LOL... but, at the risk of belaboring the point, it's worth taking it a step further and asking, why is it funny? Is it because the Vatican will never change its teaching on gay marriage? I don't think so. Maybe not soon, but it's inevitable considering the advance of scientific and medical opinion. I think this Onion piece is darkly funny because it shows how ridiculous it is to compare "public opinion" arguments, and ethical arguments. Gay marriage shouldn't be a political debate; it's an ethical debate. It's not about, "Look how 'likable' and 'normal' these people are; it's about, "Look, these people are human, so they deserve equal rights." Jus' sayin'.