domingo, 19 de julho de 2009

Vatican heaps praise on Oscar Wilde.. who it once condemned as immoral

The Vatican has praised the work of bisexual playwright Oscar Wilde, despite previously regarding him as an immoral degenerate.

The newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, which is seen as the official mouthpiece of Pope Benedict XVI, described him as "always looking for the beautiful and the good, but also for a God".

Wilde, who served two years' hard labour for "gross indecency", converted to Catholicism on his deathbed.

He was married with two children but was arrested in 1895 for his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas and subsequently jailed in Reading, where he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol.

The review added: "Wilde was a fortunate man, as more than 100 years after his death his works had not been forgotten and continue to fly off the shelves."

The turn-around has been met with surprise from Italian newspapers and commentators.

In December last year, Pope Benedict XVI said the existence of gay people threatens humanity as much as the destruction of the rainforests does, and that "blurring" genders through acceptance of transgender people would kill off the human race.

He also said man must be protected "from the destruction of himself" and urged respect for the "nature of the human being as man and woman."

"The tropical forests do deserve our protection. But man, as a creature, does not deserve any less," he said.

From pink news

the times online

5 comentários:

Ana Oliveira disse...

Não deixa de ser irónico.

Vejo sempre com desconfiança este tipo de declarações porque as accções acabam por contradizer as palavras ditas em vão.

Azuth disse...

Além de ter partido o pulso parece que também bateu com a cabeça...

Ana Oliveira disse...


Azuth disse...

Ma è chiaro che Benedetto!

Ana Oliveira disse...

Partiu o pulso foi? Bem, há males que vêm por bem. lol Era só uma piadazinha.