Sunday, November 21, 2010
Pope Benny and the Male Prostitute
When I heard that Pope Benny was going to allow condoms to prevent AIDS, I was practically paralyzed with shock. Could Benny, like some mummified grub in a musty cocoon, finally be coming alive? Morphing into a butterfly. Or in his case a human.
And then I read the bit about the male prostitute.
In the case of a male prostitute, says Benedict, using a condom to reduce the risk of HIV infection "can be a first step in the direction of moralisation, a first assumption of responsibility, on the way toward recovering an awareness that not everything is allowed and that one cannot do whatever one wants".
And these troubling questions came to mind.
Why is he trying to stigmatize male hookers? Did they kill all those straight women in Africa? Or did they die because he told their husbands condoms were sinful?
Is it shite? Is it syphilis? Is he senile? Or is it just subliminal?
And don't you love this?
"The problem was not Benedict, it was others in the Vatican who argued that if you said using condoms was OK in certain situations, it would send out the message that they were approved. This was a PR problem."
Right. A PR problem. While millions died.
Oh boy. What is it about religion and sex that makes hypocrisy so disgusting?
A pastor who said Facebook was a “portal to infidelity” and told married church leaders to delete their accounts or resign once testified that he had a three-way sexual relationship with his wife and a male church assistant.
Miller said the dalliances — which occurred in the Millers’ home — sometimes took place during Thursday Bible study meetings and Sundays after church. But the minister said the encounters “came to a crashing halt” when several women in the church accused the assistant of having sex with them.
Gawd. Three is sinful. Four is an orgy. One more hypocritical religious fanatic in the jacuzzi and they can call it a religious experience.
But seriously, I'd love to see Pope Benny burst out of his cocoon, spread his wings, and become more human.
Because it's never too late to become a good person.
But the truth is this rubber dubber changes NOTHING.
Benny is still Benny. Chastity has driven him crazy.
And he's no butterfly...