Friday, October 10, 2003

Saint Augustine has a lot to answer for

The Catholic Church is telling people in AIDS-stricken countries not to use condoms, and lying about their efficacy in preventing STDs. Some priests are even saying that condoms are laced with HIV, and cause infection. They'd rather people risked contracting HIV than use effective preventative measures which also prevent conception.

Words (almost) fail me. This is so twisted, so far beyond any conception of moral value, of what is important and what is not, that I am flabbergastered that anyone could do such a thing. The Vatican's lies will promote the spread of an epidemic and lead to countless deaths. But hey, I guess their souls will be saved, right?