The BBC ( among others) is reporting that the head of the Catholic Church in Mozambique, reportedly widely respected throughout the country, believes that condoms not only don’t work as a method to stop transmission of AIDS, but are actually infected with the virus as part of a plot by European manufactures to destroy Africa. Abstinence for the unmarried, and fidelity for the married is the only way to stop the infection, according to the country’s head of the Catholic Church.
The BBC’s Jose Tembe in the capital, Maputo, says it is estimated that 16.2% of Mozambique’s 19m inhabitants are HIV positive.
About 500 people are infected every day.
At what point can opinions like this be classified as genocide? The Catholic church needs to accept part of the responsibility for the spread of this disease in countries where it has poisoned public perception of safe sex with its ludicrous propaganda.