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Carlton Hogan carlton at walleye.ccbr.umn.edu
Thu Nov 5 16:11:00 EST 1998

In article <71rdmk$s6u at dfw-ixnews5.ix.netcom.com>,
F. Frank LeFever <flefever at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>In <3640d4d7.169310292 at netnews.worldnet.att.net>
>johnburgin at worldnet.att.net writes: 
>- - - - - - - - -(snip) - - - - - - - - - - - -
>>You know Frank, I take it back, you guys deserve ad hominem attacks.
>>You're a bunch of cowards.   I think sterilization would be
>>appropriate for the whole bunch of you, of course, for some of you,
>>since you won't be having any offspring due to your sexual preference,
>>it would do anything but raise your voice an octave. jb
>- - - - - - -(snip) - - - - - - - - - -
>It has been a matter of some morbid curiosity just what this guy's
>motivation could be.  It surely cannot be intellectual passion for the
>beauty of the concept he champions, given his evasion of every
>opportunity to examine it in light of scientific counter-arguments, and
>given his pervasive assertions of fraud, pecuniary motivation, and just
>plain evil on the part of everybody else in this discussion.
>Can it really be so banal as good old-fashioned homophobia?

What else can it be other than prejudice, that one would hold such 
ideas so strongly in the face of, or more often in the absence of,
any hard evidence? The uniting characteristic of all the dissidents
is that they can not stand believing that PWHIV are not being "punished"
for their abberant lifestyle.

Our trying to argue science may be effort wasted. Their visceral response 
speaks of motivations well below the concious level. 


>Frank LeFever (no, not the Frank referred to above)

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