Possible AIDS Cure / HIV Vaccine Brings Out the Best Non Sequiturs

Posted: September 9, 2013 in homosexuality, medicine
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I delayed writing on this news story because I didn’t really know what angle to take and I didn’t want to seem like an angry young white man. But, I guess sometimes you just gotta talk about it. German news site Der Spiegel is the source for this WND snippet under the title, “AIDS Cure on the Horizon.” It was making the rounds last week that work on an HIV vaccine was showing much more promise than previous attempts, and there really may be success now visible on the horizon.

This being WND, bigoted homophobic lies were the comments du jour. “GTHSBB Momma” posted, in part: “[T]he risk of HIV infection for heterosexual, married, monogamous, drug-free people is near 0%. Perhaps our efforts at disease eradication are better aimed at various forms of cancer, type 1 diabetes, MS, etc.” Maybe big momma should stay in her fantasy land where married couples also sleep in separate beds separated by a moat of lava and babies aren’t born HIV-positive.

It was “1coachretired1” and his(?) exchange with that plucky young “Arch” that I wanted to address more. It starts with this:

Male homosexuality has the highest rates of HIV/AIDS and a host of other sexually transmitted diseases, higher cancer rates, and earlier deaths.
Boys and girls raised by female homosexuals have skewed gender identities. Girls are more masculine-acting and more aggressive than normal, and boys are less masculine-acting and more passive than normal.
The marriages of husbands and wives, on average, are 1000% stronger, with 10 times the duration, of homosexuals who cohabitate. There is no such thing as marriage without a man and a woman.
There is no “gay gene,” thus no basis for civil rights designation. Consider that race and ethnicity are inherited, but homosexuality is not, as both science and thousands of former homosexuals demonstrate. A changeable behavior is not immutable; therefore homosexuality/bisexuality/transsexuality should not have been given the legal force of non-discrimination laws, such as those based on immutable race and immutable gender.

Yeah. So, NOTHING to do with the story and just a homophobic rant. “Arch” responded:

Could you please supply data and an unbiased source to support your claims, especially those in the first three paragraphs? Oh, and why you are talking about something like marriage and a gay gene and civil rights when this story is about a vaccine to prevent HIV?

“1coachretired1” responded with, “The truth will set you free!” and posted a bunch of links to the americansfortruth.com website. “Arch” replied, “See, when it says at the top on the left-hand side, “Welcome to Americans for Truth, a national organization devoted exclusively to exposing and countering the homosexual activist agenda,” well, I kinda don’t count that as an “unbiased” source. I’m just trying to find out what the facts are, as I’m sure you are, too, but in your heart of hearts, I’m sure you must recognize that when something clearly states that, it’s hard to consider them unbiased. It may be they’re right, but I’d prefer to get my facts from something that doesn’t state they hate the other side. Peace and God’s love, ~Arch.”

“1coachretired1” did not respond.

  1. Jeff L. says:

    Knowledge gets in the way of bigotry. We can’t have that.

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