Call it compassionate conservatism if you will, but North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole wants to name the current AIDS Relief Bill in Congress after recently deceased former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms, a man who had no appreciation for the impact on this diseaseÂ on the Gay community.Â And no sympathy either.
On the issue of AIDs, Helms was quoted: “There is not one single case of AIDS in this country that cannot be traced in origin to sodomy.”
And inÂ opposing funding forÂ the Ryan White Act, Helms saidÂ that the government should spend less on people with AIDS because they got sick due to their “deliberate, disgusting, revolting conduct.”
Helms was praised for his staunch conserative positions in some of our rightly blogs.Â I always thought Elizabeth Dole was a smart woman.Â I was wrong.Â
I wonder what Ryan White would say about this?