Thursday, February 26, 2009

Give Me That Old Time Religion Any Time!

Just so there's no doubt that the GOP plays host to some of the most despicable human beings to ever walk the planet, consider the case of Colorado State Senator Dave Schultheis. Recently, Schultheis caused quite a stir when he voted against a bill that would have mandated AIDS testing for pregnant women in Colorado. His reasoning? AIDS is punishment for promiscuous behavior, and the state should not be in the business of mitigating that punishment.

I woke up the next morning — Thursday morning — at 5 a.m. and I wrestled with this bill for another hour from 5 to 6 and finally came to the conclusion I’m going to be a no vote on this. I’m trying to think through what the role of government is here. And I am not convinced that part of the role of government should be to protect individuals from the negative consequences of their actions.
Now, this is despicable enough as it is, but hold on to your hats folks. It gets worse. When it was pointed out to Schultheis that the reason for AIDS testing of pregnant women is to ensure that proper steps are taken to prevent the fetus from contracting AIDS, Schultheis reiterated his opposition and added that bringing an AIDS infected baby into this world was also a part of the punishment for promiscuity, and the government had no business trying to prevent that:
“What I’m hoping is that, yes, that person may have AIDS, have it seriously as a baby and when they grow up, but the mother will begin to feel guilt as a result of that,”
That's some serious Old Time Religion for you, there, boddy... some real, Old Testament angry God, old time religion.

I wonder how soon before we learn this guy's been arrested having gay sex with his Meth dealer?

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