John on March 3, 2006 at 1:15 pm
A group of 70 Italian politicians and intellectuals has issued a manifesto in response to the cartoon crisis. By my count this is the third such manifesto this week. We’re awash in manifestos! But this one sounds quite a bit better than the one printed in Jyllands-Posten the other day.
The document also argues for better integration of immigrants and defends the right to life “from conception to natural death.” The family, it underscores, is the natural foundation of society, and marriage “must be protected and differentiated from any other type of union or bond.”
The signers acknowledge the distinction between Church and State, “without giving in to the secular temptation to relegate the religious dimension to solely the private sphere.”
Wow, it’s a Verum Serum manifesto!
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