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‘If HIV Caused AIDS, Magic Johnson Would Be Dead.’ So Says Bryan Fischer, Again.

by David Badash on February 10, 2013

in HIV/AIDS,News,Religion

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Bryan Fischer today, via Facebook, claimed, “If HIV caused AIDS, Magic Johnson would be dead. Doesn’t even look sick to me. How about you?” Fischer, the public face of the certified anti-gay hate group, American Family Association, is not a scientist, virologist, or HIV/AIDS researcher. He “has an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Stanford University, and holds a graduate degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.”

Fischer, an AIDS denialist himself, used to hide behind the cherry-picked research of Peter Duesberg, (as The New Civil Rights Movement has written before,) whose work has led, some say, to the infection and/or death of hundreds of thousands of HIV/AIDS infected babies in South Africa. Fischer has called the scientifically-proven HIV to AIDS link a “hoax,” a “scam,” and said that people with AIDS “reap what they sow.”

Fischer, again, as The New Civil Rights Movement has written, has falsely claimed that 96% of gays are drug users, gays have hundreds, sometimes over 1000 sex partners, and again claimed that drug use, not HIV, causes AIDS:

“God’s design is one sexual partner for life,” Fischer stated. “Now, in the homosexual community, the average homosexual has hundreds of sexual partners over the course of a lifetime. Hundreds. Some of them have between 500 and 1000 and there are any number of homosexuals, and they admit this in their own literature, have more then a 1000 sexual partners.”

“And we know, [Peter] Duesberg say, look we know, we can demonstrate in the lab the way these nitrites, the way these inhalants break down the immune system. And the research indicates that 96% of the people who engage actively in homosexuality, homosexual behavior, use these nitrites. The inhalants are very common.

“So he suggests that this is the cause of AIDS: it’s the rampant promiscuity, coupled with this drug use. That’s what causes the human immune system to break down.”

These are but a few examples of how Bryan Fischer and the American Family Association are spreading lies about gay people in order to demonize and marginalize the LGBT community. And put the health of those who actually believe his lies, in jeopardy.

But Fischer is playing with fire. And, as the world knows all too well, HIV/AIDS is an equal opportunity disease.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is how the Christian right behaves. Not very Christian, is it?

For those who care to learn more, via the CDC:

Although the scientific evidence is overwhelming and compelling that HIV is the cause of AIDS, the disease process is still not completely understood. This incomplete understanding has led some persons to make statements that AIDS is not caused by an infectious agent or is caused by a virus that is not HIV. This is not only misleading, but may have dangerous consequences. Before the discovery of HIV, evidence from epidemiologic studies involving tracing of patients’ sex partners and cases occurring in persons receiving transfusions of blood or blood clotting products had clearly indicated that the underlying cause of the condition was an infectious agent. Infection with HIV has been the sole common factor shared by AIDS cases throughout the world among men who have sex with men, transfusion recipients, persons with hemophilia, sex partners of infected persons, children born to infected women, and occupationally exposed health care workers.

The conclusion after more than 28 years of scientific research is that people, if exposed to HIV through sexual contact or injecting drug use for example, may become infected with HIV. If they become infected, most will eventually develop AIDS.

For more information, visit the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Fact sheet “The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS“.

 

Related:

AFA: Magic Johnson Being Alive Is “Confirmation” HIV Does Not Cause AIDS

Barney Frank Caused Millions To Contract HIV/AIDS, Says Brian Fischer

AFA: HIV To AIDS Link A “Scam” And People With AIDS “Reap What They Sow”

Fischer: 96% Of Gays Are Drug Users, Have Up To 1000 Sex Partners

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{ 3 comments }

EmmaLib February 10, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Really, these people who believe in Creationism, and do not believe in science or facts, should not discuss what they do not know….including VAGINAS, it is so way out of their league, so far past their eighth grade education!

BJLincoln February 10, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Fischer is a brainless twit. I'm sorry but a degree in Philosophy is a joke. All I learned after 2 classes is how to make a lie the truth. It helps if the one you are talking to has no clue, much like the sheeple who listent o his show.
I cringe at graduation when someone is getting a degree in Philosophy. Just what can a person do with such a degree? Politics or Religious zelot.
The sad part is his message is getting out to too many sheeple. I ran into one at a party and told me almost word for word about my shorter life span, many partners, drug abuse, and HIV/AIDS.
I had to laugh. I told her I will tell my wife about this information. But then we are both well past the 40 year life span, can count the times we each had other partners and keep our shoes on, do not have HIV/AIDS, and other than a little pot in the evenings for the achs of age, we do not do drugs.
I suggested she learn what being LGBT really is before she embarresses herself in public again.
She was pale when she scurried off.

patt304 February 13, 2013 at 7:34 am

As someone who has been touched by the HIV epidemic many times over the years, I can tell you from personal knowledge that development in medicines and the access to them has everything to do with survival. I lost a brother to AIDS in 1994, when people in America were still in denial about the disease and treatment was sketchy, even when accessible. He had been sick (HIV) for about 5 years, he was gay and discrimination in ignoring the disease was prevalent. At around the same time, it was discovered that a heterosexual married couple who were/are close friends of mine, living in a French country, were infected with HIV. It was discovered after the birth of their second child in a routine test. They were both treated, but according to doctors, the business of going thru the two pregnancies hastened the development of AIDS for the wife. That said, with the treatment she rec'd FOR FREE from the French type of health care enabled her to live another 7 years. The husband is still alive and healthy today, still receiving treatment for FREE. Fortunately, neither child got HIV from their mother during pregnancy. Their oldest child is 28 years old. This means the father has lived with HIV for around 30 years. He is so grateful for the medical access the French government provides, this has allowed him to live a full life.

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