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Italian Comic: Pope Will Be 'Screwed' by Gay Devils in Hell

Italian comic Sabina Guzzanti participated in an anti-government protest at Rome's Piazza Navona and is under fire for suggesting that the ermine-clad Catholic leader will be dead and in Hell within 20 years, where he'll be 'screwed' by gay devils:

Guzzanti"Speakers at the rally on Piazza Navona also protested against excessive interference by the Vatican and the Catholic Church in Italian affairs, from abortion to gay rights. Ms Guzzanti, noted for her satirical impersonations of Mr Berlusconi, told the crowd that within 20 years Italian teachers would be vetted and chosen by the Vatican. She added: 'But then within twenty years the Pope will be where he ought to be, in Hell, tormented by great big poofter devils — and very active ones, not passive ones.' Giovanni Ferrara, the Rome prosecutor, said that he had asked Angelino Alfano, the Minister of Justice, for permission to proceed with a prosecution."

Insulting the Pope can carry a prison sentence of five years. According to the Times Online, "Magistrates said that no legal action would be taken against the comedian."

As far as I know, there have been no complaints from gay rights groups upset by Guzzanti's suggestion that the devils in Hell are gay.

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  1. This pope has insulted gay people over and over again. Why isn't he being prosecuted for that?

    He wrote that a homosexual orientation, even if the person is totally celibate, is a "tendency" toward an "intrinsic moral evil". Moreover, a homosexual inclination is both an "objective disorder" and a "moral disorder", which is "contrary to the creative wisdom of God". "Special concern and pastoral attention should be directed towards those who have this condition, lest they be led to believe that the living out of this orientation in homosexual activity is a morally acceptable option. It is not." His 1986 Letter concludes that pastoral care for homosexual persons should include "the assistance of the psychological, sociological and medical sciences", and that "all support should be withdrawn from any organisations which seek to undermine the teachings of the Church, which are ambiguous about it, or which ignore it entirely".

    I'll be the first of those very active poofter devils in line!!!


    Posted by: Bading | Sep 11, 2008 1:26:30 PM


  2. Additional insults from Nazinger:

    In July 1992, the Vatican issued a further proclamation authorised by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and by Pope John Paul II, entitled "Some Considerations Concerning the Catholic Response to Legislative Proposals on the Non-Discrimination of Homosexual Persons".

    This document was designed to mobilise Catholic opinion against equal rights legislation for lesbians and gay men. It not only describes homosexuality as an "objective disorder" and a "tendency ordered towards an intrinsic moral evil". It also rejects the concept of homosexual "human rights" and asserts that there is "no right" to homosexuality; adding that the civil liberties of lesbians and gay men can be "legitimately limited for objectively disordered external conduct".

    While condemning "unjust" discrimination, the Vatican document says that some forms of antigay discrimination are "not unjust" and may even be "obligatory": especially with regard to "the consignment of children to adoption or foster care, in employment of teachers or coaches, and in military recruitment".

    Most shocking of all, the 1992 document suggests that when lesbians and gay men demand civil rights, "neither the Church nor society should be surprised when ... irrational and violent reactions increase".

    This implies that by asking for human rights, lesbians and gay men encourage homophobic prejudice and violence: we bring hatred upon ourselves, and are responsible for our own suffering. The Catholic Church, it seems, blames the victims of homophobia, not the perpetrators.


    Posted by: Bading | Sep 11, 2008 1:36:33 PM


  3. Has anyone notified Mr. Donahue?

    Posted by: John in Manhattan | Sep 11, 2008 1:36:57 PM


  4. It's pretty obvious that she was not implying that all devils are gay or that gays were all devils. Let's not be hypersensitive here.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 11, 2008 1:42:05 PM


  5. So Italy has its own Sarah Silverman. I'm sure the pope and the church can take it, as they have so often in the past.

    Posted by: Paul R | Sep 11, 2008 1:47:50 PM


  6. Stands to reason that some of them would be gay, no?

    Posted by: mark | Sep 11, 2008 3:47:16 PM


  7. OMG.

    Posted by: Dawnell_do | Sep 11, 2008 5:41:09 PM


  8. just put some more money in the collection basket like they did centuries ago and buy your way to heaven the Catholics are cool with that !

    Posted by: Jack | Sep 13, 2008 10:05:22 PM


  9. I think I'll start calling myself a "poofter" from now on. It's a step up from "queer."

    Posted by: Elrey | Sep 14, 2008 6:59:19 PM


  10. I think I'll start calling myself a "poofter" from now on. It's a step up from "queer."

    Posted by: Elrey | Sep 14, 2008 7:00:32 PM


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