After listening to guest speaker and author of a Christian Coming Out, Lou Anne’s story about being a lesbian and being a conservative Christian at that has taught her to embrace her sexuality and her lifestyle. For years, Lou Anne lived her life as a straight conservative girl, and later woman. As she repeated time and time again, “I was in a unhappy marriage, I pretend to be someone I was not…” Lou Anne eventually was at her breaking point, where she thought about taking her own life, because she said, “the thought of living another day as straight woman led me to believe being dead and going up to heaven was the only way I could see myself ever being happy”. It was not until her 60’s when Lou Anne had a change of heart, the way she labeled
In response to this Milton Cooper supports his claim about HIV/AIDS and says “I’m confused, are we supposed to believe that these 400,000 children are practicing homosexuals or IV drug users?”(Cooper
There are five origin theories of the human immunodeficiency virus, each of these origins has a relation to do with the first state of HIV known as simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). The most commonly accepted theory is the ‘Hunters’ Theory where the SIV was transferred to the human hunters when they hunted chimpanzees for their flesh as food and consumed the virus, also when the chimpanzee’s diseased blood came in contact with the hunters opened wounds it adapted by becoming HIV in the human’s body making the human its new host. Diseases that are transferred from animals to humans are known as the term ‘Zoonosis’. The Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) Theory a theory where the SIV-contaminated polio vaccine was given to Africans as an uncontaminated vaccine not knowing it was holding the SIV
The idiosyncratic style Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass depicts the discriminatory actions of postcolonial slave owners in the southern United States, which reflects their greed for unpaid labor on their plantations. He employs the metaphor of the book that their masters prohibited them from owning by law throughout the memoir to demonstrate the avarice that drives white slave owners to turn a darker-skinned, intelligent being into a machine for personal benefit for centuries after the colonization of America. Also, the irony further displays the power of greed by expressing the slaveholder’s uncivilized method of forcing another human out of civilization. Furthermore, his use of a paradox of the use of pure religious beliefs to justify a slaveholder’s inhumane treatment reveals their rapacious actions that contradict the teachings of the church.
AIDS is the third leading killer of young adult Americans today. From the voice of one who knows the struggle all too well, political activist and author Mary Fisher, wrote the speech “A Whisper of AIDS”, presented at a Republican National Convention in 1992. In which she argues that AIDS should not identify a person, nor allow them to be hindered from experiences in their lives, which the Republican party can assist with. Fisher adopts a serious, compassionate tone in order to appeal to those infected with AIDS and their families. Fisher effectively convinces her audience that AIDS does not define a person and that these people deserve protection from society through the use of metaphors, meaningless words, emotional appeals and statistics.
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Helen Epstein’s book “The Invisible Cure: Africa, The West and the Fight Against AIDS” is a powerful account of the AIDS epidemic that has hit hardest in Africa. Epstein is a scientist-turned-writer who merges 15 years of personal observations with scientific reasoning to explain the spread of HIV/AIDS in the continent. She explains why the battle against the disease has been so challenging in Africa in spite of the investment of large amounts of effort and money. Giving the example of Uganda, Epstein argues that the solution may not align with what the proverbial Western World envisions, and that it must come from the Africans themselves.
