"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Saturday, June 26, 2004 This is Godslove Bansah ... he works fulltime for CENCOSAD with the Theatre for a Change groups and training peer educators. He came with us on the trip and worked a lot with the peer educators, training them in new techniques for AIDS education ... various games and ways to open up group and individual conversations. We had a lot of time in the truck together during the hours we were driving around, and had some great conversations about faith, religion and the church. He was very interested to know about "the gay bishop" ... as I find anyone who knows about it is. I never bring him up, but I end up talking about Gene Robinson a fair amount. And every conversation has been really positive. There's a huge doctrinal and cultural gap, so when I explain why I believe the way I do, it's very difficult to get across ... but all the conversations have been very positive and gracious -- and challenging in the best of ways. | Mike at 6/26/2004 11:07:00 AM
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"Christ's example is being
demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
If it wakes up to what's really going on in the rest
of the world, it has a real role to play. If it doesn't,
it will be irrelevant."