Monday, September 12, 2016

Gary Bauer got away with helping to further the AIDS crisis

Religious right talking head Gary Bauer is the classic case of what happens when the lgbt community doesn't raise sufficient hell about those who have harmed us.

In the 80s, Bauer worked in the Reagan Administration.  He also undermined efforts to educate Reagan on the AIDS crisis and efforts to get the president to address it publicly. He was instrumental in undermining Surgeon General C. Everett Koop as the crisis swept through the nation. According to Koop, Bauer felt that AIDS was God's punishment.

So was Bauer ever made to address these issues. No. Not when he was the first president of anti-lgbt hate group the Family Research Council. Not when he ran for president in 2000. And of course not when he gave the following speech last weekend at FRC's nonsensical Values Voter Summit:

I hate to say it but Bauer will probably never have to answer for his efforts in furthering the AIDS crisis.

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Gary Bauer - the anti-gay talking head who undermined the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Reagan Administration

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