God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

Thoughts, inside, comments of a Catholic priest

POZ Magazine: “Jesus Had HIV” Sermon Riles South African Christians

South African Pastor Xola Skosana upset churchgoers by preaching a sermon titled “Jesus Was HIV Positive,” Mail & Guardian reports. Skosana chose the sermon to draw attention to the stigmatization and silence that fuel the epidemic. The sermon drew scathing attacks, he said, because people assumed it meant Jesus was promiscuous. “My responsibility…is to…paint a picture of a God who cares for people…not who judges them and is ashamed of them,” he said, adding that “in many parts of the Bible, God put himself in the position of the destitute, the sick, the marginalized.”

Source: http://www.poz.com/rssredir/articles/Jesus_HIV_sermon_1_19029.shtml

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HIV, AIDS and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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