Saturday, April 18, 2009

A selection of dumb comments from Susie O'Brien of the Herald Sun.

But his (Cardinal George Pell) recent support for the Pope's claims that condoms contribute to the spread of AIDS in Africa can't pass without condemnation.

Condoms feed a promiscuous lifestyle. Promiscuity spreads AIDS. If everyone did what the Pope said and remained faithful to his/her spouse AIDS would not spread.

An estimated 23 million people are currently living with HIV or AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and 1.5 million Africans die from the condition every year.

Yea and the west has been pumping Africa with condoms for years and years and its not getting any better.

I can't understand the Catholic Church's obsession with birth control.

I can't understand secular societies obsession with birth control. The church isn't obsessed with contraception at all in fact the church would prefer if contraception were to vanish from the face of the earth.

Condoms work. They save lives. Pell should look at the science before shooting off at the mouth.

Yes lets look at the science. Dr. Edward Green of Harvard University's Center for Population and Development Studies says that, "There is a consistent association shown by our best studies between greater availability and use of condoms and higher (not lower) HIV-infection rates."

Read more dumb comments at HeraldSun

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Prominent Ugandan AIDS activist Martin Ssempa thanked Pope Benedict for saying that condoms can exacerbate the problem of HIV/AIDS
Jonathan Clayton from “The Australian” has accused John Paul II of worsening the African AIDS crisis through the church's ban on the use of condoms

1 comment:

Pearl said...

"I can't understand the Catholic Church's obsession with birth control."This is ironic . . . considering the Catholic Church does not believe in birth control and works and preaches against abortion. It would seem that the opposite, as you said, is in fact true.