Ginger Snap!

“This is a free country. We don’t interfere in the right of anybody to go anywhere or say what they believe. But we do not need population control, and any effort at safe sex is totally, utterly immoral from top to bottom.”
—Catholic Church media director James Reuter after U.N. Goodwill Ambassador and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell espoused safe sex for patients in Philippino health clinics, New York Post, June 15, 1999

All Mixed Up

“How do an Icelandic sheep disease and a cow disease combine with a monkey disease to become a human disease?”
—The Common Cause Foundation’s Boyd E. Graves in a mass e-mail expounding the theory that HIV is a U.S. government–produced enzyme, June 9, 1999

Can You Spell A-f-r-i-c-a?

“So much for what then–Surgeon General C. Everett Koop once called ‘the heterosexual AIDS explosion.’ So much for all those politically correct statements, such as amfAR’s slogan ‘AIDS Is an Equal Opportunity Destroyer.’ AIDS has been destroying most unequally for two decades now, and isn’t about to stop.”
Myth of Heterosexual AIDS author Michael Fumento, New York Post op-ed, June 1, 1999

Good for a Laugh

“We do not have an HIV ‘health crisis’ in the federal prison system.”
—The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Dave Good on the condom ban behind bars. (The incidence of HIV in prison is six times that of the general population.) Salon, May 20, 1999