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What Would Jesus Do? (New 21 Mar2009)

Spiritual wisdom for the Class of 2020 (New 23 May 2020)
FBI: Hate crimes, anti-Semitic attacks up in 2017 (New 16 Nov 2018)
High CEO Pay Means Disappointing Stock Returns (New 1 Aug 2016)
Importance of Teaching Values (New 24 Mar 2016)
America's economy is a nightmare of our own making (New 25 Jun 2015)
The Stranger in Your Home (New 24 Mar 2015)
The Cost of WWII Air War (New 28 Mar 2014)
Wealth Inequality in America (New 6 Dec 2013)
The Psycholoty of Winning (New 3 Feb 2013)
Crisis of the Middle Class (New 8 Jan 2013)
Income Inequality Grows in TN (New 15 Nov 2012)
Why the Economy is Slow (New 12 Oct 2012)
Veteran's Charity Under Fire (New 15 Aug 2012)
Nursing Homes Vs. Prison (New 12 Nov 2010)
Soul of the Republic (New 30 Oct 2010)
National Purpose (New 16 Oct 2010)
Inside Job (New 14 Oct 2010)
'Big Business' Democrats (New 14 Oct 2010)
Corporate Governance (New 1 Oct 2010)
Common Good (New 1 Oct 2010)
American Wealth (New 19 Sep 2010)
Shrinking Middle Class (New 19 Sep 2010)
Financial Market Failure (New 15 Mar 2010)
Pledge of Allegiance (New 14 Mar 2010)
The Gift of Fear (New Jan 2010)
No Time to Lose (New Sept 2009)
Fiduciary Responsibity (New 7 Mar2009)
What Hamilton Has Wrought (New 27 Mar2009)
What Would Jesus Do? (New 21 Mar2009)
Global Warming (New March 2007)
What I Wish For
Scout's Oath
Osama Bin Laden
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DC Area Snipers
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Stem Cell Research
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What would Jesus do?


You be the judge.  Faced with millions of Africans inflicted with AIDS and rampant growth of the disease transmitted by sexual contact, would Jesus rely on sexual abstinence to solve the problem?  I can't presume to know the answer, so I'll leave it up to you to reach your own conclusion.


The very powerful leader of the largest Christian religious group in the world has decreed the answer.  Do you agree or disagree with him?  The answer could have a powerful effect on the lives of millions of innocent Africans. 


This same leader is very outspoken on the right to life of the unborn child, but seems to have a very different view on the right to life of millions of others.  


 I personally am having difficulty reconciling these two views.  When I apply the test of "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" I come to a very different conclusion.

Pope: AIDS Is the Best Prophylactic

By Air America

Taking a page out of George W. Bush’s sex education playbook, Pope Benedict XVI said on Tuesday that sexual abstinence is the best way to fight the spread of AIDS and condoms would only widen the problem.

While aboard his plane headed towards Cameroon, the Pope stated, “You can't resolve it with the distribution of condoms, on the contrary, it increases the problem.”

At least 22 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are infected with H.I.V. but Rebecca Hodes from Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa believes Pope Benedict’s approach to fighting against new H.I.V infections is not a serious one since “his opposition to condoms conveys that religious dogma is more important to him than the lives of Africans."