At a Tea Party Unity event yesterday, founder Rick Scarborough, a former Baptist pastor who declared AIDS to be "God's judgement," spoke with anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera about the possibility of filing a Big Tabacco-style lawsuit against homosexuality.
"Peter, the whole issue of a class action lawsuit, you and I have talked about this a little bit," Scarborough reminded LaBarbera, who heads the curiously gay-obsessed group Americans for Truth About Homosexuality. "I just wonder if you’ve explored that, talked to anyone about it."
Obviously, statistically now even the Centers for Disease Control verifies that homosexuality much more likely leads to AIDS than smoking leads to cancer. And yet the entire nation has rejected smoking, billions of dollars are put into a trust fund to help cancer victims and the tobacco industry was held accountable for that. Any thoughts on that kind of an approach?
"Yeah I think that’s great. I would love to see it," LaBarbera replied. "We always wanted to see one of the kid in high school who was counseled by the official school counselor to just be gay, then he comes down with HIV. But we never really got the client for that."
To put that in perspective, there were 11,400 new HIV infections in 2010 among homosexual men. That same year, 440,000 died as a direct result of the adverse health effects from cigarette smoking — or one out of every five deaths.
The more obvious criticism of Scarborough's lawsuit plan, of course, is that there is no one to sue. Except maybe God.
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