Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the death of Larry Kramer:
Most Americans have never heard of Larry Kramer, but he is an icon in the gay community. He made his name fighting for a cure for AIDS, often taunting Dr. Anthony Fauci. He died of pneumonia on May 27 at age 84.
We at the Catholic League know him well. He founded ACT-UP, an urban terrorist organization. In 1989, his thugs invaded St. Patrick’s Cathedral, interrupting Mass, chaining themselves to the pews, and spitting the Eucharist to the floor. New York Mayor Ed Koch was in the Cathedral that day and could not believe what he was witnessing.
Kramer often condemned the medical establishment for the health conditions of homosexuals, but he had moments of brutal honesty.
He admitted that “The movement of the 60’s and the 70’s legitimized promiscuity.” This had dire consequences for the gay lifestyle, which he once dubbed a “death style.” Similarly, he rightly observed that it was not heterosexuals who demanded that the bathhouses be kept open during the spike in AIDS, it was homosexuals. “How many of us have to die before you get scared off your ass and into action?”
Kramer also endorsed pedophilia. “In those cases where children do have sex with homosexual elders…I submit that often, very often, the child desires the activity, and perhaps even solicits it, either because of a natural curiosity…or because he or she is homosexual and innately knows it.”
Larry Kramer led a troubled life. He certainly lived longer than many others who shared his promiscuous lifestyle and medical history.