O’Donnell: AIDS Patients Not Victims, Cancer An Act Of God
September 15, 2010
U.S. (ChattahBox Political News) – We have done a lot of coverage on Christine O’Donnell, the winner of the Delaware primary, the nightmare of the GOP and the endless entertainment of blogs everywhere on the net. But every new little bit of information we glean from old interviews must make the Tea Party want to commit a head-desk move.
Her latest gem was revealed by Talking Points Memo, who quoted her in a C-SPAN interview back in 1997. Apparently money spent on fighting AIDS was wasted because encouraging condom use is pointless, and those who are infected with HIV totally bring it on themselves.
“A lot of the money that we’re spending goes to things that we know will not prevent AIDS, but indeed will continue to spread the disease. A lot of our money goes to distribute condoms in high schools, and a lot of our money goes to distribute material that is literally pornographic.”
She was promoting Savior’s Alliance For Lifting The Truth (S.A.L.T.), which is more or less an abstinence-only group. She said that there was a “there is a gross disproportionate allocation of funds”. Unlike there being a gross disproportion of evidence actually supporting abstinence-only programs realistically working?
She also made a statement about cancer being “an act of God”, and repeatedly showed herself unable to comprehend the problems leading to the spread of AIDS and other illnesses in third world countries.
You know, when you have someone who uses religion as a platform or politics you are asking for trouble. Anyone who supports this woman is an idiot.