The Associated Press reported a few days ago that Catholic leaders denounced New York City’s campaign of distributing free condoms. Part of their official statement states, “Our political leaders fail to protect the moral tone of our community when they encourage inappropriate sexual activity by blanketing our neighborhoods with condoms.” They then called Mayor Bloomberg’s administration hypocritical for acknowledging abstinence as 100% fool-proof against sexually transmitted diseases yet at the same time giving out prophylactics.
I think it’s ironically amusing and at the same time sad that a religious organization that for decades has kept secret the sexual sins of priests who have trysts with each other and as many altar boys as they can get their hands on, would then turn around and call Bloomberg’s administration hypocritical.
“And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
“Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.” (Luke 6:41-42)