David Barton is reiterating what he has said many times before, that God sent AIDS and continues to send new diseases to punish people for sin, especially homosexuality. And yet it will not cost him one bit of the political influence has in the Republican party.
I’ve gone on record before, and I’ll say it again: I think Romans 1:27 is one of the reasons that we’ll never find a complete cure for AIDS; and if we do there will be another disease pop up like this bacterial meningitis because the Bible says this, Romans 1:27 says ‘men committed shameful acts with other men, sexual acts, and received in themselves the due penalty for the error.’
There is going to be a consequence for this type of sexual behavior, so even if we find a cure for AIDS, something like bacterial meningitis is going to pop up; if we cure that, something else is going to pop up because God says there is a penalty in your own body when you do this kind of sexual acts – the Bible calls them shameful sexual acts – and so we as Christians have to have that same position, regardless of what the culture says.
See, this is why it’s clear that I’m not God. I’d send diseases as a punishment for bigotry and stupidity.