UWI Fires Professor Brendan Bain for Testifying Men Sleeping With Men is a Public Health Danger

UWI Fires Renowned Professor Brendan Bain for Anti-Gay Testimony on HIV/AIDS

UWI Fires Renowned Professor Brendan Bain for Anti-Gay Testimony on HIV/AIDS (Credit: UWI)

The University of the West Indies (UWI) fired top medical professor Brendan Bain after testimony he gave riled gay and human rights activists.

Bain, who was the director of the Regional Coordinating Unit of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network, after the groups called for his firing because of ‘expert’ testimony he gave in a case brought by Caleb Orozco, a gay Belizean man against his country’s criminal code against homosexuality in September 2010.

Here’s an excerpt from the statement issued by the University of the West Indies:

The issue in question arose about two years ago in a high-profile case in Belize in which Caleb Orozco, a gay man in Belize, challenged the constitutionality of an 1861 law that criminalises men having sex with men (MSM). Professor Brendan Bain provided a Statement on behalf of a group of churches seeking to retain the 1861 Law. Many authorities familiar with the Brief presented believe that Professor Bain’s testimony supported arguments for retention of the law, thereby contributing to the continued criminalisation and stigmatisation of MSM.  This opinion is shared by the lesbian, gay and other groups who are served by CHART.
The majority of HIV and public health experts believe that criminalising men having sex with men and discriminating against them violates their human rights, puts them at even higher risk, reduces their access to services, forces the HIV epidemic underground thereby increasing the HIV risk.  These are the positions advocated by the UN, UNAIDS, WHO, PAHO, the international human rights communities and PANCAP (The Pan Caribbean Partnership against AIDS)  which is the organisation leading the regional response to the HIV epidemic.
While the University recognises the right of Professor Bain to provide expert testimony in the manner he did, it has become increasingly evident that Professor Bain has lost the confidence and support of a significant sector of the community which the CHART programme is expected to reach, including the loss of his leadership status in PANCAP, thereby undermining the ability of this programme to effectively deliver on its mandate.  It is for this reason that the University of the West Indies has decided to terminate the contract of Professor Bain as Director of the Regional Coordinating Unit (RCU) of the Caribbean HIV/Training (CHART) Network.

Judging from the comments on the Jamaica Observer’s article, many people are siding with Professor Bain and crying foul over his termination.

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Bryan Fischer Wants Homosexuality To Be Illegal Because He “Loves Black Males”

Bryan Fischer Wants Homosexuality To Be Illegal Because He "Loves Black Males"

Bryan Fischer Wants Homosexuality To Be Illegal Because He “Loves Black Males”

Right wing evangelical wingnut Bryan Fischer is at it again….saying he wants homosexuality to be illegal because he “loves black males.” During his February 7 radio show, he read from a CDC fact sheet noting that “blacks make up only 12% of the U.S. population but had nearly half (44%) of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2010,” Right Wing Watch reports. He called it “black genocide.”

Bryan Fischer said,”Let me put it bluntly, If you are for the legalization of homosexuality, you are for the acceptability of homosexuality, you are for the normalization of homosexuality, you do not care about black males. You have no compassion in your black heart for black males because they’re being decimated by HIV/AIDS … So why am I opposed to the normalization of homosexual behavior? Because I love black males. I want black males to live long, prosperous, healthy, disease-free lives.”


South African Luxury Hotel Apologizes for ‘Ginger Bread Shack House’ Photos

Orient-Express’ posh Mount Nelson Hotel in South Africa is apologizing for its tweet that includes a photo of a ‘ginger bread shack house.’ Wow, it’s unbelievable. How insensitive some people can be. Really? A ginger bread shack house? Their social media person should be looking for a new job, at the minimum. The backlash was as swift as the backlash that was unleashed on Justine Sacco for her racist AIDS dig. What a way to honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela.

South African Luxury Hotel Apologizes for 'Ginger Bread Shack House' Photos

South African Luxury Hotel Apologizes for ‘Ginger Bread Shack House’ Photos (Credit: Twitter)

Response from Mount Nelson Hotel after being called out:

Here’s the reaction on Twitter:

Justine Sacco’s Dad Slams Her as a ‘F*cking Idiot’ for Racist Tweet About Africa’s AIDS Crisis

Justine Sacco's Dad Slams Her as a 'F*cking Idiot' for Racist Tweet About Africa's AIDS Crisis

Justine Sacco’s Dad Slams Her as a ‘F*cking Idiot’ for Racist Tweet About Africa’s AIDS Crisis

Justine Sacco, the PR executive who sparked outrage after racist tweet about AIDS and Africa, apologized, even as her own father called her a “f*cking idiot.” Sacco, who was dumped from IAC, said she was ‘ashamed’ over her actions and that she had been ‘cavalier’ in making a tasteless joke about the AIDS crisis in Africa. Her father said what she did was ‘unforgivable.’

Justine Sacco apologizes for racist tweet about Africa's AIDS crisis

Justine Sacco later apologizes for racist tweet about Africa’s AIDS crisis

Sacco, who could in jeopardy of losing her work-visa after being fired from her job, issued a statement released to South African newspaper The Star (She also shared the same apology with ABC News):

“My greatest concern was this statement reach South Africa first. Words cannot express how sorry I am, and how necessary it is for me to apologize to the people of South Africa, who I have offended due to a needless and careless tweet.”

