Category Archives: religious freedom

Egypt’s Christians target of Islamist anger in wake of Morsi’s ouster

Pray for Christians in Egypt, who face increased danger since the removal of President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood from office.

“Egypt’s Muslim extremists, angry over the ouster of Mohammed Morsi from the presidency, have zeroed in on the nation’s Christian minority, scapegoating them even though the Islamist leader was widely unpopular. Attacks on Copts and their churches have escalated amid rumors that Christian leaders masterminded Morsi’s removal.”

Scalia: ‘High-Handed’ Kennedy Has Declared Us ‘Enemies of the Human Race’

Justice Scalia’s dissent makes for some very somber reading.

In the majority’s judgment, any resistance to its holding is beyond the pale of reasoned disagreement. To question its high-handed invalidation of a presumptively valid statute is to act (the majority is sure) with the purpose to “disparage,” “injure,” “degrade,” “demean,” and “humiliate” our fellow human beings, our fellow citizens, who are homosexual. All that, simply for supporting an Act that did no more than codify an aspect of marriage that had been unquestioned in our society for most of its existence— indeed, had been unquestioned in virtually all societies for virtually all of human history. It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race.

France: Mayor faces jail for gay wedding refusal

Could this happen here?

“A French mayor is facing up to five years in prison and fine of up to £63,000 for declining to carry out a same-sex marriage. The French Interior Minister said elected officials ‘who do not respect the laws of the republic will risk significant sanctions’.”