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Rome’s Chief Rabbi Accused of "Racism" for Opposing Italy Gay Rights Bill
Life Site ^ | 05.08.07 | Hilary White

Posted on 05/10/2007 7:47:26 PM PDT by Coleus

Rabbi Di SegniROME, May 8, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Italian homosexual leaders are accusing Riccardo Di Segni, Rome's chief rabbi of “racism” for his stand defending the traditional family. Di Segni was speaking against proposed legislation that would create de facto civil unions for homosexual partners and cohabiting persons with equivalent rights to natural marriage.  De Segni spoke out against the “strange silence” of Jewish leaders “on this hotly debated issue,’ in an article to appear in the Jewish monthly Shalom.   The ANSA news agency quotes Di Segni: “Society is about to make a decision which, according to our traditions, abundantly exceeds permitted limits and it is our duty to oppose these decisions and notremain indifferent.”

Franco Grillini, a homosexual MP accused Rabbi Di Segni of “unacceptable anti-homosexual racism.” Grillini is honorary chairman of top Italian gay rights' association Arcigay that is campaigning for the bill.  In the meantime, a Family Day demonstration is planned for Rome this Saturday in the Piazza of St. John Lateran. Organizers hope to draw between half a million and a million supporters of the family. The Roman daily newspaper, Il Messaggero, reported that the lay group Communion and Liberation has asked all its members in Rome to open their homes to Italians coming from other parts of the peninsula for the rally. The rabbi is not the only religious leader to come under fire from homosexual activists in favour of civil unions. Last week Pope Benedict XVI expressed his solidarity with president of the Italian Bishops Conference, Angelo Bagnasco, who is under police protection after threats appeared scrawled on the walls of Genoa Cathedral. The archbishop received an anonymous envelope through the mail containing a bullet and a picture of the archbishop with a swastika carved into it. 

Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, writing on behalf of the Pope said the Pontiff urges the prelate to “continue in his work for the common good, defending and promoting those human and religious values without which it is impossible to build true, free and stable democracies”. Pope and Italian President Give Public Backing to Bishop Threatened over Opposition to Homosexuality  http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/may/07050106.html


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: fourthreich; homoexualagenda; homophilia; italy; rabbi; riccardodisegni; rome

1 posted on 05/10/2007 7:47:30 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus

Coming to a town near you, unless Bush vetoes the garbage the dems are sending up.


2 posted on 05/10/2007 7:48:51 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Coleus

Typical. Its a free country this man can say what he wants but if it is against their beliefs he is a racist? When the first ammendmant does not work for loony socialists they cry foul.


3 posted on 05/10/2007 7:50:29 PM PDT by lndrvr1972
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To: Coleus

Homosexuals are now a race?


4 posted on 05/10/2007 7:50:59 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Coleus

Huh? Racist?


5 posted on 05/10/2007 7:51:50 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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6 posted on 05/10/2007 7:52:04 PM PDT by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: sageb1

I think it’s akin to “ubermenschen”.


7 posted on 05/10/2007 7:55:56 PM PDT by printhead
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To: Coleus
Italian homosexual leaders....

Now that is a phrase that could affect the tourist industry in Venice. ; )

8 posted on 05/10/2007 7:56:39 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Coleus
Being “Gay” cannot be equated with a race.
9 posted on 05/10/2007 7:56:55 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Al Qaeda knows Iraq's strategic value, yet the Democrats work day and night for our defeat there.)
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To: ozzymandus

In Leftist Newspeak, “Racist” means “Very Bad Person”, or better, “Double-plus-ungood person”.


10 posted on 05/10/2007 7:57:32 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Coleus

Gay’s are now a Race??????????


11 posted on 05/10/2007 8:02:05 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("There Are Two Theories To Arguing With Women. Neither One Works")
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To: Coleus

When I pull back far enough I can see homo marriage, global warming, gun control, hate crime legislation, nafta, cafta, immigration policy, and a myriad of other issues as all inter-related. The end result is the extinction of the American middle class.


12 posted on 05/10/2007 8:02:33 PM PDT by printhead
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To: rightwingcrazy

I prefer to think it’s just a very careless translation by a typically ignorant and uncaring reporter.


13 posted on 05/10/2007 8:08:26 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Coleus

So...I guess the Italian biological
defectives, think they are a separate
race...


14 posted on 05/10/2007 8:22:55 PM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: SkyDancer

Apparently yes: the definition of “race” has now been expanded to include those who voluntarily preclude themselves from natural reproduction. Hmmmm....


15 posted on 05/10/2007 8:24:20 PM PDT by Tabi Katz
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To: NickatNite2003

Looks they they are cognitively defective,
as well as biologically defective.


