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US envoy backs Gay Pride event in Rome

Catholic World News - June 16, 2011

As his first official initiative, Milan’s new secularist leader, Mayor Giuliano Pisapia, has announced that he will support the Gay Pride parade in the Italian city on June 25.

Pisapia’s decision was evidently influenced by the positive response to a Gay Pride parade in Rome last weekend; that event drew praise from Rome’s Mayor Gianni Alemanno. The event in Rome was highlighted by a performance by Lady Gaga, whose participation was made possible through a direct intervention by the US ambassador to Italy, David Thorne.

“Lady Gaga is an active promote of the LGTB community: a community we foster,” the American ambassador was quoted as saying before the parade. Thorne cited US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as saying that “human rights are gay rights and gay rights are human rights.”

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  • Posted by: mamato085337 - Jun. 18, 2011 4:23 PM ET USA

    We know the Obama administratin support homosexuality; what is disturbing to me is how the weak American bishops, in failing to do their duty as leaders has led to this. The Holy Spirit would have come to their aid if they tried, and the results would be less grim an outcome worldwise. Very depressing to read.

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