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    Christianists stymied HIV research

    From the Financial Times:
    Important US research to reduce HIV infection may have been prevented in recent years because scientists have censored their funding requests in response to political controversy, according to a study published on Tuesday.

    Writing in PLoS Medicine, the academic journal, Joanna Kempner from Rutgers University identified a “chilling effect” on researchers seeking grants from the government-backed National Institutes of Health after their work was questioned by Republican lawmakers and Christian groups.

    The findings suggest politics influence scientists’ willingness to conduct research, and raise warnings at a time of continued sensitivity over medical research topics from sexual behaviour to stem cells.

    Among 82 researchers polled by Ms Kempner, who had received money from the NIH, almost a quarter had dropped or reframed studies around sexual behaviour they judged to be politically sensitive, and four had made career changes and left academia as a result of the controversy.

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    This is just chilling. I hope it is at an end now.
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    Again, take away their tax-free status. This has gone far enough.
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    Yeah, no shit! Take away the tax free status of any group trying to get in the way of HIV research and much needed stem cell research!

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    In a broader sense, take away tax-free status from any church that meddles in politics.
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    You do know that all Evangelical churches put the Intercessors for America voters guides in the seats before each election? How is that a separation of church and state?

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    to paraphrase one of the gallagher brothers, i hope all these fundies catch AIDS and die.
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    I have a family member with HIV The hell with them.

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