New York, December 1 – Two new radio advertisements for condom use began to target Catholics in the U.S. Hispanic community here today, World AIDS Day, with the message that “good Catholics use condoms” to protect the people they love.
The 60-second Spanish-language ads, which will air nationwide in 2009, “take on myths about condom use in Catholic and Latino communities,” said a statement from the sponsors, the Washington-based nonprofit organization Catholics for Choice and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.
“Catholics use condoms because we know it is the responsible, loving and caring thing to do,” said Jon O’Brien, president of Catholics for Choice. Catholicism “has not always been honest about sex,” he said, adding that the spots will “break the silence” in the Latino community and encourage safer sex.
Hispanics now suffer 20 percent of new U.S. HIV infections and Latina teens are twice as likely to have an unintended pregnancy as their non-Hispanic peers, said Silvia Henriquez, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. “It is time we protect ourselves and our partners.”
One of the ads features a grandmother talking about her grandson, who is gay, and the other involves a couple discussing the importance of love, faith and condom use in their relationship. “We are Catholics and people of faith and we know sex is sacred and that we need to take care of each other. And this means using a condom every time we have sex,” the second ad says.
Well if “good Catholics” use condoms, than Lord preserve me in being a “bad Catholic” in their understanding. This is certainly part of what Isaiah said “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil.”
They also don’t explain why a Catholic couple faithful to Church teaching would ever need a condom in the first place? Fidelity to the marriage covenant is a hundred percent effective on STDs. Though I guess there view of the world is that you can’t trust your spouse. Or that fornication/adultery are acceptable choices anyway. But for them it is all “good.” Plus they are using the old time eugenics policies of Planned Parenthood, that is going after minorities.