Mexican bishops denounce first lady for advocating condom use. (The church and AIDS).
TWO CATHOLIC BISHOPS IN Mexico have spoken out against the first
lady, Marta Sahagun, wife of President Vicente Fox, after she advocated
the use of condoms to protect against the spread of HIV/AIDS. She called
for "the moral courage to fight AIDS" in an advocacy campaign
that promoted safe sex. The bishop of Tlaxcala, Jacinto Guerrero,
claimed that her statement was "depraved" as it
"legitimized sexual liberty by advocating condom use"
according to the newspaper Reforma. "In fact," he alleged,
"many millions of people are infected with AIDS because of the
propaganda surrounding condoms." Reports also indicate that the
party headed by Fox may have dropped the word "condom" from
its manifesto for the July legislative elections.