Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hey Pope, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.

OK, I hate to bash the Pope, as he does occasionally do something good, but his comments seem to me to indicate that maybe he has no idea what a condom is, what it does, or how AIDS is transmitted. Sexual abstinence is a pipe dream, especially in 3rd World countries. If you don't have cable T.V., sex is your entertainment. I know the Catholic Church wants it's followers to refrain from using birth control. I understand that they feel the need to grow their "fellowship" and that since the Dark Ages, their method of doing this was to have poor people breed. However, I think it is time that the Catholic Church joined to rest of us in the 21st Century and acknowledged that people do have sex for reasons other than procreation, and that if sex can kill you, it is the basic right and responsibility of all human beings to use something that will keep you alive.

From Fox News-
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Benedict XVI said Tuesday that the distribution of condoms is not the answer in the fight against AIDS in Africa.
Benedict has never before spoken explicitly on condom use although he has stressed that the Roman Catholic Church is in the forefront of the battle against AIDS. The Vatican encourages sexual abstinence to fight the spread of the disease.
"You can't resolve it with the distribution of condoms," the pope told reporters aboard the Alitalia plane headed to Yaounde, Cameroon. "On the contrary, it increases the problem."

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