Pubblicato da: rainbowman56 | 23 aprile 2014

Christianity, Guilty as Charged! by ANDRE VLTCHEK



Motto: verse from Colossians 3:22: “Slaves, obey your masters.”

It is Easter and I am mourning for all those hundreds of millions, perhaps billions, who were forced to ‘die for Jesus’… They vanished so the Christian dogma of some crucified man from Nazareth, could be lubricated and substantiated with red oceans of human blood, and reinforced with a tremendous mountain of bones. Colossal flames have burnt countless millions of those who have found this entirely psychedelic tale, thoroughly unbelievable, even ridiculous.

Nobody asked Jesus to die for this world, or to wash away all of its ‘sins’ (always, always those ‘sins’!). But hundreds of millions had to vanish to give way for those ‘following him’; who held their crosses while cutting down people with their swords!

“In the name of the cross!” “In the name of Jesus!” Slaughter and torture, burnt flesh, mutilated bodies, beastly rapes. The history of this world, Mr. Fukuyama! It is mainly a history of Christian conquests, the enslavement of the planet, and murder in the name of the cross. Is it over; is it the end of such a history, really?


Today I want to remember, to mourn, those centuries of human sacrifice. That pointless, unnecessary, vile human sacrifice!

I want to commemorate those who have vanished; I want to do it with with red wine. Not with the wine that symbolizes ‘blood’ of someone, but with the wine of the Chilean people who produced it. As simple as that!

And I want to ask one simple but urgent question: “Isn’t it time to stop, to say enough? Isn’t it time to scrap that more than 2,000 years old violent dogma, which is most definitely responsible for the insanity, and for the arrangement of world as it today?”

On Saturday and Sunday, believers and non-believers will be packing tens of thousands of churches in North America and Europe, in Latin America, Africa, Oceania, and even in some parts of Asia. For many, this ‘celebration’ has nothing to do with god, or God, or any philosophical, even spiritual concept. For many, maybe for the majority of the patrons, this is just a habit, a custom, or something much more sinister: The reinforcement of a sense of belonging to something that they are told (or hinted to), is the right direction on the highway to righteousness and superiority.


Religions, most of them, are actually like some sort of huge private club with inflexible rules, rigidly defined membership guidelines, and fees.

Except that, while you can be kicked out from the club, religions can actually kill… and they do – which is especially true of Christianity.

Those who are gathering during these days, and celebrating the resurrection of an individual they call Jesus, are clearly overlooking, and even forgetting the price, which humanity has been paying, all over the world, for millennia. For just a single crucifixion and for the short agony of one person (who perhaps never even existed), entire nations were placed on the sacrificial altar.

How primitive and brutal, and how immoral!

Almost the entire North and South America, in the era of the arrival of the priests, shuttled to the “New World” by that arch criminal Christopher Columbus (Colon) and his fleet, got ruined, massacred, cheated and contaminated by all sorts of diseases. The Cross – the symbol of Christianity – was always at the front and above all that carnage. There was really ‘no coming back’ for the conquerors. Those holding the cross were too intoxicated by vile righteousness; they were too overwhelmed by greed, too sadistic.

Unbridled greed, religious fanaticism and oppressed sexuality (those very pillars of Christianity) played the most terrifying role in ruining this, (and many other) parts of the world.

The great majority of people from the so-called New World simply vanished.

“When Columbus landed in this hemisphere, there were probably 80-100 million people with advanced civilizations: Commerce, cities, etc. Not long afterwards about 95% of this population had disappeared”, explained Noam Chomsky, during our conversation, which led to our book “On Western Terrorism, From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare”.

Those who were not killed were brutalized savagely.

Abel Posse, a great Argentinian writer and diplomat, the author of the novel “Dogs of Paradise” (“Los perros del paraíso”), once wrote and also explained to me personally:

“The conquest was sick… And religious ‘guilt’ played a tremendous role in the violence. Local women were willing to engage in sexual acts with those pathetic conquerors who wore crosses and heavy armor in the tropical heat… And the conquerors were possessed by desire… but also by terrible guilt. They saw the willingness and desire of the local women as a sin… Therefore, they dragged those beautiful women into deep forests, tortured them for hours and days, and then raped them brutally!”

Whoever survived was forcefully converted to Christianity.

Both sexual torture (for which ‘ingenious’ instruments were invented and manufactured) and rape were not the only types of violence administered by ‘pious’ Christians, but they were the most common ones, for which they are remembered, until now, in Peru and elsewhere.

In the era of conquest, the much more advanced culture of South and Central America was ruined, people were captured and enslaved. Their languages were banned or made irrelevant.

Men and women were forced to take apart, stone by stone, their tremendous temples, and then build cathedrals and churches. Then, these Christian temples of worship were decorated with looted gold and silver, extracted by de facto slaves, chained in appalling mines around places like Potosi. This was what the great Uruguayan writer, Eduardo Galeano, described as the “Open Veins of Latin America”.

And slavery was, of course, always one of the trademarks of the Christian conquerors. And the Bible itself was conveniently quoted buy those beasts clad in metal armor and huge crosses: “Slaves, obey your masters.”

