Lady Gaga Slams Pope Benedict as France Prepares to Legalize Gay Marriage

Lady Gaga disses the Pope

 By Shaun Knittel
 Best Gay News Magazine Staff Writer 
 During a September 23 live interview with the French Radio station Europe 1, Lady Gaga slammed the recent comments by Pope Benedict XVI who said that gay marriage is a threat to the family and society.
 “I think that gay marriage is something that is going to happen, it must. We are not truly equal part of humanity if we not allowed to freely love one another,” said Lady Gaga, who performed her Born This Way Ball concert at Paris’s Stade de France, September 22.
“What the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter, it doesn’t matter to the world,” continued Gaga, who is known for her support of the LGBT community. “It matters to those who like the Pope and follow him. It’s not a reflection of all Christians, it is not a reflection of all religious people, it’s a point of view of one person.”
 “Vive la France, vive la liberation” she said in French. 
According to a recent poll, 65% of French people support giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.
Gay Star News reports that Lady Gaga’s final remarks are believed to also reflect the criticism of French LGBT rights advocates who stated that lack of fertility assistance in the proposed same-sex marriage bill of France, falls short of full equality.
“And to all the gay people here [in France]. May you can live and love each other until the end of time. And I hope you will have the human right to breed in an entirely equal manner,” she said.
On September 21, Pope Benedict XVI on Friday called on Roman Catholics in France to “defend marriage.” 
According to On Top Magazine, the Socialist government of President Francois Hollande is preparing to introduce legislation which would legalize gay marriage in the nation. Socialists recently won control of parliament, making passage of the legislation highly likely. 
Benedict said he believes such unions harm society. 
“The family is threatened by a conception of human nature that is proven to be defective,” Benedict told a group of French bishops visiting Castel Gandolfo, the pope’s summer residence located on the outskirts of Rome. “Marriage and the family are institutions that must be promoted and defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature, since whatever is harmful to them will in fact be injurious to society itself.” 
Benedict has previously opposed marriage equality in other parts of the world, including predominantly Catholic Spain and Argentina. 
The government is expected to unveil its bill to the French cabinet on October 31