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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
King Solomon, Gay Meaningful Front Page Headlines?
Why isn’t this headline news?
The past week news about gays is both sad and horrific and rightfully became headline news across our nation.
I recalled a more joyful Chicago Tribune headline news when the Supreme Court approved gay marriage. This June, I heard more good news for gays on a radio station. This news could save gay lives but is not in any headline newspapers that I know about. Why?
Cold water on a tired throat, good news from a distant country. (Proverbs 25:25)
Thirst and dust make the throat tired and it becomes the center where fatigue is most acutely experienced, so that the relief produced by a drink of cold water is not just local, but amounts to total revitalization. So it is good news from a far country perhaps hints that its receipt is unexpected, out of the blue, and the sense of pleasure and well-being deriving it from it thereby enhanced. It puts new heart into the man who receives it, and changes the would outlook on life for the better. (Proverbs Mc Kane)
What Good News for Gays?
Walgreens is offering free HIV testing during June. HERE
When you consider that in the USA today, there are 1.2 million people confirmed with HIV. Each year there is an average of 50,000 new cases added. Another 1 in 8 people have HIV and do not know it. Because of new drugs, the mortality rate has decreased. However, if a person contracts HIV, it is estimated that it will result in a cost of $500,000.00 for drugs in their lifetime.
Yet this there is no headline news about the Walgreens offer. Why?
Walgreens made a free offer to anyone who ever engaged in unprotected sex, shared needles while injecting drugs or been exposed to HIV, then taking a HIV test is the best way to know your status.
The results of the test could revitalize someone’s life and the well-being about the possibility of HIV.
In My Opinion
In a previous post below, I explained my opinion about the other side of the story about gays and challenged the news media to publish more meaningful news. When I considered the potential good that could result upon hearing the Walgreens offer of free HIV testing, it was like cold water thrown my tired ears of hearing bad news. However, this well-being news that could be derived from it made no difference to the news media. Seems they prefer only to throw hot water news in our face instead of meaningful information.