I am at present celebrating a spectacular weekend with the newest Officer Candidate Graduate class from the U.S. Navy. "04-07" as they have been referred to for the past 12 weeks are now fully commissioned officers ready to take on their new training, jobs, and posts in the U.S. Navy and provide needed moral and honorable leadership for American naval servicemen/servicewomen in the days, weeks, and years to come.
In Pensacola, Florida my internet access has been spotty. Thus the slowing of my posts yesterday and today. Since my brother-in-law is among those who are celebrating their promotion to rank of officer - I haven't made it a high priority to watch what has been happening.
But in the case of Rick Warren and Barack Obama, the day came and went.
Obama spoke today, and offered up - exactly what I predicted he would as his method of fighting AIDS on the African continent: Condoms and Microbicides. Microbicides are topical agents that are applied to condoms that will hopefully kill viruses and bacteria.
In other words, Barack Obama views the people of the African continent as smart enough to change their behavior so as to apply microbicides and condoms before engaging in otherwise risky intercourse, yet he doesn't believe that the people of the African continent are smart enough to be presented with the fact that it is the risky sexual behavior that is endangering their lives. Nor does he trust them enough to be able to decide for themselves that they would rather LIVE than have sex.
His sold out commitment to the idea - that it is more important to compel people to continually have sex, without stopping, all the time, no matter what - contradicts the ONLY MESSAGE that would infact save lives.
See, here's the problem, condoms break, microbicides have not yet proven effective, and the message that in trusting in either will protect you from the deadliest disease to hit in our lifetimes is wicked.
Ah yes... but here's the bigger problem. Rick Warren knew what Obama's message would be. He knew it - and evidently agrees with it. And it is this faulty reasoning that will sentence the African continent to more years of ruinous destruction, as opposed to a message that truly can educate individuals and help them take responsibility for their own healthy future.
Rick Warren knew it, and Rick Warren blew it...