24 December 200824 December 2008 Main Posts a nice Christmas message Jeff Sparrow So the Pope thinks that defending heterosexuality is as important as saving the world’s rainforests from destruction. He might equally have said that, like most religious leaders, he sees saving heterosexuality as far more important than the silly old environment. Google Fight represents rather neatly his relative interest in the two topics. Of course, it’s not just Catholicism. The Anglicans are on the verge of a schism about homosexuality. Can you imagine a religious split about, say, climate change? Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?