Sunday, July 27, 2014

Newspaper Editor, Fired for Being Christian, Sues

The Newton (Iowa) Daily News fired editor Bob Eschliman for writing on a personal blog about attacks on Christianity via the Gay Agenda re-write of God's Word called the "Queen James Bible" whereby homosexualists provide spineless church leaders with fodder to enable acceptance of deviant sexual behavior as being Christian.
“It’s pretty easy to brush off a nonsensical contrived version of the Bible, but that’s not the deceivers’ end goal.  No, they want all Christendom to abandon their faith. They do that by ‘proselytizing’ to church leaders to change their view on homosexuality.”
-- Bob Eschliman, 41-year-old married father of two
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Corporations Embrace Gay Agenda, With a Vengeance Against Christians

Homosexualists Force Pro-marriage Internet CEO Resignation

Christian Sports Commentator Fired for Supporting Natural Marriage

President Obama's "Justice" Department Forces Sexual Deviancy on Employees

Also read about the Pew Research study proving media bias for the Gay Agenda as well as a University of Iowa journalism professor who says "ignorant Iowa Jesus Freaks" have no business choosing presidential candidates.

Click for local TV news report

-- From "Former editor claims religious discrimination" posted at Newton Daily News 7/24/14

Former Newton Daily News Editor Bob Eschliman filed a complaint Wednesday against the newspaper, claiming he was fired because of his religious beliefs. The paperwork was filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Milwaukee.

Eschliman was fired May 5, less than a week after receiving national media attention for his personal blog addressing the Queen James translation of the Bible.

“I’d like to talk a little bit about deceivers among us, most notably the LGBTQXYZ crowd and the Gaystapo effort to reword the Bible to make their sinful nature ‘right with God,’” he wrote.

He concluded his blog entry with, “If you ask me, it sounds like the Gaystapo is well on its way. We must fight back against the enemy [Satan].”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Editor fired for anti-gay blog files complaint" by The Associated Press, posted at Dubuque Telegraph Herald 7/25/14

The EEOC could order the newspaper's parent company, Shaw Media Inc., to compensate Eschliman with back pay, future pay and exemplary damages. It also could issue him a right to sue letter allowing him to pursue his complaint in federal court.

The newspaper published a column by [Shaw Media President John] Rung on the day it announced Eschliman's firing. In it, Rung said Eschliman's posting did not reflect the opinion of the newspaper or the company. He said Eschliman's public airing of his views "compromised the reputation of this newspaper and his ability to lead it."

Eschliman's attorney, [former U.S. Attorney] Matt Whitaker, said he doesn't believe his client's comments approach hate speech and added that Eschliman was "expressing his deeply held religious beliefs which are mainstream Christian beliefs."

"I just really think this case is a prime example of where religious freedom in our country is under assault and we need to send a strong message," said Whitaker, a Des Moines attorney who also is getting support from the Liberty Institute, a nonprofit legal organization focusing on religious liberty issues.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Editor who used 'gaystapo' claims religious discrimination" by Daniel Finney and William Petroski, Des Moines Register 7/23/14

In late April, Eschliman, 41, a member of Christian Reformed Church of Newton, wrote a personal blog post criticizing the "Queen James Bible," a website that rewrites the Christian Bible to be friendlier to gays. Eschliman accused "the LGBTQXYZ crowd and the Gaystapo" of trying "to make their sinful nature right with God."

Jim Romenesko, who hosts a widely read online blog about the news media, reported on Eschliman's post and questioned whether Eschliman, in light of his publicly stated views, would be able to fairly cover issues involving gays.

Shaw Media, a Dixon, Ill., company, suspended Eschliman with pay and eventually fired him. Eschliman's attorneys claim that violated his constitutional rights of religious expression. Newton Daily News Publisher Dan Goetz declined to comment Wednesday.

"No one should be fired for simply expressing his religious beliefs," Whitaker said. "In America, it is against the law to fire an employee for expressing a religious belief in public. This kind of religious intolerance by an employer has no place in today's welcoming workforce."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

And read American Decline: Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Texas Abortion Rate Plunges, Liberals Fume

According to a study by abortion advocates, in just six months following the enactment of a pro-life Texas law, the rate of abortions in the state dropped 13%, including a 70% reduction in medication abortions, translating to saving the lives of 9,200 babies, and suggesting that closing abortion clinics results in fewer abortions.
“Given the number of closures, and the size of the population left without a nearby provider, it is surprising that the overall decline in the abortion rate was not greater than the 13% change we observed,”
-- Texas Policy Evaluation Project
For background, read about the extent of abortion clinic closings in Texas and neighboring states, as well as nationwide closings.

