Eugyppius offers a few interesting tidbits regarding how this
one is so far playing out.
This is like during the pandemic, when the religious were gently asked to “reconsider considering” attending worship services, and nobody was arrested or fined and no churches were closed or anything crazy like that.
People here (Australia) were banned from services, fined for even thinking of going, and often forced to watch it all over Zoom. Rumour has it were a few brave Catholic churches here that stayed open, but they risked some seriously heavy fines and being shut down and made an example of - some were, unfortunately.
Here, we get a tepid suggestion that gays 'should maybe perhaps consider having less partners and/or risky sex but stigma is the REAL enemy here, guys'
If we were as serious about this as we were in 20/21 about Covid, the bathhouses, bars, and clubs would be shut just as fast as the churches were. BUT, this is why I am not worried. I am not a homo and I have God on my side.
From CNBC: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it is crucial for public health authorities to engage communities of men who have sex with men to reduce transmission of the virus and take care of those infected, while protecting human rights by fighting stigma and discrimination.
This basically sums it all up:
A central doctrine, forged and promoted within the public health establishment itself, is that the promiscuous behaviour characteristic of certain sexual subcultures is only dangerous because of unjust heteronormative stigma; and that in a perfectly tolerant world, there is nothing wrong with weekly anonymous fetish orgies. The very same offices which dreamed up these doctrines, also decided that house-arresting billions of people to stop a novel respiratory virus was a good idea. That was also a political decision, and one which we must never let them forget, however much they want to.