Because “we know what causes AIDS” (that would be “homosexual sex and injection drug use”), taxpayers shouldn’t bear the burden of paying for AIDS research, argues the infallible Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. Everyone give this man a hug!
Instead of devoting tens of billions of dollars annually on AIDS research and treatment, the U.S. could be spending cash on Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, prostate cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hepatitis B and hepatitis C — all of which, “combined,” received less funding than AIDS asserts Fischer. And if man never had sex with monkeys in the first place, we could devote all taxpayer funds to treating the spewing of bullshit.
Not that AIDS funding must disappear. Just let the gays pay for it.
Another possible source of funding: homosexual activist groups. Let’s not forget that American tobacco manufacturers were forced to cough up over $200 billion because they peddle a product that kills people. Well, homosexual activist groups likewise are pushing a lifestyle that kills. If anybody should be obligated to pony up funds to mitigate a health crisis, it ought to be the organizations that are responsible for advocating the very behavior that created and perpetuates the epidemic.
Surely we will be accused of lacking compassion. But this is hardly the case. If you care about an individual, and you see that he is involved in a self-destructive pattern of behavior, the most loving thing you can to is appeal to him to start making better lifestyle choices. It is hardly compassionate to urge him to continue to engage in conduct that everybody in the world knows has a good chance of killing him in the end. That, in fact, is a form of cruelty.
Surely for the good of the American taxpayer, we should also castrate Mr. Fischer then, because he too has the possibility of transmitting HIV.