Pope Benedict said recently that gay marriage threatened to undermine 'the future of humanity'.
Below is a list of things that are condoned - both explicitly and implicitly - by the Catholic Church.
Rape, violence and war
The hoarding of wealth while millions starve
Poverty and overpopulation
Prohibition of contraception
HIV and AIDS
Death from illegal abortions
The endorsement of dictators
The murder of homosexual men and women
Lack of education for the poor
Lack of autonomy due to a fear of God