Europe’s Religious Intolerance

A report by “Aid to the Church in Need” finds that Europe has condemned the Vatican for “human rights” abuses more often than it has condemned dictatorships:

Between 1994 and 2004, various European institutions have condemned the Holy See on 29 occasions for supposed violations of human rights, while Cuba has been condemned only 25 times and China just 15.

The “human rights” violations have been expressions of speech that certain Europeans deem offensive:

Tamburrini decried the spread of “anti-discrimination” laws throughout Europe, saying in practice the laws have become tools for discriminating against Catholics and other Christians. “These are the laws that have made it possible for a Danish Protestant pastor to be sentenced to six months in prison for speaking about homosexuality in his church. Or for the Church’s ecclesial movements to be classified as dangerous sects by the French anti-sectarian laws of 1996. France has taken even further steps and since March 2004 has prohibited the public use of religious symbols, which has prevented priests from entering public schools,” the article in Alba noted.

Sound familiar? UNC incessantly talks about diversity and tolerance, but has been the perpetrator of religious discrimination on numerous occasions.

Maybe this is what certain members of the Left mean when they say, “we should be more like Europe.” It’s not just socialism and the economic depravity that that system induces, but the silencing of “offensive” language and practices (i.e. religion) that they wish to bring about.

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