has been found guilty of deliberately trying to infect 10 men with HIV after meeting them on Grindr.
Daryll Rowe was convicted of five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent, and five counts of attempting to do so on Wednesday afternoon at Lewes Crown Court.
The jury of seven women and five men returned its verdicts after 18 hours deliberating.
The court was silent, and 27-year-old Rowe sat motionless, as the verdicts were announced just before 4pm.
Initially four unanimous verdicts – three of grievous bodily harm with intent and one of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm – were returned.
Judge Christine Henson QC asked the jury to retire to continue deliberations after the foreman said they had been unable to all agree on verdicts for the remaining six counts.
Moments later, the 12 returned to court to find Rowe guilty by majority verdicts of 11 to one of all the other counts he faced – two of grievous bodily harm with intent, and four of attempting to do so. (source)
The Catholic Faith is very clear that the wage of sin is death, and that homosexuality as communicated in Sacred Scripture and Tradition says that homosexuality is a sin that is worthy of death. As the spiritual is reflected in the temporal, so does the spiritual death that this sin which as the Bible states cries out to Heaven for vengeance reflect in the spread of bodily death which it brings.
The public health crisis of today caused by the LGBT is reflective of the spiritual crisis of our times which has given risen to the LGBT, for by turning away from God and His clear word man has embraced darkness. This is simply one of its many consequences.