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Are the Pope's Comments on Gays a Sign of More Tolerant Times?

  • Aired: 1/30/2013
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Pope Francis is already making a startling impact in the first few months of his tenure by openly reaching out to the gay community. During a candid 80-minute news conference, the new pope had this to say about homosexual clergymen: 'If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?' The pope's tolerant comments signal a major sea change in international opinion and legislation, but hate crimes and new antigay laws in Russia show that the struggle for same-sex

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