Thursday, June 14, 2007

Death By Sex and Stealth

Fr. Euteneuer of HLI is upset, and rightly so.

His column attacks the condom crusaders who have recently zeroed out US abstinence funding for the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa. God forbid that anyone should ever have to contemplate changing their sexual behaviour.

Like abortion, HIV/AIDS is all about sexual mores. Until the moral aspect of these killers is dealt with there will be no let-up to the deaths, unless of course we simply allow our sexual behaviour to proceed unaddressed and to bring down our entire civilization through demography.
The ideologically-motivated fanatics in control of Congressional committees have done it again: in the face of clear evidence that abstinence is the only—I repeat—the only way to successfully beat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Third World, they have zeroed out all funding for abstinence in the 2008 budget. That’s right. All funding for abstinence is gone.


In 2003, President Bush authorized $15 billion in a five-year commitment to fight HIV/AIDS in 15 Third World countries with high HIV prevalence rates: Botswana, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Guyana, Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia. How Uganda got on the list is a mystery to me. Uganda reduced its HIV/AIDS rate from 30% down to 5% in recent years due to serious and nation-wide sustained efforts to promote sexual behavior change in the population. Logic would indicate that the rest of the world should fall into line and imitate their success, but for the militant condom promoters in charge of the purse strings in donor nations, condoms are an end in themselves, no matter the human cost.


The long, slow, agonizing AIDS deaths of millions in the Third World who could have been reached by the abstinence message will be the only result of this denial of funding by the condom crusaders in the US Congress. For all their talk about compassion for the poor, the only thing that really matters to them is fanatically promoting their ideology of death by sex.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer,
President, Human Life International


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