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Pat Robertson Thinks AIDS Is The Result Of A Failed Polio Experiment

Pat Robertson sure is on a roll this week. First it was the rant about how low-carb diets violated God’s laws. Then it was the comparison of transgender people to his castrated horse.  Now the televangelist has returned to the comfort of bizarre conspiracy theories, claiming that AIDS is the result of a polio experiment gone wrong.

“I think the World Health Organization was doing some experiment in the Congo on a monkey virus, a monkey injection to fight polio and it wasn’t an injection, they put it in sugar cubes and they gave it to these Africans, a couple hundred thousand in the test,” Robertson claimed.

“This is the first time when monkey diseases crossed into the human condition and out of that has come this terrible thing. It seems to be transmitted so often through sexual contact and it was rife in the homosexual community but has then jumped into the heterosexual community.”

Of course, with just about anything that comes out of Robertson’s mouth after “Hello,” this is completely wrong. The idea that a botch polio experiment that used cells from chimps somehow contained the simian version of HIV has been around for more than a decade. But when scientists examined the vaccine doses in question, they found they came from monkeys, which don’t carry the immunodeficiency virus.

Still, there’s no keeping a bad conspiracy theory down. And this is a trifecta for Pat. He gets to bash the UN and he gets to promote resistance to life-saving polio vaccines, while blaming us for the spread of AIDS. What more could a wingnut ask for?

By:          John Gallagher
On:           Oct 11, 2013
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    • Dakotahgeo

      DON’T… ask Robertson about the weather report or weather conditions. He’ll start reading his breakfast cereal of the day and it’s pretty obvious he’ll be wrong 100% of the time.

      God, please remove this inimitable jerk OUT of our midst and slap him across the face for what he does AND says in your Son’s name!

      Oct 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt

      Three words into the headline and it’s wrong already.

      Oct 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      We all know it was monkeys with secret rings that first spread it. It’s all a big primate conspiracy to dethrone us, turning us into a Planet of the Apes if you will.

      Oct 11, 2013 at 4:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • curan

      Surprisingly, there is some evidence that the halt of smallpox vaccinations triggered hiv:


      “The smallpox vaccine appeared to cut HIV replication five-fold.”

      Supposedly, hiv first appeared in the 1920s but did not spread rapidly.

      Oct 11, 2013 at 6:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjct


      there is some scientific evidence for his claim. meanwhile all the guys on here jumping on evangelicals for the sake of it, i really want you to get some perspective on reality. just because they’re evangelicals doesn’t mean they’re crazy or that you can ridicule, bully and trash what they say out of hand. get smart guys, you appear to be intolerant here.

      Oct 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @jonjct: Thank you for reiterating what I’ve been trying to get across for quite some time now. When we start acting like the opposition, then we can be assured that correct-minded will tune us out also. It seems so simple to understand this, and yet the numb leftist whiz-bangs don’t quite seem to catch on. It really impedes the GLBT cause!

      Oct 11, 2013 at 10:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt

      If that’s so, why is nobody producing smallpox vaccine for the purpose of controlling HIV?

      Oct 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • prefix16309

      One theory suggests he may not be far off:

      Oct 11, 2013 at 11:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra

      @jonjct: Don’t evangelicals go to Africa and lobby for the death penalty for gays there?
      And you’re upset because we’re calling them names on a gay blog?
      Yeah bro, have you ever considered that it’s you who needs perspective on reality?

      @Dakotahgeo: Impedes the LGBT cause? Aren’t gay rights spreading faster across America than any other time in history? Looks like our methods have been extremely successful so far.

      Oct 12, 2013 at 3:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @MK Ultra: Ahhhhhhhh YES! But the GLBT Groups have done the hard work legally, and thankfully you blowhard extremists’ work (small in number as you are)is limited to these blogs. In either case, you have no effect! We recognize you for what you are! But thank you for exposing yourselves (No, that’s not what I meant, silly boyz!).

      Oct 12, 2013 at 9:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      @MK Ultra: Obviously, but Dako also doesn’t believe in prosecuting paedophile christians [not, not hyperbole, actually read his own posts on a search, not making it up to make myself look good, on record as saying young children “had it coming”, yes seriously].

      After all he might even recognise my profile picture. Hehehe.

