Saturday, June 12, 2010

Beggars shouldn't be choosy

Let's face it, in the past, there was prejudice and hatred toward other races, and while that hasn't totally been eradicated, it is far from the levels it achevied in the 50-60s and before.

Today, that same intolerance and hatred is thrown out towards those of the gay community. What brings this up?

Well, I just heard a headline saying some state was upholding a ban on blood donations from gay men. WTF?!?

First of all, if I'm not mistaken, in many places blood is not exactly as abundant as water. Second, why only gay men? Is there something in gay male blood that gay females don't have? Third, what if a gay man has one of the rare blood types and is the only one within, say a 200 mile radius and can save person's life, but because of this ban, the person that needs the blood is as good as dead.

Honestly, is there really a point to this either to fuel some hate filled, fear fueled agenda by some overly conservative nutbag who thinks that they are right and everyone else is wrong.

I'm going to look for a little bit morei nfo on this later on today and see what the deal is, but I can already imagine its just going to infurate me even further.

If I needed blood, I wouldn't care where it came from as long as it was healthy, and that's the way it should be. A gay man's blood is no different than a straight man's blood.

These people need to stop trying to make the gay community seem like inferior citizens. Isn't it bad enough most states won't let them get married? Now you want to ban them from giving blood? What's next, just round them up and throw them in jail for the crim of being gay? It seems like that's where this is heading.


Sandi said...

The only thing I can assume is that the highest rate of aids is in gay males. This is just a statistic but probably puts fear into some people. I think if all the proper testing is done, then there should be no problem. Straight people get aids too, regardless of higher or lower rates. This can happen. My assumption is this is the reason they are using. My guess. I have had a blood transfusion and I don't know who I got it from. It saved my life and if it was from a gay man I'd shake his hand and say thank you. To me, it doesn't matter as long as it's good clean blood. Fear shouldn't rule us.

Lin said...

Unless there is a prevalence of a certain disease (AIDS) then I don't get it. But it doesn't surprise me--some people are just so self-righteous and ignorant.

Mystery Man said...

Sandi- yeah, you're not the first person I've heard say that, but at the same time, gay males aren't any more promiscuous that straight people, so that still doesn't justify this unethical prejudice. Glad to hear that you have some sense and blood is blood to you, though. :)

Lin- yep...unfortunatley theere seem to be more of them than those of us with common sense