Unfortunately, we’re dealing with a wingnut and not a real doctor here. Otherwise, the dingbat would understand that you don’t treat the symptoms of a disease, but rather the disease itself. This exchange between David Barton and Rick Green happened on their Wallbuilders radio program today:

Barton: We’re a health-conscious people, no question …

Green: We are, very.

Barton: We have a Department of Health and Human Services; we have health care bills; we have health insurance and we’re trying to stop all unhealthy things so we’re going after transfats and we’re going after transparency in labeling to make sure we get all the healthy stuff in there. And we’re going after school lunch programs and we’re trying to get juices in schools and Cokes out of schools and snack machines out of schools. And we’re trying to tell McDonalds what they can use and how they can cook their french fries because it’s unhealthy. And we’ve got cigarettes and trying to get them off and raising the taxes so high that nobody will smoke them, ‘cause that’s unhealthy. And hard liquor; that’s unhealthy, we can’t do that. And salt, man, we’ve got to have salt-free diets, so we have to post the potassium, salt and all the different types of salt … just everything, obesity, overweight, we are so doggone health conscious because we want to live healthy because, among other things, it makes your health care a whole lot cheaper. You live a healthy life, no question it’s a lot cheaper …

Green: Which is typically the excuse for the Federal Government claiming we have the responsibility here, or we have the authority I should say …

Barton: … to tell you how to live a healthy lifestyle. So if I got to the Centers for Disease Control and I’m concerned about health, I find some interesting stats there and this should tell me something about health.

Homosexual/bi-sexual individuals are seven times to contemplate or commit suicide. Oooh, that doesn’t sound very healthy.

The disease is bigotry and homophobia, and the cause is Fundamentalist Christians, so if you want to go down that road of eradicating that disease, we can…

Homosexuals die decades earlier than heterosexuals. That doesn’t sound healthy.

Nearly one-half of practicing homosexuals admit to five hundred or more sex partners and nearly one-third admit to a thousand or more sex partners in a lifetime.

Statistics from the height of the AIDS crisis?  Really?  Which commandment is the one about lying again?

Green: Wow.

Barton: That doesn’t sound very healthy.

Homosexuals have an HIV prevalence sixty times higher than the general population.

And people living in Africa have an even higher HIV rate!  But these dumb bigots wouldn’t dare suggest we regulate “African” behavior.  But it’s the same logical strain of the same disease.

Kyle has the rest of the mindless transcript at his place, as well as the audio.

But I just wanted to highlight yet another Religious Right leader blaming gays for the problems that fundamentalists cause for gays.