Month: December 2009

When Jesus AIDS Others – World AIDS Day

aids-world-day“Do you see this woman?”

My cousin died of AIDS before we knew much about the disease. Emaciated and wracked by the disease he was a shell of his former self. He died in relative obscurity. No doubt his family felt stigmatized.

Several years later I would sit in an Ethics class in seminary. By this time, the latter 1980’s, churches were scrambling to understand what to do and how to protect themselves. One fellow, a member of a large church in the DFW area, brought the church manual designed to help inform people and protect themselves. Read More