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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 11/26/2010

The Vatican okays condom use to prevent the spread of AIDS

By Ann Telnaes

By Ann Telnaes  | November 26, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Public health, Religion  
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Every sperm is sacred.
Every sperm is good.
Every sperm is needed
In your neighbourhood.

Every sperm is sacred.
Every sperm is great.
If a sperm is wasted,
God gets quite irate

Posted by: Falling4Ever | November 30, 2010 12:53 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: billybeer6 :

“guess liberals still approve abortion to prevent IT.”


Most Liberals approve a woman’s right to choose abortion.
Abortion doesn’t prevent “IT” (“IT” being AIDS).
The Vatican teaches that sexual activity for pleasure is sinful, thus proving that the Vatican doesn’t understand anything about reproductive biology.
The Vatican preaches a lot of additional DARK AGES Nonsense. Exorcism, for example, which only an absolute fool could believe in. Unfortunately, there are a large number of non-Catholic Conservatives who also believe the same stupid things taught by the Vatican.

Posted by: lufrank1 | November 26, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

guess liberals still approve abortion to prevent it.

Posted by: billybeer6 | November 26, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Normally you're right on the mark but your condom one was a total miss. It is hardly a reach to use condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS to the result of it inadvertently preventing pregnancy. Especially among singles.

Posted by: reiley | November 26, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Now that we are doing wishful thinking; it would be nice if Christianity would stick to the teachings of Christ.

Posted by: OchamsRazor | November 26, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Getting the Catholic Church to reverse any doctrine or position is always a huge task. Look at how long it took them to reverse their position on Galileo. A fundamental reason for their is the underling need to maintain their numbers. If they were to allowed birth control, the number of Parishioners would decline and thus the amount of tithing, support and power would likewise decline.
A note of history the reason the Church banned marriage of priest was because the Church realized that when a married priest died (many priests were civil as well as religious leaders)the land and wealth they controlled would go to their family and not the church.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | November 26, 2010 7:48 AM | Report abuse

Good work Anne Telnaes. Now they should encourage priests and nuns to marry.

Posted by: hamelinfish | November 26, 2010 5:27 AM | Report abuse

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