Unholy charges

05/08/2014 8:40 PM

05/08/2014 8:41 PM

The United Nations has embarrassed itself by allowing charges of torture against one of the leading champions of human rights in the world today, the Catholic Church.

The Church’s numerous groups and organizations to help the poor, the sick, the hungry, as well as victims of immigration abuse, not to mention its core Christian teaching on love, is a constant well-known testimony that belies such absurd charges.

Yet, this week the Holy See came before the U.N. Committee on the Convention Against Torture to answer bizarre committee charges that the Church’s teaching on sexuality and abortion is a cause of physical and psychological torture.

The committee further charged that the Church’s archaic hierarchical and male-dominated structure encourages the abuse of minors.

It may come as no surprise that these charges are the result of complaints to the committee by well known anti-Catholic groups, but the very fact that the U.N. committee took up such silly charges speaks volumes about the militant secular agenda of the U.N.

This waste of American taxpayer money (the U.S. is one of, if not the prime, monetary contributor to the U.N.) is truly outrageous. It would all be laughable if it were not so foolishly serious.

— William Brown, Arlington

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