Bil Browning

Pope: AIDS Is an Ethical Problem

Filed By Bil Browning | November 22, 2011 8:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: Benedict XVI, Catholic church, ethical dilemma, HIV/AIDS

"Above all, it is an ethical problem. The change of behavior that it requires - for example, sexual abstinence, rejection of sexual promiscuity, fidelity within marriage - ultimately involves the question of integral development, which demands a global approach and a global response from the Church.

"For if it is to be effective, the prevention of AIDS must be based on a sex education that is itself grounded in an anthropology anchored in the natural law and enlightened by the word of God and the Church's teaching."

-- Pope Benedict XVI speaking about HIV/AIDS in a 55-page document - Africae Munus - meant to outline his plan for Africa for the next few decades.


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Uh…IMO so far the Catholic Churches response to AIDS has shown a lack of ethics other than hate and bigotry. For the pope to talk about ‘sex education’…something the church has been against because it promotes promiscuity and prevents babies being born. Uh..maybe he had a stroke?

I get the impression that his version of "sex education" is not the same as my version, actually. I suspect the only educating he intends is on abstinence.