In case you didn't hear, the pope recently visited Africa and, among other things, said that Africa didn't condoms to stop the spread of Aids. Of course, people flipped out. The obvious solution to AIDS is condoms, right. I found a very interesting article on zenit.org that commented the following on that attitude from a woman working in Africa.
"The Pope," Busingye emphasized, "is doing nothing else but defending and supporting precisely that which will be useful for helping these people: affirming the meaning of life and the dignity of the human being."
She continued: "Those who attack him have interests to defend, but the Pope has no such interests: he is concerned about us, and he is concerned about Africa.
"He is not the one, who is bringing mines to blow up our children, our children who become soldiers, who become amputees, without ears, without mouths, unable to swallow saliva: and what should we give them, condoms?
"When a few years ago there was genocide in Rwanda, everyone stood by and watched. Nearby there is a tiny town, which could have been protected, and no one did anything.
"My relatives were there, and they all died in an inhumane way. No one cared, and now they are coming here with condoms."