Monday, April 11, 2011

Catholic Professor: "Gays caused the fall of the Roman Empire."

Holy Duchebags, Batman!
History professor, Roberto De Mattei, a devout Italian Catholic, is making news and ruffling feathers for his outrageous claim that the Roman Empire fell due to divine retribution for its rampant homosexuality.

The Daily Mail reports:

In a radio interview, the vicepresident of Italy’s prestigious Centre for National Research said: ‘The collapse of the Roman Empire and the arrival of the Barbarians was due to the spread of homosexuality.
‘The Roman colony of Carthage was a paradise for homosexuals and they infected many others.’
The 63-year-old added: ‘The invasion of the Barbarians was seen as punishment for this moral transgression.
‘It is well known effeminate men and homosexuals have no place in the kingdom of God.
‘Homosexuality was not rife among the Barbarians and this shows God’s justice comes throughout history.’
I guess I missed that one on The History Channel. From everything I've heard and read (admittedly, I'm no expert) the decline of Rome had more to do with internal political strife and corruption, the fact that the Empire had become virtually too big to properly manage and that Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity had made him weak and ineffective.

It's been my contention for a long time that the Roman Empire never actually fell, it just became the Catholic Church. Many Roman traditions survive to this day, including wearing dresses, the destruction and assimilation of indigenous cultures, a thirst for world domination and let's not forget their favorite pass time, pedophilia

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