Monday, 26 September 2016

"Condoms are too modern" - Mike Pence, US running mate of Trump

This guy could end up being the deputy president of the US FFS.

He's on record as saying condoms are too modern, I think because he wants abstinence instead of young people actually having sex (*gasp*). So the logic is that condoms promote sex, therefore they're too modern. Far out.
Pence told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that it was “a sad day” because Powell had suggested condoms over abstinence: 

Well, Wolf, I think it was — given the enormous stature that Colin Powell rightly has, not only in America but in the world community — it was a sad day. I don’t think any administration has had a worse day since boxers and briefs on MTV. And the truth is that Colin Powell had an opportunity here to reaffirm this president’s commitment to abstinence as the best choice for our young people, and he chose not to do that in the first instance, but — and so I think it’s very sad. 

The other part is that, frankly, condoms are a very, very poor protection against sexually transmitted diseases, and in that sense, Wolf, this was — the secretary of state may be inadvertently misleading millions of young people and endangering lives. 

Pence then went on to suggest that condoms are “too modern,” and too “liberal,” for him: 

The problem is it was too modern of an answer, Wolf. It was — it truly was a modern, liberal answer to a problem that parents like me are facing all over America, and frankly, all over the world. patheos
 BTW the article also mentions that he let HIV spread in Indiana because he wouldn't allow injecting rooms.