Barcelona, Spain, Mar 13, 2005 / 22:00 pm
A Spanish advertising designer has launched an ad campaign promoting the use of condoms in AIDS prevention, employing an image of the Jesus holding a condom in his left hand instead of the Sacred Heart.
“Love your neighbor as yourself. Using condoms for prevention is divine” is the catchphrase that appears underneath the image on posters and billboards in Seville.
Rafael Iglesias, the designer who is financing the ads, has “decorated” the streets in protest of the Church’s teaching on condoms, “for its stubbornness in denying people such an important means of protection.”
According to the Spanish daily “El Periódico,” Iglesias argued that “as a person privileged by my access to the media, I would be a coward if I did not use it to call attention to this cause.”