Entire continents and whole nations were enslaved. Proud people, who used to be free and proud, were chained. They were hunted like animals, by European Christians and then taken by the millions in order to build, for free, the ‘new continents’ (millions died on high seas)… The Brits and French pioneered this horrid practice, but there were many others, including Belgians and Germans.

As was honestly confirmed by R. Furman, a Baptist, of South Carolina: “The right of holding slaves is clearly established in the Holy Scriptures, both by precept and example.”

The Church, particularly the Vatican, but not alone, financed (and ‘invested in’) those countless crusades and colonial expeditions. Its approach towards the world was greedy, ruthless, and murderous, or more precisely, genocidal.

Absolutely no religion on earth has ever managed to achieve such preposterous levels of brutality with such disregard and spite for fellow human beings, such racism and bigotry.

At one point, the Spanish aristocracy was so appalled with Christianity, that it sent its ships to Africa, and begged Muslim armies standing in Ceuta, to liberate Spain from Christian terror. Which happened, and Muslims established, among other oases of tolerance and calm, the Caliphate of Cordoba, where in a tremendous mosque, Christians, Jews and Muslims were allowed to gather, pray and openly discuss almost any topic they desired.

To illustrate the contrast, “One of the mottos of the first European migrants to what is now New England, was ‘Convert or Die!’” explained a Czech/American artist and filmmaker from Boston, Milan Kohout.


Based on facts that are readily available to any person who is willing to study and read, Christianity should be banned. The ban should be simply based on the countless crimes against humanity, which have, by hundred-fold exceeded even those crimes committed by Nazism (Christianity and Fascism/Nazism are actually very closely connected).

No dogma, no ideology, has enslaved the world, like Christianity. No religion or ideology has murdered more people.

The only reason why it has not happened yet, is because Christianity is actually still clearly in charge of the world order; its ‘culture’ is the dominant philosophy of Empire, and its self-righteousness is almost never allowed to be openly questioned in the mass media.

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In ancient eras and in modern times, Christianity has been deeply and negatively involved in almost all the chapters of history, in the most despicable manner.

It came out in full support of colonialism, slavery and racism, and then it collaborated with, and endorsed Nazism in Germany, Mussolini’s fascism in Italy, General Franco in Spain, and the ‘fight against Communism’ in Eastern Europe.

Adolf Hitler was inspired by Christianity, and by its hate for everything from secularism to Communism, from ‘pornography’ to homosexuality.

In 1936 he declared: “Providence withdrew its protection and our people fell… And in this hour we sink to our knees and beseech our almighty God that He may bless us, that He may give us the strength to carry on the struggle for the freedom, the future, the honor, and the peace of our people. So help us God.”

He had it all very clear two years earlier:

“National Socialism neither opposes the Church nor is it anti-religious, but on the contrary it stands on the ground of a real Christianity… For their interests cannot fail to coincide with ours alike in our fight against the symptoms of degeneracy in the world of today, in our fight against a Bolshevist culture, against an atheistic movement, against criminality, and in our struggle for a consciousness of a community in our national life…These are Christian principles!”

And of course, a part of Christianity has always been ‘charity’. After massacring millions of innocent men, women and children, or after robbing entire nations of all that they possessed, the Christians happily gave back. If it took 90%, it gave 10%, or much less than 1% (in case of the United States, when it comes to foreign aid). Again, to quote Adolf Hitler, a Christian:

“With a tenth of our budget for religion, we would thus have a Church devoted to the State and of unshakable loyalty.”

Even before Hitler, those German genocides against the Herero and Nama tribes in and around of what is now Namibia, came with the clear blessing of the clergy.

Perhaps in the most intense genocide of the 20th Century, the rule of the Belgian King Leopold II took approximately ten million lives, or roughly half of the population of the “Congo Free State”, according to investigations by the anthropologist Jan Vansina and others. After his death, King Leopold II was interred in the royal vault at the Church of Our Lady of Laeken, in Brussels.

No wonder the King supposedly argued “bringing Christianity to the country outweighs a little starvation…” Ten million people mutilated and burnt alive is clearly nothing too scandalous for Christian sensitivities, as long as it helped to spread true teaching to those ‘barbarians’, in the ‘heart of darkness’.

Of course, most of the Latin American dictators were deeply religious and ‘moral’, including General Pinochet, who reigned brutally with the determined support of the United States, Opus Dei, and other extremist Christian clans.

In Argentina, Christianity was one of the pillars and justifications of the terror administered by Jorge Rafael Videla and his military junta. He used to say: “We consider it a great crime to work against the Western and Christian style of life: It is not just the bomber but the ideologist who is the danger.” He also periodically clarified his deep and compassionate inclinations: “As many people as necessary must die in Argentina so that the country will again be secure.”

One of the most brutal men of the 20th century, Francois ‘doc’ Duvalier, went even one step further, and declared that he is part of God and Jesus Crist. His posters used to declare: “Papa Doc: One with… Jesus Christ and God himself”.

The Western Christian demagogues and propagandists implanted a fear of secularism and atheism, to many regions of the world, with mostly horrifying results: Jihadist cadres were financed and introduced into Afghanistan during the war with the Soviet Union. The 1965 US-backed military coup in Indonesia which took between one and three million lives (mainly atheists and secular intellectuals, murdered by the military, Muslim cadres, but with the clear involvement of other religions) was one of the most horrific orgies of terror from which Indonesia has never recovered, and gradually degenerated into a religious and thoroughly unproductive, ignorant archipelago of environmentally plundered and devastated islands. The British Empire used the “divide and rule” strategy, which led to the awful ‘Partition’ of the sub-Continent.

