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Is Milo Yiannopoulos Catholic? Right-wing writer declares himself 'ex-gay'

Olivia Olphin March 10, 2021
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Is Milo Yiannopoulos Catholic? The right-wing British writer claims he is no longer a homosexual. In a recent interview, he declared himself ‘ex-gay’ and said he plans to dedicate his life to St. Joseph instead.

Who is Yiannopoulos and what is he up to in 2021?

Milo Yiannopoulos is an alt-right speaker and writer who prides himself on his provocative personality. He previously called himself the “most fabulous supervillain on the internet”.

He was born on 18 October 1984 in Chatham, Kent in the United Kingdom to a British mother and a Greek father.

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He has often dealt with allegations of promoting hate speech and “targeted abuse or harassment”.

Yiannopoulos previously worked as a senior editor for the right-wring publication Breitbart News. The content produced under his guidance was often criticised for alleged racism and misogyny.

Is Milo Yiannopoulos Catholic?

Milo Yiannopoulos recently spoke to LifeSite about being an “ex-gay”, renouncing his homosexuality after prioritising his religion instead. This led to the question – wait, Milo Yiannopoulos is Catholic?

In the interview, he explained he was “never wholly at home in the gay lifestyle” and that he liked it because it “drove liberals crazy to see a handsome, charismatic, intelligent gay man riotously celebrating conservative principles.”

Yiannopoulos makes multiple comments about religion in the interview: “Our Lord endured worse than any of us and promised us that we have to take up a heavy cross each day.”

He has added that, “salvation can only be achieved through devotion to Christ and the works of the Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. St. Joseph is the spiritual father figure of the Holy Family.”

It appears that Milo Yiannopoulos is Catholic now and has recently strengthened ties with his faith. As a child, he was raised under the Catholic tradition and was baptised as a Catholic.

In the same interview, he also said he will be leading a daily consecration to St Joseph.

However, many believe that this is simply another outlandish speech meant to promote Yiannopoulos’s brand and earn him some money.

Pink News had this to say on the subject:

“[Yiannopoulos] risks being no longer able to put food on the table after being permanently banned from Twitter and Facebook in 2019 for violating hate speech rules. He is now relegated to fringe platforms Gab, Parler and Telegram, but says he is unable to build a sufficient following there.”

It appears that, for now, Yiannopoulos will be focusing on his religion as a key part of his life.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.