Venice’s newly elected mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, wants to ban gay-pride parades in this Italian city. He has become a victim of some of the harshest criticism and hate mail ever since he affirmed: “There will never be a gay pride parade in my city”, and added, “Let them go and do it in Milan, or in front of their own homes.”
When I first heard this news on TV at the start of the weekend, the frowning newscaster made no attempt to hide her strong disapproval of the mayor’s words! (Whatever happened to objective, unbiased reporting?) ‘Here we go again’, I said to myself, ‘we are in for another witch-hunt’ now! Thwarting the desires of the powerful gay lobby to “celebrate” their disorder requires some pretty firm convictions nowadays, and lots of courage. Anyone who does so is in for a rough ride with them and their numerous ‘useful idiots’ who pander to their wishes.
Brugnaro, a practicing Catholic, first drew widespread criticism earlier this month, for a decision to remove certain children’s books from public libraries over their pro ‘same-sex marriage’ content and calling such ideas “unnatural”.
The overwhelmingly gay-friendly MSM, including famous pop icon, Elton John (who has a home on one of the islands of Venice) have exploded in an uproar of self-righteous indignation. Elton John used his Instagram page to condemn the moves, calling Brugnaro “boorishly bigoted”. The mayor said the singer was “arrogant” and told him to keep out of Venice’s business.
The mayor’s decision to ban the “Gay Pride” parade down the canals of his magnificent city has nothing in fact to do with this event being the “height of kitsch”, as he has described it, for many would likewise call the annual Venice carnival just that, and yet there are no such plans to ban this event. Instead it has everything to do with a refusal to see the city, this 53 year old businessman-turned-politician has been recently elected to govern, pandering to the homosexual lobby’s aims to glorify sodomy, celebrate the misnomer, ‘gay marriage’, and malevolent desire to further the acceptance of homosexual sex as ‘normal, happy and good’.
The truth of course is that the flaunting of homosexuality (and the acts that flow from its advancement) can only be described as ‘abnormal, distressing and wicked’, but how many politicians nowadays would have the moral courage to infer such a thing as the mayor of Venice has done, first by banning children’s books embracing corrupt pro-gay teachings from the public library aimed at damaging innocent minds, and now in banning a sordid ‘gay parade’ celebration?
Luigi Brugnaro, who says he is not “homophobic” and admits to having “gay friends” (don’t we all?) is not condemning any particular individuals. Once again the usual error is being made: blaming someone who refuses to go along with what is wrong – in this case a “gay pride parade” (the open celebration of the evil of sodomy) – and pretending to make out that his ban is a personal attack on all those of an homosexual tendency! Most of our secular Western governments may have legalised so-called ‘same-sex marriage’, but this has not been done so far in Italy.
Bakers, florists, teachers, B&B owners, etc., and now a local mayor, have all had to suffer the unpleasant consequences of remaining true to their Christian faith, but they have not backed down. What about the rest of us? Are we going to remain silent in the face of so many attacks on our beliefs? Are we going allow only a few brave ‘knights’ to stand up and confront the deformation of our values in the public square, while we remain silent ‘for fear of the wolves’? We should never bow to sin. The more we refuse to go along with the worldly corruption of our Christian heritage, the stronger we shall become. And the closer to Christ.
“An error which is not resisted is approved; a truth which is not defended is suppressed…. He who does not oppose an evident crime is open to the suspicion of secret complicity.” (Pope Felix III and quoted by Pope Leo XIII in Inimica Vis)