Tag Archives: Italy

Italy’s PM: I May Have The Hots for Teen Girls, But At Least I’m Not A Homo

Fending off charges of an improper relationship with a 17 year-old girl, 74 year-old Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is defending his “appreciation” for young girls by saying “at least it’s better than being gay.” “As always, I work without interruption and if occasionally I happen to look a beautiful girl in the face, it’s better to like beautiful girls …

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Italian Minister Of Family Policy: Gay Adoption Leads To Human Trafficking

Italy’s Minister of Family Policy says that allowing gay couples to adopt leads to children being bought and sold. The Catholic News Agency happily reports the message of Carlo Giovanardi: In the interview with political analyst Klaus Davi, Giovanardi noted that “where the adoption by gay couples is allowed, such as in the U.S. and Brazil,” the countries have exploded …

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Giorgio Moroder Turns 70

A reader tipped me that today is three-time Oscar, three-time Grammy winner Giorgio Moroder’s 70th birthday. So in honor of my all-time favorite producer, here’s a bit of his early work from the mid-late 70s. The first clip is a cheesily announced promo clip from Casablanca Records, but it’s worth a look just to see how enormous the early synths …

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No Gay Marriage For Italy

Italy’s highest court has issued its ruling and the news isn’t good. The Constitutional Court judged the requests related to gay unions “not admissible” and “unfounded,” according to an e- mailed statement today. Courts in the northern cities of Trento and Venice had asked the court in Rome to rule on the matter. The motivation for the decision will be …

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ITALY: Gay Marriage Ruling Due

Italy’s Constitutional Court is expected to rule this week on an appeal from two gay couples who were denied the right to marry. The decision may come as soon as tomorrow. The Vatican has pressured politicians to keep the issue from coming to a vote, but a positive ruling from the nation’s highest court could side-step legislative approval. RELATED: Portugal’s …

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Italian Bishop: It’s The Jews’ Fault

Italian Bishop Giacomo Babini continues the Catholic Church’s pedophilia blame game: The latest attempt to deflect culpability and accountability and protect Pope Benedict XVI is drenched in vile anti-semitism and represents a new low — even for the Roman Catholic hierarchy. Giacomo Babini, an emeritus bishop of Grosseto, Italy, believes recent criticism of Pope Benedict XVI’s failure to deal with …

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Bishop Francesco Nolè: Gay People Don’t Deserve Funerals

Italian Bishop Francesco Nolè says that “irregular” people like homosexuals don’t deserve to be honored with a funeral. In an interview published last Friday on pontifex.roma.it, a website created to ‘prove and defend Christianity’, Bishop Francesco Nolè declared that ‘irregulars’ such as criminals and homosexuals should not be given communions or funerals. This, he said, is not to be seen …

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Italy Creates Fine For Gay Insults

In Italy you can now be fined for calling someone gay if you mean it in an insulting way. Italian gays are debating whether that’s a good thing. Is it an insult to call somebody gay? That is the question Italians are pondering as they await a pivotal court decision on gay marriage expected this week. Last week, in an …

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Hard Ton – Earthquake

From a review on Zeitgeistworld: What would happen if Divine had been captured by disco aliens and later beamed back to modern day Italy? The answer is closer than you think, and maybe you need look no further than Hard Ton, the biggest disco queen of the XXI Century. With a body that can only remind us of John Waters’ …

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Non-Authentic Glee

Likely every social phenomenon in history, the flash mob was long ago co-opted by marketing and advertising firms. Here’s how Fox is promoting GLEE in Italy.

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Italy: Vatican Bank Being Investigated For Money Laundering

An Italian newsweekly is reporting that the Vatican Bank is being investigated for a $300M money laundering scheme involving one of Italy’s largest banks. Panorama reports that officials from the Bank of Italy’s Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) have identified transactions worth up to €180 million (£160 million) that allegedly violated anti-money-laundering regulations in accounts held at a UniCredit branch in …

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PhoboQuotable – Bishop Janusz Kaleta

“I consider if someone is homosexual, it is a provocation and an abuse of this place. Try to go to a mosque if you are not Muslim. It is abuse of our buildings and our religion because the church interprets our religion that it is not ethical. We expect respect of our church as we expect to respect that a …

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Letter Bombs At Rome Gay Bar

Two “letter bombs” were thrown at a gay bar in Rome yesterday, leaving several people with injuries. There was widespread panic when two letter bombs were thrown at a bar in a gay neighbourhood in the centre of the Italian capital Rome late Tuesday in an escalation of anti-gay violence. Italian media reports said the explosive devices were thrown from …

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Boomerang

JMG reader Willym sends in this anti-hate speech poster from his native Rome and provides this (loose) translation: If you call me a dirty [n-word] or a disgusting lesbian, it offends me just as much as me calling you Mafioso because you’re Italian. Racism (prejudice) is a boomerang. Sooner or later it comes back to you.

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Italian Pop Star Hijacks Song Festival With Song In Support Of “Ex-Gay” Movement

As gay activists protested outside, wingnut Italian pop star Povia used the nationally televised Sanremo Song Festival to perform his song about an “ex-gay” who finds the love of a woman. Christianist outfit LifeSiteNews exults: “Luca was Gay” recounts the liberation of a psychologically injured man from the homosexual lifestyle. “Luca”, who is believed to be based on the Italian …

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The Real Velvet Mafia

An Italian prosecutor who has brought down several local mafia families says that gay mafiosi are “too scared to come out of the closet”, but that American crime families are more forgiving of homo wiseguys. Antonio Ingroia, who has helped bring several bosses to justice, said: “Being gay is still a taboo for Italian society in general, let alone the …

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No Fruitful Multiplying = No Marriage

Well, at least the Catholic Church isn’t using the procreation argument just against gays. A paraplegic man was recently denied a church marriage by a bishop in Italy because he was impotent, say reports. The 26-year-old man ultimately had to go for a civil marriage on Saturday in Viterbo. “No bishop, no priest can celebrate a wedding when he knows …

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Rome Protests Gay Rights

Several hundred thousand Italians protested proposed gay rights laws in Rome on Saturday, in a giant rally called “Family Day.” The rally was organized by a consortium of Catholic groups and was attended by many nuns and priests. The new law would give expanded rights to gay and unmarried couples in matters like welfare and inheritance rights, but does not …

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Incest, Kiddie Sex = Gay Marriage

The Archbishop of Italy, Angelo Bagnasco, has compared the current battle in Italy for same-sex marriage to incest and pedophilia, saying, “Why say ‘no’ to forms of legally recognised co-habitation which create alternatives to the family? Why say ‘no’ to incest?” Why say ‘no’ to the pedophile party in Holland?” Italy is preparing for a vote on a civil union …

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