Monday, January 19, 2015

Liberal Activists Celebrate The Vatican’s Gay Art on Display

THE DAILY BEAST
By Justin Jones
ITALY---It’s no secret that certain Renaissance artists never led a straight-and-narrow lifestyle. Raphael supposedly died of sexual excess. Leonardo da Vinci and Caravaggio were both accused of sodomy with their muse and models (young male prostitutes). And Michelangelo professed his love and desires for men through passionate love poems to Tommaso dei Cavalieri, an Italian nobleman. But, with the dawning of a new leader, everything has changed. Pope Francis has, among other things (premarital sex, divorce), given a symbolic wink to the LGBT community—maybe he’s okay with it, maybe he’s not. But he’s definitely not passing judgment. [link]