Also read Abortionists' $Millions to Buy Texas Governorship

In addition, read Abortion Rate Declines, Democrats Want More Access

-- From "Texas’s legal abortion rate declines in wake of restrictions" by Irin Carmon, MSNBC 7/23/14

Despite Wendy Davis’s famous filibuster of the legislature’s omnibus abortion law, and with the Supreme Court declining to block the law from going into effect, the state implemented several sweeping restrictions on abortion that had never before been in effect all at once. Those restrictions effectively closed nearly half of the state’s clinics, made it much harder to get an abortion by taking two pills (known as medication abortion), and banned abortion after 20 weeks, several weeks before the Supreme Court deemed constitutional.

For the first time, researchers have released data on what the immediate impact of those laws has been. In the first six months of the law going into effect, there was a 13% decrease in the abortion rate in Texas compared to the year before, according to a study to be published in the journal Contraception by public health researchers affiliated with the Texas Policy Evaluation Project.

There was what the researchers termed a “small but significant” increase in the number of abortions conducted after twelve weeks gestation, from 13.5% of all abortions performed in Texas to 13.9% of all abortions.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Texas Abortion Rate Drops Dramatically As New Restrictions Take Effect" by Laura Bassett, Huffington Post 7/23/14

The study looked specifically at the effects of HB 2, a law that was passed in the summer of 2013 and partially went into effect in November. . . .

Many clinics have already had to shut their doors because their doctors could not get admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Hospitals often turn down abortion providers for political or logistical reasons having nothing to do with the provider's competence or safety record. When the final portion of HB 2 takes effect in September, all but six of the state's remaining clinics are expected to close.

The study finds that as a result of reduced access to abortion, there were 9,200 fewer legal abortions in Texas over the past year than in the previous year. . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Texas Sees 13 Percent Drop in Abortions With Controversial Pro-Life Law" by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter 7/24/14

Dr. Daniel Grossman, an abortion advocate, is the lead author of the [Texas Policy Evaluation Project] study and vice president for Research at Ibis Reproductive Health.

Grossman told The Christian Post, however, that the researchers "cannot definitively say what caused the decline" in the number of abortions in Texas.

One explaination for the decline, he said, "might be that the [Texas] law passed in 2011 that requires women to see their ultrasound before an abortion is making women change their minds. [But] our research, and that of others, indicates that is not the case."

"In addition, we would have expected to see this sharper decline in 2012, which was not the case," Grossman added.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Texas Abortions Drop 13%, Saving 9,200 Babies, as Pro-Life Law Closes Abortion Clinics" by Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue, 7/24/14

“When abortion clinics close, lives are saved as women find other ways to deal with the challenges they face rather than taking the lives of their babies,” said [President of Operation Rescue, Troy] Newman. “We expect to see abortion numbers continue to steeply decline in Texas as more abortion facilities shut down, and that is great news.”

“The new study proves that the new law is effectively protecting the lives of women and their babies, and will extend those protections to even more women as the rest of the law goes into effect later this year. There should be no hesitancy for other states to adopt similar measures to protect the public and reduce the number of abortions in their states,” said Newman. “Success is measured in results, and the fact that HB2 will shut down 85% of shoddy abortion mills and save nearly 10,000 lives per year in Texas shows that legislation is incredibly successful and should be emulated nationwide.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Planned Parenthood President Asks, Who Cares When Life Begins? as well as President Obama Asks God to Bless Planned Parenthood

CBS News reports on clinic closings

Friday, July 25, 2014

Pastors Avoiding Gay Agenda Deserve Hell: Graham

Reverend Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, boldly proclaimed that Christian pastors who do not preach the whole truth of the Bible, such as condemnation of all sins (including homosexual behavior), are the cowards for whom God "has prepared a lake of fire."  Graham directed his warning to such preachers who avoid controversial topics in order to keep their pews and coffers filled.
“The definition of a coward is one who refuses to do the right thing for fear of consequences. … We are soldiers in God’s army, and we cannot stand down on biblical issues out of fear of being labeled a homophobe or judge.”
-- Reverend Franklin Graham, CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
For background, read America Going to Hell; Christians Lose Convictions

Also read Archbishop Tells Priests: Preach Natural Marriage or Be Quiet

The question is: Will 'Wimpy' Pastors Engage the War on Christianity?

