Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Another Example of Religious Discrimination at the Hands of the Secular Left

Samuel Gregg, writing for the Washington Times, shows us the future of Christians in a completely secularized society in a column titled, The Secular Inquisition. The formation of the European Union Commission and the European Parliament accepted Laszlo Kovacs, but rejected Rocco Buttiglione.

Kovacs is a Hungarian with strong ties to the old, repressive Communist regime. The media calls him a “socialist” – not considered a pejorative term in Europe. He was subjected to mild review and overwhelmingly confirmed to be the Taxation and Customs Commissioner.

Buttiglione is mild-mannered philosophy professor who is more of a “classical liberal.” Yet he was the focus of a “tempest” as an intolerant zealot.

Buttiglione has no ties to a repressive regime, so what was so dangerous about him? He is pro-family and believes homosexuality is wrong – horrors. His opponents selectively quoted from his writings and caricatured him as a homophobe who believes a woman’s place is in the home with her children (ironically, his wife is a successful working professional).

Buttiglione became the victim of a secularist fundamentalism. He was “Borked.”

The next time someone says to you, “Christians are the majority in this country. What do you have to be afraid of?” – show them this column.

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