The Grio has an opinion piece on the Black Church and its response to HIV and AIDS. They claim that the Black church is affected by ignorance towards virus and its affects.
The term Christian Ignorance Virus was coined by Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Barack Obama‘s former church.
The Grio Reports:
What started as a support group for its members, with an initial ministry membership of less than 100, quickly grew. They turned their focus on the community, going out to educate and support any and everyone. Soon they started working with Provident Hospital and also started holding an annual Youth Summit.
“We wanted to do more than just talk about the problem from the pulpit; we wanted to lead by example,” Johnson said. “Just last month Pastor Moss talked to be about getting test at least four times a year from the pulpit and getting the community involved.”