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If It Weren’t For the Gays, We Wouldn’t Be Wasting $1 Trillion on AIDS


Dr. Bert Chapman, a professor of Library Science at Purdue University, has finally glommed on to a way to convince folks that gay sex, and the homosexual lifestyle, is immoral. As a Christian, he already believes the Bible deems it so. But what with all this insistence on secular thought and policy making, it’s time to bust out some hard facts that nobody can deny. Namely, that gays and their AIDS plague are causing an economic meltdown as America struggles to survive a recession!

To Chapman, same-sex sex is “morally aberrant sexual behavior.” Which is why he finds it terribly convenient to push forth a few myths about AIDS (“the gay disease”!) and economics. Of course, Chapman, an ardent Rep. Joe Wilson defender, is doing it via blog, a web publishing platform the gays probably invented.

U.S. Government expenditures on this disease have risen from $200,000 in Fiscal Year 1980-1981 to $23.3 billion for Fiscal Year 2008. These figures have increased steadily over nearly three decades and probably exceed $100 billion. When you factor in what countries all over the world have spent on seeking to diminish this disease, without recognizing the morally aberrant sexual behavior causing its spread, we are probably looking at expenditures of over $1 trillion dollars. Think of how much constructively such money could have been spent on public health issues such as improved sanitation, immunizations, and other more worthwhile programs instead of promoting immoral and self-destructive behavior through needle exchanges and widespread condom distribution. The money wasted on AIDS research could be returned to taxpayers or transferred to more worthwhile areas of public health research such as cancer, heart disease, and combating pandemic conditions like H1N1 flu. Our ongoing U.S. political debate over health care reform also needs to factor in the economic costs of homosexual and other sexually deviant behaviors on our health care system in terms of pharmaceutical drugs, tainted blood supplies, and requiring doctors and nurses to treat sexually transmitted diseases which would not occur if people practiced chastity outside of heterosexual marriage and monogamy within such marriage.

Ugh, and then there’s all you homos wanting health insurance. (Sound familiar?)

The sad practice of so many companies and universities adopting domestic partner benefits in a misguided effort to attract employees drives up insurance costs for these companies and prevents them from providing additional coverage to those of us adhering to traditional sexual moral standards. It also requires these companies to pass on the costs of their goods and services beyond normal inflationary trends. Additionally, it also probably makes it more difficult for them to expand their businesses and create additional jobs in an economy coping with near double digit unemployment rates.

And if that weren’t enough …

The homosexual lifestyle also affects areas such as life insurance, estate planning, real estate, and investments as firms providing these services have to factor in how to treat same sex domestic partner issues into their cost calculations. Guess who has to pay for these increased costs and potentially lower investment returns? We do, regardless of whether or not we approve of the homosexual lifestyle.

We’re going to leave much of this alone, because 1) the idiocy is self-evident; and 2) the blog Blag Hag has already done a decent job tearing apart the arguments.

But it’s always worth pointing out just how opaque the blinders are that folks like Chapman wear. This is a man who, as a Christian, supports an organization that receives tax-exempt status, meaning it’s able to collect unlimited sums of cash without giving anything back to the government. And you know who pays for that? We do, regardless of whether or not we approve of the Christian lifestyle.

Oh, did we mention Chapman was recently seen stomping on Ted Kennedy’s grave?

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