And this is just to name few of the deadliest religious implants, orchestrated by the Christian West.


In today’s world, Christians are siding with the most appalling regimes, supporting the most dreadful oppressions.

I spoke to several priests and believers in Cairo, not long after the brutal pro-Western military coup of al-Sisi and his clique, which, on July 3rd 2013, overthrew the democratically elected moderate Islamic government. All of them were staunch supporters of the coup d’état that killed several thousand people in just a few weeks.

Even Time admitted: For Egypt’s 8 million Christians… the coup seemed little short of a miracle. Some hailed al-Sisi as a messiah…

In Africa, most of the extreme violence has religious, Christian connotations. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has lost, since 1995, between six and ten million people, some of the most brutal militias fall into the bracket of Christian fundamentalists.

A close ally of the West and one of the most brutal dictators in Africa, Yoweri Museveni, responsible for millions of lost lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in his native Uganda, and a self-proclaimed crusader against homosexuality, has been for decades, a staunch Christian and is associated with the American fundamentalist Christian organization, “The Fellowship” (also known as “The Family”).

And there is, of course, The Lord’s Resistance Army, originally from Uganda, but operating in the entire region. It uses child soldiers; it has been accused of committing numerous crimes against humanity; “including massacres, abductions, mutilation, torture, rape, and uses forced child labor as soldiers, porters, and sex slaves”. Its commander, Joseph Kony, proclaims himself the spokesperson of God and a spirit medium, primarily of the “Holy Spirit”.

One of the most brutal actors in the Congolese genocide, former warlord Laurent Nkunda, is an ordained Christian preacher and an ordained minister. Most of his troops had been followers (not that they had much choice). His men are responsible for some of the most horrible crimes in modern history, including mass rapes in the city of Bukavu. The Motto of his militia is: “Rebels for Christ.” He is a Seventh-day Adventist. He also claims to receive help and guidance from American “Rebels for Christ” who visit the Congo spreading Pentecostal Christianity.

Christianity still plays some of the most negative roles in both Africa and Oceania (Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia), where it is responsible for the physical (mostly sexual) and mental abuse of both children and adults, for defending oppressive family structures and the status quo in the society, as well as for spreading disinformation and ignorance. It is also extracting funds from the congregation, rich and poor, financially ruining its members.

Outrageous financial extractions are also common in countries such as the Philippines, as well as in several Christian pockets of Indonesia, where Christianity is corrupt to the extreme, siding, for decades, with the most extreme ‘free-market’ dogma, and heartless business practices. There, it actually forms the ‘Fifth Column’ – it is helping to plunder the country on behalf of foreign companies – mostly those that, of course, come from the Christian West.

It goes without saying that places that have recently undergone pro-Western and ‘anti-people’ ‘reforms’ and ‘uprisings’, are witnessing increasing religious, often Christian zeal, most cases implanted and supported from abroad. This is true of Ukraine, Cuba, Venezuela, to name just a few.

The Ukrainian fascists, who overthrew the elected government in Kiev, are now giving speeches in Maidan Square, surrounded by huge crucifixes and a statue of the Virgin Mary. Both the Orthodox Church and Protestants (I was told that the present leaders explained that true global power is in the hands of Western Protestants, which resulted in quick conversions) are gaining power.

But the Empire is the one that performs most of the crimes against humanity. These crimes are habitually committed in the name of Christianity.

That very Empire is mainly governed by deeply religious, dedicated Christians, mostly Protestant (all 41 Presidents of the United States have been Protestants, except for J.F. Kennedy, who was a Roman Catholic).

‘Exceptionalism’, is a deep belief that the West has been given some sort of mandate “from above” to govern, judge and police the world – it all comes from the fundamentalist Christian faith.

Coming back full circle to the original point that this essay is making, almost all the horrors this planet has experienced, actually come from that intolerant, racist and ‘exceptionalism’ belief, clearly propelled by Christian faith, and by, other less influential, monotheist religions.

This belief is encoded in Christianity and in the Bible, and has been put to work by all the generations and almost all Christian theoreticians. It is not, as so many naïve people say: That bad people kidnapped an excellent idea and faith.

According to this belief, nothing really matters much, as long as the ruling Christian culture stays in power, as long as the Christian West continues to rule over the world. As in the middle ages, no human sacrifice is high enough, as long as the system is upheld. As long as the victims are ‘the others’ – Arabs, Jews, Southeast Asians, Chinese, Pacific Islanders, Chinese or Japanese (and the system uses collaborators from the ranks of these ethnic groups, as well. The carrot consists of; making them think, that by serving the West through Christian religion and business, they are actually gaining an exclusive status, that of local ‘elites’).

The sacrifice of ‘the others’ is expected, even welcomed: Seven or even ten million people in Indochina – not a big deal. Three million in Indonesia – it is irrelevant. Ten million in Congo – who cares, they are Christians, but in reality some second rate niggers, just to borrow the vocabulary of the British Christian Prime Minister Lloyd George. Tens of millions all over Africa, from Somalia to Mali – who are they? Un-people, just filthy Muslims! Millions of broken lives all over Latin America – good for them! They were mainly Communists, and atheist hordes. Twenty million Soviet people died fighting and defeating Nazism – they were mainly white, but their atheism made them worse than those niggers!

