This Reuters article spells out why it is so important to defeat the proposed Nigerian legislation that we’ve been discussiong on this blog for more than a year now. And why it is so maddening that Rowan Williams, Martyn Minns, et. al. have been silent in order to avoid offending Peter Akinola.
“But nearly a quarter of a century into the epidemic, there is a wall of silence that surrounds AIDS and same-sex practices that may prove to be a significant obstacle to conquering the disease,” according to the 124-page report by New York based- non-governmental organization.
“Homophobic stigma, the denial of homosexuality, and legislation that criminalizes same-sex behavior, all serve to push the issue of same-sex HIV transmission further underground, and drastically limit HIV services,” (Cary Alan) Johnson (the author of the report) said.
(Hat tip: Matthew Hunt.)