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Bob Vander Plaats Wants Kids To Be Taught Straightness To Avoid ‘Risky Health Style’

Bob Vander Plaats, the Iowa Family Leader head, in february rebuffed claims that he believed homosexuality was a public health risk, as his minion Chuck Hurley claimed. Hurley, of course, is the head of the Iowa Family Policy Center, which is under the Iowa Family Leader umbrella. But when he claimed gayness was a bigger public health risk than smoking, Vander Plaats refused to get on board. But now we learn Vander Plaats, who led the effort to oust Iowa’s Supreme Court justices, is concerned about the health risks of homosessuality.

At a recent Family Leader campaign stop, Vander Plaats tells ThinkProgress:

When you take a look at it, this isn’t the Family Leader, but say the New York Health Department. They’ve put out an ad basically highlighting all the dangers of the homosexual lifestyle, that you’re this many times more to get this particular disease or this many times more to get this other type of disease. Now, they conclude with “practice safe sex.” But they’re almost taking our talking points. Because anybody, the Journal of Medicine will back us up on this, that this is a risky lifestyle, health risk lifestyle. If we’re teaching the kids, “don’t smoke, because that’s a risky health style,” the same can be true of the homosexual lifestyle. That’s why I think we need to speak the truth once in a while.

In unrelated news, have you heard the dangers of leading a heterosexual lifestyle?

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  • Tyler T.

    He’s realized that spinning the AIDS epidemic to pander to his bigoted political base will get him more allies than opponents. I’m pretty sure humanity has done a well-enough job spreading deadly communicable diseases without the help of gays, thanks very much.


    You want to keep kids safe? Keep vile reprehensive dispicable scumbags like this prick and his wicked rhetoric as far away from kids as possible…..

    Its when lemming like parents listen to the vile garbage that spews from his disgusting mouth that they toss their Gay kids out onto the street, forcing them to sell their cocks for cash and are paid a premium to engage in barebacking for some extra cash to survive. Its when they can only find comfort from being rejected that by getting fucked up on drugs to dull the pain. Sad that these kids are forced to engage in behaviours like that to survive because absolute scumbags like this bitch are given a public platform to spew their ugly rhetoric……….

  • TMikel

    One of the dangers of a heterosexual lifestyle is that breeder parents have children such as Vander Plaats – the perfect abortion poster child. I can never decide if he is a closeted gay whom no man wants or if he is just a shit in general – and rather lacking in intelligence to boot!

  • Tom in Lazybrook

    And his response to the AIDS crisis? Make Gay monogamy illegal.

  • Erich

    Can someone just out this guy already?

  • Jim Hlavac

    From this guy’s account, it seems that the biggest peril to the heterosexual lifestyle is to have a gay son or daughter. For he seems to be quite sure that we’re the most dangerous menace ever produced by any straight folks. We’re does he think we come from? And how come these “family values” people can’t seem to find one gay person in any family? And if they’re so sure we’re made gay at some very early age, by some as yet unexplained externality, one would think they’d be cautioning parents to avoid this or that triggering event, so that all the kids grow up straight. Meanwhile, not one child rearing book or advice column ever seems to be remotely concerned with what would be making some young toddler gay; as NARTH, AFTAH, FRC and NOM, et. al. all claim this happens “to” us when were but tots. They think.

  • Gregory

    I think being a Christian is an unhealthy lifestyle, because it may turn you into an ugly little bigot.

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