Remember when we said that promoting circumcision as HIV prevention would result in the perception of circumcision as a substitute for condoms?
I reiterated this warning in a recent post.
Ever since the WHO endorsed this madness, we intactivists have been issuing this warning.
Here is yet another example of this in action.
It appears Roman Catholic bishops in Malawi have approved of circumcision as an HIV prevention method, because, according to this article, "As a church we are against the use of condoms."
This is despite the fact that in Malawi, the ratio of circumcised vs. intact men who contracted HIV was 13.2% vs 9.5%, according to a study conducted there:
"In Malawi, circumcised men have a slightly higher HIV infection rate than men who were not circumcised (13 % compared with 10%). In Malawi, the majority of men are not circumcised (80%)(...where one would expect HIV to be the most rampant...) (See page 10)
According to Fr. George Buleya, "We have examined theological texts and found no opposition to it."
Here is some of what they would find if they had searched with their heads out of their asses:
~Gal. 5:2 "Behold, I Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing!"
~Gal. 5:3 "And I testify again to every male who receives circumcision, that he is in debt to keep the whole Law. You who do so have been severed from Christ. . . you have fallen from grace."
~Gal. 5:11 "But if I still proclaim circumcision. . . then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished."
~Gal. 5:12 "I wish that those who are pushing you to do so would mutilate themselves!
~Gal. 6: 12-16 "Those who desire to make a good showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised, simply that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. . . They desire to have you circumcised so they may boast in your flesh. . .
~Phil. 3:2 "Beware of the dogs! Beware of the evil workers! Beware of the mutilation! For WE are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God, and glory in Christ Jesus, and put NO confidence in the flesh!"
~Col. 2:8-14 "See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men...rather than according to Christ. For in Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form and in Him you have been made whole.. and in Him you were also circumcised, with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with Him in baptism, and raised up with Him through faith. And...in the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him. . . having cancelled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us which were hostile to us. And He has taken them out of the way, having nailed them to the cross."
~Lev.19:28 "You shall not make any cuts in your flesh."
~Deut. 23: 1 "No one who...has his male genitalia cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord."
What does this friar mean with approving circumcision as a way to prevent HIV?
Does he have no faith that faithful Christian men will not do as the scriptures say, and be faithful and abstain from sex until marriage?
Does he expect for Christian men and women to fornicate and engage in adultery?
But that is a secondary detail; the fact of the matter is that now, thanks to the WHO, thanks to these "mass circumcision campaigns," we have religious leaders telling African Christian masses that they approve of circumcision in lieu of condoms.
Condoms prevent HIV transmission and the transmission of other STDs in both men and women by 95%, not to mention unwanted pregnancy.
Even if the "science" were sound (and it is hopelessly full of holes), circumcision would only "reduce the risk of HIV transmission" by 60%. Women are 50% more likely to acquire HIV from a circumcised partner, as they would be 100% exposed to the viral load in semen. Circumcision also fails to prevent unwanted pregnancy. (The Catholic church loves that part...)
Which is why even the authors of all this so-called "research" cannot stress the use of condoms enough.
Way to go, WHO.
Way to go, "researchers."
Way to go, President Obama.
Way to go, Billary.
Way to go, Bill Gates.
Way to go, Bono.
Is this what you wanted?
When the dust clears, the blood of millions of Africans will be on your hands.
¡Religion! ¡Bah! ¡Humbug!ReplyDelete
Flawed African Studies into Male Circumcision and Sexual Transmission of HIVReplyDelete
Gregory Boyle, PhD, DSc
Ref: Boyle GJ, Hill G. Sub-Saharan African randomised clinical trials into male circumcision and HIV transmission: Methodological, ethical and legal concerns. J Law Med 2011;19:316-334.
The Journal of Law and Medicine, has published a new critique of those three randomized clinical trials from Africa that have purported to find that male circumcision reduces female-to-male sexual transmission of HIV by 60 percent.
This critique finds numerous flaws in the execution of these studies and finds that the actual reduction in HIV transmission is about 1.3 percent, not the claimed 60 percent. The 1.3 percent is not considered to be clinically significant.
This is offset by a 61 percent relative increase in male-to-female HIV transmission when the male partner is circumcised.
Given this, the three RCTs should not be used in the formulation of public health policy.
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