Another day and another example of a pastor opposing HIV awareness because it allegedly "promotes" sexuality. The latest case is in Dallas where a pastor and a city councilwoman are complaining about the Greater Than AIDS billboard that features two men and the words "Update Your Status."
"When I saw it I said, ‘Now what are they up to? They trying to promote two men being together?'" said Bishop Eli Jacobs.
Councilwoman Vonceil Jones-Hill wrote that the billboard has several messages: presenting African American men who are homosexuals as acceptable, engaging in such conduct presents health risks, feel free to continue what you are doing but protect your health.
In Dallas County, nearly half of all new HIV infections are among African Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Black men who have sex with men account for 25 percent of all people living with HIV in Dallas County."
It's unfortunate that we are still having these discussions today with the soaring HIV rates in the Black community—and that includes heterosexuals and men who have sex with men. Do the pastor and the city councilwoman want people to be tested or not? Oh and hilarious that the sistah on the city council objects to the "message" that "African American men who are homosexuals [are] acceptable."
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