Just in time for World AIDS Day on December 1 the Pope has finally begun a proper recognition of the important role of condoms in the prevention of AIDS/HIV disease. He has admitted that condoms reduce the transmission of AIDS. This from a Pope and a Vatican and a Catholic Church that has condemned condom use and blamed condemn use for the spread of AIDS!
The Church and the Pope were widely condemned by the UN and European governments and AIDS activists world-wide for its continued opposition to condoms as one key in the limited arsenal of AIDS prevention. AIDS in Africa especially is a disease of heterosexual males. Encouraging condom use world-wide would help reduce the number of infections. But until now the church has made it clear that it condoms were not permitted.
Here is the link to the article about this.
So in honor of World AIDS Day and In honor of this historic first step and statement be sure to use condoms!
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Writing in his new book, “Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times,” to be released Tuesday, the Pope maintains his opposition to condoms as a contraceptive, but approves of them if gay hookers slip ’em on to prevent the spread of HIV. Saying his position is “a first step in a movement toward a different way, a more human way of living sexuality,” the Pope calls male prostitutes who use rubbers reasonable “in the intention of reducing the risk of infection.” So, basically the Pope says it is okay to use a condom only if you are a gay male hooker. Well, at least it is a “first step” for the Roman Catholic Church…