African Americans have had a long history of oppression. They were forced to be slaved and kept under the white man’s control. They were segregated so that Blacks and Whites do not mix. Today, police brutality on the African American community led to the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The LGBTQ community has also been oppressed. They were described as ‘sinners’ by dominant groups. They were stereotyped to more likely molest and rape heterosexuals. There was also a devastating shooting in an Orlando LGBT night club, killing 49 individuals and injuring countless. Homosexual African Americans are denied access to resources due to their sexual orientation. Resources such as housing, employment, fostering, and other services. They also experience
In Douglass’s youth, after having changed many hands of Colonel Lloyd’s heirs, he finally landed in the treacherous possession of the late colonel’s son-in-law, Master Thomas Auld. After living few months with him, Douglass understood Auld’s true colors of lacking proper slaveholding skills and authority, as well as every other “noble” element of character any human is expected with. Soon, Douglass narrates his master’s incorporation into a Methodist church where “he found religious sanction” for his crimes (47). The kind of “cover-up” religion provides to promote the dehumanizing effects of slavery is ultimately horrifying and revolting. The white supremacists not only cause harm on their slaves, but also themselves, by convincing themselves of following a religion that doesn’t promote violence, whilst the opposite is occurs. Frederick directly relates to the slaveholders’ hypocrisy by explaining a Christian quote “translated” into normal English. He proclaims that the religious white slaveholders are “always ready to sacrifice, but seldom to show mercy” (Douglass 104). The abusive religious slaveholders are ready to sacrifice their time for Christian enlightenment, yet not to show mercy to the lashed and the abused. They much rather achieve their own growth and God’s blessings without a slightest bit of care or concern for their fellow “heathen” that
Dr. King expresses disappointment in the inactivity of the church. Rather than act, churches often preached that segregation versus desegregation was a matter of the state. Therefore, churches should have no say in it. However, Dr. King questions the morality of following a law that is unjust. Churches are supposed to preach the law of God and since only a just law would be in harmony with this, the churches should argue for desegregation. In addition, he reminds the churches of America that there was a time when Christianity was not viewed pleasantly by society and devoted Christians fought on to preserve what they viewed was morally correct. He points out that through their commitment, the early Christians were able to get rid of evils and warns that if the church of today does not argue for social issues it will become irrelevant and lose the respect
In the reading by Peter Redman, he raises the argument that the ‘AIDS carrier” becomes the central representation of the HIV epidemic and how the representations of HIV cannot be narrowed down to one cause. In addition, the ‘AIDS carrier’ is represented as monster and the carrier spreads HIV from the deviant subpopulations to the mainstream. Also, AIDS has been connected to social and moral issues and singles out groups like gay men, black people, and young single women. These groups are then viewed as diseased subpopulations and that causes others to feel disgust and panic. The heterosexual men are then afraid to have physical or emotional contact with men in general and that’s why boundaries of heterosexual masculinity were produced.
LGBT/ same-sex marriage is one of the most heated and controversial debates in our current society. Unlike the past thousands of years whereas marriage was defined as a legal union between a man and a woman, now the concept of marriage has been extended to a broader context. “Homosexuality” in most cultures is viewed as a disgrace, and it is often considered as a great sin from a religious aspect. But now our society has evolved, we gained clarity and reasons. We are now able to acknowledge and accept people who are different whereas we use to enslave and discriminate people who were a little different. But still, it seems we have a long way to
HIV and AIDS are a very serious disease. It can affect anyone no matter what race you are, or what ever religion you believe in. HIV must be stopped but in order for this to happen there must be drug and vaccine trials and there must be people willing to do volunteer for these drug trials. Patients of the HIV tests should be rewarded with health care if they become infected with HIV because as it says in the Nuremberg code patients should not suffer, vaccine companies must protect patients from injury, and doctors shall do no harm to patients.
Deciphering between different generations is something that fascinates our society today, and the labeling diction is constantly in everyday use. For example, generation Y, or millennials as they are often called, are one generation, ranging from 21 to 37 years old. There are also other categorized generations, like baby boomers, generation X and generation Z. Our society tends to stereotype generations when a majority of a particular one follows a sociological pattern. We can observe this in the protestant Christian church since there is an increasing struggle to keep millennials in attendance. While some churches are pursuing and hoping to pull their millennials back in attendance, these young adults are satisfied worshipping on their own terms. Though millennials might be drawn away from the traditional church, studies show that they still claim to be spiritually active.
HIV/AIDS is an epidemic, which is ignored by many, as the disease is assumed to be only obtained by unfaithful sexual activity and this is considered wrong by society. Many patients have HIV but are not able to help themselves with the treatment, as they do not have the money nor support. Most suffer in silence, as they are afraid to go get the test because if their reports are positive then society will decline them. Many neglect their health and take the risk to survive HIV without treatment, which then leads to AIDS and causes the patient to die.