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Pope Favours Male Prostitutes

Yeah, I know the title is a cheap shot but I couldn't resist. You've probably read the headlines but here's a snippet of what it's all about.
In a bizarre (and totally maddening) move, Pope Benedict XVI announced in a book-length interview with a German journalist that condom use, which has been long condemned by the Catholic Church, is permissible for male prostitutes seeking to stop the spread of HIV. Benedict, [...] tried to fit his claim into Church teachings by saying that although condom use is not a "moral" choice, it can be acceptable if the intent is to "reduce the risk of infection."

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I am gonna start with a wow!
(notice it wasn't capitalised, that's because I'm not that impressed but it's still movement from the immoveable object.)
Only 18 months ago Papa Rat stated "HIV/Aids is a tragedy that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which can even increase the problem"
So yeah, wow, this is a major U-turn but no matter how you cut it, it raises an instant question.

Why mention MALE prostitutes specifically?

Makes you think about how MALE the Roman Catholic Church is.
Makes you think about how human sexuality is prohibited for those thousands of MALES.

Makes you wonder eh?

Is this move merely more of the Vatican's 'self'- serving ways?
I mean, it's not long since Bill Donohue, president of the USA's Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, suggested the Abuse scandal is rooted in homosexuality, not paedophilia
A suggestion that I don't remember hearing the Pope deny!

So, is the pope just watching his priests' (bare)back?
Is this really about protecting the church from the further scandal that a million headlines of "Gay Priest is HIV+" would no doubt bring.
Which begs the further question...
Has the Pope already been forewarned that such a headline might soon break?

Whatever the reason, this begrudging capitulation to good sense and true morality is way too little, way too late.

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One Size Never Fits All

I've been thinking about it the whole drugs subject a bit and it struck me...

Our laws say everyone who wants to change the way they feel and think may do so, but ONLY by one method and drug.

But, are we not ALL different?
Is that position not like saying, "Size six shoes are the traditional shoe size so all humans must wear size six shoes."?
Think of the damage that would do!

Or, like making only one size of wooden leg?

Or, like making only one hair dye colour, from only one chemical, and prohibiting the use of any other chemical!

Or, like almost any other aspect of human life.

Tailor made is widely accepted as preferable to 'one size fits all'. If we are honest, every last one of us, if we could achieve it, would have much of our lives tailored to suit our personal comforts and choices.

We are a very varied canvas of humanity, what smooths out the bumps of life for one may be poison to another.
If we are truly striving for equality, then should we not let each consume the drug of their choice, or let none?


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Related article: Alcohol 'more harmful than heroin' says Prof David Nutt
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