Jean Akouri is a Lebanese-American who lives in Tripoli, Lebanon. A 1992 graduate of Michigan State University (BA, Journalism), Jean is fluent in Arabic, English, and French, and currently heads a communications consultancy focusing on health awareness campaigns in Lebanon.
Pope John Paul II, who had just died, was being touted as a champion of human rights. Countless eulogies elevated him to near sainthood, with only an occasional mention of his "controversial" stands on issues related to "sexual morality." This, it seems, is the category under which the news reporters at least classified humanity's all-too-obvious need to control the destructive global population rate explosions, and the basic rights of people who happened to need love from others of the same gender.
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