Skip to comments.Bono: George Bush, evangelicals saved 9 million AIDS victims
Posted on 06/24/2013 8:39:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
U2 frontman Bono, who moonlights as an activist for the poor and sick in Africa, is crediting evangelical Christians and former President George W. Bush for saving 9 million from the ravages of AIDS, a campaign the musician said is blessed by God.
"This should be shouted from the rooftops. This is a heroic American story," Bono said in a remarkable radio interview with Jim Daly, the president of Focus on the Family, to be broadcast by the group Tuesday.
Talking freely about God, his marriage, and his relationship with Jesus in the interview provided in advance to Secrets, Bono said that evangelical Christians helped him sell the Bush administration on fighting AIDS in Africa, which he compared to the biblical humanity in tackling leprosy.
"It was the evangelicals that did that," said Bono. "Because they, like myself, pestered George Bush and the administration, who actually deserve praise for starting this out," he added of the $15 billion President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief program.
The interview marked a shift for Focus on the Family as it expands its ministry to offer a voice to those not typically considered Christian-focused and broaden its reach to new generation.
"The way Bono lives out his faith is a message we are trying to emphasize with families every day," said Daly.
In the interview, recorded at New York's American Bible Society, Bono didn't hide his ties to God or the lessons he learned from his example. "I believe that Jesus was, you know, the son of God," he said, adding, "Jesus isn't letting you off the hook."(continued)
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Wow! Is Bono being as brave as it seems,,,speaking like this.
I went outside, but no pigs in the air that I could see.
Maybe he can't get over 2004...or maybe he wouldn't have mentioned GWB anyway.
There, fixed it.
African AIDS never was. What a joke.
Yet she cowers and abases herself.
Paula Deen is pretty small in stature (metaphorically speaking) compared to Bono in lib culture, also in the $$$$.
“the biblical humanity in tackling leprosy”
It’s ‘Hug A Leper’ day? What color is the ribbon?
“Hey!” cried the little leper boy. “You wanna piece of me?”
No. No, I don’t, said I.
There, fixed it.
And maybe the rest of the world will be unappreciative, but I'm not comfortable spending that money to be loved anyway. It was a good deed and that's enough.
Actually, in Africa they call it “The Slims.” It seems to be a different strain than what we have here with bizarre gay hookups.
Bono apparently made over a billion by selling his Facebook shares when they first went on th block.
And has it all nice and tax free in a Dutch bank. If John Lennon were alive today, he'd probably sing, "Imagine there's no taxes..."
It’s “Wasting Disease”. Been there forever. In the 80’s, they started calling it “AIDS” for $$$. The joke was, “In Uganda, if you die in a car wreck, you are an AIDS victim”.
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