-- From "Franklin Graham: We Must Speak on Moral Issues, or ‘We Are Cowards and Deserve Hell’" by Michael W. Chapman, 7/24/14

. . . He added that “sinful behavior that is excused and repackaged as personal choice is Satan’s greatest deception,” and those preachers who minimize sin to keep their pews filled and “make sinners comfortable in their sin,” commit an egregious offense against God, who “has prepared a lake of fire for those who reject His truth.”

“Just as our nation has drifted from the strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, so has the church seriously drifted from taking God at His Word,” said Rev. Graham.  “Sin is destructive to people, to families, to nations and to the church. Sinful behavior that is excused and repackaged as personal choice is Satan’s greatest deception.”

“His greatest victories today take place within the church by those who remain silent; who are not aware of his divisive presence,” the reverend continued.  “The Body of Christ must recognize that we have allowed Satan to distract us with non-essentials. It is time to get back to the basic teaching of God’s Word.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Cowards or Overcomers? Standing Strong on God’s Word" by Franklin Graham, Decision Magazine 7/10/14

Christians cannot ignore parts of God’s Word because they are unpopular or cause division. Our commission is to proclaim Christ and all He stands for. . . .

Followers of Jesus Christ, and especially pastors and church leaders, have a responsibility to speak the truth of Scripture, calling sin what it is, and acknowledging that it has always reigned in the hearts of the human race. . . . It is not just a debate about abortion or homosexuality; all sin is immorality—and all immorality is evil. In America today we are experiencing an epic drought. It is not just the basic misunderstanding of the Word of God; it is the absence of God’s complete Word.

Let’s overcome cowardice with courage. Let’s be fearless ambassadors of Christ and stand strong for the glory of God our Savior, pulling others from the fire of eternal judgment (Jude 23).

To read all of Rev. Graham's commentary above, CLICK HERE.

From "Where are all the godly men?" by Jason K. Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo. 2/21/14

Given the complexity of modern ministry, many churches prioritize giftedness and experience above godliness in their candidates for ministry. Churches often look for competent administrators, capable speakers, polished people skills, a cute family and other secondary concerns before assessing the heart. Like ancient Israel, we have the propensity to look on the outward; all the while God looks on the heart.

. . . The "peer pressure" of ministry is oriented toward events, products, conferences and materials. It is as though the paraphernalia and garnishes of ministry have displaced the more biblical and eternal aspects, like godliness.

. . . Clearly, the New Testament prioritizes godliness in the life of the minister. The qualifications for ministry found in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:6–9 deal almost exclusively with character, with little reference to giftedness beyond the ability to teach. Thus the timeless ministerial admonition, "Beware of letting your talent gain you a ministry position that your character cannot keep you in."

. . . Perhaps revival will not arrive in the pew until it first arrives in the pulpit. It may well be that the greatest need of the church is godly men who shepherd the flock of God with holiness and grace.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Detroit Black Pastors Denounce 'Gay Rights'

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Atheists Sue Michigan Mayor Who Barred Their Booth

City Hall in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan has included a "prayer station" for years, but when Douglas Marshall, the local member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, asked to erect an adjacent atheist "reason station," Mayor Jim Fouts said that he wouldn't allow the atheists to denigrate prayer any more than he would allow the Nazis or Ku Klux Klan to do so.
“Everybody is welcome, but nobody is welcome who is out to disparage another group. . . . [It's] another continuing saga by a group of people who, in my opinion, promote conflict rather than resolution and understanding.”
-- Mayor Jim Fouts
For background, read of the myriad atheist lawsuits against Christians and prayer nationwide.

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Atheists Attack Christian Kids Club in Portland, Oregon

FDR's D-Day Prayer is Un-American, Say Atheists

President Obama Provokes Second 'In God We Trust' Movement

Atheists, secular humanists, totalitarians etc. feel they are "on the ropes" after a recent series of Supreme Court rulings favoring religious liberty, reinvigorating Christian citizenship.

In addition, read Atheists Told, Army Will Support Day of Prayer and also read Sheriff Defies ACLU: July 4th Prayer in Louisiana as well as Texas Mayor Declares 2014 as the 'Year of the Bible'

-- From "Rejected atheist booth in Mich. city hall draws lawsuit" by Alix Watson, Associated Press 7/24/14

The city doesn’t endorse the “prayer station,” but has allowed religious groups to set up tables in the atrium for several years, according to Fouts.

