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Spanish Govt. Bites Back At Catholic Church

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The Catholic Church better stay out of politics, says Spain’s ruling Socialist government. Officials issued a stern ultimatum after last week’s homophobic-laden rally.

The party issued a communique in response to accusations by several church leaders that policies such as homosexual marriage were eroding human rights and democracy.

Spain’s Catholic Church either had to contest the March 9 elections or to stay out of politics, Socialist Party organizational secretary Jose Blanco wrote in his blog.

Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s government spoke out after several bishops accused it of undermining human rights or democracy at a rally of 160,000 people in Madrid on Sunday.

The church has long been at odds with a government that legalized homosexual marriage, speedier divorce and stem-cell research.

Blanco on Tuesday described such accusations as ‘extremely serious,’ offensive to Catholic Socialists, and urged the church to rectify the statements.

The government also wonders if the Church is secretly campaigning for the right wing People’s Party.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jan 2, 2008
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  • 2 Comments
    • Tiger Buck
      Tiger Buck

      Your graphic makes no sense. The Jesus picture is of Eastern Orthodox provenance, not Roman Catholic.

      Jan 2, 2008 at 5:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bitch Republic
      Bitch Republic

      Zapatero’s administration is AWESOME! I love it.

      http://www.BitchRepublic.net

      Jan 2, 2008 at 6:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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