Question by Punter – [email protected]: Why there are unholy holes in holy condoms (according to Vatican Pope)?
Vatican Pope: condoms don’t stop Aids,7369,1059068,00.html
Steve Bradshaw Thursday October 9, 2003 The Guardian
The Catholic Church is telling people in countries stricken by Aids not to use condoms because they have tiny holes in them through which HIV can pass – potentially exposing thousands of people to risk. The church is making the claims across four continents despite a widespread scientific consensus that condoms are impermeable to HIV. A senior Vatican spokesman backs the claims about permeable condoms, despite assurances by the World Health Organisation that they are untrue. The church’s claims are revealed in a BBC1 Panorama programme, Sex and the Holy City, to be broadcast on Sunday. The president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, told the programme: “The Aids virus is roughly 450 times smaller than the spermatozoon. The spermatozoon can easily pass through the ‘net’ that is formed
Scientific research by a group including the US National Institutes of Health and the WHO found “intact condoms… are essentially impermeable to particles the size of STD pathogens including the smallest sexually transmitted virus… condoms provide a highly effective barrier to transmission of particles of similar size to those of the smallest STD viruses”.

The Vatican’s Cardinal Trujillo said: “They are wrong about that… this is an easily recognisable fact.”

The church opposes any kind of contraception because it claims it breaks the link between sex and procreation – a position Pope John Paul II has fought to defend.

In Kenya – where an estimated 20% of people have HIV – the church condemns condoms for promoting promiscuity and repeats the claim about permeability. The archbishop of Nairobi, Raphael Ndingi Nzeki, said: “Aids… has grown so fast because of the availability of condoms.”

Sex and the Holy City includes a Catholic nun advising her HIV-infected choirma

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Answer by mathaowny
That’s horrible! The Pope is letting people spread disease and death simply because he’s against birth control? How sick can people get? I’ve been using condoms for 3 years (can’t use birth control, internals are too sensative and it makes me very sick) and I’ve never had a problem. That, and people have been using them for MANY years and it is PROVEN they stop the AIDS virus. Not to mention, a lot of HIV countries are also overpopulated– they should worry about the kids they already have instead of trying ot make these people have more because the Vatican doesn’t like BC. How dare someone lie like that!

However, my fiance is getting a vasectomy so we don’t have to use them anymore. They get painful after a while, and totally take the sensation down 🙁

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4 thoughts on “Why there are unholy holes in holy condoms (according to Vatican Pope)?”

  1. The church putting faith over peoples lives ,how shocking. Popes have been despicable since there have been popes.

  2. It does tend to make one upset doesn’t it?

    It seems as if the rational is that it’s better to let people acquire a horrible disease than to “break god’s law” [therefore suffer eternally].

    This is a type of juvenile propaganda campaign that spreads lies with the supposed aim of frightening people into avoidance.

    This issue is addressed in”Letter to a Christian Nation”.

    I fail to see how this proclamation is any different from any other extremist position that advocates harm to a populace.

  3. The Guardian is known for hatchett jobs on anything and everything Catholic. They wouldn’t know the truth if it sat on their respective faces.

    Not only can condoms fail up to 50 percent of the time in routine use, but that percentage rises drastically when they are exposed to high temperatures and improper storage, or if the product is less than the highest quality.

    Unfortunately, out of date, cheaply made, failure prone condoms are the most common type to be found on the African continent.

    As a result, using them safely is a lot like playing Russian roulette with a double barrelled shotgun.

    Check out the success story in Uganda, where abstinence and faithfulness to one’s spouse is the preferred method of avoiding aids, and you’ll see some serious progress being made.

  4. Hey guess what!
    If you don’t want to get AIDS, then don’t have sex!
    If you want to have sex, then only have sex with your spouse and make sure they don’t have AIDS!

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