Opinion: Facebook Users Set To Send The Pope A Condom Shipment

When Pope Benedict told Africans not to use condoms he started a fury with people across the globe. Thousands have pledged to send the head of the Catholic church millions of condoms.
Last week the Pope told reporters that distributing condoms increases HIV. Those were fighting words.

CNN reports that the Pope wants to uphold the teaching of the church that every sperm is sacred.

The world though seems to think it’s laughable that a man who’s pledged to go without sex has the right to tell the world how to conduct themselves when it comes to hanky-panky.

Facebook groups have sprung up to give the Pope a rubbery piece of their mind.

One of the groups; 27 March –> Let’s send a Condom to Pope Ratzinger! papa preservativo is in Italian but the meaning is quite clear. On March 27 the members were to send the Pope a special gift to:

Prefettura della Casa Pontificia
00120 Città del Vaticano

Condoms for Pope Benedict XVI is another of the groups. This group has a Condom Day for Pope Bene! event planned at a bed near you from Friday, March 27 until Sunday, March 29. It’s touted as the cocktail party where they’re all unwrapped!

The groups are joining in the protest like some world leaders that were shocked by the pope’s words.

“When any influential person, be it a religious or political leader, makes a false scientific statement that could be devastating to the health of millions of people, they should retract or correct the public record,” The Lancet said in an editorial.

“Anything less from Pope Benedict would be an immense disservice to the public and health advocates, including many thousands of Catholics, who work tirelessly to try and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS worldwide.”

The Pope may have the old world values going but in the face of a virus that doesn’t ask first if the next occupant is headed for Heaven a condom is the one protector that can work for everyone.

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