      Oct 12, 2013 at 11:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      It might interest you to know that the photo shown by 2eo is none other than my fiancée from Brazil, Ari! Now if 2eo is so brazen and stupid as to do something delusional like that, you might want to question his stability and integrity?! I stand by all comments made by me and will continue to do so.
      George M Melby, M.Div. Pastor/Chaplain

      Oct 12, 2013 at 11:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      @Dakotahgeo: You’re a man in your mid 60’s and you honestly think this man is actually in love with you?, he’s clearly using you for a visa, he also has an incredibly seedy past.

      Which is why steps have being taken to alert US authorities. Given your beliefs about child molestation it is NOT safe to allow another man of your ilk into a first world nation.

      Oct 12, 2013 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kathukid

      Isn’t he dead YET?

      Oct 12, 2013 at 12:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @2eo: Comment noted… and dismissed.

      Oct 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sanfranca1

      Pat Robertson is a failed human being experiment.

      Oct 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NormanJones

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      Oct 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra

      @2eo: Dako reminds me of Robertson himself – off his meds and loose on a public forum.
      And the story about his Brazilian lover is very disturbing.

      Oct 12, 2013 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      @MK Ultra: It’s all there, the history of each poster is searchable. If I’m lying or using hyperbole in anything I’ve said then I am guilty of slander.

      However, I am confident 100% as all I’ve said is literally true.

      Oct 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt

      @2eo: I for one am more than a little untrusting of Queerty posters who accuse other posters of pedophilia, especially if they insist others do the searching instead of posting quotes with links themselves. Someone or other a while back accused me of it too, from all I could see totally out of the blue for no reason whatsoever, and of course they didn’t have the decency to show evidence. Of course, they couldn’t possibly, but still, the burden is on the accuser.

      Oct 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      @hyhybt: Search through his comments, posting quotes leads to accusations of doctoring them.

      They’re plain as day in his own list, without my “tampering”, see for yourself. You won’t obviously.

      Oct 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt

      @2eo: Well, no, I’m not likely to. You’ve given no reason to, just as someone who posts tales of [I’ll just say brain-controlling radio waves, since anything even slightly more plausible could lead to a derailment] and then whines “do your own research” instead of backing up their own claims is not to be believed.

      Linking to a source is not tampering.

      Oct 12, 2013 at 7:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt

      (And specifically one that DOESN’T involve the recipient of the link then having to dig through everything he’s ever said.)

      Oct 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @hyhybt: Thank you for your confidence, hyhybt! If it weren’t for the fact that I’ve visited the great nation of Great Britain and met many of their fine citizens, I would think, from hearing 2eo and MK Ultra spew slanderous statements that the entire island nation is crazy! Knowing that is not true, and the fact that these two jackalopes are simply uneducated and discourteous, I contacted my Immigration attorney and my family lawyer on retainer, and they have completed copying/pasting all of my comments to paper and will continue searching and contacting Queerty and if necessary and possible, contemplating whatever charges are possible. I’ve tired of these infantile turds making false accusations and innuendos. This is my first and final notice to all concerned that a lawsuit will be pending, national or international!

      Oct 12, 2013 at 10:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @hyhybt: And you are free to search any and all comments I have made in the past, present, and in the future. Thanks for your continued confidence!

      Oct 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KaranRoche

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      Oct 13, 2013 at 9:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      @Dakotahgeo: Okay Dako you win. I relent. I was lying out my teeth, and wrongfully slandered you.

      I can’t beat actual lawyers. I took it too far, for that I apologise. Monumental climb down for large proportions.

      Oct 13, 2013 at 1:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @2eo: 2eo… (Deep breath here), I KNEW you had higher values and morals than you were providing. I respect you, no matter what your religion or non-religion. Your admission gives me no choice but to forgive you if I call myself a Christian… well, yes it does give me a choice and I cannot help butforgive you, I GLADLY do that! I wish we could have coffee together (or the beverage of your choice, lolol) and share each others’ joys and deep hurts/sorrows… no God talk. Lord knows I’m fed up with uberChristians as much as the next sane person. But… I want you to consider joining my facebook.com page! I genuinely would like to meet you in a nonjudgmental place and I think I could learn a lot from you. Please consider my offer, and nothing but the absolute best to you hereon in. :-) Dak! PS: Then we can talk about Skype, lol. Peace!

      Oct 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @Dakotahgeo: By the way, 2eo… you made my day!! ;-)

      Oct 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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