November 17, 2005

SPEAK NOW, OR...:

Spanish Catholics mount opposition to Socialist education reform: Hundreds of thousands protested a controversial education bill last weekend. (Geoff Pingree and Lisa Abend, 11/18/05, The Christian Science Monitor)

Spain's parliament opened debate this week on a controversial education bill that modifies state support for religious instruction. While the bill largely upholds protections already in place, many of the country's Catholics have loudly denounced it, saying it would diminish parents' rights to educate children according to their values.

Some observers contend that many Spanish Catholics, who have witnessed the Zapatero government legalize gay marriage and stem-cell research, may oppose the legislation primarily because they are anxious about the government creating a fully secular state.


How much damage are you going to tolerate to your society?

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 17, 2005 8:39 PM
Comments

We are talking about Spain here.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at November 18, 2005 12:52 AM
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