Anti-homosexual crusader Peter LaBarbera spoke to the crowd on Thursday about the apparent dangers that homosexuality has on society, including the spread of AIDS around the world.
LaBarbara referenced a couple of sparse cases including when a teen boy was counseled about being gay and allegedly contracted HIV later in life.
He and the group’s chairman and former Baptist pastor, Rick Scarborough, actually debated the legitimacy of a class action lawsuit against the sexual orientation.
The two agreed that the case would be similar to that of the tobacco industry contributing to diseases such as lung cancer and emphysema and was therefore a worthy case to bring forth.
“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,” Scarborough said according to the report and audio from the event.
The conservative duo also discussed a public relations tactic for their agenda.
They suggested that the party enlist the help of pro-conservative FOX news shows to plant stories about cases where people have “left” what he believes is a chosen lifestyle to back up their claims that people are not born homosexual.
“We need to work on our conservative, alternate media and say, ‘Look, don’t do the pro-gay thing, why don’t you rather step out and support these ex-gays?’ We should encourage Fox News to tell their stories,” LaBarbera said.
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The U.S. government reports that gay and bisexual men are the most severely affected by HIV and accounted for 61 percent of all new infections in 2009, regardless of race.
Heterosexuals made up approximately 27 percent of all cases in 2009 through heterosexual contact according to the statistics.
There is no evidence that homosexuals introduced HIV in humans. The blame on homosexuals is due to the high prevalence of it in the gay community during the early 1980s when it was first given a name in the U.S.