(Also published on The Bilerico Project)
I’m angry. I’m going to try and make it productive, though.
First, Iowa candidate for Congress, Jeremy Walters made remarks on his Facebook page about AIDS: “The Holy Bible say(sic) if your(sic) “GAY” homosexual they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them” & etc., then he apologized, and now Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson is jumping in with his two (non)cents, defending Walters’ position. From the Iowa Independent:
When a caller brought up that it’s promiscuity that increases the risk for AIDS, and therefore Mickelson should support legalized same-sex marriage because it would lower promiscuity in the gay community, the host scoffed, saying promiscuity “defines the lifestyle.”
“Homosexuality is intrinsically promiscuous, because it violates the design of our bodies,” he said. “There is no safe way to do that.”
I love that this guy seems to know all about the “designs of our bodies” and yet doesn’t seem to care about reality, science, experience or dialog….
When is this meme going to end?
This argument is offensive to all God-believing people for one reason: it makes God look stupid. Because the “punishment” simply is not working.
HIV infected human beings are not only homosexual, they are straight, and bi and trans and intersexed and questioning and men and women and children and Catholics and Protestants and Mormons and Muslims and Buddhists and Atheist and white, black, brown, rich, poor, etc.
Don’t you think that if God were trying to punish the homosexuals She would do a better job? Maybe wouldn’t miss so often and strike a straight? Or a child? Or a Republican?