Vatican newspaper compares marriage equality to communism 
Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 07:49PM
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By Alessandro Speciale, Religion News Service/Washington Post - December 23, 2012

VATICAN CITY — Faced with recent setbacks in the United States and in Europe, the Catholic Church has intensified its increasingly uphill battle against gay marriage.

The latest salvo came with a front-page article in the Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano.

Historian Lucetta Scaraffia compared proponents of gay marriage, with their championing of “marriage equality,” to 20th-century communists who wooed millions with their promise of perfect social and economical equality. [Read Full Story]

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