Saturday, 20 November 2010

EMR personnel standing by.

According to BBC news, pope Maledict is grudgingly allowing for the limited use of condoms to prevent HIV.


When asked whether the Catholic Church is "fundamentally against the use of condoms", the Pope is said to have replied [...] "It of course does not see it as a real and moral solution. "In certain cases, where the intention is to reduce the risk of infection, it can nevertheless be a first step on the way to another, more humane sexuality," he said.

The Pope gives the example of the use of condoms by prostitutes as "a first step towards moralisation", even though condoms are "not really the way to deal with the evil of HIV infection".

It would seem the evulness of losing millions of devout parishioners to the AIDS epidemic in Africa, and everywhere the Vatican Taliban enjoys enforcing its own brand of religious dogma, is worse than the evil of safe sex.

Oh, and in case Dodo Can Spew - Blob Blogging Whinger's BFF - happens to be the one to alert authorities, that phone number for 9-1-1?

It's 9-1-1.


k'in said...

Can't extract the "gold" if the "souls" aren't alive and well enough to put the touch on. Mercenary top-down business decision.

fern hill said...

Pope says condoms are okay for male prostitutes but not for women.

Misogyny rulz!

berlynn said...

So, it's ok for a male to be a prostitute? WTF?

Anonymous said...

Maybe he doesn't want too many of his gay priests who visit male prostitutes to get HIV?

Luna said...

Female prostitutes are clearly deserving the HIV!

fern hill said...

It seems the Catholic Taliban is back-pedalling furiously. In something I read today (sorry, no link, not paying attention) the 'reasoning' behind the male prostitute was revealed. Condoms are the lesser of evils but ONLY IF potential procreation is not involved. Therefore, gay male prostitutes can use them, but not female prostitutes having sex with men. Or any male/female sex. So, it's still better for women and men to get AIDS than compromise possible procreation.

How evil pretzelly twisted is that?

Beijing York said...

Not that the poop deals in rationality but maybe Anonymous has it right - no HIV for priests.

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