Christians in Italy cry foul because they cant use public schools for indoctrination.
The EU has ruled that crosses in public schools violate the freedom of religion of others. Dipshit crybaby Christians cry foul not understanding the importance of keeping religion out of government. They, like many right wingers in America claim it violates their freedom of religion and MISS THE POINT.
I doubt anywhere that the EU said that Christian churches should be burned to the ground. I doubt they said the Chrisitian religion should be outlawed. WHAT THEY SAID, and were taking a page out of Jefferson's wall, is that it should not be the role of government to tell, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, what god they should believe in. This protects the rights of the parents of other sects of Christianity, being that Italy is a majority Catholic, but it also protects other religions such as Jews, Muslims and atheists who sit besides these Catholics in public schools. The rights of the majority do not trump the rights of the minority.
Freedom of religion IS NOT an entitlement to a monopoly of power. If people want to live in a country that plays favorites to religion Iran and Saudi Arabia do that. No Christian, or atheist would want to live in those countries.
Is that what they want to be like? They want Christian indoctrination camps like Islamic countries do with their government sponsorship of religion?
THE EU, has not , nor should any westernized government, lose sight of pluralism. What they did was create a neutral setting in public classrooms which are CLASSROOMS, not churches. You don't play hockey on a basketball court and a school is not a church.
"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
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