Christian ‘logic’ was clearly implemented in all the colonialist adventures and genocides of modern days; in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya, to name just a few.

As has always been reflected by the ‘Monroe Doctrine’ – the US has the right to determine the fate of people and nations all over Latin America.

Such a belief has also been easily detectable in all former and present colonialist expansions, in the slave trade, and in the extermination of entire nations. As is evident in how the West is treating two enormous nations: China and Russia.

Many analysts and thinkers were naively waiting for some glimpse of real logic, based on facts, morality, and international law… They waited in vain. The Empire acted religiously. The Empire IS religious! It demanded total obedience and faith. It was ready to burn millions of those who were prepared to resist- even question – metaphorically and in real terms.

That is, naturally, nothing new! Many have noticed that the West is in fact a fundamentalist Christian entity. Its people are mainly secular (except in the United States, the most religious industrialized country on earth) – they don’t care much about practical religious aspects, about visiting churches or about symbolism. But their brains, minds and tolerance to the brutality committed by their societies, are conditioned by Christian dogmas and by the ‘theories of exclusiveness’, by the profound belief that they, and only they, have the right to hold the fate of this planet in their hands.


On one of the many Internet sites dedicated to the crimes committed by Christianity, young people mainly, are compiling the list. In simple terms, saying the same thing that is being argued in this essay.

“Mental and Physical abuse of children”, writes one.
“Ignorance”, jumps in another writer.
“…Mental abuse of children and adult alike, murder, torture, sexual abuse of children and adult alike, several hundred years of stupidity and the humiliation of other nations and ethnicities (including the slavery of Africa and the creation of the idea that “black is inferior”), actual killing and righteousness… for degrading black people, homosexuals and Jews… demonizing people for being an individual with critical thinking…”
“The crusades…”
“The delusions, fears and wasted lives of billions of followers.”
“Remember the crusades? There was a children’s crusade. It was pretty nasty. Christianity never had a problem with killing babies in the name of their vicious god. That’s why it’s so ironic that they’re always screaming about being ‘pro life’.”
“Those nasty pretend nice women who maltreat everyone else who is not like them, and teach their children to do the same.”

And so on. The list of grievances is endless.


The Last Supper, which is one of the main symbols of Christianity, has most certainly been relived worldwide, in the countries battered by the Western ideological dogma, based on the Christian views of the world.

But those millions, who were metaphorically crucified (they most often died a much worse death than that caused by crucifixion), were not sons or daughters of a god or the God; destined to be resurrected at a later date. They were simple men and women who were taken to terrible prisons or camps, in order to be exterminated… or simply shot to death like stray dogs. They were raped and then cut to pieces, they had heart attacks and strokes from electric shocks, they had their bones crushed, and they were burnt by cigarettes, and often, later, burnt to death, alive.

They were resistance fighters struggling against Christian-backed dictatorships in Chile, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Kenya, and so many other unfortunate corners of the globe. Or they were simply free-minded men and women, unwilling to live those dreadful lives, under Christian hypocrisy and its dismal dictates.

They had their last meals with their loved ones, before the bell rang, before the door was kicked open, before they were taken away, before they were never resurrected, before they never returned home.

I propose a toast, to those hundreds of millions of victims of Christian terror. And especially to the millions of those who resisted it, and died with honor and great dignity, fighting for humanity!

I salute the men and women of the Western Hemisphere who fought the European invaders; those who have always come armed with their deadly weapons, crosses, and terrifying visions of total doom, and hell.

Claiming that it brings love, Christianity offers fear and suffering to the planet. Enough! Truly, enough!

They advise us to offer our other cheek? Yes, they do. OUR cheek, of course, not theirs. If you slap them, they will machine gun you down, blow you to pieces. If they come and rape your children in front of you, as they have been doing for centuries, you are supposed to serve them dinner, afterwards.

Their charity, too! It is like their foreign aid. Loot everything, and then give 0.02%!

And their last, and final dogma: “It is not really religion, which is bad. It is the ‘people’ who kidnapped it.”

This is the worst, the wildest lie – the most predictable, the cheapest, and the most insulting of lies. Insulting to logic, and insulting to all those victims of Christianity!

It is the religion! It is their priests, preachers, dogma and theories; it is even, sometimes, those simple, ‘good’, singing, brainwashed followers.

First of all: People created that Christian religion. And it has been serving fatefully, their desires and their urges. In the Christian religion, there is plenty of violence and injustice; it is all encoded. In fact, so much violence and injustice, that for millennia, each and every brutal ruler, cardinal, priest and crusader found enough ‘inspiration’ and ‘justification’ for his terrible deeds.

And the Empire is still feeding on that dogma and on the Bible, it keeps finding endless justifications and excuses for the terror that it is spreading all over the world. As all Christian Empires, for the last two thousand years, has been spreading fire and pain, reducing nations and people to pitiful slaves, and this planet, gradually, to… to what you know it is now!

