Evangelical attitude toward AIDS changing

Key Warren says evangelicals have been ‘late to the party’ on AIDS

LOS ANGELES – Kay Warren says five years ago she was a “white suburban mom with a minivan” helping her husband run one of the most influential evangelical churches in the United States and barely aware of the global AIDS crisis.

Today, Warren will host the third conference on her church’s role in fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic after a spiritual awakening that rocked her own faith and challenged how the evangelical community responds to what many still regard as a “gay cancer.”

More than 50 international speakers — including the first ladies of Rwanda and Zambia and Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton

Damian Dovarganes / AP FILE
Kay Warren, wife of evangelical leader Rick Warren

will gather at Saddleback Valley Community Church in Southern California on Wednesday for three days to mobilize local churches around the world to help prevent HIV/AIDS and care for its victims.

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