Tangiers saidEvery pope since AIDS was first discovered has maintained that condom usage is a sin. Theses popes are very vocal speaking against condoms. They're even against condom usage when HIV is present. This insanity (or evil?) has led to the deaths and suffering of thousands of innocent people.
Unfortunately many gay Filipinos are catholic, and they probably reason that its TWO sins to have gay sex using a condom, but only ONE sin for unprotected gay sex.
But the reality is...the only sin committed is by the Catholic Church. Accomplices to this include the government (for allowing him to speak) and members of the Catholic church giving the pope legitimacy and allowing for his travel, through their donations. Yes, it is a sin to donate to the Catholic Church.
If these guys can break the popes rules about having sex outside of marriage and having sex with the same gender, they could surely break his condom rule.
That's logical to you and me.
However, to devout Catholic gay men, their desire for gay sex is innate and driven by hormones, so they'll eventually lose control, at least until they get off. Then, off to confession to repent (and absolve the guilt with a donation...lol). This is not unlike throngs of anti-gay republicans and preachers who get caught in the act during the "lost control" phase. So, its that huge hormonal desire that makes committing the "sin" inevitable.
But the condom? There is no hormonal desire for it. Desire for a condom is created by logic. But that logic must battle it out with religious teaching. And unfortunately, logic often loses out over religion. Again, this is not unlike the republican party platform regarding abortion, stem cell research, climate change, gay rights, etc.