by Jaxhawk

Monday, August 06, 2007

Political Correctness and Religious Beliefs Clash

[1] [2] [3] The European Union was established by the Treaty of Rome in 1957. It is a union of 27 European countries who have given up their individual rights, laws and in some cases freedoms to a supranational intergovernmental body that still has no Constitution. The EU is run without a capital, although it's defacto government headquarters are located in Brussels, and it's Parliament meets in Strasbourg. They operate with a "Reform Treaty"(Rome 2004) that dictates secularist policies to it's member nations. Norway, Switzerland and Russia do not belong, but the rest of Europe and most of the United Kingdom are represented in the Parliament.

This Eu is totally secularist. When it was formed the Christian Countries tried to include religious references in the Constitution. But as the Vatican has said it "is a militant atheism Union".This could well be attributed to the following quote taken from an article in the Brussels Journal written by Paul Belian 6/23/06.

"According to a report of the COE’s Parliamentary Assembly, creationists are dangerous “religious fundamentalists” who propagate “forms of religious extremism” and “could become a threat to human rights.” The report adds that the acceptance of the science of evolutionism “is crucial to the future of our societies and our democracies.”

“Creationism, born of the denial of the evolution of species through natural selection, was for a long time an almost exclusively American phenomenon,” the report says.

“Today creationist theories are tending to find their way into Europe and their spread is affecting quite a few Council of Europe member states. […] [T]his is liable to encourage the development of all manner of fundamentalism and extremism, synonymous with attacks of utmost virulence on human rights. The total rejection of science is definitely one of the most serious threats to human rights and civic rights. […] The war on the theory of evolution and on its proponents most often originates in forms of religious extremism which are closely allied to extreme right-wing political movements. The creationist movements possess real political power. The fact of the matter, and this has been exposed on several occasions, is that the advocates of strict creationism are out to replace democracy by theocracy. [...] If we are not careful, the values that are the very essence of the Council of Europe will be under direct threat from creationist fundamentalists.”

This language as all speech, has consequences, and a perfect example is found in what recently happened in Erlangen, Germany. A German court sentenced a 55-year old Lutheran pastor to one year in jail for “Volksverhetzung” (incitement of the people) because he compared the killing of the unborn in contemporary Germany to the holocaust. The European governments are asked to fight the expression of creationist opinions, such as young earth and intelligent design theories. According to the Council of Europe these theories are “undemocratic” and “a threat to human rights.”

Without legalized abortion the number of German children would increase annually by at least 150,000 – which is the number of legal abortions in birth dearth Germany. Pastor Johannes Lerle "compared the killing of the unborn to the killing of the Jews in Auschwitz during the Second World War". On 14 June, a court in Erlangen ruled that, in doing so, the pastor had “incited the people” because his statement was a denial of the holocaust of the Jews in Nazi-Germany. Hence, Herr Lerle was sentenced to one year in jail. Earlier, he had already spent eight months in jail for calling abortionists “professional killers” – an allegation which the court ruled to be slanderous because, according to the court, the unborn are not humans.

Other German courts convicted pro-lifers for saying that “in abortion clinics, life unworthy of living is being killed,” because this terminology evoked Hitler’s euthanasia program, which used the same language. In 2005, a German pro-lifer, Günter Annen, was sentenced to 50 days in jail for saying “Stop unjust [rechtswidrige] abortions in [medical] practice,” because, according to the court, the expression “unjust” is understood by laymen as meaning illegal, which abortions are not.

Volksverhetzung is a crime which the Nazis often invoked against their enemies and which contemporary Germany also uses to intimidate "home schoolers".

And IF you think this is an isolated incident, the following happened in France. People such as Johannes Lerle and Christian Vanneste, the French parliamentarian have been convicted for “homophobia.” Free Speakers are being persecuted by Western Europe’s political regimes – a phenomenon which is ignored completely by the Western mainstream media, who participate in the persecution. I refer to the many statements comparing President Bush to Hitler by people who know better, but say it because of hate for the man and his religious beliefs.

My question to those of you who read this blog is this. Are we Americans heading toward the same secularization of our Country because of Political Correct Speech? Abortion on demand is presently the law of the land, but the case used in this blog was for illustration as to how the control of speech leads to the control of thoughts and beliefs. The Secular -Leftists in this Country would love to imitate what Hitler did in Germany in the 1930's, but they will do it by claiming anyone who opposes their secularization is a Nazi or an uninformed idiot. Surrender to PC and Secularism is not an option if we want to remain free!

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