The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has issued a statement directing the Roman Catholic Church to change its teachings on abortion and sexuality. The document, which you can read here, begins by addressing the pedophile scandal–which certainly needs to be addressed–but then it calls for canon law to be changed to allow for abortion, to accept homosexuality, to promote “gender equality,” and to stop teaching that adolescents shouldn’t have sex.
That last point is in glaring opposition to the first part of the report–I would think the Church should come down even harder on underaged sex! And what supporting abortion has to do with the rights of the child is beyond me. Still, we may be seeing more governmental and quasi-governmental groups telling Christians what they must believe. [Read more...]