Expect pigs to fly, chairs to talk, and Sarah Palin to say something intelligent – before you’d expect the Pope to endorse the use of condoms.
But, believe it or not, that’s what just happened. In an interview for a German journalist, the German Pope Benedict XVI said that it was OK for male prostitutes to use condoms in order to help contain the spread of AIDS.
This, of course, is the same Pope who just last year condemned the use of all condoms – and, in fact, insisted they only helped spread the disease, and did nothing to stop it.
Now the Pope says the Church accepts the limited use of condoms by male prostitutes as a way for them to take responsibility for their own actions.
But why stop there? If male prostitutes should take responsibility for their sexual activity, shouldn’t all gay men? Indeed, shouldn’t all men and women?
And – if it’s considerable “responsible” to use a condom to help prevent the spread of AIDS, why isn’t it also a responsible act to use a condom to help prevent an unwanted pregnancy?
Next thing you know, the Pope will be saying it’s OK to eat meat on Friday!
That’s my parting shot for today.