Apart from family, what could be more important than wine and bikes? Of course, there might be the odd rant about other topics on here too...

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Bigot CCLXV starts to exert his influence

Following a call to boycot the referendum in Italy on the repeal of its strict rules on assisted fertility, the Pope is getting the credit for the failure to generate sufficient voter turnout that saw the referendum defeated. I'm not sure if he's aware how much fear he's striking into the hearts of some of us, but Rocco Buttiglione, Italy's conservative culture minister (and a friend of Il Papa) told the NY Times, "The results of today mean that Italy is maybe more similar to Texas than to Massachusetts."