AIDS, is still a deadly disease which is largely caused by immoral choices based on lies. If an effort to remove the “stigma” of AIDS, the spin now is that getting AIDS is actually a good thing. According to the cheery testimonials having HIV/AIDS can make you more sociable, interesting, and likeable. And don’t forget you are sure to become ”comfortable with yourself”. If you want popularity and tons of friends, just get AIDS.
What a nauseating abomination.
Keith Green (in the 2nd ad) is a trainer at an AIDS organization in Chicago. On his relationship with God:
I don’t attend a church right now. I have this very weird Joan of Arcadia relationship with God — I don’t know if you’re familiar with that show. I feel as if God talks to me all the time, sometimes in a masculine voice, sometimes in a feminine voice. But I can always distinguish when it is God and when it is my ego — because, you know, they can sound alike. I feel that we have a very good working relationship, in which there are some things that I accomplish for Him and there are some things that She does for me. I wake up in the morning and talk to God in the shower, and it’s a very real “You know what, I feel like crap today. Can we do something about it?” kind of thing.
I think that all started when, despite what the church might say, I questioned God. I was 17 or 18 years old, wondering how in the world something as big as HIV could come into my life, and how God could allow for all these atrocities in the world — poverty and young children being abused sexually, physically, and emotionally, and wars. I just began to question God. And I got this smart-ass remark back in this very clear voice that I was sure was God, which simply said, “How could you allow it?” That kind of kicked off our relationship. I was like “Oh, that’s how you’re going to play! Okay, fine!” And that changed everything.”
Update: Mr. Green was emailed about an hour ago to ask about the ads. We will post his response when it comes in.
Update 1 17:06pm est: We have heard from Mr. Green. There was no professional response, nor one that would maturely explain the nature of the ads. Instead, he chose to send a response which amounts to very immature ”go away and leave me alone”. It says in part:
it seems to me that you people would rather i sit around and be
miserable and wait to die as opposed to living my life to the fullest
potential that God has granted me…live your live[sic], GAY CHRISTIAN, and let me live mine! misery loves company and i REFUSE to join you in your pity party!
He completely ignored our question about the disturbing ads. I won’t allow him to have a comment in the discussion because he has demonstrated that he wouldnt be able to handle it.
Its difficult to fathom how some churches are actually partnering with people like Mr. Green to “educate” people about AIDS. And again he is on a “staff” at an AIDS organization. Its no big mystery then why the numbers continue to decimate people who are led into ignorance by those who proclaim to be “enlightened”.