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God’s Judgment?

Timothy Kincaid

October 2nd, 2007

Most credible religious figures have disavowed the notion that AIDS is God’s judgment against gay men. But from a television preview column out of London comes a tidbit of information of which I was unaware:

Stephen Fry: HIV and Me BBC Two, 9pm

This invaluable programme sheds light on the ignorance and prejudice that continues to surround HIV. There are now three times as many people with the virus in Britain as there were ten years ago, and heterosexual sex has overtaken homosexual sex as the most common route of transmission.

I am assuming that this is discussing HIV transmissions in the UK. We’ve long known that global HIV transmissions are predominantly via heterosexual sex.

Nonetheless, here in the States we continue to see HIV and AIDS used as an excuse to oppose equality, freedom, or even support for gay youth. While I certainly don’t hope for more HIV transmissions for anyone, heterosexuals included, I do hope for the day when a cure is found for all of those who suffer from this insidious virus be they gay, straight, American, British, or African.

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Mark
October 4th, 2007 | LINK

“Most credible religious figures have disavowed the notion that AIDS is God’s judgment against gay men.”

How do they know? Did God call and tell them?

(Atheist sarcasm)

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