Friday, June 8, 2007

The Bigger Picture

As Most of you know, the Holy Father just left Brazil, after meeting with anyone thats a "Someone" down there, Also as most of you know the Holy Father had once again stressed the church's teachings on Abortion and Contraception.

What I don't understand is how two faced these "Somebodys" are, how the president could welcome our Pope with open arms then turn around and provide birth control at $0.20 a pill. If you are going to provide such an atrocity for women such as birth control why not be upfront to the pope about it, why smile and but the facade on of the country being in union with Rome.

Most recently Brazil's famous Model - Gisele Had a few Choice Words for our pontiff and those who follow him SOURCE:

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Supermodel Gisele Bundchen stepped into the debate over birth control and sexual behavior in Brazil on Tuesday, saying Church opposition to condom use was ridiculous and women should have the right to choose on abortion.

Gisele is idolized by many young women in Brazil, the world's largest Roman Catholic country, where debate over sexual issues has intensified around a visit by
Pope Benedict last month.

The Pope stressed the Church's firm opposition to abortion and contraception and railed against sex outside of marriage.

The Brazilian beauty, one of the world's top models, told Folha de S.Paulo newspaper in an interview that when the Church made its laws centuries ago, women were expected to be virgins.

"Today no one is a virgin when they get married ... show me someone who's a virgin!" she said.

Asked about abortion, she said a woman should have the right to choose what is best for her.

"If she thinks she doesn't have the money or the emotional condition to raise a child, why should she give birth?"

Gisele, who had just arrived from New York to take part in Rio de Janeiro's Fashion Week, also defended condom use.

"It's ridiculous to ban contraceptives -- you only have to think of the diseases that are transmitted without them. I think it should be compulsory to use a contraceptive."

The Brazilian government has clashed with the church over anti-
AIDS programs in which it distributes millions of free condoms and Health Minister Jose Temporao has called for a national referendum on abortion.

Other Brazilian celebrities have fallen foul of the
Vatican over sex issues. Singer Daniela Mercury was banned from performing at a Vatican Christmas concert in 2005 because she took part in a campaign promoting condom use to prevent AIDS.

She denied rumors she was pregnant.

"Of course I want to have a family in the future. But not at this moment."

I think Gisele proved why shes a Model and not in lawmaking, the fact of the matter is that maybe no one is a virgin when they get married, but thats a problem, why condone pre-martial sex and make it seem acceptable, especially with all of these awful diseases around, why not use your public voice to speak about the honor of virginity, the glory of saving yourself for marriage, the great joy of purity and chastity. Its amazing that this woman who is a role model to thousands of young girls in Brazil and wants to push upon them this culture of death.

Gisele, if she does not have money or does not want children then why not offer the only method that is 100% effective - abstinence- then you will not transmit disease and you will not have unwanted children.

Fact of the matter is Gisele I can show you a virgin, the Virgin Mary, who took the greatest stride to decrease herself so that God may increase, if more women took their cues from her instead of you, imagine where we would be.


Augusta said...

Preach on! :-)
I agree with you on the abstinence subject.
However...suppose that doesn't work...
If she doesn't want the child or isn't emotionally ready, might we suggest...oh, what's that called? ADOPTION? Abortion isn't the ONLY option other there!

bethalice said...

Ahhh, Gisele, my hero - NOT! I am glad I found your blog! Have a blessed weekend!