Interesting statement by Neil Datta, who, due to his function as Secretary of the European Parliamentary Forum on Population & Development must be considered the international baby-killing industry’s chief lobbyist in the EU. Speaking at a conference entitled “Où est l’argent pour les droits sexuels et reproductifs ?” (Where is the money for sexual and reproductive Rights) in Paris on 20 September, he bitterly complained that the abortion lobby, despite the massive support it gets from governmental authorities and mass media, would never be able to mobilize as many supporters as the pro-life movement does.
In particular, Datta referred to the successful European Citizens’ Initiative “One of Us”, which collected more than 1.7 million signatures in support for a request to the European Commission to fully recognize the dignity of the human embryo and provide adequate legal protections. Continue reading
A Satanist group in the United States has announced plans to use so-called anti-discrimination laws to force Christian bakers to bake cakes that glorify Satanism.
It appears that this newest attempt to harass Christians is a reaction to the Masterpiece Cakeshop case soon to be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court, in which a brave baker resists the pressure of fanatical LGBT activists who want him to bake a cake for a same-sex “wedding”. As the group says, “because sexual orientation is not a protected class under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (whereas race and religion are), there is a good chance that the right to discriminate against gay couples will be affirmed as a constitutional liberty.”
And further: “Because religion is a protected class, a baker may refuse service to LGBTQ people, but they may not refuse service based upon someone’s religion. If they aren’t willing to make a cake for same-sex unions, let’s have them make a cake to honor Satan instead.” Continue reading
by Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine, commenting on a book by a notorious Catholic priest
Father James G. Martin, S.J., is either a cruel or a foolish man. It does not seem to be the first. But if it is not that, it must be the second, because that alone can explain how a Catholic priest can live in the midst of massive and unprecedented family breakdown, and the chaos, loneliness, and alienation consequent upon it, and still wave the banner for the latest innovation in sexual confusion.
In a pre-election debate organized by the private TV sender “Puls 4”, the leaders of the six parties competing in the upcoming national elections were asked whether they thought that Austria “needs a Christian lead culture that should be inscribed in the countries constitution”. This answer had to be answered with Yes or No, although it was possible to add some nuance in the subsequent debate. Continue reading
by Ross Douthat, New York Times
In the Catholic Church of Pope Francis, it is dangerous to be too conservative. Professor Josef Seifert, a distinguished Catholic philosopher from Austria, discovered this recently, when he was dismissed from his position at the University of Granada in Spain by the local archbishop.
Seifert’s sin was to have raised questions about “Amoris Laetitia,” the controversial papal exhortation on marriage, whose ambiguous statements on divorce and remarriage the philosopher described as a potential “theological atom bomb” for Catholic moral teaching. Such stark criticism of a sitting pope “damages the communion of the church,” Granada’s archbishop wrote, while retiring the professor from his academic post.
A “Bus for the Freedom of Speech” has toured Germany and collected 220.000 signatures against the arbitrary re-definition of marriage, which by nature can only be concluded between a man and a woman.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has launched a PR campaign to promote the Amsterdam Sodomy Pride event which is extremely far off the target. In fact, rather than providing any argument in favour of the insane ideology it promotes, it unwittingly exposes its madness. Plus, it casts serious doubts on the sponsor’s, KLM’s, care for air passenger safety. In short, this piece is so aberrant that it really deserves to be exhibited here: Continue reading