January / December #11 : 1995 POZ Honors: Pope Innocent He's Not - by David Tinmouth

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Network News

1995 POZ Honors

1995 POZ Honors: It's An Ad World

1995 POZ Honors: Role Models

1995 POZ Honors: Pope Innocent He's Not

1995 POZ Honors: Arts

1995 POZ Honors: Foreign Affairs

1995 POZ Honors: Hollywood

1995 POZ Honors: Law

1995 POZ Honors: Media

1995 POZ Honors: Movies

1995 POZ Honors: Politics

1995 POZ Honors: Research

1995 POZ Honors: Eating Your Young

Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie and HIV

Hollywood Shuffles AIDS

The Newest AIDS Treatment Is Not a Drug

Banned in the U.S.A.

Mind Over Health Matters

Party Planner

Industrial Strength

Prosper, and Live Long

Worse Things He Could Do

Get Bothered

Health Insured?

See Span

S.O.S.

Health Insured

Mind Over Health Matters

Rhymes and Reason, Too

Industrial Strength

Party Planner

Banned in the U.S.A

Hollywood Shuffles AIDS

X-ray Visions

A Little Personal Attention

Symptoms? Persist!

See Span

Butter's Not All Bad

Pas de Deux

C'mon and Celebrate



Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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January / December 1996

1995 POZ Honors: Pope Innocent He's Not

by David Tinmouth

You say beatification, we say beautification

Belgian AIDS activists repeatedly interrupted the Pope's June attempt to beatify a 19th century missionary named Damien. As Mother Teresa looked on, 12 activists were arrested for repeatedly interrupting the mass, even attempting to unfurl a banner reading "The Pope Is An Assassin." Though he failed to show up, a local comic famous for throwing cream pies announced he would barrage the Popemobile with cream-filled condoms.

Expect the fashion industry to begin an ad campaign featuring the Pope in white shoes after Labor Day

A British government agency was forced to withdraw a poster featuring a hard-hatted Pope with the slogan "The 11th Commandment: Thou Shalt Always Wear a Condom." Said one-well known British radio sex therapist: "Many people may have hard vaguely of the Pope as a notorious relic of medieval superstition. This apparent endorsement by him may put them off wearing condoms."

Smells like Pope spirit

Perhaps the puritanical Pontiff's propaganda machine indirectly contributed to death threats that ended none-too-Catholic plans to parade a 13-foot condom-clad penis during Carnival in Brazil. If so, we hope some crank pie pranker out there gets him back.

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