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Touching the stigmatized

Many have found an important precedent here for how we should care properly for those with AIDS. As seen in section 10, some early responses to AIDS were inept and even hypocritical. Today many religious agencies working among those living with AIDS are thankfully quite different. Listening to better informed medical science and reading their Bibles more carefully, many Christians working in this area have come to realize that the early responses were not a bit like Jesus. The story of Jesus touching the ‘leper’ has been used again and again to encourage this radical change. If Jesus did this, then we can touch and care for those living with AIDS today...

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