Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Benedict vs. the Rubber

Someone needs to tell the Pope that he should keep his 19th century mind off 21st century medicine and scientific thinking. If he wants to campaign against condoms for moral and spiritual reasons, fine, but he clearly crossed the line in declaring that condoms not only don't help against AIDS in Africa but that they are actually increasing the problem of this pandemic. Yes, let's just throw out the fact that condoms help stem the spread of the virus, even if they aren't always 100% effective (usually due to operator error). Haven't we learned anything from 8 failed years of George W. Bush-promoted abstinence education? It doesn't work! People are going to have sex and since they are, then it's time to teach them to protect themselves and others. Simply wishing for a moral attitude isn't going to do anything.

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