The Pope made the news today with his pronouncement that it is ok for male prostitutes to use a condom. And news outlets are jumping all over his statement as a crack in the Catholic prohibition of condom use – perhaps the beginning of universal acceptance, they hope. Well glory be, break out the 12-pack.
The first thing that comes to mind is – you gotta be kidding. Why would he say such a dumb sounding thing? That’s like giving assassins the green light to use silencers on their Lugers so they don’t damage the hearing of their victim.
Oh, this is the first step toward a moral prostitute, he says. Huh? Well, I guess ya gotta start somewhere. Couldn’t the same be said about rapists and adulterers? I can hear it now: Condoms are the first step of rapists and adulterers toward morality. Go for it!
More reaction to the Pope’s statement here.
Apparently the last thing the Pope wants to do is upset the AIDS activists!
I have to add this to my long list of indicators of the decline of Christianity. Or maybe I just misunderstood the story.