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Pope Benedict XVI criticises airport body scanners
The Pope made his comments during an audience with airport workers held at the Vatican.
Although the Pontiff did not mention the words body scanner it was clear what he meant as he told the 1,200 strong crowd: "Every action, it is above all essential to protect and value the human person in their integrity.
"Respecting these principles can seem particularly complex and difficult in the present context.
jpw wrote: yes, I can see the analogy of what we have to do with felons in prison as being a good example of what to do to citizens in airports.
like all ANALOGIES, it was limited in scope to the point being made. And the point was that we CAN BE GENDER SENSITIVE in security issues. The "prison" analogy was not an all-encompasing example of how fellons and non fellons be treated the same in every respect.
Jim Lincoln, I have greatly benefitted from your excellent links. It shows sound doctrinal discernment. Indian Hills Church, and John Macarthur, to name just a few, are excellent resources. I hesitated to mention this sooner because I didn't want the issue being hijacked by an off topic bible version dicussion
But security and human dignity do not collide here as mutually exclusives. You CAN have both. Why not have women officers monitoring female travellers; and men, for men? We do that for strip searches, and prison situations.