In case you’re a little fuzzy on how someone gets AIDS, look no further than Bob Frey, a GOP candidate for Minnesota’s district 47A race for the State House. He has it all figured out, or so he thinks.
Frey has taken some heat from his opponent, Waconia Mayor Jim Nash for being more focused on social issues instead of “issues that Minnesotans care about.”
What are those social issues? Homosexuality in general, and more specifically, same-sex marriage.
“It’s not about the gay agenda but about the science and the financial impact of that agenda,” Frey said in an interview with MinnPost. “It’s more about sodomy than about pigeonholing a lifestyle.”
And with homosexuality comes a huge financial burden, according to Frey.
“It’s about sodomy,” he said. “It’s huge amounts of money. AIDS is a long term illness, causing pain, suffering, death, a long-term illness that’s very expensive to treat.”
He also shared a bizarre and horribly inaccurate view of how AIDS is transmitted that has no scientific basis:
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.
Frey isn’t the only one who believes this is true. His son, Mike, made similar statements last year while testifying before before the House Civil Law Committee.