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Fallacies and prejudice

By |2018-01-16T13:35:19-05:00February 2nd, 2012|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel

S/He Said

“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. It was an airline pilot, if I recall. My understanding and correct me if I’m wrong, Mr. Science, on this, but my understanding also is that it is virtually – not completely impossible – it’s virtually impossible to contract AIDS outside of blood transfusions through heterosexual sex. It’s virtually impossible. If you are having anal sex yes you are much more likely to contract AIDS. What’s the average lifespan of a homosexual? it’s very short. Google it yourself.”
-Stacey Campfield, Tennessee State Senator (R-Knoxville), during an interview on Sirius XM radio’s Michelangelo Signorile Show, Memphis Commercial Appeal http://www.commercialappeal.com, Jan. 27. Campfield sponsored a bill which would have blocked discussion of homosexuality in grades K-8 of Tennessee schools. Campfield defended his HIV transmission statements by saying, “Heterosexual encounters almost never result in AIDS unless you’re having sex with someone from Africa or an IV drug user. The odds of men catching it from women are very, very, very low.”

“In a new Star Wars game, the biggest threat to the empire may be homosexual activists! In a galaxy not so far far away, Star Wars gamers have already gone to the dark side. The new video game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has added a special feature: gay relationships. … Homosexuals have been celebrating the news, but parents sure aren’t. On the game’s website, there are more than 300 pages of comments – a lot of them expressing anger that their kids will be exposed to this Star Warped way of thinking. You can join them by logging on and speaking up. It’s time to show companies who the Force is really with!”
-Tony Perkins, head of the anti-gay hate group, Family Research Council, in a radio broadcast titled “Rebel Fleet Surrenders to Gay Empire”, warning about same-sex relationships in a video game “Star Wars: The Old Republic,” http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com, Jan. 27. The company that developed the game reports same-gender romance arcs may be added as a post-launch feature but are not part of the current game. And, in fact, there has been little opposition on gaming forums to the introduction of same-sex relationships and LGBT characters.

“Like many leftists, President Obama has deep contempt for Christianity and democracy. This is why his administration has declared war on the Catholic Church and religious liberty. Mr. Obama is the most radical president in our history. He is spearheading a liberal social revolution, not just an economic one. He supported partial-birth abortion – the heinous procedure of killing babies just before they are to be delivered. His administration refuses to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act. He has enabled homosexuals to serve openly in the military, transforming the armed forces into a vast laboratory for social engineering. His signature legislation, Obamacare, allows for the federal funding of abortion. Christians will be forced to have their tax dollars subsidize the mass murder of unborn children. He is making Christians complicit in infanticide.”
-Jeffrey T. Kuhner; in his column titled “Obama threatens religious liberty,” http://www.washingtontimes.com, Jan. 26.

“Gay guys control the fashion industry and the casting industry and the whole Hollywood look. Gays like bodies that remind them of a 14 year old-boy. Guys like curves. Absolutely, positively. It’s biological, because a woman with curves looks like she can bear your children successfully and that’s biologically what a man is looking for. So sexually a guy is much more turned on by a woman with curves than these 14 year old-boy stick figures. And that’s how I know for sure, I don’t need to do any research or any proof that it’s gay guys who control the entire casting industry.”
-John Kobylt, co-host with Ken Chiampou on Clear Channel’s The John and Ken Show, on their radio show about how “emaciated” actresses looked at the Golden Globes Awards, http://www.mediamatters.org, Jan. 17.

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