Strange Brouhaha

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Well, this will just lead to more illicit sex!

This morning, Slashdot linked to an article about a scientist doing research on a gene present in descendants of Black Plague survivors which confers immunity to HIV. I can't believe this research is being paid for by our tax dollars! Why, if we find a way to make people immune to HIV, that will cause them to think that having sex is okay, in much the same way that vaccinating against human papillomavirus will cause sexual promiscuity! This must be stopped! Pro-AIDS, pro-cancer followers of Emperor Bush, UNITE!

(Yes...I'm being sarcastic. An article from about the whole thing is pretty good. It quotes lunatic Tony Perkins [*a* psycho, but not *the* Psycho] by way of Fortune magazine:

...Fortune magazine features a major article highlighting the debate. They quote members of powerful Christian and right-wing lobbying organisations including Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, who said: "It sends the wrong message. Our concern is that this vaccine will be marketed to a segment of the population that should be getting a message about abstinence."

The article then goes on to ask "Would they have the same objections if an to an effective preventative vaccine were developed for gonorrhoea, chlamydia, or even for HIV?" I think we all know the answer to that question.)


  • (MattK)

    The Christian Right is neither.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:49 PM  

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