Dear Maurizio Belpietro,
I know, I know, the screaming headline should have immediately warned me:
Are you looking for La Verità (The Truth)? You will find it at your nearest Newsstand. It only costs 1 Euro.
Um, excuse me? The truth is already difficult to obtain and you Mr. Editor, are selling it for only 1 Euro.
Doubts become certainties, when I read a recent article in your newspaper by Marco Guerra.
On the other hand this happened to me in the past. In 2011, when you were the then Editor of Libero, you gave the green light to one of your journalists, (Selvaggia Lucarelli) to write a never-ending deceitful article, full of malice and fiction, about me and about the presumed reason I was saying goodbye to Italy.
Today, within my hands, I have a copy of Marco Guerra's article inwhich I have the tremendous proof that your modus operandi of doing journalism and "the truth", have unbridgeable differences.
Your screeching title:
"I WANT MOMMY!" GAY COUPLE IN TILT: WHEN THEIR DAUGHTER IMPLORES, SHE CRIES FOR THE HELP OF HER MOTHER - JOHN HART, A CANADIAN HOMOSEXUAL WRITER, ADOPTED A LITTLE GIRL WITH HIS PARTNER AND NOW GIVES HIMSELF NO PEACE: "WHY IS IT WHEN SHE IS DESPERATE, SHE IS LOOKING FOR HER MOTHER?" - CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE PART OF AN OBJECT OF SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS TO SATISFY ADULTS DESIRES.
Guerra tells that "John Hart, a gay, blogger and writer from Toronto writes that he has no way of understanding why his adopted daughter begs for her Mother's help."
And he adds: "Hart, a few days ago entrusted his outburst on the pages of one of the most noted websites for male homosexual parents, gaywithkids (the website is actually gayswithkids with an s) where he can't find peace when his daughter cries for her Mother's help".
A few days ago? Hart's article is from July 25th, 2014 which means that it is from 3 years ago !!!
Why bring it out today and lie about the date?
Guerra's article is drenched with an unbearable sarcasm, with "the usual "paranoid" parents who are prejudice and ignorant-skilled villains, incapable to admit that the parental role can't complete itself alone." (Guerra's thought)
Reality has it, if you truly want to read Hart's article, is that he speaks with a much different reflection.
I think that maybe Guerra doesn't really understand English and he actually couldn't give a sh.., avoiding as a culprit, the explanation that Hart gives regarding his daughter's attitude.
Her behaviour, explains Hart, is totally natural because she is imitating (mimicking) her friends at school when they are in difficulty and "they want Mommy".
We are all well aware of how the freaky imitating phenomenon within adolescents can be extremely widespread and it extends to even more regarding comportment.
And it doesn't matter at all if Hart unravels all doubts, whatsoever, telling of an episode, without any embarrassment or hesitation, with full consciousness, when a woman offers his daughter flowers for her mother and she responds that she doesn't have a Mother, but a Daddy and a Papà.
For Guerra it is only "a twist that will adjust", and this isn't an American Comedy.
Guerra's final analysis is foregone: "The fact remains that even a homo-parenthood website blows gently towards how important a Mother's presence is. The screaming of «I want mommy» interrogates a grand part of the homosexual community and it's identity project. Many gays - as in Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana - have infact expressed their contrariety of same sex couples adopting children, sharing a principle rule that children cannot become objects of social experiments to satisfy adult desires. In the Adoption Institution, the superior interest is to find a Mother and a Father. Even more brutal are the negotiations for a surrogate Mother, that will foresee from the time of conception, the planning of the child, who will be an orphan from his/her Mother".
Dear Mr. Editor and Dear Guerra, pretending to make a statistic testing of the number of Gays pro and against adopting children by couples of the same sex, based on Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's words, is like wanting to establish a satellite in orbit by using a paper plane. Dolce and Gabbana do NOT represent the Gay World and in certain ways, they have betrayed them as well.
The major interests of a child is to find a healthy and loving family atmosphere, leaving aside how this family is composed by. For once and for all, stop thinking that only two parents of a different sex will make up the perfect family. Our world is full of traditional families where children are abused and there is violence.
Italy has separated itself from other more disastrous social experiments, those of course, of even more damning sentences. Think of the fact that still today, Doctors refuse to give women an abortion, with dramatic consequences. Think of the Italian legislation of assisted reproduction that created an incredible procreation tourism abroad.
Dear Maurizio Belpietro, instead of doing a howling journalism that speaks only from people's bowels, try to do a whispering journalism, that opens people's minds.
stefania | April 19th, 2017 ore 10:30
Heather sono in sintonia perfetta con tutto quello che hai scritto e ti rinnovo i miei complimenti...unica nota stonata con cui non mi trovo in sintonia con te è definire
la lucarelli una giornalista...qui non ci siamo😁😁XS❤
roberta | April 19th, 2017 ore 13:51
Tra la categoria dei giornalisti e quella degli avvocati non so quale sia la meglio: si potrebbe tirare la monetina, tanto, "invertendo i fattori il risultato non cambia..." A tutti i giornalisti, o presunti tali, che nel corso degli anni ti hanno ingiustamente e crudelmente offesa spero tanto si secchi definitivamente loro la lingua...
marco | April 19th, 2017 ore 15:43
Grazie per l'articolo, ineccepibile e puntuale contro chi sta facendo dell'odio un mestiere.
massimopalermo | April 19th, 2017 ore 19:30
Dear Heather, per me è molto importante ringraziarti e condividere il tuo articolo. Io e il mio ragazzo, 4 anni fa, abbiamo preso in affido un ragazzo di 16 anni che da 6 anni viveva in comunità insieme ai suoi due fratellini. Ora ne ha 20 e sta ancora con noi, pur avendo un buon rapporto con la sua famiglia. Non ci chiama papà, ma lui sa che per noi è come se fosse un figlio. Siamo stati in Rai e su giornali e siti, per parlare dell'affido e della possibilità di aprire l'adozione a single e gay. Lo facciamo anche grazie ad un romanzo scritto dal mio compagno. Stiamo ricevendo tanti appoggi e consensi e questo ci fa piacere. Mi piacerebbe parlarne meglio con te, se vorrai, questa è la mia mail firstname.lastname@example.org Good lucky.
fiore | April 21th, 2017 ore 14:24
....a me diverte molto l'imitazione Crozza/Belpietro, fenomenale!
oliver | April 22th, 2017 ore 21:15
Heather, che bell'articolo
Molto più profondo e articolato di quelli di coloro che in Italia si ritengono portatori di Verità, incapaci però di uscire dall'area dei preconcetti e delle banalità.