Homophobic Crazy Talk, GOPers Jus’ Can’t Quit You!
The latest example comes from a newly appointed Wisconsin state legislator of the Republican persuasion:
A newly apportioned state Republican representative in Wyoming is standing by claims he made at the height of the AIDS panic in a book entitled The Death Sentence of AIDS: Vital Information For You and Your Family’s Health and Safety.
Among the more outlandish claims in the book, which was self-published by Rep. Troy Mader (R-Gillette) in 1984, are that “[h]omosexuals…purposely infected women to pass AIDS infection into the straight population,” and that “[m]any homosexuals demand the right to have sexual acts with children of any age, including infants.”
In an interview with The Star-Tribune, Rep. Mader said that while some of the research in the book was “a little outdated,” that’s only because AIDS was still poorly understood by the medical community at the time.
However, excerpts from the book published by The Star-Tribune do not concern science so much as the existence of a vast homosexual conspiracy designed to force America to commit “national suicide” via promiscuity.
“There are admitted homosexuals in congress [sic] as well as in many other branches of government,” he wrote. Moreover, “congress [sic] has many members that are sympathetic to the homosexual cause.” This coalition exists because “[h]omosexuals have very strong, well-financed political activists who are constantly attempting to get legislation passed in favor of homosexual/lesbian rights.”