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.”
And here’s a surprise – the bigot is from Tennessee, increasingly one of the most racist and bigoted states in the nation. And a state in which the Republican party would be right at home in 1950s Alabama. It’s amazing that Tennessee’s leaders don’t mind making a farce of their state on the national scene. I’ll never spend money in that state if I can help it, and I’d most certainly never recommend anyone study, live there, work there or invest there. And I know plenty others who agree with me.
If that’s what Tennessee’s leaders were going for, congratulations.