The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/23/10
In a stunning reversal of decades of dogma, Pope Benedict has declared that condoms can be used to control the transmission of HIV under certain circumstances. Specifically, if you're a male prostitute. Those Catholics who are neither male nor inclined to prostitution are still out of luck.
Still, it's good that the Pope finally admitted that condoms can be of use. The official condemnation of contraception by the Catholic Church (and its Protestant brethren) remains, however, one of the most socially irresponsible positions a major world organization could possibly take. And, also one of the most ignored positions.
With Joe away, Abe takes a closer look at the pontiff's prophylactic proclamation, and takes calls from listeners on sex, contraception and the politics of booty.