I was going to make this open letter a little more formal but decided to skip the formalities and get right to dealing with some of the ridiculous, foul, leftist, ignorant statements you have made. First I just want to say that having people like yourself on Obama’s 25-member President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships speaks volumes of Obama and really reflects a very clear image of what Obama really looks like. Garbage.
Now, you are quoted as saying, “The Pope needs to start telling the truth about condom use,” in reference to the comments Pope Benedict XVI said regarding the ineffectiveness of condoms to prevent HIV/AIDS. “You can’t resolve it with the distribution of condoms, on the contrary, it increases the problem.” You then further vomited the following: “The Pope’s statement that condoms don’t help control the spread of HIV, but rather condoms increase infection rates, is hurting people in the name of Jesus, on a continent where millions of people are infected with HIV, it is morally reprehensible to spread such blatant falsehoods. The Pope’s rejection of scientifically proven prevention methods is forcing Catholics in Africa to choose between their faith and the health of their entire community. Jesus was about helping the marginalized and downtrodden, not harming them further.” I would absolutely love to discuss your impiety, this spurious philosophy, and this utterly blasphemous belief of yours. Sadly, this is not the only topic with which I have issue.
First of all, the Pope said “You can’t resolve it…”, he did NOT say, “condoms don’t help control the spread of HIV,” as you so intelligently claimed. He is right, you cannot resolve the issue with condoms. Do condoms help control the spread of HIV? Why yes, they can help prevent the spread of HIV among people having extra marital sex and people involved in gay sex. But, this does not resolve the issue! The root of the problem is in inappropriate sexual relationships. I can tell you right now that abstinence will be 100% effective in preventing sexually transmitted HIV and any other STIs for that matter.
Now, for this next gem of yours: In reference to the Popes statement, the second half of your statement was this, “…but rather condoms increase the infection rates, is hurting people in the name of Jesus, on a continent where millions of people are infected with HIV, it is morally reprehensible to spread such blatant falsehoods.” It’s true, condoms themselves do not increase infection rates. But, condoms also are not 100% effective. Where the problem lies is in combining a failed philosophy on sex with protective measures that are not always effective in protecting. You are teaching a philosophy on sex that is not natural, and because of consequences of said sexual practices, you resort to methods of protection that can and do fail. YOUR philosophy is what is hurting people in the name of Jesus. Jesus is VERY clear on how sex should be viewed. This right here is how I know without a shadow of a doubt that your faith is a false one. You push principles that are completely contrary to Scripture and then claim these false teachings to be biblically acceptable. The Bible is clear that sex is to be experienced only between a husband and his wife. The bible is also clear that homosexual relationships are unnatural. Sex is meant to be shared in the confines of marriage only, a marriage that can only be established between one man and one woman. If you had even the smallest amount of Christ in you, or any knowledge of Scripture you would know this. So, Mr. Knox, the blatant falsehood is your unethical view of continuing promiscuous sex and same sex relationships under the notion that it’s ok as long as it’s practiced “safe” and condoms are used. Spreading that message is morally reprehensible.
Lastly, “The Pope’s rejection of scientifically proven prevention methods is forcing Catholics in Africa to choose between their faith and the health of their entire community.” This is utterly horse manure. I challenge you to compare the success and failure of promiscuous “safe” sex and premarital sexual abstinence and tell me which one is more effective in preventing the spread of STI, STD’s, HIV, and AIDS. We have two proven prevention methods here, wouldn’t you want to promote the best one? The funny thing is, choosing their faith would actually help improve the health of their entire community. God has laid down rules like this for a reason. He knows the problems with your view of sexual freedom. Stop trying to put a band aid on the problem when the real problem is you can’t stop cutting your own wrist.
I haven’t even touched on the fact that condoms are not 100% effective in preventing pregnancy. Your position on sex and prevention is one of the causes of the high rate of teen pregnancy, single mothers, and abortion. Without any respect for sex and respect for its proper place, in marriage, negative consequences abound.
If you were truly interested in protecting people for HIV and didn’t have a political agenda to adhere to, you would support a method of protection that guarantees success every single time it’s tried. If you have any moral fiber and truly believed the Bible and had respect for Jesus and His teachings on the subject, you would stand on true biblical principle. Stand for the truth about sex. Marriage, one man for one woman. And promote a method of sexual protection that is 100% effective and guarantees no unwanted pregnancies or unwanted STI’s, STD’s, HIV, or AIDS. The Biblical view on marriage and the practice of premarital abstinence are the best methods for preventing these problems in our world that you claim to care so much about.
Harry Knox, you need to start telling the truth about condom use.