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Pope Criticized For Telling African Men Not to Beat Their Wives

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fritz @ 8:09 pm

From Catholic Culture:

The Association of Compassionate Christian Caregivers today severely criticized traditional Catholic teaching on marital “love” and called upon the churches to encourage wife-beating Africans to take the “prudent, practical steps” to reduce the risk of HIV infection when assailing their spouses.

“The science is not in doubt” says Fizzy Osbourne, spokesman for the International Planned Widowhood Federation, “all the evidence shows that bare fists used to pummel infected spouses cause skin ruptures that increase the rate of transmission to the uninfected partner.”

AIDS experts advise uninfected wife-beaters to don leather bag-mitts—ideally on top of and in addition to standard latex gloves—before striking their HIV-positive wives. Knuckle abrasion and random laceration can be reduced by as much as 94%, which significantly decreases exposure of the aggressor to contaminated blood. . . .

h/t: First Things

1 Comment

  1. “International Planned Widowhood Federation” — classic. There is a provocative piece up on NRO in which a Harvard professors challenges the conventional wisdom from the condom lobby.

    Comment by JVW — 3/21/2009 @ 8:40 am

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