I’ve been seeing these billboards around Los Angeles (see above), and while I appreciate the smiles on the faces of the people posed in them, I still find the ads incredibly sad.
Not because the people are HIV +. No, it’s because God doesn’t love them. I mean, God can’t love them. Because there is no God.
I’m sure the people in these ads have real loved ones in their lives. I think they’re the ones who deserve to have their names broadcast on a billboard.
“Mom Loves HIV + Me”
“Dad Loves HIV + Me”
I don’t know anyone in the ads, but having “Lou Loves HIV + Me” is closer to a true statement than saying God does.
I’m here, guys. I can love you.