It hasn't hurt the Anglicans to ignore the pope for the last four hundred years, but I'll take it a step further and point out that this one - like many of his predecessors - is a cockhead of the highest order.
Pope Benedict XVI, who arrived on Tuesday in Cameroon for his first trip to Africa as pontiff, denounced condom use on the AIDS-ravaged continent, saying there were better ways to combat the disease.
AIDS "is a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems", the 81-year-old pontiff told reporters on the flight from Rome.
Now, I'll allow for misquoting and shithouse English but does anyone doubt they really do believe this in some sick and twisted way. He's got form,
In June 2005, the pope told southern African bishops visiting the Vatican: "The traditional teaching of the Church has proven to be the only failsafe way to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS."
A muppet of the highest order. The chairman of the International Fictional Characters Commission is telling you that scientists have no idea what they're doing whilst simultaneously calling on us to have a chat to a beardo in a kaftan who is wafting around somewhere in the sky. Seriously, believe whatever you want but does anyone of any sanity really think that if there was actually a god of any variety that he wouldn't have ducked out of the clouds and given the Vatican an almighty omnipotent bitchslapping by now?
This unrelated news just in from Wikitravel
Swaziland has THE HIGHEST HIV PREVALENCE RATE IN WORLD. 1 in 3 adults is infected. DO NOT HAVE UNPROTECTED SEX. DO NOT USE INJECTING DRUGS.
Swaziland is also predominantly Christian
Haven't they been favoured by the lord. Glory be to 39.6 years life expectancy. Makes me sick to think that somewhere these freaks have me down as a follower due to bollocks family traditions. Can you send a resignation letter directly to Pepe McPope?