Frey during a recent visit to the Taste of Minnesota, which was held in his would-be district.
Bob Frey is vying for District 47A’s seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The race has gone to a runoff election, since neither he nor his opponent could muster a majority of votes cast during the initial election in May.
Since May, a series of Frey’s comments have put him in the spotlight, for good or ill. Foremost among these is his belief that sodomy causes AIDS, and that blowtorch sperm are the culprits:
When you have egg and sperm that meet in conception, there’s an enzyme in the front that burns through the egg. The enzyme burns through so the DNA can enter the egg….[When the] sperm is deposited anally…it’s the enzyme that causes the immune system to fail. That’s why the term is AIDS–Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome.
Frey first stated this belief in an interview with MinnPost. He was trying to explain his belief in “the financial impact” of the “gay agenda.” Said Frey, “It’s about sodomy. It’s huge amounts of money. AIDS is a long term illness, causing pain, suffering, death, a long-term illness that’s very expensive to treat.”
Frey’s statement on how AIDS is transmitted (though he meant to say HIV, the virus that becomes AIDS) is scientifically inaccurate. But it should give Hollywood screenwriters some good ideas for any potential Innerspace sequels or reboots.
Frey and his wife on safari.
(Photo credit: Zingela Safaris)
Another comment that’s come to light: several years ago, Frey stated his belief that dinosaurs, during their time on earth, existed alongside man. He made his statement while testifying before the Minnesota Senate Education Committee:
The trouble here is the fossil record contradicting Frey’s belief. Dinosaurs died out at the end of the Cretaceous Period, about sixty-five million years ago. The earliest humans didn’t first appear until around three million years ago, or approximately 62 million years later.
(Although, in fairness to Frey: who among us hasn’t wanted to watch a movie from the top of an Apatosaurus’ head?)
But Frey won’t have to wait that long to learn his fate: The runoff in District 47A is set for August 12.
Previously in Starcasm’s coverage of Campaign 2014:
Jack Trammell, the Virginia 7th’s own romance novelist vampire-expert would-be Congressman