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Clashes over Europe´s
promotion of tolerance

Economist Magazine, by G. E.

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/23/2014 2:21:41 AM

Tbilisi - Europe stands accused of many failings in recent months, including weakness, internal division and naivety. But to hardline Georgian churchmen, the continent’s greatest sin is depravity. Europe’s promotion of tolerance for homosexuality, they say, threatens the very foundation of Georgian society. (Snip) The inclusion of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as unacceptable grounds for discrimination aroused the passions of the Orthodox Church. The Patriarch, who is by far the most respected public figure in Georgia, thundered that “believers would not accept” a law that “legalised illegality”

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The Catholic Church isn´t the only mainstream Faith talking against the homosexual agenda in politics.

      


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Clashes over Europe´s
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Economist Magazine, by G. E.    Original Article
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Tbilisi - Europe stands accused of many failings in recent months, including weakness, internal division and naivety. But to hardline Georgian churchmen, the continent’s greatest sin is depravity. Europe’s promotion of tolerance for homosexuality, they say, threatens the very foundation of Georgian society. (Snip) The inclusion of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as unacceptable grounds for discrimination aroused the passions of the Orthodox Church. The Patriarch, who is by far the most respected public figure in Georgia, thundered that “believers would not accept” a law that “legalised illegality”

   

 

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