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Still, critics charge the Church was slow to respond:
Gil L. Robertson, author of "Not in My Family: AIDS in the African American Community," praised Butts and others who have shown support for their LGBT congregants with AIDS. But he delivered a scathing indictment of the black church’s overall response to the epidemic.
"African American leaders were absolutely negligent in not stepping into the frontlines in trying to solve this problem," Robertson said.
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