Italian book that explores different family types including same sex was banned by mayor of Venice, but pontiff becomes unlikely supporter.
In her book Piccolo Uovo (Little Egg), Francesca Pardi is promoting a pro-homosexuality gender theory. In the book, the an egg encounters a pair of gay penguins, lesbian rabbits successfully bringing up a family, as well as other family models, including a single parent hippo, a mixed race dog couple, and kangaroos that have adopted polar bear cubs.
The book, however, was met with disapproval by Venice’s new mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, who in June banned Piccolo Uovo and about 50 other titles from schools. The decision led more than 250 Italian authors to demand their own books be removed from the city’s shelves, a move one writer described as a “protest against an appalling gesture of censorship and ignorance”.
Now Pardi has found an unlikely supporter in Pope Francis, who through his staff has written to the author praising her work:
“His holiness is grateful for the thoughtful gesture and for the feelings which it evoked, hoping for an always more fruitful activity in the service of young generations and the spread of genuine human and Christian values,” wrote Peter B Wells, a senior official at the Vatican secretariat of state.
The letter, dated 9 July and recently seen by the Guardian, was a response to a parcel of children’s books sent by Pardi to the pontiff in June. The collection from her publisher, Lo Stampatello, including seven or eight books which deal with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues (LGBT), was accompanied by a heartfelt letter from the author describing the attacks she has come under in recent months.
“Many parishes across the country are in this period sullying our name and telling falsehoods about our work which deeply offends us,” she wrote. “We have respect for Catholics … A lot of Catholics give back the same respect, why can’t we have the whole hierarchy of the church behind us?”
The Vatican said the closing blessing of the private letter was addressed to Pardi and not in support of teachings which went against church doctrine on ‘gender theory’.
Source: The Guardian.UK.
Many of the letters from the Vatican is written in a way that its contents are open for interpretation. You can basically read very little of substance.
This is just one of these letters. Had it not been for the line: “the spread of genuine human and Christian values”, there was no need for any public reaction.
What exactly do the Pope mean?
Do he include using “a gay penguin couple” to express good moral as a part of human values? Or are they in fact an example of “Christian values”?
Are human and Christian values the same, in particularly related to homosexuality?
The Pope should have supported the mayor of Venice, who have banned schools from using this book that promote perversion. If writing anything at all, the Pontiff could simply have quoted a couple of verses in the Bible, where homosexuality is branded as sin. And explained that the wages of sin is death. The Bishop of Rome could have called this author to repentance, as he took the oppurtunity to explained the gospel.
Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.’
The Pope claim to be the vicar of Christ, the replacement of the Messiah on Earth. This letter is yet another example of the Pope being a lawless man, an antichrist in the flesh.
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