Pope Attacks Gays Ahead Of Visit

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Pope Benedict will be taking a trip to the United State this April. And you can be sure he’s fanning his conservative fan club’s flames:

Pope Benedict, ahead of his first trip to the United States, praised Americans on Friday who oppose gay marriage and abortion and called for global nuclear disarmament.

He said Americans’ appreciation of religion’s role in public life is “reflected in the efforts of so many of your fellow citizens and government leaders to ensure legal protection for God’s gift of life from conception to natural death.”

Benedict also spoke of safeguarding the family and “the institution of marriage, acknowledged as a stable union between a man and a woman.”

Oh, please, don’t act like you’re surprised!