Fight Over Religion in European Union

Representatives from Denmark argued that God does not belong in European Union government rules and regulations or procedures. Some Catholic countries would support inclusion of reference to God in EU laws, but most members seek to continue a strict separation of church and state. Denmark and others are arguing that there should not be any reference to God in the EU constitution and they are also trying to avoid having representatives of religious bodies sit in Parliament.

A quiet conflict is presently being conducted by Poland, whose Catholic leaders oppose abortions or gay and lesbian rights since they consider themselves to be devout Catholics. The EU has been insisting they have no right as members to refuse equality to people whose religion or views differ from those of the majority.
Information from Copenhagen Post

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