David Barton’s cavalcade of crazy and repulsive declarations continues. On his radio show recently he declared that the reason we haven’t been able to find a vaccine or a cure for AIDS yet is because God wants it that way, because it’s the Biblical punishment for being gay:
There’s a passage that I love in Romans 1 – I don’t love what the topic is – but it talks about homosexuality and it says that they will receive in their bodies the penalties of their behavior. And the Bible again, it’s right every time, and studies keep proving that and that’s why AIDS has been something they haven’t discovered a cure for or a vaccine for, because it’s the fastest self-mutating virus known to mankind. Every time they just about get a vaccine discovered for it, it transmutes into something new and they have to start over again. And that goes to what God says, hey you’re going to bear in your body the consequences of this homosexual behavior.
And he loves that verse. That’s about as twisted as it gets. And of course, he seems not to have noticed that we haven’t been able to cure the common cold or influenza either. Why? Because those viruses mutate very fast too. We have around 100 types of each one that have been sequenced, and probably far more that we haven’t sequenced. I’m sure Barton can find some Bible verse that explains why those viruses haven’t been cured either.