As put brilliantly by G. W. Foote and J. M. Wheeler in their book “Crimes of Christianity”: Both Catholic and Protestant have to face the fact that the triumph of Christianity was the triumph of barbarism, and that the doctrine of salvation by faith, is in each Church, the logical basis and sanction of persecution.

It is Christianity, the religion, not just the individuals. Christianity is guilty as charged!


I salute the men and women of the Middle East who fought the Crusaders.

I salute the African people, who did not allow themselves to be slaughtered and enslaved, shackled, and instead opted to die standing, than to live (or die anyway) on their knees.

I salute the revolutionaries of my beloved Latin America!

You kept our humanity alive. Thanks to you, I am still writing this essay! Thanks to you, countries like Venezuela and Cuba are standing, defiant and proud. Thanks to you, people all over the world are now waking up!

And I salute Christians, all over the world, who have realized that their religion is, always was and always will be, synonymous with crime, rape and plunder, even with countless genocides, and who have proudly divorced themselves from the Church and its ‘heritage’!

This is my Easter salute! To the victims of Christian terror, and to those who have fought this the most fundamentalist, gloomy and destructive ideology on Earth, one that is closely associated with fascism, colonialism, racism and imperialism!

This is my Eastern celebration. Today I celebrate the lives of the heroes of the resistance against Christian terror!

And rest assured: “No one is forgotten, and nothing is forgotten!”

Andre Vltchek is a novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist. He has covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries. His discussion with Noam Chomsky On Western Terrorism is now going to print. His critically acclaimed political novel Point of No Return is now re-edited and available. Oceania is his book on Western imperialism in the South Pacific. His provocative book about post-Suharto Indonesia and the market-fundamentalist model is called “Indonesia – The Archipelago of Fear”. He has just completed the feature documentary, “Rwanda Gambit” about Rwandan history and the plunder of DR Congo. After living for many years in Latin America and Oceania, Vltchek presently resides and works in East Asia and Africa. He can be reached through his website or his Twitter.

Pubblicato da: rainbowman56 | 17 aprile 2014

La suora di regime (ma poi non venite a lamentarvi)

Originally posted on Elfobruno:

un momento laico a The Voice

Non è per fare sempre l’anticlericale – che in Italia significa, né più né meno, avere a cuore la democrazia – ma questo entusiasmo collettivo e generalizzato per la suora di turno vi rende degni e degne di tutto quello che la chiesa sta facendo a questo paese. E sì, sto parlando di suor Cristina a The Voice.

Perché il pubblico che si alza inneggiante dopo le prime sette notte – per un’interpretazione che poi si rivelerà pure accettabile, ma ora ditemi che ha cambiato il panorama musicale mondiale o i vostri ultimi destini – denuncia la nostra solita e provincialotta sudditanza culturale e fa regredire, ancora una volta, la società italiana in gregge, concetto molto caro in Vaticano. Basterà che la prima delle pecore si getti nel burrone che tutto il resto le andrà dietro.

Le lacrime di J-Ax, poi – uno che è diventato famoso per un cantico all’istituto della marijuana, per non…

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Pubblicato da: rainbowman56 | 14 aprile 2014


Originally posted on the gay side of life:

ES Collection is a Spanish brand of clothes, maily underwears, swimwears and sportwears.

ES Collection and Addicted are the brands of a company of Barcelona (Spain) specialized in wholesales of synthetic materials. The comapny exists since 1958.

The collections of ES and Addicted are more and more seen on the net and specially the pictures of the campaigns are frequently blogged on gay friendly websites. The reason behind that is an obvious parti-pris of the designers as well as the artistic director to promote sexy and homoerotic collection. The male models casted for the shooting are definitevely hot and masculine in a way to attract a gay audience. The sexy look and the attitude of the models when together is also very gay friendly.

Here is a selection of pictures from a recent campaign casting models from BelAmi, you probaly know the website BelAmi which is one of the most…

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Pubblicato da: rainbowman56 | 14 aprile 2014

Chris Bunn Photographed by Brent Chua

Originally posted on FASHIONABLY MALE:

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Brooklyn based Model Chris Bunn getting his portfolio updated by Photographer Brent Chua, in a divine outdoors session.

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La risposta è semplice: la vita e la famiglia come deve essere secondo loro, e secondo le loro ristrette idee. Una famiglia rigorosamente eterosessuale dove la donna sia sottomessa al marito e pensi soprattutto a far figli; altra famiglia non può esistere secondo loro, le coppie omosessuali non parliamone, sono “innaturali”!La realtà delle famiglie umaner, etero ed omosessuali, è negata dai falsi difensori della “Famiglia”! Bisognerebbe cominciare a ignorare loro, e le loro ingerenze nella legislazione italiana. Aberrazioni come  il divieto di diagnosi preimpianto nella famigerata Legge 40 si devono a questi signori. Sono per la vita, ma quale vita? Non delle persone vive e coscienti, ma di embrioni, non importa se indifferenziati e portatori di difetti genetici che farebbero nascere un infelice destinato a morire dopo pochi anni fra atroci sofferenze. Ma una volta che sei nato, ai difensori della Vita Incosciente non interessi più. Dei genitori che vorrebbero avere un figlio/a sano/a e del bambino che nasce a loro non importa nulla. Come non gli importa mulla dei ragazzi gay che si suicidano per colpa dei disumani pregiudizi della chiesa cattolica col suo nefasro concetto di “peccato”. Per questi difensori non della vita ma della tortura, una donna violentata avrebbe “il dovere” di proseguire la gravidanza. Una persona costretta a vivere i suoi ultimi giorni attaccata a una macchina non può  decidere di porre fine alle proprie sofferenze. Ma se una persona va in coma irreversibile o in stato vegetativo permanente, gli sciacalli difensori della “vita” si affollano attorno al corpo immoto per difendere i suoi diritti! Ma che vita e che famiglia difendono questi avvoltoi indifferenti alla sofferenza umana? Perchè non dicono chiaramente di essere servi della loro ideologia mortifera?

