The Zan bill was rejected and someone saw the intervention of divine providence in this. The sinking in the Senate of the bill against homotransphobia, approved unanimously (November 2020) in the Chamber, was greeted with enthusiasm by some exponents of the Church, in this case Don Antonio Ziliotto, parish priest of San Zenone degli Ezzelini in Treviso which has summoned its faithful for a thanksgiving mass. “The Lord acted and supported all people of good will,” said the priest.
The choice, to many, seemed a challenge to the mayor Fabio Marin, who never made any secret of his homosexuality and a happy relationship with his partner.
The parish priest’s message to his faithful
The Treviso priest wanted to clarify his position in no uncertain terms and wrote a message to all the faithful who frequent his parish. «The bill promoted by Mr Zan (famous DDL Zan) is a text that should have been approved in the Senate, after the first passage in parliament, already in March 2020, the month in which the Coronavirus pandemic started. The Italian bishops had denounced its dangerousness in June 2020 and in the leaflet of 19 July 2020 we had reported the text of the CEI committing ourselves to pray in our daily Rosary “for our rulers so that we make just laws according to God’s will”.
It’s still. “The dangerousness and ambiguity of the law lay above all in introducing the ideology of gender in Italian legislation and school teaching, disguised as the fight against homo-transphobia, for which every person has the right to choose at will to be male or female Last October 27 the law was blocked by secret vote in the Senate. I wanted to propose a Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday 10 November at 6.30 pm in the Shrine for this difficult and laborious landing in which the Lord acted and supported all people of good will. We continue to pray for our governed because this ideology, albeit in a less invasive way, was voted with confidence in an amendment by the Transport Decree on November 4th ».
With a lot of signature at the bottom: Your parish priest, Don Antonio Ziliotto.