Could there be such a ghastly thing as AIDS cheerleaders? Unfortunately, there's always at least one.
With yet another distressing study showing that HIV can mutate faster than Madonna goes through record producers, leave it to Colorado state senator Dave Schultheis to oppose a bill funding HIV tests for expecting mothers and then explaining to us the silver lining of AIDS:
“What I’m hoping is that, yes, that person may have AIDS, have it seriously as a baby and when they grow up, but the mother will begin to feel guilt as a result of that. The family will see the negative consequences of that promiscuity and it may make a number of people over the coming years begin to realize that there are negative consequences and maybe they should adjust their behavior.”
Dave's enthusiasm for AIDS babies makes me wish I believed in hell, cause I would certainly find a special place in it for that guy. It's the word "hoping" that really put it over the top for me. Scumbag.
Reporting on the gay marriage debates in Hawaii right now, lesbian activist 'Keori' sums it up neatly:
"You know, it gets really tiresome to be called diseased and a pedophile and a rapist and an abomination and a threat to America three dozen times in one day. It infuriates me to hear that yes, heterosexuals have special rights (at least they admitted it finally!) and that is how it should be because The Big Book of Bronze Age Fairy Tales says so. To hear little old ladies screaming that they would rather see their grandchildren commit suicide than "be part of that disgusting, filthy, evil lifestyle", isn't even remotely amusing anymore."
Tell me about it, sister — today's Roundup is virtually joke-free! Surely we can't end on such a depressing note? Isn't there some ridiculous sign of gay hope out there? Something to prove most people aren't humourless, repressed wingnut bigots? Oh wait…
THE MOHAIR PENIS SWEATER THONG! Result!