September 2010. When Lane Olson returned my call I almost didn’t recognize his voice. He sounded strained and raspy. I told him I heard he was fired about the theft. I asked how he was doing, and what happened? Olson said that he well, and was researching and talking with his lawyer and other community members, while also getting ready to start a new group with Vince Collins, another past staff…
I wanted to make the best of a very uncomfortable situation. I would go to my appointments at Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), fill out all the paper work, and just keep to myself. Always signing a Zero Tolerance Policythat stated that as a client I may lose services for the reasons they had listed. And with a HUGE copy of that policy hanging on the wall of everyone’s office, no matter how…
We suspected AFAN was truly being used as a shield for what they were supporting in Uganda. It was like ’look at this great work that we’re doing with AFAN and pay attention to this pretty, sparkly thing but don’t look at what we’re actually doing in Uganda.’
Quote by Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) Executive Director Jennifer Morss on ending AFAN’s ending support of Canyon Ridge Christian Church (CRCC) over Pastor Ssempa’s Anti-Homsexuality Bill ”AFAN Severs Ties with Local Church”
And even with Morss’s statement AFAN continues to accept money from the CRCC’s. CRCC sponsored a team for AFAN’s AIDSwalk event in 2011, 2012, and again in 2013while still praising and funding Ssempa’s work in Uganda.
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Not being able to afford my life saving medications on my own I had no other choice but to go an organization that kept accepting money from a church that helped make it legal to put gays with HIV/AIDS in another country to death. People that were just like me.
Jeffrey Hames - LIES, UNITY, LIBEL & SLANDER: AID FOR AIDS OF NEVADA