Tuesday, June 05, 2007

G8 Summit: Catholic Bishops Go Out of Their Way to Promote PC Issues, Ignore Moral Issues

From "'Unprecedented' Letter from 7 Bishops Conferences to G8 Leaders Fails to Mention Abortion, Family Life" by John-Henry Westen, posted 6/5/07, at Lifesite.org

The G8 countries, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States are known for being the eight leading industrialized countries. They are also all known for permitting the slaughter of innocent unborn children - abortion. All but one of those same countries are also on the road to legalizing homosexual 'marriage' and thus trashing the traditional family and religious freedom in the process.

As the G8 leaders meet this week we learn that "In an unprecedented action, the Presidents of the Catholic Bishops' Conferences of seven countries have written to the leaders of the Group of 8 Countries to urge bold action . . ."

Bold action on what? Abortion? Destructive research on human embryos? The need to protect the traditional family? Religious freedom?

A hint . . . The letter from the bishops' conferences to the G8 leaders says: "Our concerns for these issues arise from our religious and moral commitment to promote human life . . ."

Ah, it must be abortion, embyonic stem cell research, euthanasia and the deadly decline in respect for the sacredness of all human life. Right? Wrong!

From the first paragraph of their letter:

"Dear Leaders of the Group of 8 Countries: As you prepare to attend the G8 Summit in Germany, we write on behalf of the Bishops' Conferences of our respective countries to urge you to take bold action on global poverty, health care, climate change and peace and security."

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