Tim Gutterson
I remember my religion teacher in Catholic school showing us a documentary about the church's impact on the spread of AID's in sub-Saharan Africa. Missionaries handing out leaflets detailing all the ways condoms didn't work (they're porous, they always break), preaching abstinence etc. It was horrific. Our school had Trocaire collections every week (it was the official school charity)and she wanted to let us know what kind of organisation our money was going to. We used to have competitions to see who could raise the most money every year and for what? To help a 'charity' lie to people who didn't have access to the proper information. I still feel sick about it.
And people wonder why I dislike religion.