Brazilian anti-gay activist Julio Severo is outraged that the United States has handed over to the Brazilian National Truth Commission documents about human rights abuses, including the torture of dissidents, during Brazil’s military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985.
He took to BarbWire today to denounce the disclosure of documents verifying claims of state-sponsored violence, warning that the move will only transform Brazil into a socialist, pro-gay nation.
Severo writes that that the military regime saved the country from becoming “a communist hell,” but “the Brazil Truth Commission, now helped by the U.S. government, will perpetuate the lie that communists wanted just to bring ‘democracy’ — which means now, for the current socialist White House, to impose the gay agenda around the world, and which means, for the current socialist government in Brazil, to mimic it.”
He also warns that the U.S. is committed to push gay rights in Brazil in order to silence televangelists like Pat Robertson: “The biggest socialist threat today is the imposition of abortion and the gay agenda.”
The Brazilian Armed Forces, which during that time received U.S. assistance against the communist threat, have been under increasing attack from the ruling Left. However, whereas their counterparts in other Latin American nations have been condemned and jailed, they have barely been able to survive the massive government and media onslaught from the Left. Now, with the official assistance of the U.S. government, they will be condemned for saving Brazil from Soviet, Cuban or Chinese “democracy.”
The Brazilian Armed Forces were not perfect, and definitely, they were not representative of a genuine democracy. But without them, Brazil would be today a communist hell, a gigantic Cuba. It is not so because of them and American assistance.
Kissinger was right: It is fatal to be a friend of the United States — this is, of the U.S. government. Now the U.S. government is helping the Brazil Truth Commission to condemn the Brazilian military men who, despite their imperfections, kept the communist threat out and Billy Graham, Rex Humbard and Pat Robertson in Brazil.
I could add that it is equally fatal to be a friend of the World Council of Churches (WCC), which has worked for many years to defend Brazilian communists and is helping the Truth Commission too. The WCC behavior, in its socialist passions, is a betrayal against Christian brothers and against the Gospel.
The Brazil Truth Commission, now helped by the U.S. government, will perpetuate the lie that communists wanted just to bring “democracy” — which means now, for the current socialist White House, to impose the gay agenda around the world, and which means, for the current socialist government in Brazil, to mimic it.
If the Truth Commission were really about truth, it would confirm that there was a communist threat. It would also confirm that during the military rule in Brazil, different from communist tyrannies, there was total freedom for the greatest Truth: the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The biggest socialist threat today is the imposition of abortion and the gay agenda. As ever, the preaching of the true Gospel is the biggest hindrance to this threat.