To: Alberta's Child
While I do not contest the fact that condoms both reduce the chance of HIV transmission and act as a form of birth control; I do take issue with deliberate lies passed off as fact. Telling a congregation in a country ravaged by poverty, and afflicted with AIDS that condoms have NO effect on transmission is irresponsible.
It would appear that the chruch would be content to have AIDS spread through families, and HIV+ babies born; as that will be the garanteed result, should the congregation follow the instructions from the clergy.
posted on 12/03/2003 8:46:58 AM PST
(With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
Telling a congregation in a country ravaged by poverty, and afflicted with AIDS that condoms have NO effect on transmission is irresponsible.
I agree. What should have been said is that the personal behavior that leads to the spread of AIDS in that country is one of the primary reasons why there is also widespread poverty in that country. Poverty isn't just an accident of circumstances -- it is usually a symptom of an underlying problem with personal behavior or inferior culture.
You might want to find that other article and post the link here, since we are discussing a comment that was not made in the article at the top of this thread and therefore cannot be substantiated here.
posted on 12/03/2003 8:53:51 AM PST
by Alberta's Child
("To freedom, Alberta, horses . . . and women!")
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