Oh, Italy

Hat tip to the Volokh Conspiracy for this gem:

An Italian comedienne who said that Pope Benedict XVI would go to Hell and be tormented by homosexual demons is facing a prison term of up to five years.

Addressing a Rome rally in July, Sabrina Guzzanti [said,] … after warning everyone that within 20 years Italian teachers would be vetted and chosen by the Vatican, … “But then, within 20 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.” …

She is facing prosecution for “offending the honour of the sacred and inviolable person” of Benedict XVI.

Europe doesn’t have the same dedication to free speech that us Americans do (see: criminal prohibition on denying the holocaust). It is one of the reasons I stick around.

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One response to “Oh, Italy

  1. Well, maybe the Pope will like that? I mean, he wouldn’t be the first guy to pretend to reject homosexuality, while secretly desiring passive fustigation from rough trade elements. Or demons from Hades.

    I think there was recently a US Senator from Idaho who, despite being known for his anti gay legislation, admitted he was cruising a mens room.

    This picture may speak a thousand words….

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