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Of condoms, Catholics and the University of Georgia

UGA health service poster

UGA health service poster

Nothing, apparently, is more volatile than sex, universities and a state budget crisis.

You know that Georgia State University took a great deal of heat this month for academics who claim bookish expertise about such forbidden topics as oral sex and male prostitution.

So when the Catholic League in New York objected today to a birth control poster issued by the University of Georgia, the institution folded like a pair of twos. The reason? The poster featured Michelangelo’s image of the hand of God giving life to Adam — except that between the two fingers was a condom.

“Carefully open condom wrappers with your fingers — don’t use a sharp object,” advised the poster, which was placed in dorms by the university health service, as part of Sexual Health Awareness Week, which ended last Friday. As all of you know.

The Catholic League, in a complaint filed today with UGA vice president for student affairs, Rodney Bennett, said the university had “hijacked” …

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