We repost a full statement by Toni Brandi, president of Pro Vita & Famiglia Onlus on the initiative of the parish of Santa Maria Maggiore, in the province of Turin, themed Love in its forms and expressions: Sexuality, emotions, feelings. LGBTQ+, between knowledge and respect.
“We are puzzled and alarmed by the initiative promoted on April 20 by the parish of Santa Maria Maggiore in the municipality of Poirino, Turin province, with the theme Love in its forms and expressions: Sexuality, emotions, feelings. LGBTQ+, between knowledge and respect, with speaker Don Domenico Cravero, parish priest and “consultant in sexology.”
Despite the shared intent to promote a culture of respect and civil coexistence, it is baffling that a parish would sponsor an event that can be traced back to the LGBTQIA+ galaxy and thus to what are its ideological instances: gender, fluid sexuality, alias careers and gender transition for minors in schools to even the barbaric practice of uterus for rent. We are, however, even more puzzled and sincerely surprised by the silence of Monsignor Roberto Repole, Archbishop of Turin, to whom we appealed by way of two official letters before the event itself took place.
The only response we received was that the archbishop “has been informed,” but we had no further feedback or even the slightest commitment to an intervention that instead appeared consistent and necessary. In fact, gender ideology, carried out precisely by the LGBTQIA+ world, has been repeatedly condemned by Pope Francis during his pontificate. An ideology that aims at the systematic dismantling of the natural family founded by a man and a woman, and the right of every child to have a mom and a dad as well as the educational freedom of the latter. We therefore see no plausible reason for the Archbishop’s failure to intervene in blocking this initiative.”