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Aid For AIDS Nevada FINALLY dumps Canyon Ridge Christian Church

Timothy Kincaid

August 25th, 2010

Top: Canyon Ridge Community Church in Las Vegas Bottom: Canyon Ridge's "dearly beloved family and friend" wants to kill you for being HIV-positive.

Although no one at Aid For AIDS Nevada has responded to (or even acknowledged receiving) my letter, they have finally responded to Dr. Warren Throckmorton in regards to their chumminess with Canyon Ridge Christian Church:

After evaluating Canyon Ridge Christian Church’s backing of Pastor Ssempa of Uganda and his support of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, we feel that it is in the best interest of our clients, supporters and staff to dissolve our relationship with the church immediately. Unfortunately, we will be unable to continue to work with the church, as long as they are associated with Pastor Ssempa. Since what he and the Anti-Homosexuality Bill represent violates the basic human rights that should be afforded to all Ugandans. Our mission is to provide client service programs that assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. We will further this mission without the support of Canyon Ridge Christian Church.

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Grant
August 26th, 2010 | LINK

Even though they didn’t respond to you directly, you (and Dr. Throckmorton, of course) can take this as a significant victory. That’s part of why I love BTB and visit here everyday: real advocacy with real, timely results.

This is very good news.

Paul in Canada
August 26th, 2010 | LINK

I agree, Grant. Well said.

Bill Ware
August 26th, 2010 | LINK

I left this message under their announcement:

“Thank you AFAN for doing the right thing and cutting ties with Canyon Ridge Christian Church over its support of Martin Ssempa and his “kill the gays with AIDS” bill.”

Timothy Kincaid
August 26th, 2010 | LINK

Thanks, guys.

anteros
August 28th, 2010 | LINK

Thanks for all the hard work. BTB continues to make a real difference in people’s lives. You’re the best!

James
September 20th, 2010 | LINK

While most of you agree with this barbaric pressure of Timothy, I strongly disagree with it. Canyon Ridge has done a great thing supporting AFAN and any pressure that was subjected to them to “dump” Canyon Ridge was totally unfair. Timothy and company rejoice seeing many HIV/AIDS patients die. Let’s see come 1st Dec whether BTB, Dr. Warren will match and drum up support for AIDS patients. Your actions can be equated to the Holocaust, Taskegian Mistake, LRA terrible acts in Uganda and FGM.

Daril lev
August 7th, 2011 | LINK

Canyon ridge is not a true christian church. They turn their church into a marketplace and do not extend grace or forgiveness to anyone. Very rude people here and a very secuilar church too!

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