Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pope says gay male prostitutes can use condoms

Ha! I'll bet you think I'm making that up.

Well, I'm not:
The pope's remarks on condoms were among the most controversial in the excerpts printed by the Vatican daily, "L'Osservatore Romano," on Saturday, and drew the most interest.

"There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility," the pontiff said. (Because prostitute is a masculine noun in German, it was also unclear whether Benedict meant a male sex worker. In the Italian version of the book the noun is feminine.)
Oh, great, now I have a joke version of a David Lee Roth song in my head: They're just for gigolos, ...

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