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Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who once arranged a meeting between homophobic Kim Davis and the pope, is back on his chair of conspiracy theory.
The former Vatican ambassador to the US reproduced ‘deep state’ and ‘new world order’ conspiracy theories in a 10,000+ word letter that criticizes Ukrainian President Zelensky for being both too LGBTQ friendly and not friendly enough.
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At the beginning of the letter, Viganò writes that Zelensky is a “mediocre” actor who has been brought to power by the media and uses his position to promote “LGBTQ ideology”.
“Zelensky’s performances in drag are perfectly consistent with the LGBTQ ideology that is seen by his European sponsors as a compelling requirement for ‘reform’; program that every country should adopt, as well as gender equality, abortion and green economy,” Vigano said.
Viganò also promoted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s defense of the invasion of Ukraine by accusing Zelensky of supporting neo-Nazi movements, including Misanthropic Vision, which he describes as “a neo-Nazi network spread across 19 countries that publicly incites terrorism, extremism and hatred against Christians”. , Muslims, Jews, Communists, homosexuals, Americans and people of color”.
The outspoken archbishop is part of a growing far-right faction within Catholicism and has a habit of making anti-LGBTQ comments. But he first made headlines after coordinating a meeting between the pope and Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Viganò has previously claimed that a “gay lobby” has taken over the Vatican.
“[Pope Francis’] comments on this subject – and even more the actions and gestures of those around him – unfortunately confirm that an operation to legalize homosexuality is currently underway and that prelates and theologians are carrying this discussion who have demonstrated without equivocates their infidelity to Catholic teaching,” he said. “Let’s not forget that the legitimization of homosexuality is part of the agenda of the New World Order.”
The archbishop’s lengthy rant echoes the homophobia of Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, who blamed the Russian invasion of Ukraine on pride parades.