Grillo expels Catholic M5S militant says Catholic periodical

Vocal opponent of gay marriage banned via letter

(ANSA) - Rome, September 12 - The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) of gadfly politician Beppe Grillo has expelled one of its own, likely because of his religious beliefs, Catholic weekly Famiglia Cristiana (Christian Family) reported Friday.
    Civil engineering professor Andrea Aquilino, 48, a long-time M5S militant, founder of one of its Rome sections, and spokesman for M5S Catholic activists, was expelled in a September 8 letter signed by Grillo himself.
    A vocal opponent of gay marriage, Aquilino reportedly accused fellow M5S members of complicity with the gay lobby and of betraying the movement's founding principles, according to Famiglia Cristiana.


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