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Must Religious Organizations Be Required To Admit Non-Adherents as Members?

A7 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 9:38 AM
Lovely verses. Are we to assume you advocate bending over and taking it in the ... as the ultimate act of loving our enemies? Self-defense includes defense of our faith.

About five years ago, I had the privilege of making a presentation before the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a European intergovernmental organization established to protect, among other things, international “human rights.” While there, a prominent European atheist group also did a presentation claiming that churches across the world are violating the rights of atheists by excluding them from church membership.

Of course, this was news to me. So I listened.

Their argument went this way: governments subsidize churches directly through tax support, such as in Europe, or indirectly through tax exemptions, such as in the...