Bob Frey, a Republican candidate for
the Minnesota House, has strongly suggested that only gay men acquire
Frey is vying to represent house
district 47A in Carver County, considered one of the state's most
conservative. Frey, owner of Frey Manufacturing, will face off
against Waconia Mayor Jim Nash in the August 12 GOP primary.
When the MinnPost asked Frey about
social issues – which he earlier stated were not his focus – Frey
said that it “does certainly need to be addressed for what it is.
It's not about the gay agenda but about the science and the financial
impact of that agenda. It's more about sodomy than about
pigeonholing a lifestyle.”
Frey went on to state that HIV is not a
virus but is instead an enzyme in sperm that is harmless when
deposited vaginally but compromises the immune system when introduced
“When you have egg and sperm that
meet in conception, there's an enzyme in the front that burns through
the egg,” he explained. “The enzyme burns through so the DNA can
enter the egg. If the sperm is deposited anally, it's the enzyme
that causes the immune system to fail. That's why the term is AIDS –
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.”
“It's about sodomy. It's huge
amounts of money. AIDS is a long term illness, causing pain,
suffering, death, a long-term illness that's very expensive to
treat,” he added.
Frey's explanation fails to take into
account that men and women were having anal intercourse long before
AIDS was discovered in the early 80s.