Here are the statistics as related in an article by Cheryl Wetzstein in “The Washington Times”.
“Black men who have sex with men (MSM) account for one in four new HIV infections, even though they represent only one in 500 Americans, the Black AIDS Institute said in its new report, “Back of the Line: The state of AIDS Among black gay men in America 2012.
This infection rate climbs quickly with age for these men: The odds of a black MSM becoming infected with HIV is about 8 percent at age 20 and nearly 60 percent by age 40.
Moreover, unless they receive treatment, black MSM “are significantly less likely to be alive three years after testing HIV-positive,” when compared to white MSM, said the report.”
Given the horrible toll on the lives of black men and their families, what is the advice that a black football player give young black men?
“I remember when I was playing with the NFL the shame that I felt about being a gay black man,” said Wade Davis, who played defensive back for the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks. “It really prevented me from having other black male role models for me to look up to.”
Looking back, he added, it would have been good if there had been “someone there for me, to talk to me, to help me understand that being who I was, was OK.”
What more can God say? It is harmful to live a homosexual lifestyle, and no Mr. Davis it is not OK.
Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 @ 4:42 AM CDT