Pubblicato da: rainbowman56 | 12 aprile 2014

Eterologa? Bergoglio sussurra il suo no alle famiglie gay

Originally posted on Elfobruno:

Bergoglio tuona contro l’eterologa

Sull’importanza della caduta del divieto alla fecondazione eterologa ho già scritto e non mi ripeterò.

Faccio notare, a commento di quanto già detto, due ulteriori aspetti.

Innanzi tutto, arriva allarmata la reazione vaticana. Bergoglio e la sua corte non si capacitano, con ogni evidenza, del fatto che l’Italia possa avere organi giuridici capaci di decidere autonomamente al di là delle ristrette – e disumane – categorie del peccato. E allora il “simpatico papa Francesco” tuona, ma sempre a modo suo, con quel fare soft e l’accento alla Diego Armando Maradona, che rassicura, ok, ma fa passare aberrazioni come queste: «Ferma opposizione a ogni diretto attentato alla vita, specialmente innocente e indifesa. Il nascituro nel seno materno è l’innocente per antonomasia.»

Peccato che nessuno attenti alla vita di nessun altro e, semmai, si permette a nuova vita di venire alla luce. O Bergoglio preferirebbe che alcuni bambini…

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Io e Giuseppe sposati dopo 27 anni
Storia di una coppia e di una vita normali

Una storia normale: mi piace pensare che quella mia e di Giuseppe sia prima di tutto questo. Capisco che per qualcuno non sia facile accettarlo, ma giuro che è proprio così, da ventisette anni. Da quando, a Firenze ci siamo incontrati per strada (in via Maggio, alle dieci del mattino, doveva essere la fine di febbraio) davanti al negozio di un comune amico antiquario («io che sto sempre sulla porta, non me ne sono accorto»).

Uno sguardo, un saluto: «Pensavo che fossi americano» mi avrebbe poi confessato e invece venivo da Fiesole. Poi l’invito a accompagnarlo su un cantiere: invito accettato senza tentennamenti, sarà stata la mia passione per l’architettura. Certo la testata contro lo stipite della porta, in quella casa in costruzione, avrebbe dovuto mettermi in allarme, così almeno dicevano gli amici (invece era solo la mia innata goffaggine), ma così non è stato: dopo il cantiere, la trattoria e infine l’invito a raggiungerlo a Milano nel fine settimana. Detto fatto. E tutto è cominciato.

Normale, dunque, ma non certo facile. Ognuno di noi ha portato in questa storia un passato complesso. Giuseppe dopo la laurea in architettura si era stabilito a Chicago, già lavorava e insegnava, ma la morte del fratello l’aveva riportato a Grosseto, a occuparsi dell’azienda di famiglia: Firenze era in fondo solo una tappa, l’inizio della sua carriera accademica come assistente di Giovanni Klaus Koenig (poi sarebbe venuto il Politecnico di Milano), l’apertura del primo studio. Io stavo cercando ancora la mia strada mentre mia madre continuava a ripetermi «per me giornalista o giornalaio sono la stessa cosa».

Più volte ci siamo detti: siamo stati fortunati, erano gli anni della promiscuità, quelli che avrebbero anticipato il triste momento dell’Aids. Invece sono stati gli anni della stabilità, inseguita a tutti i costi: una casa da dividere e due mondi lavorativi per fortuna lontanissimi, l’architetto con il suo studio e io che finalmente ero stato ammesso alla Scuola di giornalismo della Luiss (due anni, cinque giorni su sette, in treno da Firenze a Roma e ritorno, per non perdere un giorno di corso). A fare da collante ci sono stati (fin da allora) gli amici. Sono loro, i milanesi come i grossetani, i veneziani, i genovesi che in qualche modo ci hanno insegnato il valore della (nostra) normalità: Alessandro, Paolo, Piccia, Sandro, Titta, Nicoletta come Stefano, Andrea, Giuliana, Stefano, Roberta, Sergio come Cristina, Gianni, Stefania, Piero, Antonio, Marco. Nessuno ci ha mai chiesto conto della nostra storia, per loro siamo stati sempre Giuseppe e Stefano (o viceversa dipende dalla confidenza) facendoci diventare parte di un universo fatto anche di matrimoni, di battesimi (i loro figli sono un po’ tutti nostri nipoti, da Bianca la figlia di mio fratello Luigi ad Andrea, Virginia, Caterina e Maria Giulia fino ai suoi assistenti di studio), di vacanze condivise.

