Condom use saves lives

As many know, Pope Benedict XVI recently spoke out in Peter Seewald’s book, “Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times,” condoning the use of condoms.

The use of any form of contraceptive is judged by the Catholic Church to be evil because it prevents conception.

“There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility, or the way towards recognizing an awareness that not everything is allowed and that one cannot do whatever one wants,” the pope said in Seewald’s book.

We applaud your decision, Pope Benedict.

We are glad you understand that not all Catholics, let alone human beings, follow every teaching of the church and those who use condoms to prevent disease are saving lives.

It is nice to know you care about those who are preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

However, what about those others who are sexually active and use them to prevent disease? Will you condone their usage as well?

Although extramarital sex is seen as irresponsible and immoral, aren’t those couples that use contraceptives taking responsibility for their actions by avoiding diseases that could potentially kill them?

Yes, prostitutes are at higher risk of getting these sexually transmitted diseases, since they are exposed to more sexual partners.

But what makes their well being any more important than the rest of us?

We encourage you to condone the use of condoms into every sexual relationship.

We know that you see the use of condoms, and other contraceptives, as wrong because they prevent the creation of life, which goes against the “reason” behind the creation of sex.

However, many in this time of recession cannot afford to create and support every child that could possibly result from a sexual relation. Those who engage in intercourse should not be punished for relieving their sexual tensions.

Even the couples that followed the church’s teachings and waited until marriage to have sexual intercourse need some sort of relief.

They waited because it was what they had been taught the church wanted, but even the most “holy” of couples cannot mentally or fiscally support every child God wants them to have.

So, Pope Benedict, thank you for coming into the 20th century with your statement.

But in order to join the present day, think about condoning the use of condoms in every sexual relationship instance.

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