posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 02:50 PM
Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) falsely claimed on Thursday that it was nearly impossible for someone to contract AIDS through heterosexual
“Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community,” he told Michelangelo Signorile, who hosts a radio program on SiriusXM OutQ.
“It was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall.”
“My understanding is that it is virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex.”
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Following on from the "Legitimate Rape" farce earlier this week and again - as an outside observer with no interaction with the US political system
at all - this stuff is scary, and this guy is IN the Senate.
You would think that someone might have learned from Rep. Todd Akin's gaffe that facts need to be checked before replies are given, and that if you
don't know an answer the honest thing to do is not comment on it, but apparently not.
What disturbs me is this - where has this guy been in the past 20 years or so? Has he had no access to basic health information? If so, what are they
teaching you guys out there because this flies in the face of everything we've been taught over here in the UK regarding education on AIDS
I take on board that elected officials are not experts in subjects, but they ARE accountable for their words, surely its better to offer no comment
than offer something as absurd as this? Its a dangerous message to be putting across.