I don’t understand the non-Catholic media blaming the Church’s stance on condoms for AIDS deaths.
If someone is going to commit adultery and ignore the church on that, they are hardly going to worry about using a condom are they? So for a long time I thought there must be more to it than that. Briefly I thought of this scenario: that perhaps these people mean that if a man is working away from home and contracts AIDS through an adulterous affair then returns to his wife and infects her her infection and eventual death could be blamed on the Church’s teaching, but then I thought that through and it doesn’t convince. I have a (non Catholic) friend who is usually pretty good on these kind of ‘moral dilemmas’ but he was just as bad as the rest on this.
Can anyone explain how people can blame the Church’s stance on condoms for AIDS deaths?