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.” — RawStory
This is SO stoopid I wonder if it’s an Onion-like satire. Although after listening to Todd Akin, the Einsteinian devotee on the House Science Space & Technology Committee, discuss his theory of spermicidal fallopian tubes activated by “legitimate rape,” I guess there’s no bottom.
(I like the “not completely, but virtually impossible” concept. How does this work? What does “virtually” mean here? “Almost”? Like the folks who say, “I was literally scared to death.”)
Fun fact: These people control education budgets.