Friday, October 05, 2007

The Gall of the EU

I seldom do two posts in one day, but I couldn't let this one pass. Read the following from Radio Free Europe . . .

EU LEGISLATORS REBUKE PATRIARCH'S ANTIGAY COMMENTS

Former British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott and several dozen other members of the European Parliament said in a formal petition on October 4 that they object to recent remarks against homosexuals made by Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexei II before the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (see "RFE/RL Newsline," October 3, 2007). The legislators stressed that they urge him "to avoid the use of language inciting intolerance, and to respect, rather than seek to deny, the fundamental rights of sexual minorities."


Now, that's chutzpah. I have my disagreements with Orthodox Church theology, but when Alexei II speaks out against the sin of homosexuality, he is doing exactly what a spokesman for a Christian church ought to be doing. I could care less whether the EU Parliament likes it or not. They can object all they like, and then go pound sand. What they ought to do is repent. Second, they need to butt out of the church's business. Christian pastors (not to mention individuals) are well within their authority and competence to speak out on these subjects. They are commanded by God to do so. We are answerable to God, not to the EU.

And by the way, here they go again with talk of "minorities." When we began to allow the use of this terminology and mindset to talk about an aberrant behavior in the same manner we would talk of an ETHNIC minority or racial group, that is how the gay activists managed to get the camel's nose, hump and rump under the tent. Bad, evil behavior is not a civil right. Perhaps the patriarch should have said that too.

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