Sunday, December 03, 2006

Irrational AIDS activists

UNICEF warns that AIDS is at near epidemic levels in Eastern Europe. One might think that in an age of modern science and enlightened medicine, we might see calls for partner reduction programs and partner notification programs. But, as we know, AIDS activists have blocked any meaningful moves along those lines. Instead we have this:

In Europe, AIDS awareness was raised with religious services and agitprop art....

In Copenhagen, Denmark, artist Jens Galschioet put up an 8-foot sculpture of a crucified pregnant teenager outside Copenhagen's Lutheran cathedral. He called it a protest against the idea that “God allows nothing but chastity and unprotected sex.”

City authorities gave the artist permission to erect the statue, named “In the Name of God,” outside the cathedral.

Anders Gadegaard, the cathedral's dean, said, “It's a good supplement to the crucifix we have inside the church.”

I'm thinking: What are the city authorities thinking? What is the Cathedral's dean thinking? Does anyone on this blog know whether Lutheran pastors are funded by the taxpayers in Denmark?

Cross posted at the acton blog.


Anonymous said...

There is one universal cure to the Aids epidemic.

Abstainance from pre-marital sex. With this in practice, our world need only wait one generation to totally eradicate Aids.


Jennifer Roback Morse said...

Thanks Andrew. That is the obvious conclusion. Too obvious, however, for the sophisticates in our world!

AldousOrwell said...

So how do I get married when I'm positive for a start. Then stigma stops straight people finding each other. So I date an untested lady tell her to wait until our wedding night. It's OK she can't get infected according to you. The magic of the wedding band will protect her.

Get real HIV is out there. Untested sexually active straight people are the main cause of new infections, according to the CDC. Three and a half times more in fact!

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