Air Date: August 2, 2011
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Brian Camenker
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Brian Camenker is President of Mass Resistance, a watchdog group in Massachusetts, concerned especially with efforts to implement the homosexual agenda, starting in Massachusetts, and now continuing to deal with imposition of the “gay agenda” across the nation.
In 1985 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) instituted a rule that homosexual men may not be blood donors. The reason: a large number of innocent people received HIV infections via blood transfusions. Many other countries, such as Canada, have similar restrictions.
As a result of the FDA’s ban, the nation’s blood supply has been relatively safe from HIV danger. But that could be changing if current efforts by the homosexual movement and its allies are successful.
Homosexual activist groups and their allies are angry that the dangers of their behavior are being exposed. Thus, despite the serious public health concerns, they have insisted that “discrimination” and “fairness” issues should override health safety. To its credit, the FDA has maintained that rescinding the rule would seriously jeopardize the blood supply.
Now political pressure on the FDA is being stepped up, as U.S. Senator John Kerry, D-MA, and U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, D-IL, along with Health and Human Services (HSS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, claim that improved technology now makes it possible to allow homosexuals to give blood “safely”. Despite their claims, the FDA says technology has not improved, and that even with current technology, occasionally HIV positive blood could get through undetected.
The pressure is great, as the FDA is a part of the HSS. It appears that the goal is to get the rules changed within the FDA, perhaps on orders from Kathleen Sebelius’s HSS, rather than by introducing legislation in Congress.
Mass Resistance website:
Contact information to make your views known on this issue of blood safety:
U.S. Senator John Kerry:
Capitol office in Washington, DC 1-202-224-2742
Boston, MA office: 1-617-565-8519
US Representative Mike Quigley
Capitol Office in Washington, DC 1-202-225-4061
Chicago, IL District Office: 1-773-267-5926
To contact your own U.S. Senators and Representative:
House of Representatives website:
Food and Drug Administration:
Main number: 1-888-463-5332
Consumer Affairs Office: 1-800-835-4709
Commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg: 1-301-796-5000
FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research (oversees the blood supply): 1-301-827-0372
Department of Health and Human Services
(Oversees the FDA, under their secretary Kathleen Sebelius):
Main number: 877-696-6775