Sexually Transmitted Diseases Remain on the Rise in Washington State

(The Daily Chronicle) The Washington State Department of Health recently released their statewide report on sexually transmitted diseases for 2017 and the results are not pretty.

Chlamydia was the most commonly reported STD, with rates highest in women 20-24 years old. However, statistics indicate that overall STD rates are highest among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Other STDs covered in the study include gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis.

In Lewis County, in 2017 there were 284 cases of chlamydia with a rate of 366.7 cases per 100,000 people. There were 40 cases of gonorrhea and nine reported cases of herpes in addition to five cases of syphilis. By comparison, Lewis County had a rate of 327.7 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 in 2016. That year, there were no reported cases of syphilis.

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  • You’ll get that in a hedonistic society…

  • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

    The cost of sexual immorality. How sad. We are a generation that should know better.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    i thought homomirage and monogamy fixed all that ….. where are all those supposed monogamous homosexual couples getting this …… oh, wait ….. i know …… this is “mostly-obviously-biased sources” reporting for “the oppressive white PRIVILEGED patriarchy” and the data is far to old to be considered accurate and true …… and besides ….. it makes my SJW butt hurt ………… /SARQ OFF …

    • HarmNoOne

      just because there are many or even a lot of gay men that figure into these statistics it doesnt mean that there are no committed and faithful gay couples who are just as safe as anyone else from stds. what is it that threatens you about monogamous gay couples?

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        “what is it that threatens you about monogamous gay couples?”

        MYTHS do not threaten me ………..

        • HarmNoOne

          it isn’t a myth. and why do you think they want to get married? to cheat on each other?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “and why do you think they want to get married? to cheat on each other?”

            their reasons for doing it or wanting to do it is IRRELEVANT ……….. it harms themselves, their “partners”, their families, and society in general ……… and the THREE stories published here today SHOW just how much of a myth it is …… but also what they do and HOW they are harming themselves, their “partners”, their families, and society in general …..

          • HarmNoOne

            it harms nobody. leave them alone. worry about your own life. they don’t affect yours. none of the stories here say gay monogamy is a myth, tell me where it says that. you cant

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            Obituraries numbering 6516 from 16 US homosexual journals over 12 years were compared to a large sample of obituaries from regular newspapers. The obituaries from the regular newspapers were similar to US averages for longevity, the median age of death of married men was 75, 80% of them died old, 65 or older. For unmarried or divorced men the median age of death was 57 and 32% of them died old.

            Married women averaged age 79 at death, 85% died old, and unmarried and divorced women averaged age 71, and 60% of them died old.

            However, the median age of death for homosexuals was virtually the same nationwide, and overall, less than 2% survived to old age. If AIDS was the cause of death, the median age was 39 years old. For the 829 homosexuals who died of something else BESIDES AIDS, the median age was 42 years of age, and 9% died old. Of 163 lesbians, the median age was 44 years of age, and 20% died old. 2.8% of homosexuals died violently and they were 116 times more apt to be murdered, 24 times more apt to commit suicide, and had a traffic accident death rate 18 times greater than comparably aged white males. 20% of lesbians died of murder, suicide, or accident, a rate 487 times greater than that of white females aged 25 to 44.

            premature death ….. DUE TO ANY AND ALL CAUSES …………

          • HarmNoOne

            not all of them and it doesnt say monogamous gay people dont exist….just give up.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            i do not have to prove the existence of a myth ……. i need not provide you anything …..

          • HarmNoOne

            the “myth” that i just debunked in two minutes flat with anniversary notices of gay and lesbian couples in newspapers? that myth?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you have debunked nothing …….. anniversaries are not evidence of monogamy ……. by any STRETCH of your imagination ……..

          • HarmNoOne

            if you measure fidelity and commitment with a straight anniversary why not a gay or lesbian one…riddle me that…

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “if you measure fidelity and commitment with a straight anniversary why not a gay or lesbian one…riddle me that…”

            when do we get to the hard questions ….. ummmmmm ….. I DO NOT ……..

          • HarmNoOne

            so love means nothing to you and you should be just as opposed to straight marriage then.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            first i doubt YOU can even truly define love …… so until YOU actually do that ….. your question is moot ….. give me the biblical definition of love and then maybe we can proceed ……..

          • Charles des Barres

            Why do you keep posting stories that don’t support your point? I thought your whole point here was to say that there was no such thing as monogamy in gay couples. Well why don’t you show us that story and not all these unrelated things?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            because they DO support my point ……

          • Charles des Barres

            Those stories don’t say homosexuals are never monogamous, which is what you said. You called gay monogamy a MYTH. Your word. In fact one of your responses just says MYTH and nothing else. Care to prove it?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “Those stories don’t say homosexuals are never monogamous”

            and i never said that …. i said they DO NOT act monogamous ….. and that it is a myth …….

