Well, the Pope, in his second really bad move in as many months, has now come out with a new nugget of God's love and is insisting that condoms don't do anything to stop the spread of AIDS and HIV... in fact, they "increase the problem."
In an article today, Reuters quoted Pope B as saying so yesterday while in... you guessed it! AFRICA. Like the people of Africa need the Pope telling them that condoms don't do anything just after all the ruckus in South Africa where a public official said essentially the same thing.
There have been so many studies that show that condoms don't increase sexual activity and that they do, in fact, do a lot to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and other STDs that its basic, common knowledge at this point - kind of like the Earth being round. Or gravity.
The worst thing, though, is that in a society where prostitution, polygamy, and rape are all just as common as AIDS, I can't understand why anyone, even the Pope, would tell people not to wear condoms! Even if AIDS wasn't the issue, simple gonorrhea is still a pain in the ass and people are going to have extramarital sex anyway, so why not just throw condoms at them?!
These little rubber lifesavers (that come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors - something for everyone!) aren't going to increase sexual activity in a place where its already a rampant problem and they aren't going to hurt people who already have HIV/AIDS by keeping them from spreading their virus throughout a continent, that according to Reuters, has two-thirds of the world's HIV/AIDS infections already.
Come on, you're the POPE for christsake. Do something good for humanity and tell people to WEAR A CONDOM.