Skip to comments.Rome’s Chief Rabbi Accused of "Racism" for Opposing Italy Gay Rights Bill
Posted on 05/10/2007 7:47:26 PM PDT by Coleus
ROME, 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
Coming to a town near you, unless Bush vetoes the garbage the dems are sending up.
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.
Homosexuals are now a race?
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I think it’s akin to “ubermenschen”.
Now that is a phrase that could affect the tourist industry in Venice. ; )
In Leftist Newspeak, “Racist” means “Very Bad Person”, or better, “Double-plus-ungood person”.
Gay’s are now a Race??????????
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.
I prefer to think it’s just a very careless translation by a typically ignorant and uncaring reporter.
So...I guess the Italian biological
defectives, think they are a separate
Apparently yes: the definition of “race” has now been expanded to include those who voluntarily preclude themselves from natural reproduction. Hmmmm....
Looks they they are cognitively defective,
as well as biologically defective.
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) :-(
Al termine della riunione, il caso - Grillini aveva parlato di «inaccettabile razzismo antiomosessuale» da parte del rabbino - sembra ridimensionato.
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!