Article by Marc Aupiais
South African has one of the most active condom campaigns in Africa: but also one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS: and the symbiotic relationship between campaigning for use of condoms, and the spread of behavior which causes aids: is not hard to see: even if most journals step clear of how little condom campaigns do to fight HIV/AIDS: or this is the view of many high ranking officials in the catholic church.
Benedict XVI: having seen different nations tackle HIV/AIDS and other issues differently: has squarely warned Africa:
“is a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems,”(Bloomberg (American; independent; Secular) 18 / 03 / 2009)
Teaching children how to have sex: is one step away from teaching them how to get HIV/AIDS.
Another problem not addressed by developed nations is Article 2, section d of the Genocide delaration, which states that when done: "with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", efforts aimed at "Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;", are genocide: whereby average contraception when promoted in schools by governments, as with abortion: could well fall into this category.
As to condoms to fight HIV/AIDS: the "Catholic League", in America also holds Benedict's fears that condoms are exasperating the problem: with an increase in distribution of condoms in New York City, the group showed that statistics showed an increase in sexually transmitted diseases.
Both representation from the French government, and such from the German one: have lambasted the papacy for their warnings. The Catholic Church believes in fighting HIV/AIDS via education, monotonous relations such as marriage: between partners: and via medicine. The use of a condom, could be seen in theology as the equivalent of the mortal sin of masturbation.
Germany's government is now making a habit out of attacking policy held by the Catholic church.
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