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Italy: Transsexual marriage blessed by priest

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posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 04:46 AM
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Italy: Transsexual marriage blessed by priest


www.iol.co.za

Rome - A priest in Italy on Sunday blessed the marriage of a 64-year-old transsexual to her 58-year-old male partner, in defiance of Vatican guidelines, the ANSA news agency reported.
Sandra Alvino - who underwent a sex change more than 30 years ago - and Fortunato Talotta had been in a civil partnership for 25 years before tying the knot in a religious ceremony in Piagge, an industrial suburb of Florence.

Father Alessandro Santoro gave his blessing to the marriage, which was attended by some 200 people, despite the Roman Catholic Church advising him not to go ahead with it.

Santoro def
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posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 04:46 AM
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This is some very good news, it's something that i couldn't even imagine could happen in Italy.
I admire the priest who did that, in spite of the threats coming from the archbishop and from even more powerful religious autorities, BRAVO


Cardinal Renato Martino said:
"Biology, that God made man and woman, cannot be changed by trickery," he said."

Huh, interesting words, coming from one of the guys who burned at the stake Giordano Bruno for just having claimed that, basically, we're not alone in the universe. There are still people within the church who would restore even Inquisition, if it wasn't illegal.

A slap in the face of ignorance and racism, from a brave priest.

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posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 06:17 AM
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Italy is not the same as it was, just like ireland.

Interesting to see what the vatican says.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 06:26 AM
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i agree men in dresses should be equal.

i love long flowing robes just the feel of them blowing in the warm air allowing my conquers to cool is a blessing from alah.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 06:29 AM
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posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 06:38 AM
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A little bit of logic goes a long way.

We are not judges of the spirit. If their spirits are wed, then let them be wed.

We are not judges of the law. IF the law finds it okay, then let them be married in the law.

But, we are not fools when it comes to the body. Physically, their marriage is impossible. Science still has yet to figure out how to perfect that particular kind of surgery... all the parts ain't right.

Well, maybe it's not impossible, but it is horrifying to figure out the options.

Think about it just for a moment. We have all the hilarious anti-God people claiming that we all evolved from nature and that everything is this very natural thing. And yet, the very nature that these same anti-God people seem to want to protect is the very nature they're going against when they attempt to create a new flower by shoving two pistils together. Yeah, sure, in the animal kingdom you see a whole lotta stuff going on. If anyone ever uses that argument again, I'm gonna barf. I cannot relate to that.

Allow me to make it clear that I do not hate people. I simply do not agree with the things that people do.

And if you have a right to say what you can and can't do, then I have a right to say what you should and shouldn't do.

Two people of the same gender can love eachother without having a physical relationship. My friend Dave is like a brother to me. I love my wife first, my kid next, then Dave, then the rest of my family in a certain biased order. I don't think I need to have a physical relationship with Dave to understand him, to feel close to him, to have a connection with his spirit. Actually, I'm certain that the only thing I can't do with Dave is have a physical relationship. That would probably tick off Kristen, my wife, as well. Could you blame her?

It is my contention that there is a lot of dishonesty going around. I do not believe in the catholic church. I do not believe they have honest reasons for telling the priest to not go through with the blessing. However, I do believe that there are good people who are a part of the catholic church that would stop forking over money if this became a major problem. Alas, good people DO have power... unfortunately, because the wicked are as they are, that power is still money.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 07:29 AM
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Originally posted by andy1033
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posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 07:54 AM
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I wonder what happens when priests defy the churches wishes.
hmm.
I hope he doesnt "fall down some steps"..or.."accidentally ran into a car".



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 08:27 AM
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posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 04:13 PM
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I recently found a video posted at "Boing Boing" which touched me deeply. I don't have much to add to the words spoken by WWII veteran Philip Spooner at a public meeting on Maine's marriage equality bill on April 22, 2009.

I just hope at least some of you will take the time to listen to this remarkable and wise old man.



If you are interested in reading comments about this video at BoingBoing you can find them here:
www.boingboing.net...




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