The Catholic hierarchy of Venezuela had courageously issued a communique this July 10 denouncing a proposed "Organic Law for Justice and Equality of Gender" (Ley Orgánica para la equidad e igualdad de género) which according to the hierarchy legalizes same-sex unions and promotes abortion.
In response, Merelis Perez Marcano, President of the Commission for Family, Women and Youth of the National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) of Venezuela, proposed a censure against the Catholic hierarchy, alleging that the Church "never cared a bit about the Venezuelan family" and accusing it of purely political motives in publishing its criticisms, which she called baseless. The vote for censure was declared approved without there being any discussion or vote taken, and in defiance of the Venezuelan constitution itself, which stipulates (article 187) that the AN may approve censures only against the Vice President of the Republic and against cabinet ministers.
Before the "approval" came the President of the National Assembly alleged that there are cohabiting homosexuals among the Venezuelan bishops; the bishops were also called "manipulators, liars and immoral persons."
Pray for the Church in Venezuela as it struggles against the power of the new red tyrant.