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Author Topic: Please join hands and let's pray the AIDS away!  (Read 1459 times)

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Offline Miss Philicia

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Please join hands and let's pray the AIDS away!
« on: September 10, 2008, 07:46:19 PM »
disclaimer:  this post should in no way be taken as advocating such shenanigans!

click here for entire article and video interview

AIDS prayer ‘healing’ draws fire
Play producers create 'Church Mess' at Winston-Salem university
by Matt Comer and David Stout | September 10th, 2008


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A play featuring anti-gay and “ex-gay” religious themes will be showcased at Winston-Salem State University by a traveling, Atlanta, Ga.-based Christian production company headed by an African-American minister and his wife. The duo claims a person can be healed of HIV/AIDS through prayer and say an associate pastor with their company has done just that.

Winston-Salem State is a historically black university. The high rate of HIV infections among African-American women and men who have sex with men make these messages particularly controversial.

On Sept. 28, the actors and actresses of “Church Mess” are slated to perform at Winston-Salem State’s Williams Auditorium. According to C 3 Entertainment, the play “features the religious church mother, the money hungry deacon, the financially strapped college student that is having an affair with the deacon, the choir member that lives an alternative lifestyle, the members that are in love with the pastor, the ‘down-low brother’ that’s hooked on pornography, and the playboy minister of music.”

C 3 Entertainment’s management, the Rev. Chad Everette Cooper and his wife Alicia Robinson Cooper, also describe the play as portraying “the church as the best institution in the world for complete healing and deliverance.”

In a February interview with “Praise the Lord,” a program aired on Evangelical Christian broadcasting network TBN, the Coopers described homosexuality as a condition in need of a cure. They also related the story of an associate pastor who was “healed” from homosexuality and AIDS.

Cooper told the TBN audience that Kofi Hemingway “was living a homosexual lifestyle 10 years ago. He gives his testimony at the end of the play about how he was so engulfed in this lifestyle that all of his partners died of AIDS.”

Cooper further described how God cured Hemingway’s HIV/AIDS infection.

“He was dying of AIDS,” Cooper declared. He added that after three days of prayer and fasting Hemingway “began to pick up his weight and the sores began to dry up and he went and took the test again and he’s AIDS free.”

Hemingway told Q-Notes that he truly believes he was cured of HIV/AIDS. However, when questioned further, he admitted that he had never taken an HIV test prior to his “healing.”

(click on the embedded link at the top for the remainder of this article)
« Last Edit: September 10, 2008, 07:52:42 PM by philly267 »
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Offline BlueMoon

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Re: Please join hands and let's pray the AIDS away!
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2008, 08:35:18 PM »
I wish my doctor would have discussed this option with me before starting me on meds.    >:(
...................VL.....CD4.....%
-----------------------------------------
08/10-- ......<40.....290.....42
05/10-- ......<48.....290.....46
02/10-- ......<48.....481.....44
10/09-- ......<48.....277.....46
07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
02/09-- ........65.....299.....34
11/08-- ........62.....242.....40
08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
05/08-- ......202.....217.....27
03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
12/07-- 273,000.....157.....22
11/07-- 229,000.....209.....22
10/07-- Diagnosis

It's a complex world.

Offline aztecan

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Re: Please join hands and let's pray the AIDS away!
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008, 12:32:02 AM »
Great, we have a goy who claims a cure for a disease that was never diagnosed.

HUGS,

M
« Last Edit: September 11, 2008, 12:33:36 AM by aztecan »
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Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: Please join hands and let's pray the AIDS away!
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2008, 12:38:56 AM »
My sister and her second husband (a minister) would do "prayer circles" to help people with any number of illness.  They tried to cure cancer but Dad died anyway  ;D  They tried to cure AIDS but, I still have it  ;D  They may have tried to cure me of homosexuality, I have no real knowledge of that but please don't tell my BF  ;D

I have said in the past that my Grandfather was a Baptist Minister and my Grandmother was a Witch so, I put together my own plan... I was getting sick everyday from my meds, I think it was the start of the Trizivir (3 years ago).  I tried Ginger, I tried Marinol and finally on a Full Moon night, I packed 5 big bags of stuff down a cliff to the ocean beach built a fire, my altar and a pentagram with rocks to create my circle of power.

As our North Witch and Chef was preparing a feast I invoked the Spirit Elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water and Hygeia Goddess of Wellness and Health to stop my sickness like immediately.  I have not gotten sick since  ;D  Have the best day
Michael

Offline dixieman

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Re: Please join hands and let's pray the AIDS away!
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2008, 10:58:57 AM »
All things are possible through God and Faith... but, God gave us Doctors and medications to help Heal and treat diseases... maybe prayer will help cleanse the soul... so many things in this world are unanswered and miracles do happen... but, God made man and man has a brain and he can reason... so I'll put my faith in God and take my meds as directed... amen!

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Please join hands and let's pray the AIDS away!
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2008, 12:14:38 PM »
All things are possible through God and Faith... but, God gave us Doctors and medications to help Heal and treat diseases... maybe prayer will help cleanse the soul... so many things in this world are unanswered and miracles do happen... but, God made man and man has a brain and he can reason... so I'll put my faith in God and take my meds as directed... amen!

So seeing what the infection rates in the African American community are you have no problem with this play I take it?  Or the fact that a couple of evangelicals are basing their entire story on a lie? (meaning the man in question was never HIV positive in the first place)

Amazing.
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Offline dixieman

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Re: Please join hands and let's pray the AIDS away!
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2008, 05:52:28 PM »
Ignorance be blissed... If you read what I stated... I would put my faith in God and be thankful that God has given man the reason to think ... and I will take my meds as the doctors prescribe, but, if someone else is stupid enough to just go by faith alone... then thats their decision. Problem with it?

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Please join hands and let's pray the AIDS away!
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2008, 05:56:38 PM »
I simply asked if you approve or disapprove of this play.  Stop dodging the question.
"I’ve slept with enough men to know that I’m not gay"

Offline Bucko

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Re: Please join hands and let's pray the AIDS away!
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2008, 06:55:41 PM »
The only thing I ever got from prayer is sore knees. If I wanted those I can think of much more pleasurable ways of getting them.
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Offline Lisa

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Re: Please join hands and let's pray the AIDS away!
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2008, 07:06:44 PM »
I am appalled, but not surprised. Welcome to the bible belt.
Most of the community resources here are faith based, and must dance to the puppeteer who holds the moola. It is yet another racket, bourne of our misfortune.
I am ashamed that a progressive state college would allow this kind of mis-information.


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Offline sharkdiver

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Re: Please join hands and let's pray the AIDS away!
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2008, 07:10:39 PM »
unfortunately people who believe in this kind of shit Vote...but that's a whole  nother can of worms

 


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