Saturday, July 09, 2005

Saturday roundup

AmericaBlog with the link to NYTimes on how the Catholic Church is stepping back from evolution. Lovely how a kind, if somewhat biggoted, old man can bring a church into the 20th century, but a serious biggot can send them back to their excommunicating Gallileo days...

Democracy Now has a story on a peace activist who has begun to focus on colon cancer after his own bout with it. Good luck, Badu Smith. Donations can be made at his webpage.

Raw Story links to a story on how Bush gives with one hand and takes away with the other.
U.S. groups fighting AIDS overseas are being given an ultimatum by the government: Pledge your opposition to sex trafficking and prostitution or do without federal funds.
This wouldn't be a problem if it didn't mean that groups will no longer be able to talk to prostitutes about protecting themselves against HIV. Since protitution is a route of exposure, preventing exposure should be a focus. Guess what, President Bunnypants! People will still go to prostitutes! People will still give them HIV, and others will catch it from them. You can try to stop transmission, or you can try to put your moral high ground on quicksand.


by Robster @ 7/09/2005 06:14:00 PM PERMALink