ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRPLANE (CNN) –Pope Francis said Monday that he will not “judge” gays and lesbians – including gay priests – signaling a shift from his predecessor and offering another sign that the new pope is committed to changing the church’s approach to historically marginalized groups.

“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis said in a wide-ranging news conference aboard the papal plane.

Meanwhile, Ken Cuccinelli would criminalize oral sex between consenting adults as a “crime against nature“..

On Monday, hosts of ABC’s The View blasted Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli over his campaign to reinstate a “Crimes Against Nature” law that would outlaw oral and anal sex even between consenting straight couples.

“What ever happened to the slogan, ‘Virginia is for lovers’?” co-host Barbara Walters wondered.

“Only man-on-top lovers, that’s it,” co-host Joy Behar pointed out.

“What he does is he automatically equates oral sex with homosexuality, okay,” Walters observed.

“Well, then I’m as gay as a gay two dollar bill,” co-host Sherri Shepherd quipped. “I’m just sayin’.”

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg demanded that Cuccinelli prove that he had not personally “indulged” in his so-called crimes against nature.

“The second thing is, why are you in my bedroom?” she added. “Get out! Get out! You know? Because what he is saying and what he is doing are two different things, and I don’t remember God saying anything about you being in my bedroom telling me what to do.”