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Homosexual sex scandal leads to Italian anti-discrimination chief’s resignation

Public tax money was alleged misappropriated to fund gay associations.
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Jan Bentz By Jan Bentz

Jan Bentz By Jan Bentz

February 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The director of Italy’s National Office for Racial Discrimination resigned this week after an investigation uncovered that public tax funds were allegedly used to finance scandalous gay orgies.

Francesco Spano stepped down February 20 after he was confronted by Maria Elena Boschi, secretary of the Council of Ministers of Italy. Boschi accused Spano of using government funds to pay homosexual associations that support male prostitution. Evidence revealed a conflict of interest since Spano is a member of one of those groups.

A public notice explained that Spano’s “demission wants to be a sign of respect to the role and the work that the UNAR has done and continues to do […] against every form of discrimination.”

An investigation by journalists from the Italian show Le Iene uncovered that Spano approved budgets up to 55,000 Euros of UNAR’s tax revenue to support associations that run gay sex clubs under the guise of “social services.”

“In reality, these circles are nothing else but shops with paid entrance where gay people meet to have sex, sometimes also for payment,” a person who wished to remain anonymous told Le Iene in an interview on February 17. “They are associations of entrepreneurs of the gay sex market who hide themselves behind the label of associations of social promotion, as if having the mission to help people.”

The source explained that these groups are registered with the state as associations “to save taxes.” Italy offers a tax exemptions on a broad scale for associations of a certain type, as the source explained further, “exactly because their scope should be of a non-profit nature.”

The Centrodestra (center-right) and the Five Star Party of Italy expressed concern that Spadano’s demission was not sufficient. Instead, they want the UNAR to be closed in order to put a period to the story.

“Italy has no need for an ‘office’ that with one hand finances gay associations and in which circles are supported where sexual relations are paid for, and with another hand writes letters to parliamentarians to censor their thought,” said Giorgia Meloni, president of the Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy).

“Not one more Euro of Italian taxes should be thrown out of the window to pay the salary of persons like the director of the UNAR, Spano, who are in a conflict of interest, assigning thousands of public funds to associations that they are themselves members of,” Meloni went on.

Gianni Alemanno, a former mayor of Rome who leads the National Movement for Sovereignty, said, “This organization [UNAR] has always demonstrated itself to be useless and dangerous [and] which finds its role only as instrument of the extremist gender ideology.”

Centrists for Europe member Gianpiero D’Alia also found the situation troubling.

“It is intolerable that a government agency which occupies itself with opposition to discrimination ends up financing those who occupy themselves with prostitution. […] It is in any case a fraud and damage of the state that also damages the credibility of the institution: there is no use in justifying it, but to extoll clear acts and consequences,” she said.

Le Iene tried to interview Spano, who walked away from the camera into a secured government area when confronted. At a later point, reporters approached again, but he avoided answering questions directly and signaled his refusal to answer by saying “The cases will be studied. Do not worry about it.”


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