By Bryan Fischer
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A former professional wrestler in Ohio is going to prison for 32 years, for committing a crime that HIV-infected homosexuals commit every day: having sex with a partner without informing them of their infection. By statute, he and any homosexual who did what he did with his sexual partners could have gotten 100 years.
In other words, a whole lot of gay sex is already criminal behavior, and can send you away to the Big House for a whole lot of years.
This kind of homosexual behavior - the exposure of an unwitting partner to HIV - is a criminal offense in 34 states. Homosexuals who engage in this kind of sex can be prosecuted for criminal transmission of HIV, murder, manslaughter, and attempted murder.
So let’s not hear any more of this nonsense about how we cannot criminalize homosexual behavior. Too late. Many forms of it are already prosecutable offenses.
So while I have been pilloried for saying that homosexual behavior itself ought to be contrary to public policy, for health reasons alone, much of it already is, for health reasons alone.
Homosexual activists still believe that some prosecutions for HIV transmission are appropriate. For example, William McColl, political director of AIDS United, a Washington-based activist group, believes that criminal prosecutions are appropriate when an HIV-positive person deliberately seeks to infect someone else with the virus.
And even in cases where there is no malicious intent, he will only say that prosecution is “probably” inappropriate.
Two pro-homosexual authors - Temple law professor Scott Burris and South African judge Edward Cameron - wrote a piece that appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2008. They said, “The use of criminal law to address HIV infection is inappropriate except in rare cases in which a person acts with conscious intent to transmit HIV and does so.”
So in other words, where there is conscious intent, even these pro-gay advocates believe in prosecution and jail time for homosexual sex.
We’ll see just how long it takes the Southern Poverty Law Center to get around to classifying AIDS United and Temple University as hate groups for advocating that some homosexuals ought to be thrown in prison. I’m not holding my breath.
(These laws, of course, are based on what UC Berkeley molecular biologist Peter Duesberg and Nobel Prize winner Kary Mullis say is the scientifically bankrupt theory that HIV causes AIDS. Gays ought to love them and their theory, since if HIV is not the cause of AIDS, why are we locking people up for 100 years for giving it to somebody else?)
So while what I want to do is help these homosexuals lick their sexual addictions, their homosexual buddies want to lock them up. Who exactly is the homophobic bigot here?
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)