Minnesota is generally a pretty liberal state. It’s the state that produced Walter Mondale and Paul Wellstone, among others. But the Republicans there seem to have an affinity for some of the most twisted, ignorant dumbasses imaginable. First it was Michele Bachmann, now get a load of Bob Frey and his bizarre ideas about AIDS.
But when questioned about his position on social issues, Frey added that it “does certainly need to be addressed for what it is. It’s not about the gay agenda but about the science and the financial impact of that agenda. It’s more about sodomy than about pigeonholing a lifestyle.”
Frey then explained his view: “When you have egg and sperm that meet in conception, there’s an enzyme in the front that burns through the egg. The enzyme burns through so the DNA can enter the egg. If the sperm is deposited anally, it’s the enzyme that causes the immune system to fail. That’s why the term is AIDS – acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.”
(This explanation of AIDS has no scientific validity, but it may strike a familiar chord: It is essentially the same one given by Bob’s son, Mike Frey, in testimony given before the House Civil Law Committee last year during the debate over gay marriage.)
Well at least he didn’t say that it’s God’s punishment on gay people.