          • Charles des Barres

            It’s the same thing and you cant prove such a ridiculous claim. Unless you are claiming to know the personal lives of every single gay and lesbian person who ever lived.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            scripture does ……. what homosexuals do is only idolatry ….. and those are false gods … as is the false god of homosexual monogamy ….. myth ……..

          • Charles des Barres

            Scripture says nothing about it.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            Romans 1 does …..

          • Charles des Barres

            Nope. Nothing.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            Your refusal to acknowledge the truth …… does not negate or alter the truth ……….

          • Charles des Barres

            You haven’t presented truth. You have presented opinions. And when asked for the truth you have provided irrelevant articles.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “You haven’t presented truth.”

            you have access to a bible and scripture … it HAS been presented to you …… so that is just another lie …….

          • Charles des Barres

            The words are not there. You are making crap up again.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            well it is your CLAIM ….. PROVE IT …….

          • Charles des Barres

            You’re the one with the claim with nothing to support it. I’m merely refuting it.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            homo-monogamy is a myth ….. it is a negative ….. there is no proof of a negative ….. YOU ASSERTED that it does and THEN i called it a myth ……….. so …… YOUR INITIAL and unsupported claim still stands ……

          • Charles des Barres

            “homo-monogamy is a myth…..it is a negative”

            Proof please. Citation. Source.

            Provide that and then we’ll talk about my thoughts on the matter.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “Proof please. Citation. Source.”

            SCRIPTURE … that you reject …….

          • Charles des Barres

            Which scripture?
            When someone asks you why you did something, do you just say “reasons”? That’s what you’re doing here.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “Which scripture?”

            again …… there is a passage in scripture …. “Thou shalt not test the Lord thy God” …. you want me to put God on trial with YOU as the judge ….. and again ….. YOU ARE NOT COMPETENT to do so …… YOU are not a COMPETENT judge of God OR scripture …….. you have NO AUTHORITY to judge it or DEMAND it be put before you as judge ………

          • Charles des Barres

            Which scripture, please?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you are not competent to judge if it is or not ……….. but you can search it if you like … but you do not ….

          • Charles des Barres

            I searched. It’s not there. Which scripture, please?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you may be an authority on c&@p …….. but not on scripture ……… you have no authority ………

          • Charles des Barres

            The words are not there. Provide them if you want to prove me wrong. No generic verses, please.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you are not a competent judge of scripture ….. you are hostile to it ….. it makes no difference what is shown to you ……..

          • Charles des Barres

            You’re the one that keeps dragging scripture into this discussion. Yeah it’s a Christian forum but if you’re going to do that then you have to at least be honest and show how the scripture relates to the story. You don’t do that. All you do is go SCRIPTURE and point at the Bible without a single thought about context or content.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “You’re the one that keeps dragging scripture into this discussion. Yeah it’s a Christian forum but if you’re going to do that then you have to at least be honest and show how the scripture relates to the story.”

            and i have given you several references to it …. you reject truth …. and i do not care if you reject it or not …. it is YOUR PROBLEM ….. not mine …….

            “All you do is go SCRIPTURE and point at the Bible without a single thought about context or content.”

            i have given you ENTIRE CHAPTERS …. that IS IN CONTEXT …….. you reject it …. and i do not care if you reject it ….. it is the proof and it stands as the proof …. whether you accept it or not ……….

          • Charles des Barres

            You’re giving very generic quotes from the Bible and trying to pretend they directly relate to subjects that didn’t even exist when the Bible was written. How dishonest can you get?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “subjects that didn’t even exist when the Bible was written.”

            the OT is the bible ……. SODOM and SODOMY is addressed in the OT and the NT …….

          • Charles des Barres

            We aren’t talking about sodomy, we’re talking about gay monogamy. Focus please.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            the bible is relevant ……. and you have been presented it …… not my opinion ….

          • Charles des Barres

            When we are discussing an issue that didn’t exist when the Bible was written, I would say the Bible is not something that can be used to make an argument one way or the other.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “When we are discussing an issue that didn’t exist when the Bible was written,”

            no evidence … and many homosexuals argue that it has existed …. so you should argue with them ….

          • Charles des Barres

            As far as the Bible is concerned, which is the thing you keep bringing up, it didn’t. There is no word about it at all. It is silent on the issue.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            again …… YOU are not a COMPETENT judge of God OR scripture …….. you have NO AUTHORITY to judge it or DEMAND it be put before you as judge ………

          • Charles des Barres

            If it’s not in scripture at all, then you have no case. Period.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you are not competent to judge if it is or not ………..

