Whenever I read an ignorant diatribe such as the one from Robert Waddell about AIDS on May 15 (“AIDS: Liberal press fails to tell the truth”), I am amazed that in this information age, someone could be so incredibly misinformed. His yammering was in response to an editorial in The Herald about AIDS in Africa.
Perhaps if Mr. Waddell had done his homework before sounding off, he might have known that in Africa, where most AIDS cases occur, 10 percent of the population of South Africa is infected and almost 25 million people continent-wide suffer from this terrible disease. AIDS in Africa has never been associated with homosexuality – almost all cases are passed through heterosexual contact.
I am wondering if by “deviant lifestyle” Mr. Waddell is referring to homosexuality or if he simply means any sexual contact at all. But then I have to remind myself that narrow-minded people do not feel the need to incorporate truth into their logic, and that, rather than get angry, I should simply feel sorry for this clueless individual, and hope that he finds the cure for his ignorance.