Tennessee GOP Rep. Says it’s “Virtually Impossible” to Get AIDS via Heterosexual Sex

At this very moment in time as I type this, I feel like I’m in the twilight zone. I recently wrote about fellow Tennesseans who just so happen to be members of the Tea party and their presentation of a list of demands to our state lawmakers. Among the requests was the demand to remove any mention of the minority experience from school textbooks so as to not insult the founding fathers.

Now today I’m hearing something quite embarrassing from one of the state’s lawmakers. According to GOP Rep. Stacey Campfield, there’s not possible way that anyone can contract the deadly HIV/AIDS virus through heterosexual contact. OK, lemme break it down for some of you slow people: he said there is no way in hell that if a man and woman sleeps together that HIV/AIDS can be contracted. In other words, the only way anyone can get AIDS is by being homosexual. Hopefully you know this is bullshit, right?

This via Raw Story:

Rep. Stacey Campfield (R)

Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) falsely claimed on Thursday that it was nearly impossible for someone to contract AIDS through heterosexual contact.

“Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community,” he told Michelangelo Signorile, who hosts a radio program on SiriusXM OutQ. “It was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall.”

“My understanding is that it is virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex.”

It is generally accepted that at some point HIVcrossed species from chimps to humans, but there is no evidence that this was caused by bestiality. Rick Sowadsky of the Nevada State Health Division AIDS program noted in 1998 that it highly unlikely that HIV was transmitted through inter-species sexual contact, given the behavior of chimps and the differences between the sexual anatomy of humans and other primates.

According to the the Center for Disease Control, male-to-male sexual contact has been the most common way to transmit AIDS, followed by injection drug use and heterosexual sex.

Campfield briefly gained national attention in 2011 when he introduced legislation that critics derided as “the don’t say gay bill.”

“[Homosexuals] do not naturally reproduce,” he told Signorile. “It has not been proven that it is nature. It happens in nature, but so does beastiality. That does not make it right or something we should be teaching in school.

To think that such ignorance actually exists in 2012 is astounding. I mean, the dude that introduced the world to AIDS was a pilot who screwed a monkey? Oh, and it’s just a disease exclusive to gay men? I’m sorry, but this idiot should be locked in a room on some far remote island and not ever allowed to leave. Come to think of it, he definitely needs to be one of the people Newt Gingrich takes with him to colonize the moon. Yep, that’s where all racist, bigots, and xenophobes should go.

I guess this doofus hasn’t heard of women contracting HIV/AIDS. But even if he did, something tells me that this isn’t the type of information he’d like to see kids learn in a school textbook. Why mention something as vile as homosexuality (which is akin to bestiality) in textbooks, right?