Come in tutte le storie, tante cose ci dividono: io amo la tv, Giuseppe l’opera; io non so cucinare, Giuseppe spadella in continuazione; io amo il dolce, Giuseppe il salato. E anche il nostro reciproco lavoro continua a tenerci per fortuna distanti. Due mondi separati che nel 2012, Giuseppe mi ha chiesto a freddo di riunire (guarda caso eravamo ancora una volta a Firenze) con questo «matrimonio» (che metto tra virgolette per rispetto di chi non la pensa come me). Ho detto di sì subito, senza pensare. Perché era giusto, come credo che sia giusto che ogni coppia (etero, gay o altro che sia) abbia il diritto di condividere in pieno il proprio destino.

Come hanno detto subito di sì i trenta amici che ci hanno seguito a New York per la cerimonia: è stato «normalmente» bellissimo (c’era persino la statuina degli sposi, in versione riveduta e corretta, in cima alla torta) con repliche a Milano e in Maremma. Certo che l’ordinanza di Grosseto (grazie prima di tutto al nostro avvocato Claudio Boccini) sta sconvolgendo la nostra normalità: ne siamo felici (ieri il sindaco di Grosseto ha ordinato la registrazione dell’atto) ma ora vorremmo davvero un po’ di calma (c’è tempo per i ricorsi, noi siamo pronti a dare battaglia). Se penso però che, qualche anno fa, dopo un incidente stradale non mi hanno permesso di assistere Giuseppe perché «non facevo parte della sua famiglia», quella calma e quella normalità sono disposto a perderle. Da subito.

Commovente e nobile risposta agli schiamazzi delle cornacchie della CEI, i senza famiglia che pretendono di essere solo loroa decidere cosa è una famiglia!

Chi nega ad altri qualcosa che per se stessi è un diritto è un essere spregevole


Cade finalmente l’ultimo pezzo di una delle più indegne leggi della storia repubblicana, la legge 40 del 2004, voluta da un governo liberale solo a parole (anzi, liberale solo quando si è trattato di decidere per le proprie vite): il divieto di fecondazione eterologa, insensato e feroce. Quello che ha impedito finora a alle coppie di ricorrere alla più innocente delle pratiche, utilizzare la donazione del seme di un altro, proprio come si riceve un organo da un donatore quando questo manca o è malato.

Ma la sciagurata legge sulla fecondazione assistita, oggi completamente svuotata dalle sentenze, prevedeva altri aspetti di inaudita violenza, proprio contro quella vita che in teoria si voleva difendere: il divieto di diagnosi preimpianto, anzitutto, una tecnica utilizzata ovunque e grazie alla quale i genitori portatori di malattie genetiche – spesso con storie strazianti di figli malati e morti sotto il loro occhi – possono invece avere figli sani. Non biondi e belli, solo non destinati a morte prematura. La contraddizione massima di questo divieto, anch’esso fortunatamente smontato grazie alle sentenze prima dei tribunali locali, poi della Consulta, stava nel fatto che lo stesso Stato, che ti impediva di impiantare un embrione malato, consentiva poi di farlo crescere nella pancia per poi praticare un aborto terapeutico fino al quinto mese. Una norma in vistosa opposizione con la 194 e terrificante nelle conseguenze sulla madri, costrette ad abortire dopo, ma impossibilitate a scegliere prima.

E poi, ancora: l’obbligo di impiantare un massimo di tre embrioni sui corpi delle donne, a forza e in un unico impianto, per sfuggire a quella crionservazione degli embrioni impossibile da evitare (e ai cui problemi etici si deve rispondere altrimenti). Questo ha significato per molte donne, prima che la Corte Costituzionale lo bocciasse, percorsi di fecondazione da un lato più fallimentari, dall’altro molto più dolorosi, con il risultato di aumentare, tra l’altro, quelle gravidanze plurigemellari in uno Stato “etico” che ti costringe ad avere figli per poi abbandonarti nel momento dell’assistenza e dell’aiuto.

L’esito di una legge definita “a tutela del concepito” è stato solo questo: un aumento esponenziale, in questi dieci anni, del turismo procreativo, vera vergogna di uno Stato di diritto. Oltre alle centinaia di storie individuali di coppie e famiglie le cui vite già, in difficoltà a causa di una diagnosi di sterilità, sono state ulteriormente martoriate da norme che lo stesso mondo medico ha dichiarato sbagliate oltre che impossibili da applicare (la legge prevedeva tra l’altro pesantissime pene pecuniarie per i “colpevoli” che volessero aiutare le donne nel grave reato di restare incinte).

Ma forse la cosa peggiore che ci è toccata subire in questi anni è stato il silenzio della politica, con l’eccezione dei radicali, promotori di un referendum, che si è svolto nel 2005, che purtroppo ha visto la partecipazione di solo un quarto dei votanti (a causa, anche dell’intervento a gamba tesa della Chiesa cattolica). Il silenzio non tanto di quelli che la legge l’hanno votata, ma dei successivi governi che hanno continuato a tacere, come se l’emergenza dei corpi non fosse altrettanto grave di quella economica.

