Skip to comments.Root cause of AIDS being ignored, says activist
Posted on 08/07/2008 12:26:23 PM PDT by PROCON
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality is calling on church and political leaders to confront the unhealthy lifestyle choices contributing to the majority of the country's HIV infections.
The 17th International AIDS Conference will wrap up in Mexico City on Friday (August 8). In attendance is California mega-church pastor Rick Warren who says HIV-AIDS is a "global pandemic" that the church can help solve by "show[ing] compassion, kindness and the love of Christ." However, Peter LaBarbera says while he commends the idea of a church-based effort to fight AIDS in Africa, he is troubled that many church and political leaders are afraid to take on the primary source of the AIDS problem in the United States.
"We know that homosexual behavior and homosexual promiscuity are linked to AIDS. A very obvious connection is brought out in the CDC statistics [see related video report], and yet nobody in any position of authority -- and that would include the White House -- seems to want to deal with taking action against the sources of spreading HIV here in the United States," LaBarbera points out.
Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) says sending 116 federal employees to the conference was a huge waste, costing taxpayers half a million dollars, including a $100,000 registration fee and $80,000 for airfare. Coburn suggests that the money could have instead been used to "prevent 59,136 newborns from becoming infected with HIV" or could have provided treatment to all 35 Americans on a waiting list for AIDS drugs.
How to prevent aids simple Sit down and keep your Mouth shut
Aids is caused the same way botulism is. Bad meat in the can.
LOL, love the headline of this thread. Putting their “root” where it don’t belong is the main problem.
The fact is that rates of AIDS and HIV would drastically fall if people’s behavior changed.
We’ve been hearing about condoms and “safe sex” for over 20 years now. Has the message not penetrated? Do people think before they do whatever with whomever?
now thats funny
Didn’t the UN come out this year just before school ended and told everyone their 20 year study proved that normal hetro sex does not cause AID’s and that it really actually is limited to the gay and drug community
Ahh now there is an image, Rick Warren Exhorter to Righteousness...to be sure...
Showing compassion is great, calling to repentance is much more difficult...I wonder which one Warren will call for?
Dayem....that is funny!
That's not the UN the Democrats knew.
no pun intended, I’m sure /mildsarc
All that would have been required to stop the spread of AIDS in the early 1980s would have been for the queers to sit on their butts and keep their mouths shut.
I have said this many times, both on this forum and to my anatomy and microbiology students, that everyone is NOT equally likely to contract HIV/AIDS. It is a behaviorally spread disease primarily associated with contact with two groups: homosexual or bisexual males and/or IV drug users. Those are “just the facts ma’am”, but the MSM pretends otherwise.
Ignored? I thought everyone knew Reagan was the cause of AIDS.
Got AIDS? Lib philosophy: Rub a condom on it.
HIV/AIDS infected people need to be quarantined no matter how much utterly selfish people scream. When this country’s commonsense was still intact measles, mumps, chicken pox, polio, TB, etc., were cause for quarantine.
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