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Anti-Catholic bigotry in the White House?

Posted: February 10, 2010 10:13 p.m.
Updated: February 11, 2010 4:55 a.m.
House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, has stated that Harry Knox, who serves on President Obama’s faith-based advisory council, appears to be an “anti-Catholic bigot” and should resign as a White House adviser.

Knox serves as a director of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. He has made controversial comments about the Catholic Church, including that Pope Benedict is “hurting people in the name of Jesus” because the pope does not support promoting the use of condoms as a means to stem the spread of HIV.

However, Edward C. Green, director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies noted: “There is a consistent association shown by our best studies between greater availability and use of condoms and higher (not lower) HIV-infection rates.”

They explain that when condoms are used, individuals “compensate” and take greater chances and make riskier choices.

The pope’s statement is backed by logic and research. Knox’s vilification is backed by nothing but anti-Catholic bigotry.


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