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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

WORLD BEAT: Mexican Catholic Church Blasts Oscars

MEXICO CITY -- The U.S. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is under fire from the Catholic Church in Mexico, which claims last month's Oscars promoted homosexuality, promiscuity and abortion.

The Mexican Catholic weekly From the Faith slammed "American Beauty," "Boys Don't Cry" and "The Cider House Rules" in its latest edition published Sunday.

"This year's Oscars were a propaganda window for abortion, sexual promiscuity and homosexuality," it said.

The church attacked Oscar winner "Boys Don't Cry" for a negative portrayal of homophobes. Newcomer Hilary Swank won best actress for her portrayal of a woman who wants to be a man in "Boys Don't Cry," which the Church newsletter dubbed "morally gruesome."