“Give all the idiots a brand new religion”
There was an article in the local paper today about Jerry Falwell (who, if you hadn’t heard, died a few days ago. Don’t know why everyone’s so pleased; he’s easy to replace.) It was full of…interesting…quotes from the man himself, including this gem:
AIDS is not just God’s punishment for homosexuals, it is God’s punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuality.
It clarifies something i’ve always been unclear about, which is why, if AIDS was sent to punish gays, other people have AIDS. For a while, the most logical answer was that, well, God hates black people too. Oh, and now women. Which isn’t a huge leap for your Jerry Falwell types, but no one could be brought to say it, and now even straight, white men have AIDS. Now i understand.
Except. If people with AIDS are who God is punishing, who does God like? Well, most of all God likes people who don’t have sex (…or use needles). But it’s nice to know that i’m way up there on the list of the Chosen People, because no one who has sex has a lower AIDS rate than lesbians.
Jerry Falwell doesn’t believe in lesbians, though.
“I Want to Conquer the World” – Bad Religion