Fischer Cites HIV Porn Actor As Proof Gay Sex Should Carry Criminal Penalties

Never one to let an opportunity to pass by without reiterating his opposition to all things gay, the AFA's Bryan Fischer seizes on the news that Derrick Burts, an adult film performer who contracted HIV, is calling for the use of condoms is taking that as support for his view that gay sex should carry criminal penalties

Homosexual sex should be just as against the law as injection drug use is. They represent the two leading modes of transmission for HIV/AIDS, and our policy toward one should be the same as our policy toward the other ... So let’s say we are going to formally and legally penalize such dangerous behavior. This is something we should do out of simple compassion in order to protect future victims; we care about people and want them to live lives that are as long and as healthy as possible. Homosexual sex is clearly not a victimless crime; passive recipients of unprotected gay sex can die as result of what another male does to them in the sex act.

So what should the penalty be? That’s easy - whatever gay porn actors say it should be. Let’s let gay porn actors tell society what the penalty for unprotected gay sex ought to be. I’m happy to let them take the lead on this issue, and will be happy to support whatever sanctions they recommend.

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If Mr. Burts wants condom use to be mandatory, that means he wants to impose some kind of penalty for unprotected homosexual sex.

Here’s my suggestion. Let’s follow Mr. Burts’ lead, and use his suggested penalty as the penalty society imposes on all unprotected homosexual sex.

If unprotected gay sex ought to be penalized on the set, it ought to be penalized off the set, for the simple reason that the health risks are the same. Mr. Burts is on to something here.

I say we let the victims of gay sex, like Mr. Burts, tell us what kind of penalty should be imposed on their victimizers. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me.

Homosexual activists will certainly go ballistic over this suggestion, but my response is simple: if we can’t trust a gay porn actor to tell us what’s wrong with unprotected gay sex, who can we trust?

Now I see no reason why we should stop here. After all, if unprotected gay sex is the problem, then the problem is gay sex. Ultimately we need to get to appropriate sanctions for the act itself. After all, condoms break or don’t get used at all in the heat of the moment. But beginning with sanctions for unprotected gay sex is a place to start.

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