Condoms Are My Religion

Jeffrey Kuhner: Cult of the condom.

You'll recall the delicate ladies of the press got the vapors from B16's suggesting that condoms wouldn't cure AIDS. This in spite of epidemiological evidence. And "Science" as in Science magazine (curtsy to GDE for that link).

condoms are not the solution for one simple reason: Their use encourages reckless sexual activity, a major source of the pandemic.
They can break and tear and are not perfectly impenetrable to the HIV virus in any case, so to the extent they encourage sex outside of marriage, they're making the problem worse.
AIDS is metastasizing across Africa because too many people have no regard for their bodies, and are willing to engage in deadly behavior. All the condoms in the world will not change this dysfunctional culture. Only a spiritual revival - one that is being led by the Catholic Church - can ultimately alter hearts, minds and actions.
See there? The Church cares about your body more than the cult of the body does.

You don't have to go to Africa to prove this point, by the way. My home town illustrates things rather well. Guess how many condoms the DC government distributed last year?

Really, guess. The answer's here in invisible ink, scroll over it: Over 1.5 million. (Population: 591,833.)

That's on a par with previous years, yet from 2006-7 AIDS infection in our fair city rose 22%. 1 in 20 black men in the city are infected. It's decimating black neighborhoods.

Which, by the way, is sort of the point. The same Margaret Sanger who said this:
“Birth control appeals to the advanced radical because it is calculated to undermine the authority of the Christian churches,” said Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. “I look forward to seeing humanity free someday of the tyranny of Christianity no less than capitalism.”
was equally eager for the racially inferior to die out.

So why must we insist against evidence that condoms are a cure-all?
It is the cult of the condom, and it does not tolerate any other gods.