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.
It is obvious that people who take pride in their own sodomy must be stupid beyond measure. And of course the false analogies, or the downplaying of the risks of deviant sexual practices, that is found in the propaganda material of the LGBT movement is not necessarily due to the authors’ stupidity, but may also be attributed to their cunning intention to mislead a gullible public. But this particular piece, to which friends have drawn our attention and which was tweeted by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to promote the Amsterdam Sodomy Pride event is so extremely far off the target that it really deserves to be exhibited here: Continue reading
The EU Commission on 13 September issued a proposal to simplify the procedures in place for European Citizens’ Initiatives (ECIs), admitting that the current system, in place since 2012, is burdensome and bureaucratic for civil society. Continue reading
According to a very interesting article by Edward Pentin, a campaign is underway to change the Catholic Church’s position on contraception. This campaign involves the setting up of a secret commission with the task of studying the 1968 encyclical letter “Humanae Vitae” through which Pope Paul VI had condemned the use of the contraceptive pill, predicting the damage the acceptance of this practice would inflict on society.
Although the encyclical looks prophetic in hindsight, the current Pope seems uninterested in learning the lesson from history. Apparently the study commission, which was kept secret py the pontiff’s “inner circle” until leaked documents made its existence undeniable, is looking for historical arguments that Paul VI had been “unduly pressured” to maintain the Church’s moral teaching, while in reality he had intended to change it.
After the two controversial Family Synods of 2014 and 2015, and the ensuing Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”, Pope Francis’ project to make the Catholic Church compatible with post-1968 Western lifestyles appears to be finally taking aim at its principal target.
Important moral victory for the pro-family European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Mum Dad & Kids”: Emily O´Reilly, the European Ombudsman, has written to the European Commission calling on the Commission to reconsider the manner in which it interprets and applies the ECI regulation. Her letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, which was published on July 13th, refers to the ongoing Public Consultation on the ECI and adds a number of her own recommendations.
Notably, the Ombudsman considers that the signature gathering should start when organisers are ready for it: either on the date when the OCS is certified or at a date chosen by the organisers themselves (within a given timeframe), and not on a date arbitrarily chosen by the European Commission. Continue reading
A new study carried out by the University of Kentucky has found out that atheists are generally considered to be the most immoral and untrustworthy group in society, including by themselves.
The title of the study speaks of “extreme intuitive moral prejudice against atheists”, but in fact the alleged “prejudice” corresponds to plain common sense: while religious believers have an expectation to be rewarded for their good deeds and punished for their misdeeds, atheists lack such an incentive and must thus seek virtue for virtue’s sake alone. Continue reading
In his Legal Opinion delivered today, Advocate General Yves Bot proposes that the Court should dismiss the legal actions brought by Slovakia and Hungary against a controversial EU decision to mandatorily relocate asylum-seekers according to a fixed quota among the EU Member States. See the press release here. Continue reading