Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Republican Party's War-on-Stupid Steps On Another Land Mine.

Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campbell:
"Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community--it was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men...My understanding is that it is virtually--not completely, but virtually--impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex."
Jacques Pepin, Canadian infectious disease specialist and author of THE ORIGIN OF AIDS states that DNA evidence now shows the first known case of monkey to human transmission of HIV occurred in Africa sometime in the 1930s when a hunter was infected while butchering a monkey for food and the monkey's blood came in contact with an open cut on the hunter's hand.  

HIV was transmitted for decades in Africa via heterosexual vaginal sex which--despite what Mr. Campbell claims--our Center for Disease Control, along with all public health experts, calls a "high risk activity".  Today, the majority of the world's people infected with HIV are heterosexual and were infected through heterosexual sex.

what eye thynk:  Really, Republicans, before you go spouting off on a subject, why not send one of your peons to do a little fact checking?  The truth shouldn't be that scary.  As Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said, Republicans have to "stop being the stupid party."

This is the United States of America, so bigots like Mr. Campbell are free to form their own opinions on any topic.  But, Senator, creating your own facts to support that position is just, well, stupid.

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