Evangelical conservative personality Bryan J. Fischer acknowledged National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on his radio show Friday by urging for homosexuality to be outlawed because it’s decimating the African-American male population, according to a transcript from Right Wing Watch.
“If you care about black people, and we do…it’s the people who do not care about the health of black males that are all for the normalization of homosexuality,” he said. “Let me put it bluntly. If you are for the legalization of homosexuality, you are for the acceptability of homosexuality, you are for the normalization of homosexuality, you do not care about black males. You have no compassion in your black heart for black males because they’re being decimated by HIV/AIDS… So why am I opposed to the normalization of homosexual behavior? Because I love black males. I want black males to live long, prosperous, healthy, disease-free lives.”
Really? Sounds like Fischer needs a better understanding of homosexuality. Additionally, he needs to develop an understanding of the socioeconomic realities that exist in the some African American communities that may lead to increased HIV risk, including poverty, racial discrimination, less access to healthcare, and higher rates of incarceration, which can disrupt social networks and decrease the number of available partners for women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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