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This was right at the front end of the AIDS epidemic and pastors who care were reading everything they could find out because I happened to have believed - and haven't changed by mind - that it was a judgment as a result of an immoral act.

It was interesting, in those days it was still largely called GRIDS: Gay Related Immune Deficiency Syndrome. And to this very day, the overwhelming majority of those who are transmitting that disease are still homosexuals. It is a homosexual disease.

Rick Scarborough, Right Wing Watch 57 Comments [4/13/2011 2:30:47 AM]
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Raised by Horses

And we have numerous reliable, peer-reviewed studies of this phenomenon, courtesy of the Catholic Church.

/cheap shot

4/13/2011 2:33:03 AM

Mahina

To this very day Alzheimer's is an old person's disease!
Breast cancer is a woman's disease!
SIDS is an infant's disease!
Distemper is a dog's disease!
Ebola is a chimpanzee's disease!

It MUST be God's judgment!


4/13/2011 2:52:37 AM

Mahina

To this very day Alzheimer's is an old person's disease!
Breast cancer is a woman's disease!
SIDS is an infant's disease!
Distemper is a dog's disease!
Ebola is a chimpanzee's disease!

It MUST be God's judgment!


4/13/2011 2:53:13 AM

Mahina

Double post FU!

4/13/2011 3:04:08 AM

nutbunny

Wrong. Most infected are heterosexuals. It is transmitted primarily through heterosexual sex.

4/13/2011 3:10:13 AM

Etiene

Ding ding ding!

Wrong, but thanks for playing. Please leave your voting privileges at the door on the way out.

4/13/2011 3:12:38 AM

Rapax Pringer

"It was interesting, in those days it was still largely called GRIDS: Gay Related Immune Deficiency Syndrome."

Interesting indeed. And why haven't I heard about this?

Oh yeah, because it's complete bullshit.

4/13/2011 3:22:28 AM



[quote=Rapax Pringer]Interesting indeed. And why haven't I heard about this?

Oh yeah, because it's complete bullshit.
[quote]
You could try looking it up yourself. You don’t know everything, so it’s not bullshit just cause you haven’t heard of it. Even fundies spout the occasional fact. Dismissimg them outright only makes us look as bad as them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIDS#History_and_origin:

“In the general press, the term GRID, which stood for Gay-related immune deficiency, had been coined.[18] The CDC, in search of a name, and looking at the infected communities coined “the 4H disease,” as it seemed to single out Haitians, homosexuals, hemophiliacs, and heroin users.[19] However, after determining that AIDS was not isolated to the homosexual community,[17] the term GRID became misleading and AIDS was introduced at a meeting in July 1982.[20] By September 1982 the CDC started using the name AIDS, and properly defined the illness.[21]”

Cites: 18. Altman LK (1982-05-11). "New homosexual disorder worries officials". The New York Times.
19. "Making Headway Under Hellacious Circumstances" (PDF). American Association for the Advancement of Science. 2006-07-28. Retrieved 2008-06-23.
20. Kher U (1982-07-27). "A Name for the Plague". Time. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
21. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (1982). "Update on acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)—United States.". MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 31 (37): 507–508; 513–514. PMID 6815471.

4/13/2011 3:45:55 AM

Pule Thamex

It's difficult to imagine what heinous deeds were committed by who must have been the most villainous individuals to have ever walked on Earth. What hideous acts these nefarious criminals must have performed, what fouls sinners they must have been. Indeed, the vileness of their deeds must have been almost incomprehensible, perhaps stopping just short of blaspheming the Holy Spirit. But, whoever these cads were, it doesn't really matter. For God has thankfully put things to right by punishing Rick Scarborough and his fellow dickheads, by inflicting them with grievous stupidity for eternity.

4/13/2011 3:46:41 AM

The_L

For a woman, having sex with a man has a 45% chance of giving you HIV, whereas having sex with another woman only has a 1% chance or so--low enough that the CDC doesn't even list lesbian sex under its table of AIDS risk factors!

It's a heterosexual disease!!

4/13/2011 3:49:47 AM

Doctor Whom

Your God truly has terrible aim, doesn't He?

