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From the BBC

Nominee EU Commissioner Peter Mandelson says his colleague Rocco Buttiglione was "unwise" to express his views on homosexuals at an EU committee hearing.

The Italian candidate for EU justice commissioner told a panel of MEPs that he thought homosexuality was a "sin".

Mr Buttiglione, who is close to the Vatican and a member of the Christian Democrat UDC party, said during a confirmation hearing in Brussels that he considered homosexuality "a sin".

He went on to say the aim of marriage was "to allow women to have children and to have the protection of a male".
Ok then - anyone need protecting? ;-)
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ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: October 14th, 2004 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)
From: snow_cvrd_heart Date: October 14th, 2004 09:02 am (UTC) (Link)
oh me .. me .. I need protecting!! *snigger*...
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ruana1 From: ruana1 Date: October 14th, 2004 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: There is no simpler way to put this...

They're self-selecting. Getting hold of public office isn't easy, and one motivation for going to all the trouble is thinking that they know better than everyone else how to run everyone else's lives.

That's my theory, anyway.

He's entitled to his opinion on homosexuality, much as we are entitled to our opinions on his opinions; what makes me uncomfortable is the idea of him running a secular organisation on the basis of what is apparently a religious viewpoint.

And as for his views on women - words fail me.
From: feanelwa Date: October 14th, 2004 09:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't need a man to protect me; I need a grenade launcher. Unfortunately nobody will buy me one for my birthday. Bunch of meanies.

I think he's only homophobic because he's had a lifetime of being teased because his name has the word 'butt' in it.
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: October 14th, 2004 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I've already got mine :)
wulfboy From: wulfboy Date: October 14th, 2004 10:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't mind some protection.
redstorm From: redstorm Date: October 14th, 2004 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Men .... from me ;op
bacony From: bacony Date: October 17th, 2004 02:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I was about to say, who is going to protect the poor married man?
lord_blipvert From: lord_blipvert Date: October 14th, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Would sniggering at an Italian talking about people needing "protection" be an unacceptable retreat into xenophobic stereotyping?
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