Last week, Pope Benedict told the diplomatic corps assigned to the Vatican that same-sex marriage "threatens the future of humanity."
He told diplomats from nearly 180 countries that the education of children needed proper "settings" and that "pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman."
"This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself," he said.
Jimmy Kimmel explains how the Pope's claims could be true.