“They don’t walk up to people,” Fouts said. “They are just there if someone wishes to seek solace or guidance from them. The atheist station does not serve that purpose. It will not contribute to community values or helping an individual out.”

In December 2011, Warren prohibited the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation from displaying an anti-religion sign next to a nativity scene at City Hall. A federal judge later ruled Fouts had authority to bar the poster because he felt it was antagonistic and would cause hostility.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Warren atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall" by Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press Staff Writer 7/23/14

The lawsuit against Fouts and the city was filed in U.S. District Court by the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and Freedom From Religion Foundation on behalf of Marshall.

In his [denial] letter, Fouts said Freedom From Religion is not a religion, has no tenets and no congregation.

“To my way of thinking, your group is strictly an anti-religion group intending to deprive all organized religions of their constitutional freedoms or at least discourage the practice of religion. The City of Warren cannot allow this,” he wrote, underlining the last sentence.

The proposed sign [by Marshall] would have read: “There are no gods, no devils, no angels, No heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but Myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read New Mexico Museum Seeks Atheists, Slams Christians

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Abortionists' $Millions to Buy Texas Governorship

As the majority of all abortion clinics close in Texas because of recent pro-life legislation, Planned Parenthood has made a business decision to invest at least $3 million in an effort to purchase the governorship for Democrat candidate Wendy Davis who has promised to increase business for the abortion industry in order to meet budgeted quotas.
“While the murder of any unborn child is appalling, even more criminal is the establishment of a target to kill over 1,100 innocent Texas children in order to meet financial targets.”
-- Congressman Bill Flores (R-TX)
For background, read about Wendy Davis and the Texas legislative battle over abortion restrictions.

Also click headlines below to read previous articles:

Abortion Clinic Closings Set Record; Admit Defeat

Over One-third of Abortion Clinics in Ohio Close

Texas Yanks Abortionist's License for 268 Killed

-- From "Planned Parenthood plans $3 million Texas campaign" by The Associated Press 7/20/14

The political arm of Planned Parenthood expects to spend $3 million to support Texas Democrats in the 2014 general election, a move that has raised concerns from anti-abortion activists about whether they can match that sort of money in a fight to attract women voters.

Cecile Richards, president of the national advocacy group Planned Parenthood Votes, said the effort aims to draw differences between Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott, the state attorney general, in the campaign for governor.

Planned Parenthood organizers said they want an aggressive field program to reach more than 300,000 women through phone banks, door-to-door visits, direct mail, social media and radio and online advertising.

Planned Parenthood’s push is similar to its efforts in other states. The group spent nearly $2.5 million in the 2013 Virginia governor’s race, helping a Democrat unseat a Republican, and plans to spend $3 million in a North Carolina U.S. Senate race.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Planned Parenthood aiming to spend $3 million on Texas elections in 2014" by Peggy Fikac and David Saleh Rauf, Houston Chronicle 7/19/14

The new PAC, called Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, is intended to bolster the top of the Democratic ticket, along with a slate of state House candidates and the Democrat running for Davis' open Senate seat. The group also endorsed Rep. Sarah Davis, the only Republican who voted against last year's tighter abortion restrictions.

Created just four months ago, the PAC already has more than $1 million cash on hand, mostly through the $1 million donation from Planned Parenthood Chair Cecilia Boone. It's only the third contribution of that amount recorded by any candidate or PAC this election cycle.

The endeavor will be coordinated with a new Texas-based Planned Parenthood 501c4 group, a tax exempt nonprofit that does not have to disclose contributors.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Planned Parenthood Has Abortion Quotas, Says Former Clinic Director" by Tristyn Bloom, Daily Caller 7/22/14

Former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson says she has proof that a Texas Planned Parenthood clinic had abortion quotas — target numbers of abortions it needed to perform in order to meet its budget.

Johnson, who left the Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, Texas in 2010, released a budget statement for the 2010 fiscal year she said shows that the clinic was expected to perform at least 1,135 abortions that year . . . [and] needed to make at least $313.29 per abortion performed.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Planned Parenthood Confirms it Gave Clinic Award for Killing More Babies in Abortions" by Steven Ertelt, 7/18/14

“So remember when I posted this photo that we received from a former Planned Parenthood worker? And remember that we said that this was an award for increasing their abortion numbers at the Aurora abortion clinic?” [Abby Johnson] wrote. “Well, Planned Parenthood has responded and has confirmed that, YES, this is an award that was given out by them. And, YES, they will continue to “celebrate their progress and they always will.”

