By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
That would be a powerful claim—if it were true.
Green, a member of Bush's Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS, does indeed advocate abstinence and single-partner relationships as effective in combating AIDS. But he doesn't blow off condoms. "It is reasonably well-established that consistent condom use protects against HIV transmission," he wrote in his 2002 paper, "The Impact of Religious Organizations in Promoting HIV/AIDS Prevention." He flatly concludes that "condom use should be promoted."
So the science says condoms are good. Perhaps, then, it's Warren's pretense—that he's a man without a partisan impulse—that is a Trojan horse. Of a different color. And it's ribbed.
A portion of this article originally appeared in "A Clockwork Orange."