A Republican candidate for the state House of Representatives has an interesting theory on AIDS. Not only is AIDS caused by (gasp!) gay people, but he has a pseudo-scientific explanation for it as well: It’s caused by sperm enzymes entering the anus of a man.
Bob Frey told the MinnPost that his opposition to what he ignorantly calls the “gay agenda,” which in the real world includes grocery shopping, dinner, going to the movies, and yes, marriage, if a happy couple chooses to go that route–is about the “financial impact of that agenda.”
“It’s more about sodomy than about pigeonholing a lifestyle. When you have egg and sperm that meet in conception, there’s an enzyme in the front that burns through the egg. The enzyme burns through so the DNA can enter the egg.”
However, Frey says that when “sperm is deposited anally, it’s the enzyme that causes the immune system to fail.” He added, “That’s why the term is AIDS – acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.”
As anyone who has read a book knows, HIV infections are caused through contact with infected blood, semen, or vaginal fluids.
However, conservatives are not exactly fans of books. “It’s about sodomy,” he insisted. “It’s huge amounts of money. AIDS is a long term illness, causing pain, suffering, death, a long-term illness that’s very expensive to treat.”
Frey’s son, Mike, repeated his father’s asinine claims in testimony given to the House Civil Law Committee last year during a debate on same-sex marriage. Check it out below: