South African Pastor Xola Skosana upset churchgoers by preaching a sermon titled “Jesus Was HIV Positive,” Mail & Guardian reports. Skosana chose the sermon to draw attention to the stigmatization and silence that fuel the epidemic. The sermon drew scathing attacks, he said, because people assumed it meant Jesus was promiscuous. “My responsibility…is to…paint a picture of a God who cares for people…not who judges them and is ashamed of them,” he said, adding that “in many parts of the Bible, God put himself in the position of the destitute, the sick, the marginalized.”

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