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Goat Killer makes with another factless bigoted anti-gay tirade

by: Eric B.

Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 14:19:42 PM EST


I put this story about Goat Killer concern trolling the Republican establishment on the Twitters yesterday after briefly scanning it. This morning, someone wrote back, alerting me to this.

 

He has taken flak nationally for his stance against gay marriage, but he said he doesn't mind because while working at American Airlines, he saw firsthand what happens when benefits are extended to gay people.

He said American Airlines workers would say a person with AIDS was their lover so that person could get medical benefits.

"Folks, they (gay people) want free medical because they're dying (when they're) between 30 and 44 years old," he said. "To me, it's a moral issue. It's a Biblical issue. Traditional marriage is where it should be and it's in our platform. Those in our party who oppose traditional marriage are wrong."

Despite his allegation that gay people regularly rip off American Airlines on behalf of AIDS-stricken partners, American Airlines continues to be rated as one of the nation's most gay-friendly employers. Apparently, it's a scam that only homosexuals and Dave Agema have clued into (you would think that human resources people would notice the massive increases in health insurance payouts, and the resulting impact it has on what rates the company has to pay to provide coveage).

As for his subsequent allegation that gays want free health insurance because they're all dying of AIDS, we consult an expert in the area, the CDC.

Since the epidemic began, an estimated 302,148 MSM with an AIDS diagnosis have died, including an estimated 5,909 in 20103.

The total population of the United States is about 317 milion people, which means that less than one-tenth of one percent of them are homosexual males who have died of AIDS over its entire 20 year history. If you buy the 10 percent estimate of homosexual men, that translates roughly into less than one percent of them.

By contrast, the number of people who died in the United States of lung cancer in 2010 alone was more than 100,000, and 90 percent of cancer deaths are attributed to either heavy tobacco usage or exposure to it. If Goat Killer were really more concerned with preventing people with expensive medical costs based on "risky" behavior* rather than tormenting people whose sexual orientation he finds icky, he'd be leading the charge against smoking.

*--Homosexuality is not, by itself, a risky behavior. I'm going off the argument used to endorse this, not reality.

Eric B. :: Goat Killer makes with another factless bigoted anti-gay tirade
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"To me, it's a moral issue" (0.00 / 0)
That is Republican English for "Facts are irrelevant." Handy way to end debates.

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.

I'm confused (4.00 / 1)
He jumps from one direction to the next in just that one quote.  His first worry is that gays are breaking the bank by gaming the system, which is a financial argument.  He then goes right into "it's a moral issue" which is a moral argument.  Which is it?  Both of them?

I swear to god, if this guy isn't caught with a rentboy within five years, I will be shocked.  I mean, this guy's got a closet with sliding glass doors.


I especially like this part... (0.00 / 0)
"Those in our party who oppose traditional marriage are wrong." Kinda like how being pro-choice is advocating for mandatory abortion for all... Is there anything more dishonest than a modern day Republican?  


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