Monday, March 23, 2009

Condom riots outside Notre Dame?

by Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux

And you thought that I felt strongly about the Pope's recent comments about condom use in Africa! Take a look at this - there were 11 arrests in Paris yesterday as activists protested the Pope's statement outside Notre Dame Cathedral. The protesters distributed free condoms and carried portraits of the pontiff, labeling him an "assassin."

A spokesman for the protest said: "More than 20 million HIV-positive people live in Africa. Tell people in Africa that condoms make AIDS worse, that's not possible, it's an insult for those who suffer from AIDS."

There's an interesting discussion happening on my original post about the Pope's comments, but I thought I'd throw this into the mix. Apparently the Pope's popularity in France has fallen significantly over the past weekend.


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