“According to DC’s HIV/AIDS office, three percent of the local population has HIV or AIDS. The Administrator of this office notes that this HIV/AIDS incidence is “…higher than West Africa…on par with Uganda and some parts of Kenya.” And the principal way that HIV is transmitted continues to be through male homosexual activity. Amidst this dismal picture, the DC City Council, perhaps on the theory that serving up another glass of wine is the way to help a drunk, is scheduled to vote on December 1 to legalize same sex marriage in America’s capital city. Looking at realities in Washington, DC should make clear why George Washington said ‘Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.’ [snip]
“The Catholic Archdiocese of DC announced that legalization of same sex marriage would make it impossible to continue its relationship with the DC government and require termination of the social services it provides to some 68,000 of the city’s poor — including about one third of its homeless. The reaction of DC council member David Catania was essentially ‘so what.’ According to him, ‘their services are not indispensable.’ Is Catania out of touch with the needs of DC’s poor? No. He just has different priorities. More important to him, and more important to DC’s left wing city council, is advancing moral relativism and the indulgences it feeds. This is more important to them than feeding the poor or recognizing the values that would get them out of poverty. It should concern every American as we watch our nation’s capital city transform officially into Sodom.” – Wingnut commentator Star Parker, telling the readers of Townhall that same-sex marriage will cause more AIDS.