TN Senator: It’s “Virtually Impossible” for Heterosexuals to Get HIV

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Apparently, biology isn’t required in Tennessee’s high schools, as a Tennessee Republican lawmaker, Senator Stacey Campfield, makes clear (from Raw Story).

“Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community,” he told Michelangelo Signorile, who hosts a radio program on SiriusXM OutQ. “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.”

“My understanding is that it is virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex.”

Of course, Senator Campfield is wrong on all accounts. Heterosexual transmission of HIV/AIDS is increasing. In 2009, the CDC estimated that nearly 13,000 people contracted AIDS through heterosexual contact. In Southern Africa, AIDS is nearly pandemic. Women are especially hard hit.

Furthermore, there is absolutely no evidence that it was transferred to humans through inter-species sexual contact, and the likelihood is pretty slim.

The idea that gay men are so indiscriminate in choosing sexual partners that they would have sex with a monkey is textbook homophobia. Gay men, like straight men, are selective in choosing sexual partners. But, Senator Campfield, for most people, sexuality is not that fluid. Gay men were born attracted to men, not monkeys.

Via AddictingInfo.

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