.- The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Hugo Valdemar, criticized a campaign recently launched by âCatholics for Choiceâ for using quotes from the Bible out of context to justify the use of condoms.
The ad campaign launched by CFC in Mexico uses passages from the Song of Songs that have sexual connotations with the phrase, âLove neighbor as yourself. Use a condom.â below each Bible quote.
âItâs clear to us that the members of this group are not Catholic, as they are going against the teachings of the Pope and the Church,â Father Valdemar told the EFE news agency.
He called the use of the Bible passages âoffensiveâ and noted, âIn the Bible there is nothing about condoms.â âThey are anxious for the Church to attack them in response, but precisely because of this, there will be no response on the part of the Archdiocese,â he said.
Father Valdemar recalled that the U.S. Bishops have clearly indicated that CFC is not a Catholic organization. âThese are organizations that by their own choice are automatically excluded from the Church,â he said.
He also pointed out that CFC is financed by pro-abortion organizations and that itâs sole intention is to âattack the Church.â