June 26, 2007


Secularist Europe Silences Pro-Lifers and Creationists (Paul Belien, June 25, 2007, Brussels Journal)

Last week, a German court sentenced a 55-year old Lutheran pastor to one year in jail for "Volksverhetzung" (incitement of the people) because he compared the killing of the unborn in contemporary Germany to the holocaust. Next week, the Council of Europe is going to vote on a resolution imposing Darwinism as Europe's official ideology. The European governments are asked to fight the expression of creationist opinions, such as young earth and intelligent design theories. According to the Council of Europe these theories are "undemocratic" and "a threat to human rights."

Without legalized abortion the number of German children would increase annually by at least 150,000 -- which is the number of legal abortions in birth dearth Germany. Pastor Johannes Lerle compared the killing of the unborn to the killing of the Jews in Auschwitz during the Second World War. On 14 June, a court in Erlangen ruled that, in doing so, the pastor had "incited the people" because his statement was a denial of the holocaust of the Jews in Nazi-Germany. Hence, Herr Lerle was sentenced to one year in jail. Earlier, he had already spent eight months in jail for calling abortionists "professional killers" -- an allegation which the court ruled to be slanderous because, according to the court, the unborn are not humans.

Other German courts convicted pro-lifers for saying that "in abortion clinics, life unworthy of living is being killed," because this terminology evoked Hitler's euthanasia program, which used the same language.

Either secular Darwinian is correct or the Holocaust was wrong, but the two are mutually exclusive.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 26, 2007 7:38 AM

This is what happens when a people don't have a real constitution with inalienable rights. The government decides what is illegal this week just to punish those who stand in the way. Truely demented.

Posted by: lebeaux at June 26, 2007 2:25 PM

At least they haven't executed him yet.

Posted by: Dave at June 26, 2007 2:56 PM

What would Germany say if a US President suddenly ordered a full nuclear strike, claiming that it was just weapons testing and that Germans aren't human anyway?

And would the Council of Europe applaud the raw Darwinism?

Posted by: jim hamlen at June 26, 2007 3:37 PM

And which is being taught as gospel in every rich suburban school you laud as "successful?"

Dawinism, abortion, $tem $ell research, Secular Humanism - all drilled into your kids head from day 1 of school - But GWBush will set it all right? NOT!

Posted by: Bruno at June 26, 2007 8:58 PM

Not in American public schools. Most don't even teach Darwinism any more, never mind the rest.

Posted by: oj at June 27, 2007 12:30 AM