It's sad that the leader of our faith and christian teaching is viewed with such hostility that the Secular Society succeeds in getting people to treat his visit like that of a "hate-preacher" or Nazi-sympathiser, when all he is doing is defending the dignity of human life - its inviolable sanctity and respect for human gender and sexuality. Whatever the crimes of the Church down the ages - ill-treatment of various groups or co-ercion - we should support the Pope defending teaching that seeks to uphold human dignity (never forcing it on anyone but PROPOSING a different way). Even for those who vehemently disagree with the church's stance on sexual or medical ethics - in the name of FREEDOM and TOLERANCE - you can't ban the man from entering the country just because his views differ from yours! (I reiterate - he is NOT advocating hatred or social unrest ). And if we dont take a stance against the Secular Society view that "taxpayers" ought not to finance the visit (without this routine governmental support no state visits from any leader could happen) - we are seeking to ban the Pope's visit and making a strike against religious freedom.