          • Charles des Barres

            If it’s not there, no judging is necessary, because it’s not there.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “the stories here say gay monogamy is a myth, tell me where it says that. you cant”

            SO WHAT …. this story is not the primary evidence ….. nor are YOU the authority here ……..

          • HarmNoOne

            the issue with me is you said gay monogamy is a myth. two minutes on google proved you wrong, and not one article you presented backed you up. you are flat out lying. bad form for a christian

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            ” two minutes on google proved you wrong”

            FYI …. there are LIES on the internet and google ……… SO WHAT … you have proved nothing ……. men lie to make themselves look good to others …… i do not accept your authority ……..

          • HarmNoOne

            im not talking about one or two classified ads amos I am talking about thousands. the odds are stacked against you so hard that youre failing like a colossus

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            a myth that you want to believe ….. a lie you want to believe ….. even if it is believed by billions ….. does not turn the lie into the truth ……………

          • HarmNoOne

            well a gay couple celebrating 50 years or a straight couple doing the same thing shows love and dedication so I dont know how you are getting a myth out of this. your the kind of person who will insist the sky is orange even when we take you out to show you its blue

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            does not prove monogamy ………

          • HarmNoOne

            doesnt need to. they stayed together 50 years which is a milestone we would celebrate if they were straight. we cant know if they were 100 per cent faithful to each other every step of the way just like we cant with a straight couple doing the same thing.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            that is not what monogamy is ……… and you seem to have difficulty defining that word …… ” they stayed together 50 years which is a milestone” …. so what ……

          • HarmNoOne

            whats monogamy then please, your definition if you dont want to use the accepted one

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you are the one making up definitions of words based on things you cannot prove ….. and i asked for YOUR definition ……

          • HarmNoOne

            there is no MY definition, there is only THE definition which is having only one partner at at time.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            NOPE …… “which is having only one partner at at time.” …. see …. RIGHT THERE …… that is not the definition of monogamy ……… and so ….. YOUR DEFINITION of it …… IS A LIE ……

          • HarmNoOne

            well i got it right from the dictionary so rather than you callling it a lie you should be admitting you dont know what youre talking about.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            right ….. but see ….. this IS A CHRISTIAN FORUM ……. and the dictionary is not the determiner of TRUTH …… and that is what we discuss on Disqus ON THIS CHRISTIAN FORUM ……….. so you can bring whatever nonsense from whatever source …… that is not any AUTHORITY ….. the AUTHORITY HERE is God and scripture …… and what THEY SAY is truth …..

          • HarmNoOne

            its a christian forum but not necessarily a radical christian forum. i know two pastors and neither one of them would say gay people cant be monogamous. they wouldn’t even say gay people arent really married. your christian views are very different from any other christians I know.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “i know two pastors and neither one of them would say gay people cant be monogamous”

            i never said they could not ….. i said they DO NOT …… and i do not really care what your so called pastors said ……………………………………………………………….

          • HarmNoOne

            its the same thing and you still didnt prove it.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            see …. i do not have to prove even one thing to you ….. i am here to PRESENT the truth …… it is not my job to CONVINCE you of the truth …… that is YOUR problem …… not mine ….

          • HarmNoOne

            if you cant produce proof and say its not your responsibility to then theres no reason anyone should listen to what you say.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            bye then … see ya …. would not want to be ya ….. do not let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya …………..

            FYI …. if you are not convinced of the truth …… then NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER is going to do so ….. you simply reject the truth ……….

          • HarmNoOne

            i didnt say i was leaving. i said no one should listen to you if you cant produce evidence.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            again … not my job to convince of the truth ……….. it is only my job to PRESENT the truth to you …… if you reject the truth …… THAT IS YOUR own personal PROBLEM ………….

            you reject truth or you cannot see it …… not my job to convince you the sun shines …..

          • HarmNoOne

            You aren’t presenting truth, you are presenting your opinion and its not something you are able to back up as you have repeatedly shown

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you have your opinion ….. not my job to convince you of the truth ……….. YOUR problem not mine if you reject it …… you pay the penalty ………

          • HarmNoOne

            there is still no reason anyone should believe your statement

          • salmon rai

            I didn’t read the whole discussion but GAYS GO TO HELL, end of the story!
            Btw I don’t hate them, I just speak the truth!

          • HarmNoOne

            “gays go to hell but I don’t hate them”
            um…no, I would say you hate them

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            and i am not going to say that anyone should …… but that does not explain your being here …….. if i am not worth talking to ….. the door is this way >>>>>>>>>>> …… take a hike mike …….

