MN Republican cites bizarre science ideas

Anti-science bloggers often enjoy significant support from various wingnut think-tanks, five or even six figures grants have reportedly been handed out to some. All I’ve got is you. Please chip into my Paypal account at DarkSydOtheMoon-at-aol-com if you can. All that right-wing money supports batshit crazy ideas, like the one proposed by Minnesota State Rep Bob Frey last week. He had this nugget to say about AIDS:

Raw Story — Bob Frey, who cites his work in helping Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to defeat a “profiles in learning” education program as a major accomplishment, told the MinnPost that his opposition to the “gay agenda” was about the “financial impact of that agenda.”

“It’s more about sodomy than about pigeonholing a lifestyle,” he explained. “When you have egg and sperm that meet in conception, there’s an enzyme in the front that burns through the egg. The enzyme burns through so the DNA can enter the egg.” But Frey said that it was a different story when the “sperm is deposited anally” because “it’s the enzyme that causes the immune system to fail. That’s why the term is AIDS – acquired immunodeficiency syndrome,” he opined.

The first part isn’t terribly off, but the part about an enzyme in sperm causing AIDS is just nuts. It may be an atavistic outgrowth of the anti-vaxxar folks who espouse the dangerous idea that viruses don’t cause diseases and therefore it’s unnecessary to vaccinate against them. Frey is the same clown who brought us the video/quotes above ten years ago about dinosaurs living with Biblical humans.


  1. Loqi says

    Dear Mr. Frey,
    Do you jerk off? Of course you do. Ever get any on your skin? Did it burn a hole through the skin? I bet it didn’t. Have you ever given a blowjob? No? Well, you know people do give blowjobs, right? Ever notice how, upon the receiver climaxing, the giver does not suddenly act as if he/she just bit into a ghost pepper for the first time? And have you ever considered napalm or flamethrowers? If sperm worked the way you seem to think it does, why would we invent flamethrowers when we could get virtually the same effect (at least on biological targets) by just wanking into a Super Soaker a few times? And why napalm an area when you could just crop dust with semen? Or how about the most obvious indication that you are completely wrong: there is typically only one egg compared to millions of sperm cells in vaginal intercourse. Why, in your world, don’t the other millions of sperm cause HIV?

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