Saturday, 21 March 2009

Interview of Joanna Bogle by Jon Snow

I have just posted a comment on the blog of Jon Snow, the news anchorman who conducted this interview with Joanna Bogle concerning the pope's comments that condom distribution only serves to worsen the spread of AIDS.

Should it be rejected, here it is:

While it can be argued that Joanna Bogle should have been more cool headed in that interview, I think that the handling of it was both unprofessional and a disgrace. It was manifestly obvious that it was conducted in a way to discredit what she and the Catholic Church has to say. Particularly to throw in the slanderous and absurd claim that the pope is condemning millions of Africans to death, because he expressed the view, rightly or wrongly, that condoms are not the answer to the AIDS epidemic! (There are epidemiological studies that support his view, and world medical opinion is not unanimous on this issue.)