UN condemns discrimination against believers
Catholic World News - December 21, 2011
In a December 19 vote, the United Nations General Assembly declared that “discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief constitutes a violation of human rights.”
For the first time since 1998, the UN’s condemnation of discrimination against believers did not include a condemnation of “defamation of religions”--a condemnation supported by Islamic states and used to defend blasphemy laws.
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Posted by: Justin8110 -
Dec. 21, 2011 7:28 PM ET USA
Does the UN consider evangelization as a form of "discrimination?" I'm serious here, because in many corners today people are deeply offended if you tell them that they are in need of Christ and His Church in order to be saved. Will the UN--should it ever get the power--arrest Christians of all persuasions on the grounds of "violating human rights" should they be caught putting Christ above Buddha, Mohammed or Richard Dawkins?