FINDING THE COMMON GROUND -- INTERNATIONAL EDITION
The Holy See has reiterated on many occasions that the right to freedom of expression, sanctioned by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is subject to just limits, in particular when the exercise of this right would offend the religious sentiments of believers. It is clear that the gay parade scheduled to take place in Jerusalem will prove offensive to the great majority of Jews, Muslims and Christians, given the sacred character of the City of Jerusalem.War, slaughter, terror on the Mount of Olives? Unoffensive! Shlomo, Paul & Akhbar holding hands as they stroll past the Dome of the Rock? Offensive! I get it. Quite simple actually.
Mohammed, Moses & Jesus will release their own joint statement this afternoon, soon as they determine who's name comes first on the letterhead.