Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Where is this in the news?

Brazil recently spurned $40 million in aid from the United States targeted toward combating the spread of HIV and AIDS. Why?

Because they refused to sign a declaration condemning prostitution.

That's right, that $40 million in aid, money which was supposed to go toward helping to stem the growth of a disease that is reaching epidemic proportions in some third-world countries, hinged on its recipients' agreement with the United States on moral issues. Did you get that? Moral issues. There's a disease that's killing more and more people every day, and spreading more and more every day, but screw them if they don't agree with us on what's the proper way to think about sex.

So I echo the title of this post: why isn't this in the news right now?