16 posted on 05/10/2007 8:25:12 PM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: Coleus

Well, I guess the Torah is a racist document. Just a matter of time before it’s banned as hate speech (and not just in Italy) :-(


17 posted on 05/10/2007 8:27:47 PM PDT by Tabi Katz
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To: Coleus
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket This is getting out of control!
18 posted on 05/10/2007 8:28:25 PM PDT by rbosque
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To: ozzymandus
Al termine della riunione, il caso - Grillini aveva parlato di «inaccettabile razzismo antiomosessuale» da parte del rabbino - sembra ridimensionato.
19 posted on 05/10/2007 8:30:04 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Coleus

Homosexuality...aaah...the new race.

I belong to the hetrosexual race.

...and to the female race.

...and to the grandmother race.

...I’m also a proud member of the SHORT race, being 5’1” tall.

...I’m also a victimized member of the fat race. I deserve compensation for this one!!!!

...WITH ALL OF THESE RACES, I’M HUNGRY!


20 posted on 05/10/2007 8:34:29 PM PDT by bannie
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To: sageb1
Homosexuals are now a race?

That's what I was wondering. So I wonder where they historically come from geographically. (I assume Greece or a muslim nation).

21 posted on 05/10/2007 8:36:10 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Coleus
Ahhhh... How can you claim racism when issue isn't race?

-Traveler

22 posted on 05/10/2007 8:44:39 PM PDT by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Tabi Katz

OK, let me see ... I’m a female, studying to be a commercial pilot, so therefore I could be considered some sort of racial entity since there are not very many of us doing this .... hmmmmm .... I’m also 22 and white .... I wonder how I’d be profiled .....


23 posted on 05/10/2007 9:16:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("There Are Two Theories To Arguing With Women. Neither One Works")
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To: Coleus

What race is homosexual?


24 posted on 05/10/2007 10:03:24 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: sageb1

>> Homosexuals are now a race?

They’re genetically forked.


25 posted on 05/10/2007 10:04:30 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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Gotta ping this one tomorrow.


26 posted on 05/10/2007 10:26:59 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Only those who thirst for the truth will know the truth.)
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To: sageb1
"Homosexuals are now a race?"

From another planet.

27 posted on 05/11/2007 12:53:55 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: M. Espinola

Not from Uranus I hope!


28 posted on 05/11/2007 2:01:54 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Coleus

How the hell does race have anything to do with choice? Can I choose to be a different race if it benefits me in some way? This is patently absurd. Call the Justice Bros. (Jackson & Sharpton).


29 posted on 05/11/2007 4:32:52 AM PDT by unionblue83 (Note to Dems:"Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser." -Gen. Patton)
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To: sheik yerbouty

Nope it’s not Uranus, however since the Moon god worshiping cult loves the Moon, their origins could be the dark side :) (in more ways then one.)


30 posted on 05/11/2007 5:00:23 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: sageb1
Homosexuals are now a race?

Apparently they have been since 1969!

31 posted on 05/11/2007 7:04:21 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Koh 'amar HaShem: 'Arur hagever 'asher yivtach ba'adam vesam basar zero`o, umin-HaShem yasur libbo!)
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To: Coleus
De Segni spoke out against the “strange silence” of Jewish leaders “on this hotly debated issue,’ in an article to appear in the Jewish monthly Shalom. The ANSA news agency quotes Di Segni: “Society is about to make a decision which, according to our traditions, abundantly exceeds permitted limits and it is our duty to oppose these decisions and notremain indifferent.”

Finally!

At least perhaps in Italy they don't have an "official Jewish leadership" of secular/reform liberals constantly claiming that "Jewish tradition" demands "marriage" rights for homosexuals.

32 posted on 05/11/2007 7:07:18 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Koh 'amar HaShem: 'Arur hagever 'asher yivtach ba'adam vesam basar zero`o, umin-HaShem yasur libbo!)
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Well, I hope this rabbi is cheered by the giant gathering supporting traditional (aka "real") marriage in Rome!

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33 posted on 05/13/2007 11:06:24 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Only those who thirst for the truth will know the truth.)
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To: printhead
I agree with you! As my very wise son put it, FAMILY is the single strongest force on the planet, destroy it, and it’s foundation, and all else follows. As long as families are on solid ground, the socialists and communists haven’t got a prayer, destroy them and even the values they espouse, and socialism takes over.

Feminism is the single biggest force in destroying the fabric of society, they have done their darndest to feminize men and make their existence unnecessary. This too, is part of destroying the whole fabric of family.

34 posted on 05/13/2007 12:33:18 PM PDT by gidget7 (2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:)
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