Monday, February 28, 2005

Tell me it's black when I know that it's white

How do you communicate, let alone come to any kind of a working dialogue or consensus with people who see reality as the exact photonegative version of what everyone else sees?

Uganda's HIV rate drops, but not from abstinence Study concludes basis of Bush policy apparently irrelevant .

“Research from the heavily studied Rakai district in southern Uganda suggests that increased condom use, coupled with premature death among those infected more than a decade ago with the AIDS virus, are primarily responsible for the steady decline in HIV infections in that area.”

The study is pretty clear that Bush’s favorite components of the plan (and the part he continues to push in American sex ed policy) – mainly abstinence and monogamy have had little or no effect. But tell this to the Christians, who are somehow coming to the exact opposite conclusion based on the same study:.

"It is becoming apparent worldwide that the "safe sex" program through the use of condoms is not working. Even in our own country the "safe sex" agenda is failing miserably. From the example of Uganda, the Christian abstinence and fidelity approach does work. Changing the hearts of the people is the ultimate answer to the HIV/AIDS dilemma. Only through the work of the Holy Spirit can the actions of sinful man be changed"

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