Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Amnesty International: "identity lost"

Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and peace:

"By pushing for the decriminalization of abortion as part of their platform, Amnesty International has disqualified itself as a defender of human rights," he said. "If AI is no longer willing to stand up for the most basic human right -- the right to life -- then the very integrity of the organization is called into question."

From Zenit:

Amnesty International was founded in 1961 by Peter Benson as a defender and promoter of the inalienable rights of the human person.

Now it has joined other international organizations, such as the United Nations Children's Fund, in promoting a so-called right to abortion, at least in certain cases.

Quite simply, Catholics should not support, in any way, this organization. Actually, no Christian should support, in anyway, this organiztion.

No compromise. Period.

Sometimes following Christ is hard. Blessedly, it's worth it.