Tag Archives: Rome

ROME: Police Raid Gay Orgy In Vatican Apartment

The Australian reports: Vatican police broke up a homosexual orgy last month in an apartment belonging to the Con­gregation for the Doctrine of the Faith — the department charged with, among other things, tackling clerical sexual abuse. The occupant of the apartment is alleged to be the secretary of cardinal Francesco Coccopa­l­merio, head of the Pontifical Council for Legislative texts ...

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Rome’s Trevi Fountain Goes Rainbow For Civil Unions

Earlier today Italy’s legislature made the final approving vote on its civil unions bill after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called for a confidence vote that would have cost him his job if the bill had failed. Tonight LGBT Italians and allies are celebrating at Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountain, which has been lit in the rainbow colors in solidarity. After being ...

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ITALY: Thousands Of LGBT Activists Protest In Rome Against Watered Down Civil Unions Bill [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Thousands of gay rights activists and LGBT families rallied in Rome to protest against the watering down of Italy’s civil unions bill, which no longer envisages adoption rights for homosexual couples. Protesters carried banners that read “We want equality” and sported the gay pride rainbow on their faces, with one man naked apart from a cardboard fig ...

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Bishops Call For End To Derogatory Language About Homosexuals At Vatican Synod On The Family

Reuters reports: Catholics should stop using condescending language such as “pity” towards homosexuals and find ways to welcome them as sons and daughters of the Church, bishops have told a major gathering on the family. The comments supporting more inclusive language for homosexuals in the Church were made in the first two rounds of interventions at the closed-door gathering, known ...

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Vatican Priest Comes Out, Gets Sacked Immediately

A Vatican priest working in the office of the Holy See was fired today immediately after he came out. Via Reuters: Monsignor Krzystof Charamsa was removed from his position at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican’s doctrinal arm where he had worked since 2003, a statement said. Charamsa, 43, and a Polish theologian, announced he was ...

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ITALY: Hundreds Of Thousands Rally In Rome Against Same-Sex Marriage

Breitbart celebrates: Hundreds of thousands of people travelled from all over Italy and Europe yesterday to protest against the proposed legalisation of gay marriage, and the teaching of ‘gender theories’ in schools. Gathering in the San Giovanni Square in Rome, with estimates of participants running from 300,000 to a million people, the protest put the ‘anti-Austerity’ protests held in London ...

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Italians Mock ISIS After Threat To Throw Gays Off The Leaning Tower of “Pizza”

You can see the mocking responses and memes here and here. The Italian government is taking the threat seriously. In the wake of the threat, Italian security chiefs have approved plans to put 4,800 soldiers on the country’s streets and ‘sensitive sites’ to prevent terrorist attacks. Reports claim 500 will be deployed in Rome – where soldiers are already guarding ...

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ITALY: Rome Approves Civil Unions

“At last Rome has adopted a register of civil unions. It is a long-awaited result which puts our city more and more in the forefront of the rights of individuals and the recognition of emotional ties, stable and durable. Today the capital of Italy gives the signal that, in this city, love is the same for everyone. So I want ...

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Tony Perkins: The Vatican’s Colloqium Is A “Clarion Call” Against Same-Sex Marriage

“Today, the Vatican’s colloquium on the complementarity of man and woman in marriage moved from laying a theoretical groundwork to take on the tone of a half-time locker room pep talk for those advancing the cause of natural marriage. In message after message today, from Sikh, Muslim, Mormon, and others (including American evangelicals Rick Warren and Russell Moore), there was ...

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Day Three Of Vatican Marriage Meeting

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VATICAN: American Anti-Gay Religious Leaders To Attend Meeting On Marriage

Miranda Blue writes at Right Wing Watch: Next week, American Religious Right leaders including the Southern Baptist Convention’s Russell Moore, pastor Rick Warren, Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput, and Latter-Day Saints official Henry Eyring will be joining opponents of LGBT equality from around the world at an interfaith conference on the “complementarity of man and woman in marriage” hosted by ...

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VATICAN: Topless Femen Trio Arrested After Simulating Anal Sex With Crucifixes

Via the International Business Times: Three topless Femen demonstrators have been dragged away from St. Peter’s Square after simulating anal sex with crucifixes in a protest against the Pope outside the Vatican. The women crouched on all fours and re-enacted sex with crosses while shouting anti-papal remarks including “a world without religion, a parliament without a pope” and “god is ...

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ITALY: Mayor Of Rome Registers Sixteen Foreign Same-Sex Marriages

Via Bloomberg: Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino today defied Italian law by transcribing 16 same-sex marriages that were celebrated abroad onto city hall registers. “Today is a special day that I hope will soon become a normal day,” Marino posted on his social media account along with pictures of himself wearing the mayor’s sash, posing with the smiling couples and their ...

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ITALY: US Embassy To The Vatican Recognizes LGBT Pride Month

President #Obama proclaims June as #LGBT #Pride Month— “let each of us speak for tolerance, justice, and dignity.” http://t.co/2c3jaet7ah — U.S. in Holy See (@USinHolySee) June 3, 2014 Former NOM communications director Thomas Peters is ever so pissed. From his post at Catholic Vote: It’s nice to see where our tax dollars are going. One wonders if a rainbow flag ...

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ITALY: Local Manif Pour Tous Wing Stages Rome Rally Against Hate Crimes Bill

The Italian Senate is considering an expansion of its hate crimes laws to include LGBT citizens. This week the new Italian wing of France’s neo-Nazi affiliated Manif Pour Tous held a rally in protest. Via the anti-gay LifeSiteNews: A large rally was held in Rome against the bill organized by the recently formed Manif Pour Tous Italia, a civil liberties ...

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ROME: Famed Street Lit With Rainbow Lights For Gay Teen, Wingnuts Complain

Italy’s right wing Fratelli d’Italia party is demanding the removal of rainbow lights hung over Rome’s famous Via Del Corso in the memory of a gay teenager. A rainbow-flag theme has been selected for the traditional lights along the city’s main shopping street, the Via del Corso. The lights run for almost a mile long. The lights were chosen by ...

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ITALY: Police Investigate Claims Of Catholic Priests Hiring Rentboys In Rome

Italian police are investigating claims that a former policeman visited the area around a bar named Twink (seriously) to recruit rentboys for Catholic priests assigned to churches across Rome. Don Patrizio Poggi, 46, told Italian authorities that a former Carabinieri pimped boys for nine clergymen. Poggi, who served a five-year sentence for abusing teenage boys while he was a parish ...

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At Rome Pride 2013

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