Believe It or Not, The Pope Does Not Like Full Body Scanners
It seems like since the Christmas Day crotch bomber, everyone and their moms have been sounding off on airport security, but apparently it's not a real topic until the Pope adds his two cents. That's right; Pope Benedict XVI has an official stance on full-body scanners, and if he's saying it, that means it's the stance of the Catholic Church and...umm...God's stance too?
You can probably already guess what he said, that body scanners violate the integrity of a person and that "It is essential never to lose sight of respect for the primacy of the person." He made these comments over the weekend during a "meeting"but we're betting it was a Papal audiencewith airline employees, including airport and airline executives, pilots, flight attendants and ground staff. It must have been a holy day of aviation.
Of course the Pope is in no danger of having to endure a full-body scan himself, since the holy entourage don't need to go through security, according to Guardian UK. So will this be the excuse needed for Italian airports to get around laying down the cash to buy the scanners? It's not the best, but it'll do.
· Pope enters airport body scanners row [Guardian UK]
· Airport Security [Jaunted]
[Photo: Baltimore Sun]