I refer to what Dr. Henrick Ellis, Chairman of the National HIV AIDS Commission is reported to have said in the local media. I agree with him 110%. Barbadians or anyone else for that matter who turn their noses towards those suffering from HIV and AIDS need to first think long and hard about it. What was done when same sex relationships were being made public? It is not unusual for Gays and Lesbians walking around holding hands and even expressing affection towards each other. People in high office and in the church were involved. Now that we are where we are why act as if these people are no longer human-beings if you claim to be CHRISTIANS which means CHRIST FOLLOWERS. You have to practice FORGIVENESS. HIV and AIDS isn’t something that you are going to get from a conversation or being touched by someone having the virus.
Educate yourselves about the problem and show more forgiveness, concern and love towards these people who are infected. If you believe in GOD as you claim, GOD dwells in all his creations. People who have the virus are all a part of GOD. The bible teaches us to forgive and pardon those who have done us wrong. People who have the virus have done you no wrong. The wrong has been done, they did it to themselves. If it was a family member would you not still have love in your heart for them? Would you not still care for them? If your answers to the questions isn’t yes, you never loved them in the first place; All of us have made bad choices at some point and time in our lives. If we were all cast aside because of what we have done then many in Barbados and the whole World would be in big trouble.
The deed has been done. The mistake has been made. The problem isn’t going to go away for any of these people who once meant something to you. I am sure that each day of their lives they are dying inside from the choices that they made. This my brothers and sisters of Barbados and the World isn’t going to just go away because you turn your head and your hearts away from the people who need you now more than ever. Help them to live the remaining time that GOD has given them on this Earth in the knowledge that you care.
Like the good doctor said, “Practice what you preach”, by treating HIV and AIDS individuals the way you are it is making the situation even worse. When you go to church on Sundays or whenever you go to pray remember that FORGIVENESS and LOVE are very important in the eyes of GOD. We have to pray for everyone and be humble to everyone. Learn from the mistakes that these fellow human-beings have help to build Barbados.
May GOD open your hearts to accept what I have said and show that you are BIGGER than this in regards to showing that you care and about ALL BARBADIANS who need help. Please for godsake STOP passing judgement on them. I am sure that each and everyone of them regret the choices that they made.
May you all be Bless and Highly Favoured.