4/13/2011 4:37:30 AM

NoriMori

@#1278209

Thanks for setting Rapax straight for me. That even pissed ME off.

4/13/2011 5:00:04 AM

Necronomikron

See Africa and their wonderful issues with AIDS passed down primarily by straights.

4/13/2011 5:03:02 AM

Mister Spak

"It is a homosexual disease."

Except in Africa where it has always been a straight disease. Also lesbians get AIDS at a lower rate than straight white born again males, so what does that tell us about gods opinions of lesbians?

4/13/2011 5:08:54 AM

Brianisha

You wont be saying that if you get HIV. Oh but that would make you gay eh?

4/13/2011 5:21:11 AM

dionysus

If your god punishes people for things that harm no one by giving them horrible diseases then he's a complete prick unworthy of any kind of worship.

4/13/2011 5:21:56 AM

nutcase

No it isn't a "homosexual disease." That's a damned lie. Has this idiot never heard of the African AIDS crisis? (And if it weren't for our own ancestors having survived several major brushes with the plague seven hundred years back, I think we'd be facing infections rates fairly similar to Africa: http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/news/2005/01/66198)

AIDS is a virus. It doesn't care if the host is gay or straight, male or female, adult or child.

4/13/2011 5:50:59 AM

aaa

Retrovirii don't work that way.

4/13/2011 6:23:29 AM

Brendan Rizzo

The mere existence of heterosexuals with the disease proves you wrong. Would AIDS be a pandemic destroying Africa and totally undoing the few steps of progress that continent had made before the eighties if it were an exclusively-homosexual disease? I think not. On behalf of all who live in Third World shitholes, FOADIAF.

4/13/2011 6:55:44 AM

Doubting Thomas

Any bad thing that ever happens is a judgement as a result of an immoral act according to you people.

Well tell me, Rick, what did babies do to deserve being born with AIDS? What did innocent people, possibly including fine upstanding Christians, do to deserve contracting AIDS from tainted blood transfusions?

4/13/2011 6:56:10 AM

JSS

And I guess this benevolent God sent the disease knowing full well it would affect even children and babies.

But hey, at times of genocide, the end justifies the means eh?

4/13/2011 6:58:43 AM

Passerby

Go to Africa, dumbass. In a continent rife with civil war and plauged by dictators bent on ethnic cleansing it is the leading cause of death just slightly ahead of being shot in the face and malaria. That's a whole lot of straight people dying of your 'gay' disease in case you needed it spelled out for you.

Now go out late at night wearing loads of jewelry in a junkie-ridden neighborhood, get stabbed by a slobbering heroin addict wielding his own used needle, and die of AIDS.

4/13/2011 7:39:09 AM

breakerslion

Since you so fervently want this to be some form of judgment instead of the virus that it is, and since your sanctimonious attitude towards STDs should have died with the Victorians, I sincerely hope the karma you create with that poisonous and uncompassionate canker you call a brain will be visited upon you in this lifetime. In short, may you die a horrible, horrible death. Good Day, asshole.

4/13/2011 7:41:04 AM

John_in_Oz

Viruses and bacteria have been the source of moral instructions from imaginary beings.
"Don't eat shellfish, Jews."
"Why not, Aaron?"
"People who do (tend to) get sick inexplicably. It must be a punishment from Yahweh. THerefore it's immoral."

"Don't eat food offered to idols, Christians."
"Why not, Paul?"
"people who eat meat or drink milk that's spent all day in the hot sun before statues of idols (tend to)get sick inexplicably. It must be a punishment from God. Therefore it's immoral."

"Don't eat carrion, Moslems."
"Why not, Mohommed?"
"People who do (tend to) get sick inexplicably. It must be a punishement from Allah. Therefore it's immoral."

"Don't have gay sex, Englishmen."
"Why not, King Henry?"
"People who do (tend to) get sick inexplicably. It must be a punishment from Jehovah. Therefore it's immoral."

It's not morals, deities or demons. It's disease control.

4/13/2011 8:00:41 AM

Canadia

Last I checked, the highest number of HIV infected in one group was heterosexual black women.

4/13/2011 8:25:18 AM
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