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Pope opens door to use of condoms to stop spread of AIDS

There are 44 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 20, 2010, titled Pope opens door to use of condoms to stop spread of AIDS. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Pope Benedict XVI has opened the door on the previously taboo subject of condoms as a way to fight HIV, saying male prostitutes who use condoms may be beginning to act responsibly.

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Sunday Morning Slander

Buena Park, CA

#1 Nov 21, 2010
Nope!

The Holy Father was simply giving a personal opinion that MALE homosexuals who can't create life anyway by their disgusting practices, might limit death and disease by condom use. Still, as has been shown, relying on a thin piece of latex to keep you from horrific death is kinda' stupid.

This in NO WAY WHATSOEVER is a binding Church teaching.....no matter what the AssociHATED press says.
Bob In Asheville

Savannah, GA

#2 Nov 21, 2010
I've got an idea!! Let's put a giant condom on the Pope's head and stop the spread of babble!!
Diamond

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Nov 21, 2010
All of my life I have heard people comment on how backwards is the Catholic church. Yep, I'm Catholic and I have to agree. People cannot afford to have a child every year! Is the church going to support these kids when their parents can't? Oh yeah, I know practice abstinence.
milicent

River Falls, WI

#5 Nov 21, 2010
who listens to men in dresses!
religion is so out of it!
anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Nov 21, 2010
"How many children are killed who might one day have been geniuses, who could have given humanity something new, who could have given us a new Mozart or some new technical discovery?" he asked rhetorically."

This for me, is a very ignorant if not a disturbing comment. Not wanting to get too graphic, I'll leave it up to the readers imagination on where semen has apparently been wasted and denied us of a potential Mozart. Even in the best of practing Catholic families it doesn't always go in the Churches designated spot. That would just make the intimate relationship mundane.

Sorry Pope, people just don't buy into the propaganda the Church has been doling out for centuries. We've come to understand that the majority of Church doctrine was set up to control a populace for the benefit of power; politcally and financially. We no longer walk in fear of God's rejection if we decide to sport a condom. Ironcially, we can thank the geniuses who escaped the trap of latex for that enlightenment.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#8 Nov 21, 2010
The Vatican is soooo Yesterday.
They hide under a rock pretending that social behavioral problems that have surfaced in this past 50 years or so do not exist, instead of being pro-active they refuse to face the reality of today's world. Maybe the Pope thought HIV was a bad cold and it would go away with a few Tylenol.
Jumping Jack Flash

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Nov 21, 2010
Well that old gezzer is up on the times!
JDD

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Nov 21, 2010
I wonder how many people will actually read the full context of the book - instead of relying on news soundbites - in oder to form their own intelligent opinion.
Pascal

Elk River, MN

#11 Nov 21, 2010
A condom gives one a false sense of security against disease, and thus encourages promiscuity in general, thus actually enabling the spread of diseases (as they are nowhere near 100% effective).

In an individual homosexual act, the use of a condom might be moral as a way to at least REDUCE the chances for disease. In general, it's still a big mistake - the equivalent of playing Russian Roulette.

The Pope is right. You don't need any theology courses for this, just common sense.
Pizza Boy

United States

#12 Nov 21, 2010
Wow...welcome to the 1800's Catholic Church!
1163jcr

Baraboo, WI

#13 Nov 21, 2010
I find it out that people take so much interest in what the pope says. If you believe in God and Jesus the pope is a brother, nothing less or more.
citizen

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Nov 21, 2010
Who cares what this fossil says about birth control? It's none of his business anyway.
to hard

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Nov 21, 2010
Wow, that is so 80's
Dog

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Nov 21, 2010
JDD wrote:
I wonder how many people will actually read the full context of the book - instead of relying on news soundbites - in oder to form their own intelligent opinion.


Who would waste their time and money reading that old farts babbling nonsense.
Christine

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Nov 21, 2010
People performing homosexual acts are looking for approval of their perverse ways. They try lashing out at those who are trying to help them like good Catholics and other Christian groups. People who feel they have homosexual thinkings can be treated and cured but they have to want it first. There isn't a liberal judge, an angry rant against the pope or a corporate policy that is going to give them everlasting life. I hope they get the message before they burn for eternity. I love each and every one of them and are praying for their lost souls.
Doomster

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Nov 21, 2010
Da Crusher_RIP wrote:
The Vatican is soooo Yesterday.
They hide under a rock pretending that social behavioral problems that have surfaced in this past 50 years or so do not exist, instead of being pro-active they refuse to face the reality of today's world. Maybe the Pope thought HIV was a bad cold and it would go away with a few Tylenol.


Your take on this is right on. By the time the church admits that a problem exists, it's usually to late or the solution has been found. This Pope probably needs some Bishops to study the situation for ten more years and then recommend a solution.
to hard

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Nov 21, 2010
Why do people care about crap that doesn't effect them. If a person is homosexual that is their business. Not mine. Jesus says judge not lest ye be judged. Everyone who gets to the pearly gates will meet his/her maker, and he will judge them. Not my business. Live and let live....people need to get over it and live their own lives. It will all come out in the wash after you die anyway.
anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Nov 21, 2010
Pascal wrote:
A condom gives one a false sense of security against disease, and thus encourages promiscuity in general,...
That is a myth that has been busted over and over again. First comes promiscuity, then everything else follows.
Time 4A Makeover

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Nov 21, 2010
Could someone at the Vatican please tell the pope that he looks completely absurd wearing that stupid hat?
El Rushbo Fan

Owatonna, MN

#24 Nov 21, 2010
Christine wrote:
People performing homosexual acts are looking for approval of their perverse ways. They try lashing out at those who are trying to help them like good Catholics and other Christian groups. People who feel they have homosexual thinkings can be treated and cured but they have to want it first. There isn't a liberal judge, an angry rant against the pope or a corporate policy that is going to give them everlasting life. I hope they get the message before they burn for eternity. I love each and every one of them and are praying for their lost souls.
You are so right my dear! Finally some common sense from a righteous woman like yourself! Yes, it's unfortunate that homosexuals have brains that are hardwired to be attracted to members of the same sex. The alternative would be that they chose to be homos, if that were true, then I guess I chose to be hetero, and believe me I never made a choice, I don't like guys in any way, shape or form, I don't even want to go there! So even though God created them as homosexuals, they need to go against Him and His will, and turn against God in order to honor and obey him! Makes perfect sense, especially for me and you and all righteous bigots - I mean followers - of the Lord our God! Now let's move on to something more important, black people. I heard they were created by God with black skin! I wonder, if we pray hard enough, and love them enough, will we be able to save them as well?

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