The Vatican launched a holy war against homosexual families yesterday, decreeing that any moves to license same-sex marriages or gay adoption are "legalizing evil."
"Marriage is holy, while homosexual acts go against the natural moral law," the Catholic Church said. "Under no circumstances can they be approved."
In a toughly worded salvo aimed primarily at Catholic politicians, the church branded gay sex "serious depravity," gay marriage "deviant" and adoption by lesbians and gays as "doing violence" to children.
Catholics must fight against the spreading tolerance of gay sex, the Vatican declared in its policy statement, which was approved by the pontiff.
Such tolerance exposes children to "erroneous ideas" and violates Christian duty to speak out against immorality, it said. ."The legalization of evil is something far different from the toleration of evil," the church said.
The Catholic Church is telling people in countries stricken by AIDS not to use condoms because they have tiny holes in them through which HIV can pass - potentially exposing thousands of people to risk.
The church is making the claims across four continents despite a widespread scientific consensus that condoms are impermeable to HIV.
A senior Vatican spokesman backs the claims about permeable condoms, despite assurances by the World Health Organisation that they are untrue.
This seems like an appropriate time to re-post some of my disco MP3s
Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
Vicky Sue Robinson - Turn The Beat Around