At the Planned Parenthood affiliate web page, the abortion business says:
Political groups with an extreme agenda took to social media this week to claim they’ve found proof that Planned Parenthood has “quotas” for how many abortions the organization should provide. . . . yes, we absolutely do celebrate our progress in ensuring that more people have access to the full range of reproductive health care, including abortion. And we always will.
To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Planned Parenthood President Asks, Who Cares When Life Begins?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Court Rules NO 'Gay Marriage' Obligation on States

Although many European nations have blazed the trail for "gay rights," of the 47 nations that comprise the Council of Europe, only eleven recognize same-sex "marriage," and a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights has struck a new blow to advancement of the Gay Agenda.

For background, read 'Gay Marriage' Flops in Expanding European Union

Also read Russia Outlaws Homosexual Propaganda, Kissing as well as Supreme Court Rules Homosexual Behavior Illegal in India

-- From "European court strikes down transgender marriage case" by Nikolaj Nielsen, EU Observer 7/16/14

A Finnish citizen who wanted the state to recognise her new gender after surgery and remain legally married to woman at the same time lost her case at the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday (16 July).

Heil Hamalainen underwent male-to-female gender reassignment surgery in 2009, years after she married her partner.

But Finnish law does not recognise same-sex marriages.

State authorities said that for Hamalainen to have her new gender recognised, she would need to turn the marriage into a civil partnership or get a divorce - something the couple refused.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "European Court Of Human Rights Deals Blow To Trans Rights And Marriage Equality" by J. Lester Feder, BuzzFeed Staff 7/17/14

. . . After losing challenges in Finnish courts, they took the fight to the European Court of Human Rights, which has jurisdiction over the 47 states that have agreed to the European Convention on Human Rights including countries outside the European Union like Turkey and Russia.

. . . The ruling is not only a blow to the couple, but could have important implications for trans rights and marriage equality movements across Europe. The Italian Constitutional Court ducked a chance to rule in favor of marriage equality last month in a similar case, instead ordering parliament to create “a different form of registered partnership” that is “not the same as marriage” that would also allow trans people to keep legal protections for their unions after undergoing gender reassignment.

. . . The ruling also signals that the court is unlikely to revisit previous rulings that same-sex couples have no right to marry under European human rights law.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Court: ‘No Obligation’ Under European Convention to Allow Same-Sex Marriage" posted at 7/21/14

The European Convention on Human Rights “enshrines the traditional concept of marriage as between a man and a woman,” and there is ”no obligation on Contracting States to grant same-sex couples access to marriage,” the European Court of Human Rights ruled last Wednesday.

Article 12 of the European Convention, which governs the Council of Europe, states that “men and women of marriageable age have the right to marry and to found a family, according to the national laws governing the exercise of this right.”

“While it is true that some Contracting States have extended marriage to same-sex partners, Article 12 cannot be construed as imposing an obligation on the Contracting States to grant access to marriage to same-sex couples,” noted the majority opinion in Hämäläinen v. Finland.

The Court ruled that since a registered partnership “was a genuine option which provided legal protection for same-sex couples that was almost identical to that of marriage,” Hämäläinen’s rights had not been violated.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Parents in Germany Allow Babies to Choose Gender From Birth

Monday, July 21, 2014

HIV Rates Rise Among Homosexual Men: Federal Study

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report just released shows that HIV infection rates among young homosexual and bisexual men have doubled despite significant decreases in infection rates among all other segments of the population for more than a decade.  Meanwhile, HIV/AIDS researchers are reporting a worldwide increase in drug-resistant forms of the HIV virus.
"Among men who have sex with men, unprotected risk behaviors in the presence of high prevalence and unsuppressed viral load may continue to drive HIV transmission. Disparities in rates of HIV among young men who have sex with men present prevention challenges and warrant expanded efforts."
-- Anna Satcher Johnson, MPH, et. al., Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

"You will have patients with resistant form, they will transmit the virus to others, and long term if this is happening in several countries in the world, we may have a re-emergence of HIV appearing with a form of virus that is resistant to the current panel of antiretroviral drugs that we have."
-- Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Nobel prize winning HIV/AIDS researcher
For background, read CDC Reports HIV Infections Rampant Among Homosexuals and also read Most HIV Homosexual Men Have Unprotected Sex, Says CDC Report as well as President Obama Commits $15 Million to Show that Gay Men Aren't the Cause of HIV/AIDS

THE KEY PROVEN FACT: Anal Sex is the Main Cause of the Spread of HIV/AIDS

-- From "HIV diagnoses rise among young gay men as total US cases drop" by Nicole Ostrow, Bloomberg News 7/19/14

While the number of people diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. dropped 33 percent in the last decade, new cases among young homosexual and bisexual men doubled, according to researchers who said prevention programs need to be expanded.

