Well, okay, so the actual quote is: “‘We oppose condom ads because they promote promiscuity.'” But it isn’t that far of a stretch to assume that the AFA opposes condoms in general. After all, this is the group that furiously fights sexual education in schools and is dead-set against public funds being given to AIDS prevention programs if those programs distribute or endorse condoms.
Contrast this against Planned Parenthood and other family planning groups, who “argue such ads could help reduce teen pregnancies and check the spread of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS.
“Michael McGee, vice president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America said : ‘the more we can normalize conversations about healthy sexuality and safer sex, the better off we are as a society.'”
The AFA and other conservative organizations continue to wallow in denial when it comes to sexuality. While their small membership might view sex as an evil that must be repressed and used only for procreation, the rest of us know that sex is normal, natural and healthy. And people are going to continue to have sex. We can either admit this and educate people on how to have sex safely, or we can continue to deal with an epidemic of unwanted pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases.