Eastern European Churches vs Human Rights
By Richard Bartholomew
Sun Mar 04, 2007
Talk To Action
This article begins:
Russian newspaper Kommersant reports on a church conference, under the headline "Christians Do Not Believe in Human Rights":
Instead, human rights should mean: (1) the right of religious groups not to be offended, and (2) no gays.
Meeting of Christian leaders of CIS and Baltic countries ended in Moscow yesterday. One of the chief issues on the agenda was the initiative of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) to reconsider the concept of human rights existing in secular world.
..."We are for changing the existing human rights, up to reconsidering the International Human Rights Declaration," said Pastor Konstantin Benas, executive secretary of the United Russian Union of Gospel Faith Christians. "For there cannot be universal human rights," he added.
(I originally posted this in the thread Worldwide religious trends
but then decided to move it to a separate thread. I'll be editing my original post accordingly.)