          • HarmNoOne

            you can simply correct your lie and say you have no proof gay monogamy is a myth, you wouldnt be in this mess right now if you hadnt lied.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            so you want me to prove a negative ….. and you know this to be a fallacy …… at least in your worldview ……. again ….. not my job to prove YOUR myth ……. homosexuality …… committed or not ….. monogamous or not …… is only about IDOLATRY …… and that is a false god …. i do not have to disprove false gods …… to you or anyone …..

          • HarmNoOne

            it’s not proving a negative, your statement is that gay monogamy is a myth. see no negative. burden of proof’s on you to prove it now. and we know you cant.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            and i have already given it to you ….. and you reject it … SO WHAT ….. do i need to cut and paste it for you AGAIN ……….

          • HarmNoOne

            you gave me a bunch of opinion pieces and not one of them made the claim that gay people aren’t monogamous, some of them said that many are not but none said that none are. you provided nothing that supports your statement.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            again ….. people of the opposite sex have the potential to give birth ….. two men ….. NOPE …… two women ….. NOPE ……. not unless they STEAL from the opposite sex …….. so lets make this CLEAR ……. NO POSSIBLITY of conception …………. so no sex …….. no sex means there is no monogamy and no need for monogamy …….. and homosexuals do not accept heterosexual definitions and roles ….. myth ………

          • HarmNoOne

            doesnt matter that they cant conceive, people partner up for other reasons like LOVE

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            and what they are calling love is just NARCISSISM …….. it is destructive self centered feelings …. and what they are doing to each other has nothing to do with love ……….

            and you cannot even define love …. so your opinion on that is worthless ……….

          • HarmNoOne

            it doesnt matter what you think it is. they know its love and they have the right to marry like everyone else now and they dont have to justify their relationship to you.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “they know its love”

            no they do not … and neither do you ……. love has nothing to do with feelings ….. has nothing to do with marriage …… love is not a requirement for marriage ….. false conflation ……

          • HarmNoOne

            when you say things like love has nothing to do with feelings do you expect anyone to take you seriously?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            love is an action … not a feeling ……. love REQUIRES action …… feelings do not ……..

          • HarmNoOne

            and the action is getting married and/or living together with a person who makes you happy for the rest of your life. end of story. straight people do this and so do homosexuals and its about as close to a real measure of monogamy as it is possible to get.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            so when you , if ever, got married ….. how many times did they ask if you were really in “love” ………. marriage has no requirement of “love” …… love is not a component of marriage …… and just because you “love” something does not mean you get to marry it …. or them …. so FALSE CONFLATION ……….

            “about as close to a real measure of monogamy as it is possible to get.”

            not proof on monogamy ………. FAIL …. try again …….

          • HarmNoOne

            marriage legally doesnt have anything to do with love thats true. thats why its so funny to me when you try to say gay marriage is a sham or mirage or whatever. legally is what counts and you think that you are somehow more authoritative than the law so you call it fake. but people dont get married because of what the law says, they get married because they want to make a commitment to each other to be faithful for the rest of their lives. you want to deny that to gay people who want exactly what straight people do but you have no reason except that your church says its bad. ask any person gay or straight why they are getting married and theyll tell you its because they are in love. guaranteed

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “marriage legally doesnt have anything to do with love thats true”

            so then this whole “love” argument is just more garbage ………..

            ” thats why its so funny to me when you try to say gay marriage is a sham or mirage or whatever”

            if a person thinks they are entitled to marriage on the basis of WHO they “love” ….. THAT IS a MIRAGE ………

            ” legally is what counts”

            NOPE ….. TRUTH is what counts ……. otherwise it is just garbage ……….

          • HarmNoOne

            love is an argument but not a legal argument…nice try at twisting words. love is the primary reason two people spend years together and why they get married. no wonder you didnt want to give that right to gay people. and you call yourself a christian, suppressing love between two people…
            guess what, people DO think they are entitled to marriage based on who they love, why do you think people get married if not for that reason?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            NO, no , no, no, no ………. “love is love” has been the homosexual mantra ……. when CLEARLY marriage has NOTHING to do with “love” …. making homomirage a LIE …… from the beginning …….. ” suppressing love between two people…” ….. NARCISSISM is not love …… “why do you think people get married if not for that reason?” … their reasons are IRRELEVANT ………

          • HarmNoOne

            why do you think people get married amos, i am dying to hear this if its not love then what is it?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            their reasons are varied …. and IRRELEVANT ……..

          • HarmNoOne

            are you sitting here seriously trying to tell me that no one gets married because they love each other?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            i just re-read my previous statement …. i did not see that …. i said …. IT IS IRRELEVANT ……

          • HarmNoOne

            no people don’t get married because its irrelevant. they get married to make a commitment of love to each other. period.