How about this: The fall of the Roman Empire was 1) caused by gays, and 2) gays came from Africa. One wonders what kind of poison would infect this top history professor‘s brain to construct such a delightfully racist, homophobic theory?
The Roman colony of Carthage was a paradise for homosexuals and they infected many others. The invasion of the Barbarians was seen as punishment for this moral transgression. It is well known effeminate men and homosexuals have no place in the kingdom of God. Homosexuality was not rife among the Barbarians and this shows God’s justice comes throughout history.
Professor De Mattei is a close friend of education minister Maria Stella Gelmini and controversial prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who once said: ‘Better to love girls than be gay.’