MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH: AIDS is Caused by Poppers!!!
Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association and one of the leaders or the anti-gay movement said something astonishing. According to him, AIDS is NOT caused by HIV. Rather, it’s caused by “rampant promiscuity” and the use of poppers. According to this sage, “the average homosexual has hundreds, sometimes over 1,000 sexual partners in his/her lifetime.” I’m reminded of an old saying: “It’s better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” You know, this is so preposterous, I wasn’t even going to respond to it; however, it’s so dangerous yet humorous, I now feel I must.
Humor first: If anyone knows this idiot’s address, please mail him a calendar. The “poppers” theory is so 1984. As I recall, that goes back to the day where they didn’t have a clue as to what was killing off our community and called it “the gay cancer”. And, the only commonality they could possibly find was the little brown bottles we used to buy at the clubs. Nineteen eighty four. And, if the average homosexual has between 500 and 1,000 sexual partners in their lifetime, I feel severely cheated!
Why is this dangerous? Do I really have to answer that? This is the rhetoric that’s contributing heavily to the volatile environment we see today. The environment that’s leading the children of idiots like this and their followers to think that it’s alright to degrade, torment, and bully LGBT teens. It’s dangerous because certainly amongst the followers of maniacs like Mr. Fischer, and trust that there are many, there are some LGBT teens listening daily as mommy and daddy preach these words of hatred and intolerance in their presence not knowing that they are raising an LGBT teen. As an extension, OTHER LGBT teens are hearing this type of purely ignorant but powerfully-delivered rhetoric. And, that is one of the driving forces that leaves our LGBT teens with low self-esteem. And, worse, it plays heavily into the escalation of the teen suicides we’re seeing right now.
There are a lot of people doing a lot of very good people doing a myriad of great things towards working for a solution to the problem of hatred and intolerance towards our LGBT teens, towards stemming this tide of bullying and bullycide. Bryan Fischer proves beyond doubt that there’s still plenty of work that needs to be done. I’ve said it many times before: in order to begin to see a change in our social climate, we need a complete re-education of our society as a whole. And, the place to start the re-education process is with the ADULTS! The teens responsible for the bullying are merely a reflection of what they’re learning from the adults. From the politicians who use their power and influence to denounce the validity of our love for another human to the preacher who leads his “congregation” to the funerals of gays with signs of hatred to the parents who disregard, derogate or, worse, simply disown their LBGT children, the re-education will have to start with the adults. Somebody email Bryan Fischer and tell him that class is in session.
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