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Minnesota Republican Runs On Anti-Sodomy Platform

Bob FreyDespite all of the legal wins being made in terms of LGBT advancement and equality, some politicians still feel that running on an anti-gay, anti-sodomy platform is a winning issue. Bob Frey of Minnesota is one of those politicians. Frey is coming at the issue from a health-based perspective which, if nothing else, is a refreshing change from the usual song and dance about how much God hates the gays. Said Frey in an interview with Minnpost's Cyndy Brucato:

It’s about sodomy. 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.

Unfortunately, Frey doesn't understand how HIV works:

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 – autoimmune deficiency system.

With as much information as there is available on HIV there is no excuse for this level of ignorance, much less for his insistence on spreading his misinformation to his constituents. Unfortunately, his backwards views are precisely the thing that has earned endorsements from other Republican candidates in Minnesota.

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  1. I literally knew more about HIV when I was ten yeas old than this man knows today.


    But hey, he's a republican. this is to be expected. did y'all hear about that other republican senator who this week stated that "Mars and Earth are the same temperature"?

    Seriously. Only in the GOP, folks....

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 10, 2014 1:16:32 PM


  2. Um, following that "logic", then Men who anally f**k their wives and/or girlfriends will be infecting them with AIDS too.

    No, sorry, I just can't even try to engage in any reasoned discussion with a person with this level of ignorance. Just let him keep speaking and shine his dim light as best he can.

    Posted by: Brian G | Jul 10, 2014 1:24:38 PM


  3. And deh eat da poo-poo!!

    Posted by: Ian | Jul 10, 2014 1:32:18 PM


  4. He also must think, then, that anal sex only began in the late 1970's...

    Posted by: TBD | Jul 10, 2014 1:33:02 PM


  5. The ignorance is unbelievable!

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Jul 10, 2014 1:35:46 PM


  6. Wow.

    Posted by: bicurious | Jul 10, 2014 1:37:34 PM


  7. Yes, sodomy is rampant in the lesbian community. Damn dykes.

    I love when men become obsessive about just one aspect of physical interaction. Really drives home the those folks REALLLY have some personal issues that they can't come to grips with.

    Posted by: Rad | Jul 10, 2014 1:42:47 PM


  8. If any homophobe who campaigns like this could pass a gay peter meter test I would be happy to give up gay sex forever.

    Posted by: McMike | Jul 10, 2014 1:47:53 PM


  9. If any homophobe who campaigns like this could pass a gay peter meter test I would be happy to give up gay sex forever.

    Posted by: McMike | Jul 10, 2014 1:47:54 PM


  10. @ Dr. Blackwell: Unfortunately, the ignorance is willful. In last Sunday's NY Times there was a disconcerting article about how scientific evidence is often ineffective in challenging misconceptions. For example, people who do not believe in evolution are no less knowledgeable that people who believe in it. "Once people’s cultural and political views get tied up in their factual beliefs, it’s very difficult to undo regardless of the messaging that is used."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/06/upshot/when-beliefs-and-facts-collide.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Jul 10, 2014 1:49:05 PM


  11. I never knew my semen had such super powers -- can burn holes into anything it comes in contact with.

    Posted by: neonzx | Jul 10, 2014 1:49:36 PM


  12. He's a Republican. Were you seriously expecting something intelligent to come from his lips? Why?

    Posted by: craig | Jul 10, 2014 1:59:10 PM


  13. Why do homophobes only think about anal sex? I'm really quite fond of the other things we do.

    As far as Minnesota politics goes, the state is politically divided into two sections - the cities and out state. That explains how Minnesota is able to have Michele Bachman as a representative and the man who is probably the most liberal representative, Keith Ellison. That also explains why our state wide elections are always so close.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jul 10, 2014 2:05:31 PM


  14. I don't understand why any electorate would nominate someone like this. He is a political nominee for a major party; he should at least check that his facts are accurate before making theses statements.

    If I was in his district I would be very concerned to have an elected official who makes up facts. How could you trust anything he says?

    Posted by: Will | Jul 10, 2014 2:19:22 PM


  15. What an insulting Moron.

    Posted by: Pdxblueyes | Jul 10, 2014 2:25:01 PM


  16. So THAT's where heartburn comes from!

    All that Nexium, when all we really needed to do was stop swallowing !

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 10, 2014 2:25:30 PM


  17. Richard Dawkins said it best:
    The population of the United States is more than 300 million and it includes some of the best and brightest that the human species has to offer, probably more so than any other country in the world. There is surely something wrong with a system for choosing a leader when, given a pool of such talent and a process that occupies more than a year and consumes billions of dollars, what rises to the top of the heap is George W Bush. Or when the likes of Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin can be mentioned as even remote possibilities.

    Posted by: simon | Jul 10, 2014 2:38:24 PM


  18. I sent him this on FB -

    FYI - sir - you do realize that SODOMY is ANY and ALL sex that's NOT Heterosexual MIssionary Position........PP to VaJJ...so, that Means - ALL sex other then hetero missionary is CONSIDERED SODOMY....ALL Oral (both hetero and gay) ....so you're really gonna run on a ANTI-Hetero Oral sex platform? ...or in your rightwing small mind you only consider sodomy anal sex (which THAT TOO heteros do ...ALOT)

    Posted by: disgusted american | Jul 10, 2014 2:45:18 PM


  19. What University SOLD him a medical degree? The State of Minnesota should pull the license on this idiot out of public safety concerns if nothing more! Am surprised that there is not a petition yet.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 10, 2014 2:45:36 PM


  20. Republicans read...ummm...everything, ala Sarah Palin. So they know....ummm, errr...oh, hell just make something up. Reading's haaaarrrd.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Jul 10, 2014 2:50:40 PM


  21. @ SIMON & Richard Dawkins :

    You got it !

    USA politics/politicians/religious obsessions are infinitely entertaining.

    No one in any other country in the world, with the exception of, maybe, Uganda, would come out with this $h1t.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 10, 2014 2:51:07 PM


  22. @ SIMON & Richard Dawkins :

    You got it !

    USA politics/politicians/religious obsessions are infinitely entertaining.

    No one in any other country in the world, with the exception of, maybe, Uganda, would come out with this $h1t.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 10, 2014 2:51:08 PM


  23. Oh goodie! Someone to keep M. Bachman company.

    Posted by: spg | Jul 10, 2014 3:23:20 PM


  24. Facts? Facts!? Hehe...we don't need no stinkin' facts!

    Posted by: RWG | Jul 10, 2014 3:39:53 PM


  25. Then he is running against SCOTUS that has already ruled it is legal. Not bright.

    Posted by: JEFF YORK | Jul 10, 2014 4:16:41 PM


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