As if we needed telling yet again, Pope Ratzinger is banging on about how immoral it is for any sexual union that doesn't involve one of each gender. If your sexuality isn't one that lends itself to that happy ideal, you can go to hell.
Ratzo's remarks come after a California court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, recognising, one assumes, that people have sexual needs, and not all of them fall within the narrow confines of what the Catholic hierarchy say is "moral".
"The union of love, based on matrimony between a man and a woman, which makes up the family, represents a good for all society that cannot be substituted by, confused with, or compared to other types of unions," he says. Blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda.
The Reuters story linked to above tells us, "On Thursday, the California Supreme Court overturned a ban on same-sex marriages in a major victory for gay rights advocates that will allow homosexual couples to marry in the most populous US state."
George W Bush prayed with Ratzo "for the family" while the pope was in the States earlier in the year.
And last year Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the head of the Italian Bishops Conference, made headlines with comments suggested homosexuality was akin to incest and paedophilia.