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Rick Warren: The church is the most effective weapon against AIDS

“On June 5, 1981, my wife Kay was late into her second pregnancy, just weeks away from giving birth,” writes Rick Warren, the founder and pastor of California’s Saddleback Church and the author of The Purpose Driven Life. 

“Absorbed in caring for our 2-year-old and preparing for a newborn, the farthest thing on our minds was news that day of a cluster of men in Los Angeles with a mysterious, devastating disease. But what began in Africa and was first observed in this small California group became an epidemic, then swelled to a pandemic – touching lives in every country on every continent.”

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment pagansister

    Hope he also approves of condoms—-

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment nnmns

    Yes ps, me too. To hear him tell it, his church has been effective, and a lot of churches have not (along with some popes). So the headline could have been more accurately “Church could be an effective weapon against AIDS”

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Allan

    I notice that Pastor Warren omits the only real weapon against AIDS–chastity. No matter what the direct source of AIDS, it always goes back to someone’s unchaste behavior.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment nnmns

    Chaste behavior would solve a lot of our problems, including overpopulation. Too bad it’s so rare.

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