Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Is the Pope Justifying Condoms?

by Steve Ray on December 9, 2015

  Not sure what to think of the Pope’s words on the plane home from Africa. What do you think?

If his point was that we should solve hunger, exploitation, pure water issues, and other tragedies in Africa then good, I am in total agreement.

But, it doesn’t seem wise to me to speak in such an unclear way that allows people to conclude he is using Jesus’s words about doing things forbidden on the Sabbath in a way that could be used in favor of condoms and contraception. 

He looks tired and I assume he was after his African trip but we need to be careful what we say and how we say it especially if our voice has such authority and goes around the world.

Maybe I am being overly critical or missing something…

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