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07/30/2008

But hey, it's only actual human lives she's over-infecting

by Jeremy Hooper

200807301155-1You know Regina Griggs, the "ex-gay"-promoting head of the PFOX organization who's been caught by numerous gay activists being less than truthful? Yea, well, Ed Brayton caught Ms. Griggs telling one doozy of a fib in a recent One News Now article. And this lie? Well, it touts the unbelievably unscrupulous, completely unscientific claim that only out of 10 young gay men are HIV negative! Yes, you read that stat correctly: Regina Griggs is actually claiming that "over 70 percent of young kids 13- to 24-years-old, men having sex with men, are now HIV-positive."

Go read what Ed has to say on the subject:

PFOX Lies About Teens with HIV [Dispatches From the Culture Wars]

It remains to be seen if Regina will further explain where she obtained her fact-less data. Though frankly, at this point, we wouldn't be surprised if her nose has grown too large for her to even open her mouth.

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Your thoughts

Where's that number where we can report paranoid schizophrenics on the loose?

Posted by: Scott | Jul 30, 2008 12:38:43 PM

The only way that I can come up with her horrendously overstated number is from a recent CDC report where they say that "infection rates" among 13 to 24 year olds has increased at an average annual rate of 12% from 2001 to 2006. That is an alarming and sad statistic, but nothing even remotely similar to Griggs' number.

But if you are trying to support your point (and don't care about being truthful), and you know that there are no statistics that can make your point, and you know that none of the idiots reading your lunacy will ever question your lies, then you could take the six years from the CDC report (2001 through 2006 inclusive) and multiply that by 12% (average annual increase) and come up with 72%.

That number is an absolute lie, and there is no valid reason why anyone (who isn't lying) would do that, but the product of those numbers is close to her specious claim.

And if that is how low one is willing to stoop, then every word that ever comes out of their stupid mouth should be ignored. Is that what Ms. Griggs did? Is she incompetent enough to have done that? Does she know that doing that is tantamount to lying? My guess is, that whatever her methodology was, it was equally as egregiously flawed. And, that she doesn't care, because she isn't interested in the truth, just in making her point.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/26/AR2008062603521.html?hpid=moreheadlines

The study found that homosexual men were the only risk group in which the number of new infections rose annually from 2001 through 2006. (Epidemiologists prefer the term "men who have sex with men," or MSM, because many of them do not identify themselves as homosexual or gay.) In contrast, injecting-drug users, homosexual men who injected drugs, and heterosexuals each showed declines in new infections over that period.

In the 13-to-24-year-old group, the average annual increase was 12 percent, compared with a 1 percent decline in 25-to-44-year-olds, and a 3 percent rise in gay men 45 and older.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Jul 31, 2008 3:39:44 AM

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