As many of you may have already read/heard, the Pope is visiting Africa and says that condoms are NOT the answer to the HIV/AIDS crisis that is decimating the continent. (Seriously decimating- it is estimated that 22 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are infected with the disease. That is the majority of the population of Canada)
Now, I am someone who sometimes likes to make random suggestions and talk out of my ass about things that I don't really know a lot about. I don't always do this, but sometimes I do. So take this with a grain of salt...but I really don't understand why a chaste man should be making such statements about something which he knows so little about. Ok, so he's preaching abstinence, which clearly he knows a thing or two about, but if George Bush and Sarah Palin have taught us anything, it is that people are going to have sex. Especially when people tell them not to.
While I don't think that condoms are the (or the only) answer to the crisis, I really don't understand why it would be a good idea to speak out against something that offers at least some protection.
And I just find the guy to be really creepy: eek!