Friday, December 01, 2006
World AIDS Day

From the World AIDS Day website:
Around forty million people are living with HIV throughout the world - and that number increases in every region every day. In the UK alone, more than 60,000 people are living with HIV and more than 7,000 more are diagnosed every year. Ignorance and prejudice are fuelling the spread of a preventable disease.

World AIDS Day, 1 December is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. This year, it's up to you, me and us to stop the spread of HIV and end prejudice.


Click here to find out how to take action!

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posted by Mike Clawson at 11:30 AM | Permalink |


2 Comments:


At 12/17/2006 12:26:00 PM, Blogger Tim

Am I one of the few Christians who has a problem with all we can end HIV and AIDS stuff. We will never end HIV or AIDS as long as we are human. It is with us forever, until Jesus comes.

As long as people want sex, or druhs more than they want anything else we will have aids. I think what Rick Warren and the greater church is doing is great and overdue, but we will always have aids as long as we have human nature.

You want to look at something that is more of a killer than HIV, then take a look at Abortions. Forty six million innocent babies are killed every year. That is a real tragedy. Whereas many of the people with HIV did this to themselves, the innocent aborted children did nothing to deserve death.
Tim Wright

 

At 12/17/2006 02:25:00 PM, Blogger Mike Clawson

We ended smallpox and a whole host of other diseases in this country. Why not AIDS.

AIDS is not a punishment. Millions of people suffer with AIDS that did absolutely nothing to bring it on themselves. I had hoped that we Christians were way beyond the "they brought it on themselves" attitudes towards AIDS. The average AIDS victim these days is not a gay man or a drug addict - it's a poor African woman and her children. (And even if it is a gay man or a drug addict, so what? Are they any less deserving of compassion and grace than any of us?

 

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