Hypocrisy: June 2007 Archives

June 14, 2007

Vatican approves of rape and torture

The Vatican has told Roman Catholics not to support Amnesty International because the organisation considers that criminalising women who want to control their fertility, especially those who have been raped, is counterproductive. This is, according to the Vatican, a much worse thing than rape, torture and judicial killing.

Amnesty International does not have any position at all on whether abortion is morally acceptable and accuses the Vatican of misrepresenting its position.

We are saying broadly that to criminalise women's management of their sexual reproductive right is the wrong answer, Amnesty's deputy Secretary General Kate Gilmore told Reuters news agency.

The Catholic Church, through a misrepresented account of our position on selective aspects of abortion, is placing in peril work on human rights, Ms Gilmore said.

Vatican urges end to Amnesty aidBBC News, 13th June 2007.

June 11, 2007

Church operates protection racket

England: Further to their getting upset that someone noticed the existence of one of their buildings, the Church of England is now demanding money from Sony and access to young people to promote their particular superstition.

Sony has so far given them the attention they deserve - none.

Church demands Sony game donationThe Guardian, 11th June 2007. See also Church annoyed at game makersPagan Prattle, 9th June 2007.

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