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Mel Gibson's father calls pope homosexual

Also claimed half the people in the Vatican are gay

There's more Mel Gibson drama, but this time, the actor's father is at the center of it.

Hutton Gibson recently appeared on the "Political Cesspool Radio Program" and took a stand against the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict. (TMZ acquired the audio.)

He was asked why the Catholic Church does not publicly address homosexuality. "It is not willing to do so because half the people there in the Vatican are queer," the elder Gibson replied.

The interviewer then asked if he believed Benedict was homosexual.

"I certainly do. Why else would he put up with this?," Hutton Gibson answered.

The 91-year-old also claimed Benedict was a part of a group that intended to "destroy the church."