Pope Benedict XVI has claimed gay marriage puts the future of mankind at stake, praising the arguments of France's chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim against gay marriage.
During his Christmas address to Vatican officials Pope Bendedict XVI entered the political arena by taking a zero tolerance approach to gay marriage.
Naharnet reported the Pope said: "In the fight for the family, the very notion of being – of what being human really means – is being called into question. The question of the family... is the question of what it means to be a man, and what it is necessary to do to be true men."
He then went on to cite France's Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim, who has written an essay against gay marriage, saying it is used to satisfy political correctness. The Pope also claimed "sex was no longer an element of nature but a social role people chose for themselves" the Telegraph reported.
According to the Huffington Post gay activists have called the Pope's comments "absurd, dangerous and totally out of sync with reality."