Friday, April 17, 2009
Big Mouth Strikes Again
Associated Press - April 17, 2009 9:23 AM ET
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican says some negative reactions to the pope's comments about condoms and AIDS during a trip to Africa were an "unprecedented" attempt to intimidate him.
Pope Benedict XVI said last month that condoms weren't the answer to Africa's AIDS epidemic and could make the problem worse.
Many groups and nations criticized the remarks. The Vatican on Friday critiqued Belgium's parliament for passing a recent resolution condemning them.
The Vatican said the pope's comments were taken out of context and had unleashed an "unprecedented media campaign." It says they were "used by some groups with a clear intent to intimidate, as if to dissuade the Pope from expressing himself."
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.OK, first of all, if the Infallible One is going to open his big stupid mouth, make sure he gets his facts strait.
Secondly, if the entire world has "taken his comments out of context," pray tell, WHAT is the correct context?
Thirdly, the Vatican isn't a democracy, His Holiness doesn't have the right to express his opinions to all and sundry without any regard as to the consequences. Show a little responsibility, for Crissakes*.
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