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:
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]
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