“There is an AIDS crisis taking place in this country, that we read about in America, but do not live with or face on a continuous basis. Unfortunately, it is terribly easy to be cavalier about an epidemic that one has never witnessed firsthand.”

“For being insensitive to this crisis — which does not discriminate by race, gender or sexual orientation, but which terrifies us all uniformly — and to the millions of people living with the virus, I am ashamed.”

“This is my father’s country, and I was born here. I cherish my ties to South Africa and my frequent visits, but I am in anguish knowing that my remarks have caused pain to so many people here; my family, friends and fellow South Africans. I am very sorry for the pain I caused.” Source: Daily Mail

It’s pretty ironic that her father and family fled South African after the end of apartheid in 1994 to escape racism, but it was really his daughter who harbored racist thoughts.

Here are the tweets from Zac about chat with Justine Sacco’s dad:

Pat Robertson: Gay People Intentionally Spreading HIV/AIDS by Cutting People With Special Rings

Pat Robertson: Gay People Intentionally Spreading HIV/AIDS by Cutting People With Special Rings

Pat Robertson: Gay People Intentionally Spreading HIV/AIDS by Cutting People With Special Rings (Photo credit: PatRobertson.com)

Right wing evangelical lunatic Pat Robertson told “700 Club” co-host Terry Meeuwsen that gay people deliberately spread AIDS/HIV in cities like San Francisco by cutting people with special rings while shaking hands.

“You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger,” Robertson said. “Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.”

Here’s more on Pat Robertson ridiculous comments from Right Wing Watch:

While responding to a question from a woman who wondered if it was wrong for the church not to inform her that a man she was driving to worship services is “dying of AIDS,” Robertson admitted that he “used to think it was transmitted by saliva and other things, now they say it may be sexual contact.”

“What to say if you’re driving an elderly man whose got AIDS? Don’t have sex with them,” Robertson said, “unless there’s a cut or some bodily fluid transmission, I think you’re not going to catch it.”

But Robertson didn’t stop there.

“There are laws now, I think the homosexual community has put these draconian laws on the books that prohibit people from discussing this particular affliction, you can tell somebody you had a heart attack, you can tell them they’ve got high blood pressure, but you can’t tell anybody you’ve got AIDS,” he continued.


LOL: Naked Protesters Occupy John Boehner’s Office in Longworth House Office Building in D.C.

John Boehner crying to Boy George's The Crying...

LOL:  Naked Protesters Occupy John Boehner’s Office in Longworth House Office Building in D.C. (Photo credit: deepsignal)

LMAO:  Protesters occupy John Boehner’s House office Tuesday. Um, all I can hear is Rodney Dangerfield saying, “I get no respect” and crying at the same time, as John Boehner is known to do.LOL. This all went down at his office in the Longworth House Office building in Washington D.C. ABC News reports U. S. Capitol Police public information officer Shennell Antrobus confirmed: “three females arrested for lewd and indecent acts in the Speaker’s Longworth office. Demonstrators disbursed that area.” The group was protesting potential budget cuts to AIDS programs. CLICK HERE to view photograph.


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Ethiopian Refugee, Saad Hussein, Arrested for Allegedly Targeting President Barack Obama With HIV-Infected Blood

There are some really sick people out there and this latest case is no exception. Saad Hussein, an Ethiopian refugee, has been arrested for allegedly sending Obama and his staff envelopes containing HIV-infected blood, in the hopes of killing or harming them. A spokesman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said that it’s only the second time ever that HIV-infected blood has been sent with malicious intent through the U.S. mail system.

In the weeks leading up to Obama’s inauguration, Hussein sent an envelope addressed to “Barack Obama” to offices of the Illinois government in Springfield, Ill., according to court documents. The envelope contained a series of unusual items, including a letter with reddish stains and an admission ticket for Obama’s election-night celebration in Chicago’s Grant Park. Court documents said Hussein, who takes drugs to treat a mental illness, later told FBI agents he is “very sick with HIV” and cut his fingers with a razor so he could bleed on the letter.

Hazmat teams were called in after the envelope was opened, and offices of the Illinois Department on Aging and the Department of Revenue were locked down for nearly two hours, locking 300 staffers in their offices, court documents said.

Hussein, with his brother acting as an interpreter, told FBI agents he was actually “an admirer” of Obama and was “seeking help from the government,” according to court documents. He also told them he was hoping to obtain tickets to the inaugural ceremonies in Washington, the documents said. Source: CNN

But Hussein wasn’t finished. He allegedly placed two more letters in the mail one addressed to “Emanuel,” an apparent reference to Obama’s current chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. The two letters contained what appeared to be dried blood, the court documents said.

Hussein, who has never held a job in the three years he’s been in the United States, was arrested last month. An affidavit filed at the time accused Hussein of “knowingly” mailing letters “containing HIV-infected blood, with the intent to kill or injure another,” in violation of federal law.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV is spread only through sexual contact with an infected person, through sharing needles with an infected person, or through blood transfusions of infected blood. That’s all good, but the guy is trouble and they ought deport him back to Ethiopia. He’s not worth the headache and the expense of incarceration. Saad Hussein is a liability. He is certainly no asset to the United States with such a pattern of criminal behavior. Sorry, but back to Africa for this man.

To read the entire article, CLICK HERE.