Pope: The pill is an impediment to world peace

Um, uh huh. So says Pope Benedict XVI, official mouthpiece of the almighty:

"Everything that serves to weaken the family based on the marriage of a man and woman, everything that directly or indirectly stands in the way of its openness to the responsible acceptance of new life ... constitutes an objective obstacle on the road to peace."

Abortion (duh) and gay marriage (double duh) rank up there as well, alongside such things as nuclear proliferation, environmental degradation and economic injustice. Just in case you were wondering.