Saturday, July 9, 2011

The U.S.A. is better than other country

India's health minister has derided homosexuality as an unnatural "disease" from the West, drawing outrage Tuesday from activists who said the comments set back the country's campaign for gay rights and its fight against HIV.

The comments Monday by Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad at a conference on HIV/AIDS in the Indian capital echoed a common refrain in the conservative South Asian nation that homosexuality is a Western import.

"Unfortunately this disease has come to our country too ... where a man has sex with another man, which is completely unnatural and should not happen, but does," Azad said.

It can't be said often enough - - anyone who has a problem with how the U.S.A. treats racial, ethnic, religious and sexual minorities needs to look at the rest of the world.

The U.S.A. is not perfect, but we're better than any other country.