VIDEO: GLAAD President Herndon Graddick to CNN: Pope Francis must change views on gay people

GLAAD President Herndon Graddick appeared on CNN this morning and spoke to anchor Carol Costello about newly anointed Pope Francis' anti-gay views. Check out the clip below:

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"For decades the Catholic hierarchy has been in need of desperate reform," said Graddick in a statement on Wednesday. "In his life, Jesus condemned gays zero times. In Pope Benedict's short time in the papacy, he made a priority of condemning gay people routinely. This, in spite of the fact, that the Catholic hierarchy had been in collusion to cover up the widespread abuse of children within its care. We hope this Pope will trade in his red shoes for a pair of sandals and spend a lot less time condemning and a lot more time foot-washing."

Graddick continued, "The National Catholic Reporter said Pope Francis called adoption by gay and lesbian people a form of discrimination against children. The real discrimination against children is the pedophilia that has run rampant in the Catholic Church with little more than abetting from the Vatican."

Listen to GLAAD President Herndon Graddick on the Michaelangelo Signorile show here.

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