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The Pope takes on Equality Bill

Filed By Ed Team | February 02, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

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"Your country is well known for its firm commitment to equality of opportunity for all members of society. Yet as you have rightly pointed out, the effect of some of the legislation designed to achieve this goal has been to impose unjust limitations on the freedom of religious communities to act in accordance with their beliefs.

In some respects it actually violates the natural law upon which the equality of all human beings is grounded and by which it is guaranteed.

In a social milieu that encourages the expression of a variety of opinions on every question that arises, it is important to recognise dissent for what it is, and not to mistake it for a mature contribution to a balanced and wide-ranging debate," he said. "It is the truth revealed through scripture and tradition and articulated by the Church's Magisterium that sets us free."

--The Pope on the UK's proposed Equality Bill


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...it is important to recognise dissent for what it is, and not to mistake it for a mature contribution to a balanced and wide-ranging debate...

And that is exactly why people should ignore his protests.