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Pope calls sex ed an attack on religious freedom

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That wacky Pope! Every week it seems like we get another gem from him. This week, the leering pontiff criticized the socialist Spanish government over compulsory citizen-education courses that cover homosexuality and abortion. From his New Year's address: "I cannot remain silent about another attack on the religious freedom of families in certain European countries which mandate obligatory participation in courses of sexual or civic education." Certain European countries — that means you, Spain! A recent Slate article pointed out that teen-pregnancy rates in Western Europe are a third what they are here in the U.S., so Spain's feelings probably won't be too hurt.