Better screening and prevention has driven the decline among women and people ages 35 to 44 years, a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. The two-fold increase was seen among young bisexual and homosexual men age 13 to 24 years, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The findings, being released Saturday to coincide with the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, are the first to use data from all 50 U.S. states to examine long-term trends in diagnosis, said study author Amy Lansky. Though strides are being made to cut HIV, prevention and screening efforts aren't adequately reaching a younger group, she said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "HIV diagnosis rate in U.S. declines significantly" posted at CBS News 7/21/14

The reasons for the drop aren't clear. . . .

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, which destroys the immune system. The World Health Organization estimates 35 million people globally have the virus. In the United States, 1.1 million people are thought to be infected, though many don't know it.

The study is based on HIV diagnoses from all 50 states' health departments, which get test results from doctors' office, clinics, hospitals and laboratories. The data span a decade, making this a larger and longer look at these trends than any previous study, said another study author, Amy Lansky of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Declines were seen in the rates for men, women, whites, blacks, Hispanics, heterosexuals, injection drug users and most age groups. The only group in which diagnoses increased was gay and bisexual men, the study found.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Only 1 in 5 sexually active U.S. teens HIV-tested" by Hoai-Tran Bui, USA TODAY 7/18/14

Young people account for the largest portion of new HIV infections, but only 22% of sexually active high school students have ever been tested for HIV, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

Those between 13 and 24 accounted for about 26% of all new HIV infections in 2010, and almost 60% of youths with HIV in the U.S. don't know they are infected. The new analysis, in the biennial National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, looks at high school students from 1991 to 2013, but found that the number of students getting tested has remained stagnant since 2005. In this age group, female and black students were more likely to be tested for HIV.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV: CDC" by Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Reporter 7/18/14

The CDC report, which looked at data from 1991 to 2013, . . . is based on data from the CDC's National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which is a nationally representative survey done every two years among public and private school students in grades 9 to 12.
The proportion of teens who have had sexual intercourse dropped from 54 percent in 1991 to 46 percent in 2001, and remained stable at 47 percent in 2013.

Since 1991, sexual intercourse among black teens declined from 82 percent to 61 percent, among Hispanic teens from 53 percent to 49 percent, and among white teens from 50 percent to 44 percent in 2013.

The proportion of teens who had sexual intercourse with four or more partners dropped from 19 percent in 1991 to 14 percent in 2003, and has been stable since, at 15 percent.

The proportion of sexually active teens using condoms increased from 46 percent in 1991 to 63 percent in 2003, but dropped to 59 percent in 2013.
To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Annual rate of HIV diagnoses drops over 30 percent between 2002 and 2011 in US" posted at Wall Street Journal 7/21/14

. . . While the rate fell significantly for most groups, it witnessed a significant rise among gay and transgender community, particularly among men between the age group 13 and 24.

The rate of diagnoses rose in men who had sex with other men over the 10-year period, the researchers said.

In 2003, the rate per 100,000 increased from 12.5 percent among young people to 17.3 percent in 2011. This was an increase of 38.4 percent.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Aids deaths tumble but rising resistance to HIV drugs threatens gains" by Kat Austen, UK Guardian 7/18/14

In the runup to next week's international Aids conference in Melbourne, Australia, the UN has claimed that Aids-related deaths and new HIV infections have fallen by more than a third in a decade, raising hopes that the disease could be wiped out by 2030.

The optimism, however, is tempered by two facts: not only are more than half of the 35 million people living with HIV unaware they are infected, but the number of people with drug-resistant HIV, though relatively low, is increasing.

Deenan Pillay, director of the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in South Africa, says about 30-40% of his patients have experienced the virus replicating in their bodies after a year of treatment.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read Pandemic Sex Diseases: Permanent Cure Dismissed and also read Fictional 'Safe Sex' - Government Losing War on STDs as well as HIV Cure: False Hope to Victims, Money to Others

And read New Aggressive HIV Strain Spreading AIDS Worldwide