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Vatican Radio Applauds Bold Lesbian Film

Blue is the Warmest Color reviewed by Barbara Maczek
The highest prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on Sunday (May 26) went to Abdellatif Kechiche's sexually graphic lesbian drama La Vie d'Adele (known in English as Blue Is the Warmest Color, or just Blue).

blue is the warmest color

A bold lesbian film wins the top prize at the Cannes festival

In it, Adele is a 15-year old girl who becomes involved in a romance with Emma, a blue-haired art student at a nearby college (hence the title Blue ... ). Much of the three-hour screen time is pornographic, where the young women engage in prolonged steamy lesbian sexual interactions. So steamy, in fact, that even at Cannes it shocked some critics, who suggested the film may require some editing before it is released in cinemas.

Now, it is not shocking to me that the Cannes jury led by Stephen Spielberg - a director known for his occult tastes and a promoter of same-sex "marriage" - should choose this pornographic lesbian romance to receive the top prize.

What is shocking is that Vatican Radio should applaud the decision and praise the lesbian film. Its Cannes correspondent had this to say about Blue:

"Adele reads Marivaux [in her literature class] and is questioning her sexuality. She feels the stirrings of strong emotions inside her body, but not yet a fatal attraction, an affinity that binds one human being to another. In the meantime comes the test - first one and then others - to see if she can perhaps find what she seeks in female sexuality. Then love comes in a look, a shared pleasure, a vague desire to love the other person in the deepest way possible." (1)

Is this the message the Vatican Radio - which calls itself "the voice of the Pope and the Church" - wants to send to Catholics? To forget about the sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance? To forget about the Ten Commandments and follow the stirrings of passion in the body and the feelings of the heart?

What is more, for the film and for Vatican Radio, if those stirrings and feelings lead a young man or woman into experimentation with homosexuality, then so be it. The important thing is to be honest with yourself. The important thing is love.

Now, this is the opposite of what the Catholic Church always taught us: that the sentiments or feelings must be conquered and won by the will under the guidance of an intellect enlightened by the faith. That we don't always do what we feel, that love is not feelings, but the will to do good for another moved by a higher love for God. In addition, that good must be governed by the law of God, which strictly forbids all sexual activity outside marriage, and especially any unnatural sexual activity such as homosexuality, a mortal sin before which the Angels cringe.

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Vatican Radio praises the explosive sex scenes played
by the two young actresses

Today's worldly Vatican Radio seems to have forgotten Catholic Catechism in its enthusiasm to have a seat at the Cannes Festival, hobnobbing with stars while viewing the latest in the films exploring sex, violence and emotional anguish that were vying for the coveted Palme d'Or film awards.

Was its review just motivated by the desire to fit in with the modern world? Was it a reflection of the Vatican's soft stance on homosexuality? Or was it executing a deeper aim in the Progressivism agenda, that wants to completely invert Catholic Morals - making what was wrong be accepted as right and vice-versa?

Vatican Radio goes on to praise the performances of the actresses, affirming that the story is "performed by two formidable actresses (Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos), staged with a fluidity that makes the time pass easily, filled with unforgettable scenes of explosive feelings" (2)

And just what were those unforgettable explosive feelings? We get a good idea from other reviewers: "The most explosively graphic lesbian sex scenes in recent memory. The audience is spared nothing," one tells us. "Trying out almost every position imaginable and blurring the line between simulated and unsimulated acts, Exarchoupoulos and Seydoux make love with increasing abandon," another reports.

We are told by the Vatican Radio to admire these young women for their disgusting display of unnatural activity, for their blatant disregard of all morality, much less propriety. We are supposed to applaud their mortal sin. Instead, these actresses should be severely censured, not praised.

A rigorous censure of Vatican Radio also should be forthcoming for its praise of Blue, unless, of course, the Pope is in agreement with this yet another shameful concession to the Modern World.

Posted June 5, 2013

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