Guzzanti off the hook (but Pope still bound for Hell, sodomy)

The Italian comedian who was threatened with prosecution after suggesting that Pope Benedict the Whatever would end up in Hell, tormented by “very active poofter devils”, will not be charged after all.

Sabina Guzzanti made the prophecy at a rally in Rome, provoking the ire of the public prosecutor, who was today refused permission to proceed with charges. Angelino Alfano, the Italian Minister of Justice, said he decided not to allow charges to be filed because he knew “the depth of the Pope’s capacity for forgiveness”. Isn’t that sweet?

He also said that Guzzanti had “accepted full responsibility” for her remarks. What was she going to do? Claim that she was possessed by demons?

Anyway, that’s that little episode over. They tried to punish a comedian. They failed. Nothing more to see here, folks. Move along now. Move along.

2 Responses to “Guzzanti off the hook (but Pope still bound for Hell, sodomy)”

  1. Andy Gilmour says:

    “the depth of the Pope’s capacity for forgiveness”, eh?

    Maybe…or perhaps since Berlusconi’s managed to make Italy look fairly ridiculous over the years, he didn’t want to risk taking her to court and completing the job…?

    Now, alas, we shall never know.

    I’d just like to suggest (childishly!) that the Pope, is a wanker…

    And invite him to disprove it in court…

    Next time you see a picture of him with a hand in his robes…you know. Mmmm-hmm.

    Possibly similar to the old Cecil Parkinson/Dennis Skinner “He’s playing with himself” dilemma?




  2. Stuart H. says:

    Maybe they didn’t test it in case someone pointed out the number of Italian politicians who are already so far up the pope’s arse that Dynorod couldn’t shift them.