Il gesto peggiore di tutti, pratico e simbolico, l’ha fatto il governo Monti che ha chiesto, giusto prima di andare a casa, il riesame della sentenza della Corte Europea dei diritti umani, che aveva bocciato la legge proprio sul tema della diagnosi preimpianto. Il motivo resta ancora ignoto, e anzi sarebbe forse il caso che l’ex premier un giorno ce lo raccontasse, perché l’unica motivazione appare quella di rendere la vita degli uomini e delle donne ancora più difficoltosa, in tempi di crisi e di scarsità di risorse. Altrettanto misteriosa resta l’attuale posizione del partito democratico guidato dal cattolico Renzi sui temi, cruciali, della bioetica. Aspettiamo di sapere, mentre quest’ultima sentenza della Consulta conferma una triste realtà dell’Italia. Il paese dove le leggi sono contro gli individui, e per ottenere verità e giustizia bisogna ricorrere per forza a un tribunale.


Oggi, l’Italia della civiltà e dei diritti è un po’ più vicina all’Europa. L’ultima grande ingiustizia in merito alla Legge 40, il divieto di fecondazione eterologa, è finalmente stata abbattuta. La norma (articoli 4, comma 3, 9, commi 1 e 3 e 12, comma 1), che in caso di infertilità assoluta stabiliva il divieto di ricorrere a un donatore esterno alla coppia, donatore di gameti o spermatozoi, è stata giudicata dalla Corte Costituzionale illegittima. Sarà quindi lecita l’ovodonazione, mentre qualsiasi uomo fertile potrà donare il proprio seme.

Fin dalla sua promulgazione nel febbraio del 2004, la legge che si proponeva di risolvere i problemi difecondazione assistita delle coppie italiane ha avuto invero un percorso abbastanza travagliato:ben 29 interventi dei Tribunali hanno dovuto via via ristabilire diritti quali: legittimità della indagine genetica pre-impianto, libertà di accesso delle coppie fertili ma portatrici di patologie genetiche trasmissibili, crioconservazione degli embrioni sovrannumeri, numero di embrioni producibili, obbligo di contemporaneo impianto e tutela della salute della donna.

Quali norme restano in vigore della Legge 40? Il divieto di accesso alle tecniche di fecondazione assistita per i single e le coppie dello stesso sesso. E il divieto di utilizzo degli embrioni per la ricerca scientifica e revoca del consenso, che riguarda personalmente l’autrice di questo articolo, Adele Parrillo. Cinque embrioni crioconservati in una clinica di Roma un anno prima dell’entrata in vigore della Legge 40 e di cui la legittima proprietaria non può disporre. Su questa disponibilità a poter donare gli embrioni alla ricerca scientifica dovrà pronunciarsi la Grand Chambre della Corte europea per i diritti dell’uomo il prossimo 18 giugno.

Pubblicato da: rainbowman56 | 9 aprile 2014

E l’omofobo andò a piagnucolare da Severgnini

Idee tradizionali sul “matrimonio gay”? Sei discriminato

Caro Beppe, Brendan Eich, co-fondatore di Mozilla che ha prodotto il web browser (mi scuso per il troppo inglese, ma faccio fatica a trovare il corrispettivo in italiano) gratuito Firefox – che uso e preferisco ad Explorer o Safari o Chrome – e’ stato costretto alle dimissioni. Cosa ha fatto di grave? Ha donato $1000 dollari, sei anni fa, ad una associazione che aveva promosso il referendum detto “Proposition 8″, che emendava la costituzione dello stato della California, definendo il matrimonio come una istituzione riservata ad un uomo ed una donna; la proposta fu approvata, ma poi annullata per via giudiziaria. Consideriamo quanto successo a Barilla; le reazioni violente contro la Manif Pour Tous in Francia; le reazioni violente del movimento LGBTQQY (versione corrente dell’acronimo che descrive le sterminate varieta’ di preferenze sessuali qui in America, ma Facebook offre 51 alternative, percio’ non sono sicuro) contro genitori e studenti che a Colonia si opponevano alla “riforma” dei contenuti dell’insegnamento di educazione sessuale. In Italia c’e’ una proposta di legge che introduce un trattamento speciale per le vittime di violenza per “odio sessuale” (qui Hate Crimes). Ma in tutti questi casi non c’e’ mai stato un comportamento violento da parte di chi si oppone al matrimonio tra persone dello stesso sesso. L’istituzione del matrimonio, presso tutte le culture, comprese quelle che prevedono la poligamia, e’ sempre stata posta dalla societa’ a garantire le unioni che la mantengono vitale tramite la possibilita’ di procreare. Ogni societa’ – non solo quella di cultura ad impronta cristiana – garantiva speciali protezioni perche’ speciale era quel tipo – e solo quel tipo – di unione tra adulti. Ogni altro tipo di relazione aveva nomi e garanzie diverse, spesso solo a carattere privato. Oggi chi anche solo esprima idee tradizionali rispetto al “matrimonio gay”, paga pesantemente; mi chiedo a questo punto: ci sara’ mica bisogno di una legge in materia?

C’è così tanto di sbagliato in questa lettera che non si sa da dove cominciare. Non c’è nessun “trattamento speciale” ma una estensione dell’aggravante già prevista per le violenze motivate da odio razziale alle violenze motivate da odio omofobico. Non mi risultano reazioni “violente” alla Maniif pour tous, di cui alcuni simpatizzanti hanno commesso violenze contro  omosessuali. Si vuol far passare il dissenso, anche espresso vivacemente, per violenza? Al solito, gli omofobi cercano di rivoltare la frittata, facendosi passare per perseguitati 


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