Friday, August 10, 2007

News from our Neighbors to the South

Mexican governor says no to condoms

Jalisco Gov. Emilio Gonzalez wasn’t happy about the Condom Fair staged Sunday by his own health department to combat AIDS/HIV in Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city.

Volunteers gave away information pamphlets and condoms.

"Why only condoms?" he later fumed to local reporters. "Maybe we should be giving out six-packs and motel vouchers so the government can pay for all the young people’s fun. I don’t think so."

A day later, Gonzalez thought he’d better clarify his position after critics howled: "AIDS is the result of promiscuity, not not using condoms," he said. Instead of promoting condoms, he added, the government ought to be "promoting sexual abstinence among youth and fidelity among couples."


Via L.A.Times and Radical Catholic Mom