In the wake of the deadly mass shooting at a Colorado theater, there have been several arrests for making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie . In one case, movie-goers in Sierra Vista, Arizona, panicked when a 27 year old man who appeared intoxicated was confronted during a showing of the movie. It caused "mass hysteria" and about 50 people fled the theater.
And…in response to the shock and horror of this rampage and its widespread impact, a pastor of a Church located five minutes away from the rampage scene admitted, he bawled like a baby when he passed the site. Pastor Jeff Noble of Aurora's New Life Community Church said that something as terrible as this tragedy cannot be explained when our world goes crazy. Pastor Noble's Church has opened its doors to anyone seeking counseling and urging those affected to step up and seek comfort from others.
There's also been a touching tribute close to where the massacre took place. Aurora residents have been placing flowers and cards at the feet of 12 crosses. Each cross representing a victim who died in the mass shooting. Christian Bale and President Obama have already paid their respects in Colorado.
High level meetings have been taking place to find solutions to gun crime following a deadly shooting in Toronto 9 days ago, where two people were killed and 24 injured. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, and then briefly with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty yesterday. Ford met with Police Chief Bill Blair at an earlier date. Some of what was discussed in the series of meetings: ongoing enforcement and criminal justice measures ; solutions to stopping guns from being smuggled into Canada from the United States, and community outreach. Social program announcements are expected to be announced within a month.
This week, the International AIDS conference is being held in Washington DC. The theme is "Turning the Tide Together". It's the first time in more than 20 years the conference has been in the U.S.
AIDS experts from all over the world will be attending; about 25-thousand are expected to attend. Over 30 million people worldwide have died from the disease. But the one representative that has come to truly depict the struggle and heartache of living with and dying from AIDS, will not say a word. It's the AIDS Quilt.
As the sessions of the International AIDS Conference take place, prominent faith leaders have also come to D.C. to hold a summit on AIDS awareness. They include Saddleback Church, World Vision, Catholic Relief Services, and Food for the Hungry .
And…the world's only man …said to be cured of H-I-V is…. Timothy Brown. He appeared at the International AIDS conference in Washington yesterday. Brown -- also known as "the Berlin Patient--" was H-I-V positive and fighting leukemia in 2007. Doctors in Germany wiped out his immune system with chemotherapy and radiation. Then, they gave him two rounds of stem-cell transplants.
German researchers say the donor had a rare, inherited gene mutation that makes stem cells naturally resistant to infection with H-I-V. Dr. Sanjay Gupta spoke to Brown…..
The U.K. Evangelical Alliance has answered to a government adviser's verbal attack against evangelical Christians. It was over the issue of Christians being able to set up free schools. Alan Judd, adviser to the Secretary of State for Education, wrote in The Telegraph the trouble has always been with extreme views like quote: " evangelical Christians, totalitarian Muslims or segregationist Jews." Steve Clifford, General Director of the Evangelical Alliance, wrote back a letter to The Telegraph in response to Judd's assertion, stating that it was "wrong and worrying" that a senior government adviser should brand evangelical Christians as extremist. Judd had written to the Telegraph in response to complaints from the British Humanist Association over the go ahead for Christian free schools.