Jun 24, 2023 | Politics

‘Religious Liberty Is Not a Second-Class Right’

‘Religious Liberty Is Not a Second-Class Right’

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said this week that Italy intends to set an example in aiding persecuted Christians around the world, insisting that “religious freedom is not a second-class right.”

Meloni’s statement came the day after a United Nations “expert” declared that when religious liberty clashes with LGBT rights, religious liberty must yield.

Freedom of religion or belief is compatible with equality for LGBT persons, Victor Madrigal-Borloz asserted in his June 21 address to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, as long as religious groups embrace the claims of homosexual and transgender persons.

Religious narratives that clash with the beliefs and lifestyle choices of LGBT persons, however, are “beyond the scope of the right freedom of religion or belief,” Madrigal-Borloz said.

In her videotaped statement, Meloni insisted that the opposite is…

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