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Italian bishop confined to home by homosexual demonstration

Catholic World News - January 28, 2013

An Italian archbishop has revealed that he was confined to his home, forced to remain inside his “besieged” residence, when homosexual activists staged a protest there earlier this month, and warned that gay-rights campaigners aim to prosecute all who oppose their agenda.

Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi of Trieste was the target of a demonstration organized by ArciGay on January 12. Italian media outlets ignored the incident, and city officials in Trieste showed their support for the protest. Two members of the local city council reportedly participated in the demonstration.

Archbishop Crepaldi said that the protest was organized against him because of “the false and very grave accusation of being intolerant and racist.” He said that gay-rights activists are determined to gain approval for same-sex marriage, and toward that end will accuse all opponents of “homophobia.”

The archbishop warned that the goal of the demonstrators was to define “homophobia” as a crime, in order for “those who say publicly--as the Catholic Church has always done--that the real family is only that founded on marriage between a man and a woman, to be declared homophobic, intolerant, racist, and therefore, subject to criminal prosecution.”

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  • Posted by: geoffreysmith1 - Jan. 29, 2013 7:18 AM ET USA

    It reminds me of the "Kristallnacht" in Nazi Germany in 1938. Perhaps the Archbishop should consider himself fortunate that the gays did not break his windows, but that is probably the next step in the fascist agenda against the Catholic Church.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jan. 28, 2013 5:26 PM ET USA

    If "homophobia" means "a fear of homosexual persons," I think I am beginning to develop some. Not all phobias are irrational.

  • Posted by: Defender - Jan. 28, 2013 4:42 PM ET USA

    Shades of things to come? No press coverage for something like this, some political support and where were the police?

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