Hiding Behind the "Good Book"...

Sonya posted a new blog, Hiding Behind the "Good Book"..., on A Girl Like Me's Voices from our Allies:

Why is it so hard to understand that getting infected with HIV/AIDS is possible and can happen to you?

Just because you saved and sanctified and running for your God doesn't exclude you….yes, you!

You can remember when:

- You were sneaking and not listening to anybody, but only to the one who made you feel like you never felt before.

- You were so in love with the notion of being in love, you only wanted to be with them 24/7 and simply make love.

- The reality of being safe and being careful was clearly thrown out the window, because you didn't want to mess up the moment!

Why is it so hard to understand that our reality today is that no one is talking about HIV/AIDS, herpes, or any other STI because that simply isn't a cool thing to do?

So you rather sit on the pew and hide behind the big book or should I say the "Good Book", and believe that your prayers are reaching heaven and you are simply…good!

Wrong. Let me interject for a moment or two, and just share with you some facts that many may wish I wouldn't do:

  • Every 9.5 minutes, someone becomes infected with HIV in the U.S, and that could you be in the next 5 minutes.
  • HIV/AIDS cases have been diagnosed in every state across America…including yours!
  • An estimated 21% of people living with HIV are undiagnosed, so you never were tested…21% could include you how would you know?
  • Since the AIDS epidemic began in 1981, 1.7 million Americans have been infected with HIV…it's knocking on your door…are you looking through the peek hole?

Why is it so hard to understand that getting infected with HIV/AIDS is possible and can happen to you?

Just because you saved and sanctified and running for your God doesn't excuse your behavior!

So…stop hiding behind the "Good Book"!

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Emory Harding's picture

Amen. Preach. Thank you for spreading this potentially life saving news. Just because you're saved and sanctified doesn't mean that your husband or wife is also.
#KnowYourStatus

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tyra hunter's picture

Great work sonya, love the detail, it really makes u think. Love the depth of it. You done spectacular. Love u always keep it up!!!

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