Thursday, February 4, 2016
Who is concerned?
I haven't heard anyone outside of certain media outlets and a few pro-abortion groups express concern that condoms must be allowed by the Church if we are going to save the planet from Zika. You can almost feel the sensation: The media smells blood, and it is swarming to the Church in light of the Zika outbreak. We don't even know much more than sex is linked to one case, and so could possibly bring about more cases. That's it. But already I've seen multiple stories in print and on cable where you'd think the whole world is holding its breath, ready for the Catholic Church to singlehandedly stop the outbreak by allowing contraceptives. Not that we even know if contraceptives would work. Nobody cares. The media doesn't care. Pro-abort groups don't care. They're using this to push the all holy agenda. And I can't help but wonder if, in the back of their minds, they believe that this could be the excuse Pope Francis uses to finally throw that pesky old Catholic teaching out the door. Not that he will. But I can't help but wonder if that is what is in their minds. After all, with almost no knowledge of what is happening, you have the media advancing the narrative that this will be just like AIDS, which apparently only spread because the Church refused to allow condoms.