Bloody ridiculous! We’ve heard a lot of arguments against granting gay people equal rights, but this one’s the most bizarre.
Conservative commentator Bryan Fischer of Renew America thinks the FDA’s gay blood ban should be evidence enough as to why Congress should squash ENDA:
According to the FDA, which, by the way, is not a right-wing think tank, men who have had sex with men since 1977 have a risk of contracting HIV that is 60 times higher than the general population. Further, homosexuals are about 5-6 times more likely to be infected with the Hepatitis B virus than the general population.
These are staggering and alarming numbers, and make the objective observer wonder why anyone – especially Congress – would go out of its way to provide special workplace rights to those who engage in dangerous behavior that threatens the health of the American people.
That’s the most idiotic thing we’ve ever heard. Does this man seriously think that someone’s HIV status – or, rather, odds of HIV infection – should preclude them from equal rights. Conservatives sure have demented world views.