The European Parliament's has passed a resolution that requires all member states to ban "Homophobia." This resolution makes no allowances for religious beliefs on homosexuality. One statement in the resolution that is most disturbing is "Homophobia manifests itself in the private and public spheres in different forms such as hate speech ... and unjustified and unreasonable limitations of rights, which are often hidden behind reasons of public order, religious freedom and the right to conscientious objection."
Aldo Giordano, secretary-general of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences, noted "The declaration shows an aversion for certain values of our tradition, notably religious values."
Euro-Fam, an interdenominational family advocacy organization, commented "It is important to note that quoting biblical passages dealing with homosexuality have led to imprisonment and to legal actions in the past on the basis of so-called homophobia. Hence, it is disturbing that the resolution does not clearly reaffirm the freedom of religion and even seems to want to suppress the freedom of expression (for those who wish to refer to the Bible)."
Christians slam 'homophobia' resolution - European Parliament's action equates condition to racism, anti-Semitism