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Christian Views on Homosexuality Deemed "Hate Speech" by European Rights Agency
LifeSite News ^ | June 30, 2010 | Hilary White

Posted on 07/01/2010 8:17:17 AM PDT by NYer

ROME, June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When a European Christian pro-family group applied to join the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) of the EU’s Human Rights Agency, they did not expect to be denounced as promoters of “hate.”

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) objected to a statement by the Alliance of Romania’s Families (ARF) calling same-sex “marriage” an example of “human degeneration,” and denied their request for membership.

The ARF, a group lobbying to retain Romania’s traditional Christian social and legal underpinnings, had written on their website that, “So-called alternatives such as ‘families’ consisting of same-sex, are nothing but expressions of human degeneration.” The FRA responded, saying, “The qualification of other people’s sexual orientation as human degeneration is not an acceptable basis for creating a structured and fruitful dialogue.”

In a letter to the ARF’s president, Peter Costea, the agency called this “a fundamental rights perception that is incompatible with the participation in the FRP.” The agency also explained that their position was based upon the belief that ARF's views amount to "hate speech."

Costea responded to the FRA, saying that the rejection was “ideological and political.” He defended his organization, saying that members “believe in human rights and dignity for all, in diversity and mutual respect.”

“We believe in civilized dialogue and robust debate on issues of wide social impact and importance. Nevertheless, we need to point out, respectfully yet unambiguously, our view that your decision to deny ARF membership … is discriminatory and improper.”

“To us it evinces an attempt to weed out organisations that express, based on their freedom of expression and religion, views that are different from those officially espoused by the Agency.”

In 2009 the Fundamental Rights Agency invited all “stakeholding” nongovernmental organizations from EU countries to submit applications for membership in the Platform. The purpose of the platform, the agency says, is to engage in a “structured dialogue with civil society,” to ensure that the EU and national governments respect the fundamental rights of all persons.

While turning down the ARF, the Fundamental Rights Agency accepted the application of the British Humanist Association (BHA), one of Britain's most outspokenly anti-Christian lobby groups that works for the removal of all signs of Christianity from public life in Britain.

The BHA features a who’s who list of Britain’s most hostile anti-Christians, including atheist Richard Dawkins and its current president, radical feminist journalist Polly Toynbee. The group is best known recently for its “atheist bus” campaigns and its political work to disestablish the Church of England, to abolish daily worship in schools and to “reform” religious education to exclude religious belief.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: antichristian; atheism; cofe; dawkins; europe; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes

1 posted on 07/01/2010 8:17:26 AM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


2 posted on 07/01/2010 8:18:04 AM PDT by NYer ("God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar." St. Maximilian Kolbe)
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3 posted on 07/01/2010 8:21:01 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: NYer

Did these bigots issue a similar statement condemning islam’s view on this topic?


4 posted on 07/01/2010 8:21:25 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: NYer

And their excuse for permitting the Islamic Supremacists to colonize their former nations?


5 posted on 07/01/2010 8:22:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: NYer

Let me guess, infidel beheadings are ok though, right?


6 posted on 07/01/2010 8:23:07 AM PDT by Thurston_Howell_III (Ahoy polloi... where did you come from, a scotch ad?)
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To: NYer

Let me guess, infidel beheadings are ok though, right?


7 posted on 07/01/2010 8:23:14 AM PDT by Thurston_Howell_III (Ahoy polloi... where did you come from, a scotch ad?)
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To: NYer

Some GOP Senator should ask Kagan about this, since she likes the concept of consulting foreign law.


8 posted on 07/01/2010 8:23:53 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: pnh102

Nope, because the target is Christianity.

It has been and always will be “the world” which has as its prince, Satan,
vs
Christ and His Church.

“The State” is soon to be an outright tool of persecution once again as it was in the past.


9 posted on 07/01/2010 8:25:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Thurston_Howell_III

Moslem beheadings of homosexuals is not “hate speech” on the theory that it’s not “speech” at all. So that’s OK, see?


10 posted on 07/01/2010 8:26:04 AM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: NYer

This was predicted by Jesus 2000 years ago. You want to know what the future holds? Read the Bible, not Nostradamus. This stuff will soon be on our shores. Prepare yourselves.


11 posted on 07/01/2010 8:26:22 AM PDT by jeffc (One Big A$$ Mistake America)
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To: pnh102

You can’t get a gay or pro-gay marriage advocate to address islam’s opinions about them or their marital desires.

