Can you believe this man is making your laws?
Radical gay activist who disrupted Catholic Mass won House seat in
Massachusetts Legislature after
homosexual movement poured enormous money and manpower into race!
On June 1, 2003, Carl Sciortino (at left in photo) defiled the Cathedral
of the Holy Cross in Boston by disrupting Mass to protest the Church's
stance against homosexual "marriage". According to newspaper reports, Sciortino
and his gay partner turned their backs to the altar during Mass, kissed, and
held hands as they marched out. They then held a press conference on the steps
outside, further denouncing the Church.
Sciortino has a long record as a militant homosexual activist.
Sciortino told the press his political experience at Tufts University (class
of 2000) taught him to "challenge the status quo". No kidding! His radicalism
there was legendary.
While at Tufts, Sciortino was co-chairman of the radical Tufts Transgender,
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Collective (TTLGBC). Among their activities during
- Demanded that the "culture" requirement at Tufts be satisfiable by
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgendered (LGBT)-related classes.
- Plastered the campus with flyers advertising a how-to seminar on anal sex,
which also described proper lubrication and use of sex toys.
- Founded Rainbow House as official University residence for transgender, gay, lesbian
and bisexual students.
- Promoted "Queer Pride Month" on the Tufts campus, turning April into
- Put on a drag ball with a homecoming "king".
- Sponsored campus-wide homosexual coming-out days and queer history
- Held monthly meetings that included discussions of "Pornography and the
Queer Community", "Monogamy, Polyamory, and You", and "Transgender: What we have
to offer and learn".
In addition, Sciortino led the charge to demand co-ed dorm rooms at Tufts,
arguing that single-sex rooms prove "institutionalized heterosexism and
homophobia", putting gay students in awkward situations where they might have
crushes on their straight roommates.
In a nationally publicized incident, he acted as advisor to a lesbian
activist as she used the college judicial system to attempt to keep the Tufts
Christian Fellowship banned from campus, after they would not allow her to serve
Since leaving Tufts, Sciortino's militant gay activism has continued,
as co-chair of OutSomerville (a local homosexual political
organization), and manager of research operations at Fenway Community
Health (which distributes graphic flyers on gay sexual issues).
He has been a speaker at the Safe Colleges Conferences ("Queers Living
in Campus Dormitories"). And he perpetrated the anti-Catholic hate
crime described above--disrupting Mass with protesters from QueerToday
(a radical activist group).
After he disrupted Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston,
Sciortino's organization, "Queer Today", made the following statement: "The
protest was sparked because of a hateful and anti-gay marriage statement issued
by the four bishops of MA . . . The groundbreaking protest received nationwide
attention . . . For the first time ever the word queer was seen and heard as a
term of empowerment on countless media outlets, and boy are we proud of that!"
[Sources: Boston Herald, Boston Globe, Associated Press,
Somerville News, Tufts Daily, Tufts Primary Source, Bay Windows, QueerToday.com,
homosexual PAC websites]
A surprise primary campaign
During the summer of 2004, Sciortino began an unusually relentless campaign for State Representative in
the Massachusetts 34th Middlesex District (Somerville, Medford) against
long-time incumbent Rep. Vincent Ciampa.
But it soon became evident to MassResistance that Sciortino was being given enormous
financial and organizational support from state and national homosexual
political action committees. Money flowed in from across the country. By some
estimates, over $200,000 was spent (ten times the normal amount for a state rep
race). Out-of-state "volunteers" flooded into the district. Slick mailings went
to every home each week.
It was clearly a professional, well-organized effort. Hundreds of
Sciortino "volunteers" came into the district for the campaign. It was run, in
many ways, like a presidential primary, complete with sophisticated polling and
phone banks in downtown Boston.
Some of the groups involved were: Freedom to Marry, the Mass. Gay & Lesbian
Political Caucus, SupportEquality, Mass-Equality, OutSomerville, and Human
Rights Campaign. In addition, the Gay & Lesbian Victory fund had a separate
fundraising effort for Sciortino in Washington D.C.
During the campaign, they were very careful not to mention Sciortino's
homosexual extremist history, or his radical plans. And the Boston media
(newspapers, TV, even the talk radio shows) refused to bring it up or even
discuss it, despite repeated communications from MassResistance (then known as Article 8 Alliance).
Early on, we advised Rep. Ciampa that he must expose Sciortino to the voters.
Unfortunately, he did not believe our descriptions of the full extent of what was happening until it
was too late, and he did not take our advice. (He later acknowledged that he hadn't taken it seriously, and he should have listened to us.)
So in the Sept. 14, 2004 Democratic primary, Sciortino defeated
Rep. Ciampa by a sliver of 96 votes! Since there was no Republican
challenger in the general election, Sciortino was all set to enter the
Massachusetts Legislature! Thus, the gay movement's mission was to punish pro-marriage
legislators like Rep. Ciampa. And put fear into the others.
After the primary, as news of Sciortino's true agenda came to light, a wave
of outrage began to sweep through the district. On October 10, Rep. Ciampa
announced he would run on Nov. 2 as a write-in candidate. And the gay activists
announced they'll come back to stop him! Unfortunately, it was too little too late, as Sciortino's vicious tactics and huge financial backing confused the voters, and the write-in campaign came up short.