Wanna skip working out your corneal muscles at the gym tonight? Avoid the steam room exercise machine (all that cruising buffs up the brows!) and instead let your eyes roll away countless reps courtesy of Tennessee's resident d-bag politician, state Sen. Stacey "Don't Say Gay" Campbell. So, what are Stacey's latest homophobic hijinks?
“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," Campbell told Huffpo's Michael Signorile on Thursday.
“My understanding is that it is virtually—not completely, but virtually—impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex…very rarely [transmitted].”
No, Stacey. Just no.
Not only have you not "recalled" correctly, but the misguided ignorance exhibited here is actually quite dangerous. Impressionable teens might now think they can have sex without risk of HIV transmission, thanks to your contagious idiocy.
As if that wasn't enough, Stacey went on to tell Signorile that the gay "lifespan" is "very short. Google it yourself."
Campbell's source for his assinine, irresponsible statements, however, is not sound Google research but instead a discredited 1988 article from an anti-gay Christian extremist publication.
Oh, and the facts, kids, are:
-Gay airline pilots did not create HIV/AIDS in a conspiracy with monkeys.
-Straight people can acquire HIV through immoral sex acts and sodomy. Equality! (While I certainly don't expect Campbell to be able to locate Africa on a map, someone should really explain to the lawmaker the AIDS situation going on in the continent.)
-Most homornithologists agree that the average lifespan of the gay species is not, in fact, "very short."
(Source and image source: ThinkProgress)