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Religion and AIDS at 30

Religion and AIDS at 30

On the 30th anniversary of the discovery of AIDS, Diane Winston, CRCC senior fellow and Knight Chair in Media and Religion at USC’s Annenberg School for Journalism, wrote about the “entangled relationship” between religion and AIDS, today and 30 years ago in the Huffington Post.

The first reports of a mysterious cancer afflicting otherwise healthy gay men seemed neither controversial nor titillating. But as the contours and scope of the disease became clear, the story suggested both. Why were gays susceptible to this terrible epidemic? Religious conservatives had a biblically based answer: immorality.

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