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Homophobia Bill Sparks Protests in Italy
Church Militant ^ | 7/17/20 | Jules Gomes

Posted on 07/20/2020 6:30:29 PM PDT by marshmallow

Salvini shows up, bishops stay away

ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - Thousands of protestors across Italy are demonstrating against a draconian "homotransphobia" bill which threatens to criminalize the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality and transgenderism.

Prominent parliamentarians Matteo Salvini and Vito Comencini from the Lega party joined hundreds of Catholics and evangelicals in the Rome protest at Piazza Montecitorio Thursday, but the bishops were conspicuous by their absence.

"The danger of the bill getting through parliament is very serious," Comencini told Church Militant at the protest.

"The majority of the government is ideologically freighted, there is a strong LGBT lobby, and [former Prime Minister Silvio] Berlusconi's Forza Italia party had decided to yield, but we are determined to oppose the bill," he explained.

Comencini, a member of Italy's Parliamentary Commission for Foreign and Community Affairs, said that the Italian Bishops' Conference (CEI) had earlier written against the proposed bill and many bishops had spoken out against it.

Protestors tied a red gag around their mouths to symbolize the threat to free speech and held banners with the slogans: "Establishing a new crime is not needed and is wrong," "Freedom of expression for all," and "We remain free to think."

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: buttpirates; perverts; pooppushers; rumprangers

1 posted on 07/20/2020 6:30:29 PM PDT by marshmallow
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Prominent parliamentarians Matteo Salvini and Vito Comencini from the Lega party joined hundreds of Catholics and evangelicals in the Rome protest at Piazza Montecitorio Thursday, but the bishops were conspicuous by their absence.

2 posted on 07/20/2020 6:47:44 PM PDT by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome.)
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To: marshmallow

Wherrrrrres the fauxp?


3 posted on 07/20/2020 7:43:18 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: ebb tide

Here we go with the gay crap again

I was wondering when that was going to come up

They’ve been awful quiet lately is the blacks are getting all the attention


4 posted on 07/20/2020 8:15:47 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guv-mint you get is the Trump winning express ! Yea haw ! Trump pence II!)
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