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Fischer on What the Pope Really Said about Condoms

This excerpt is from the website of “Rightly Concerned,” a project of AFA (American Family Association):

In Defense of the Pope

By Bryan Fischer, Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10:31 AM

The New York Times has done to the Pope on condoms what the out-of-the-mainstream has done to me on the Medal of Honor: so distorted his words that they accuse of him of saying the exact opposite of what he actually said.

According the Gray (and fading) Lady, the Pope said “that condom use can be justified in some cases to help stop the spread of AIDS…”

Sorry, Charlie, that’s not what he said.

For openers, he flatly denied that condoms are the solution to the AIDS problem: “We cannot solve the problem by distributing condoms.” It’s difficult to be any clearer than that.

Here is the central paragraph in the Pope’s interview, with emphasis added:

“There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility, on the way toward recovering an awareness that not everything is allowed and that one cannot do whatever one wants. But it is not really the way to deal with the evil of HIV infection. That can really lie only in a humanization of sexuality.”

What part of “not really the way to deal with the evil of HIV infection” does the New York Times not understand? A third grader can understand that better than the arrogant, out of touch, and self-appointed elitists at the Times.

The Pope’s point is that if a homosexual begins to use condoms, it could represent a dawning moral awareness on his part that homosexual conduct is not a victimless crime, and that his action of using certain body parts for sexual pleasure poses a real, live health risk to the passive recipient of his sexual expression.

It may be the first step on a path that could lead a practitioner of sexually abnormal behavior back to normative and normal sexuality.

Rather than a ringing endorsement of condom use, it is rather a recognition that such use may represent the first step in repudiating homosexuality altogether. [continued at “Rightly Concerned”…Click HERE to read the rest of Fischer’s column]

This article was posted on Monday, November 29th, 2010 at 10:47 am and is filed under Catholic, HIV/AIDS, News. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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