Monday, June 4, 2018

THIS CATHOLIC ITALIAN POLITICIAN IS DESCRIBED AS RIGHT WING BECAUSE HE SAYS CHILDREN IN NATURAL MARRIAGE DESERVE A FATHER AND A MOTHER WHICH IS WHAT POPE FRANCIS SAYS; IS POPE FRANCIS A RIGHT WINGER?

Do you detect a bias?

Leader of Italian coalition partner says undoing gay unions isn’t a priority


ALESSANDRO DI MEO AP
Leader of the League party, Matteo Salvini, right, and Luigi Di Maio, leader of the Five-Star movement, attend the swearing-in ceremony for Italy’s new government Friday at Rome’s Quirinale Presidential Palace.

ROME

The 5-Star Movement, one of the two populist parties in Italy’s new government, distanced itself Sunday from anti-gay comments made by a minister from its right-wing coalition partner, saying issues like same-sex civil unions deliberately were kept off their common political agenda.Family and Disabilities Minister Lorenzo Fontana, a member of the right-wing League party, said after the government took office Friday that families headed by gay couples don’t legally exist in Italy.

Fontana, who arrived for the Cabinet’s swearing-in ceremony carrying his baby daughter and accompanied by his wife, told reporters that “families are those natural ones, where a child must have a mom and a dad.”

He added that as a Catholic, he also would work to beef up offices which can “try to dissuade women from aborting.”

A 5-Star Movement lawmaker, Maria Edera Spadoni, called Fontana’s comments not “opportune.”

“It’s no mystery that on ethical issues there are very different sensibilities” between the Movement and the League, Spadoni said in an interview with Corriere della Sera newspaper.

Spadoni said the differing positions of the two parties were why issues deemed “too divisive,” including abortion, living wills and LGBT families, deliberately were kept out of the policy pact the rival populist forces negotiated.

League leader Matteo Salvini hastened to insist that undoing liberal laws allowing same-sex civil unions and abortion aren’t on the agenda of the new government.

“As a father, I’m concerned that children must have a papa and mama,” Salvini said after gay rights advocates blasted Fontana’s remarks. “But the question isn’t on the agenda of this government.”

Italy enacted a same-sex civil union law in 2016 during the previous Democratic Party-led government.

With the Vatican’s often wielding influence on Italy’s social legislation, the country doesn’t allow same-sex marriages. Italy also doesn’t allow single people to adopt children whatever their sexual orientation.

The Vatican suffered a stinging defeat in 1981, when Italian voters, in a referendum, decided to uphold a 1978 law legalizing abortion after years of bitter political battles.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, if you read the article that you posted, it does not describe the politician as right-wing, it says he’s a member of a right-wing party,
The League party (I just looked this up), is a Northern Italian separatist party that accuses southern Italians of being lazy, uneducated and criminal.

Daniel said...

Not every story in the world can be viewed through the lens of our personal obsessions (Pope Francis, media bias, the Evils of Vat2).

TJM said...

Yes, you're a right-wing nut if you remain faithful to your wife, care for your children and go to Church. You are considered "moderate" if you let the State run your life (except when a 12 year old girl has an abortion without parental consent, the State strictly stays out of that decision)

Cavern Awe said...

Gene, is that you?

Dan said...

He's a hater and a rigid neo-pelagian. Not open at all to the God of surprises.

Anonymous said...

I guess Trump would be the exception here: "Yes, you're a right-wing nut if you remain faithful to your wife, care for your children and go to Church."

TJM said...

FYI, PF just ruled against the looney, left-wing loon, evil bishops in Germany on the inter-communion issue. Now the Slimes and the National Anti-Catholic Reporter will throw a nutty!

Gene said...

TJM, the abnormal has become normal. Character disorders now stand for integrity. Vulgarity and crudeness now equal wit. Social work is Christianity. Philosophy is theology.

Anonymous said...

So the guy who made anti-gay comments also thinks Southern Italians are lazy, stupid & criminal.
Probably no connection there, right?
Nothing further to see, move along.

Gene said...

Mussolini said of his own people, "They are good for nothing except singing drinking songs and eating ice cream."

Anonymous 2 said...

TJM:

“Yes, you're a right-wing nut if you remain faithful to your wife, care for your children and go to Church. You are considered "moderate" if you let the State run your life.”

This is one of your more outrageously silly statements. Please tell us you do not mean it to be taken seriously.

TJM said...

Gene,

LOL

Daniel said...

LOL. Mussolini cited as an expert in discrimination, just a few days after someone loving remembered the McCarthy years & red-baiting.

Seems like it's only a matter of time before one of our conservative friends quotes Adolf, the old-house painter, speaking out against political correctness.

TJM said...

Anonymous 2, actually it’s spot on. You work in “academia” where the bulk of the loonies are who would pretty much agree with the accuracy of my statement - I am part of the patriarchal oppressors!

Gene said...

I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.

Gene said...

I did not make the above post. Some coward is posting under my name.

Anonymous said...

Right-wing nut jobs who did not remain faithful to their wife -- or in several cases, wives. Trump, Giuliani, Gingrich, Roy Moore, Dennis Hastert, Herman Cain, Mark Sanford, etc. etc.
Heroes of the conservative evangelicals, one and all!

TJM said...

Gene,

That has the scent of Eau De Kavanaugh!

TJM said...

Kavanaugh,

And I will see your philanderers and raise you rapists: Clintoon, Kennedy,

For a catholic priest you sure are obsessed with sex

Fr. Michael J. Kavanaugh said...

If they were my posts - they're not - you might have a point...

Anonymous said...

TJM, as usual, you are stuck in a long-lost era not our own.
I named eight current or recent Republican office holders. I could have named a dozen more, like the governor of Missouri.
Do you have any examples in the past quarter century?

Gene said...

Anonymous @ 8:39...one word...Bill Clinton...no, wait, JFK...no, wait, Gov. Edwin Edwards (La.), ...no, wait...Ted Kennedy...wait,
or was it racism...George Wallace, Lester Maddox, Gene Talmadge, Herman Talmadge, Huey Long, all Democrats. It cuts both ways.

Gene said...

You anonymi should find a way to distinguish yourselves so we will know which looney we are talking to...

Anonymous said...

Gene, like TJM, whom you may be, you're lost in nostalgic recollection of the previous millennium. Let us know if you come up with any examples after the big Truman-Dewey upset.

TJM said...

Kavanaugh,

IT looks like the Abortion Party's hold on their slaves may be loosening up:

CHANGE: Voters Think Young Blacks Doing Better Under Trump Than Obama. “Even black voters are nearly twice as likely (28%) to say young black Americans are better off now than they were in the closing year of Obama’s presidency (15%).”

So sad, too bad for the evil Statists