The cat has got their collective tongues on the subject.


12 posted on 07/01/2010 8:28:12 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (We don't have a leader in the Oval Office, we have a reader in the Oval Office.)
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To: NYer

We need not tolerate the intolerant????


13 posted on 07/01/2010 8:31:32 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: prairiebreeze

Islam’s on the same side as the homos in the Cosmic Battle.


14 posted on 07/01/2010 8:35:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: NYer

The fecal-eaters are going to have their way with normal people disgusted by such perverted behavior. The deviance marketers are winning.


15 posted on 07/01/2010 8:38:55 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: MrB

It has been and always will be “the world” which has as its prince, Satan,
vs
Christ and His Church.

“The State” is soon to be an outright tool of persecution once again as it was in the past.””

You sir are exactly right.


16 posted on 07/01/2010 8:39:57 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: MrB; prairiebreeze
Nope, because the target is Christianity.

Exactly. The anti-Christian bigots of the world are funny like that. They'd not last 2 seconds in a stereotypical muslim country simply because of their own views on things.

17 posted on 07/01/2010 8:44:28 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: NYer
bflr

This is what will happen here if Obama has his way and Kagan is confirmed to the Supreme Court. She has already tried to argue that some political speech should be banned if found to be too divisive.

18 posted on 07/01/2010 8:53:48 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: NYer

This is partly why Pope Benedict XVI has called for missionaries to re-introduce Christianity to Europe.


19 posted on 07/01/2010 8:55:44 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: NYer

BUMP


20 posted on 07/01/2010 8:57:58 AM PDT by kitkat (OBAMA hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: GreyFriar
This is partly why Pope Benedict XVI has called for missionaries to re-introduce Christianity to Europe.

With all the Muzzies there now, it would be like sending missionaries to the cannibals to give them a taste of religion.

21 posted on 07/01/2010 8:59:00 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: NYer

Soddoma..

Now sexual assault is legalized, and resisting it means hate according to them.


22 posted on 07/01/2010 9:00:38 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: NYer
It's already happening here. Supreme Court just ruled Christian organizations could be blocked from being campus organizations because of their views on homosexuality. Boy Scouts have been fighting this battle for years.

The break over point was when homosexuals got the general public to consider choice of conduct as being similar to race. It was a clever ploy. Most people oppose racial or sexual discrimination. By equating conduct with race, they were able to make opposition to their agenda a hate crime.

23 posted on 07/01/2010 9:01:19 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: jeffc

“This stuff will soon be on our shores.”

Already here.


24 posted on 07/01/2010 9:01:46 AM PDT by Pecos
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To: MrB

It’s the coming One World Government in the making, headed up by the Antichrist. Already well underway in the US as well. It’s prophecy in the making!


25 posted on 07/01/2010 9:03:44 AM PDT by evangmlw
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To: NYer

But they won’t declare as hate speech the handbook of the death cult.

The death cult executes people. Christians say that the behavior is wrong. One kills, the other speaks.

The one who kills is left alone. The one who speaks is condemned and thrown in jail.


26 posted on 07/01/2010 9:17:41 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism: severe deterioration of the thinking apparattus)
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bump!


27 posted on 07/01/2010 9:20:11 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

This is coming soon to US . I heard that in Canada a Pastor can not preach on it.. this is the aim of the gay rights groups here...

The only group it is safe to mock and demean are Christians


28 posted on 07/01/2010 9:47:43 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: NYer

So Graham Norton can’t say that “ a gay person living to 60 is like anyone else living to 100” any more?


29 posted on 07/01/2010 9:52:29 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Just as the Thought Police did with the words N and R, the word Sin will be retired from the language as being hateful.


30 posted on 07/01/2010 10:24:28 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NYer

Well now, -

Isn’t THAT special?

nod to: the Church Lady


31 posted on 07/01/2010 11:08:28 AM PDT by four more in O 4 (Climate change -- AND HOPE)
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To: MrB; wagglebee

Islam’s on the same side as the homos in the Cosmic Battle.


Mr.B says it!!!!


32 posted on 07/01/2010 12:04:54 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: MrB
Nope, because the target is Christianity.
It has been and always will be “the world” which has as its prince, Satan,
vs Christ and His Church.
“The State” is soon to be an outright tool of persecution once again as it was in the past.

That MrB,
Is the indisputable truth.

33 posted on 07/01/2010 4:11:07 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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