Home Run

While a House committee’s interrogation of Major League Baseball figures over illegal steroid use is grabbing most of today’s headlines, far more significant business was being conducted yesterday in the Senate. With more than 40 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS, Senators Dick Durbin and Rick Santorum (a Democrat and a Republican, respectively) passed an amendment to the Senate’s budget resolution. The amendment would fully fund President Bush’s $3.7 billion budget request for bilateral HIV/AIDS programs. On top of that, it would provide $500 million in multilateral funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Sounds like a home run to me.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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