April 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) -Julio Severo, one of Brazil’s most prominent pro-life and pro-family activists, has fled Brazil to escape federal prosecutors who sought him following a complaint of “homophobia” filed against him for his unfavorable coverage of the nation’s Gay Parade in 2006, according to Severo.
Severo states on his blog that federal prosecutors were seeking to obtain his address from the man responsible for his domain name in Brazil (http://www.juliosevero.com.br), who hired an attorney to defend his claim that he was not obligated to turn over the information. However, their arguments were rejected.
“Therefore, faced with this absurdity, I was forced to leave the country with my family: a wife in the advanced stages of pregnancy and two little children,” Severo writes on his blog. “We are now in a place that is completely foreign to us. What choice did we have?” (see blog entry in English at http://lastdayswatchman.blogspot.com/2009/03/julio-severo-aw…).
“If they wish to continue with their absurd acts against me for ‘homophobia,’ I state that I am no longer in Brazil. Leave my friends in peace,” adds Severo.
“At the same time, I am making another statement. I will not be silenced. The voice that God gave me will continue to be used to alert Brazil, whether I am in India, Kenya, Nicaragua, or any other country in the world.”
The term “homophobia” is used by homosexualist ideologues to refer to those who reject sodomy and other unhealthy practices common among homosexuals. Although the term itself is meant to imply that the critic of homosexual behavior has an irrational fear of homosexuals, it is now treated as a crime in some nations, including Brazil….
I give pro-family activists in this country about 5 years or sooner before this happens here. It fits hands and glove with the Rainbow jackboot suppression of free speech in this country. I don’t know how anyone who advocates this kind of thuggery can have any self-respect. Their position must be very brittle indeed for them to stomp out a lone voice…unless of course what he says is…true.