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The new adventures of old Milo: Hawker of religious paraphernalia

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Photo by Julio Cortez / AP
Photo by Julio Cortez / AP

Former homocon celebrity Milo Yiannopoulos has a new career: hawking statutes of the Virgin Mary.

Yiannopoulos, one-time Breitbart commentator and star of his own traveling lecture circuit, now appears on a YouTube shopping channel run by the Catholic extremist organization Church Militant.

At Breitbart, Yiannopoulos made a reputation for himself as an out Gay spokesperson for a number of far-right causes, including opposition to same-sex marriage. According to Buzzfeed, while on staff at Breitbart (2014—17), Yiannopoulos secretly worked with white nationalists to craft his storylines.

Breitbart dropped him in 2017 after Yiannopoulos began defending pedophilia. He was banned from Twitter in 2016 and Facebook in 2019.

In 2017 he married a man in Hawaii, but at the same time proclaimed that same-sex attraction is a sin. In 2019, he was grand marshal for a straight-pride parade in Boston, and in March this year, Yiannopoulos proclaimed he was "ex-gay."

Voris and Milo — Photo by Julio Cortez / AP  

The Church Militant is a self-proclaimed Roman Catholic "ministry" that is so extreme that even the conservative US Catholic bishops want nothing to do with them.

Operating as a 501(c)(3) organization out of Michigan, it was formerly called Real Catholic TV. It changed its name in 2012 after the Archdiocese of Detroit barred it from using the term "Catholic" to promote its activities.

In 2016, its founder, Michael Voris, revealed that for much of his thirties, he "lived a life of live-in relationships with homosexual men." In other words, like Yiannopoulos, he's another so-called "ex-gay."

The organization is militantly anti-LGBT. In 2020, it accused the Catholic archbishop of Washington, DC, Wilton Gregory, of being Gay, and referred to him as "the African Queen." Gregory is Black.

The Virgin Mary statuette Yiannopoulos is offering is a foot tall, cast in poly-resin, and available in bronze or silver tone.