I am proud to announce that the Montgomery Advertiser printed it.
Medication not 'funding disease'
I was appalled but not surprised by Sen. Hank Erwin's "quote of the day" in which he stated, "We need to send a message we cannot continue to fund a disease that comes as a result of a lifestyle choice. We need to appeal to change the lifestyle, to embrace a lifestyle that is godly and holy."
Providing medication to people with HIV/AIDS is not "funding a disease." There are a myriad of "lifestyle choices" that could cause disease. For example, if you eat fast food too often you could get high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure, which could lead to a stroke or heart attack. If you smoke cigarettes, you could get lung cancer. If you drink too much alcohol you could get cirrhosis.
And apparently if you practice Erwin's brand of religion you will wind up a mentally deranged lunatic who hates everyone who is not like you. This will cause stress, which can lead to high blood pressure and/or stroke.
So, let's cut health care funding for people who eat, smoke, drink and practice Erwin's brand of Christianity. Those are "lifestyle choices," after all, and we want to be fair to everyone.
If I stay at it long enough I might rid this state of the pervasive ignorance that keeps us perpetually ranked at #50