This bit of dhimmi idiocy comes to us from Catholic News, with thanks to Twostellas:
Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart’s Vicar for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations has explained its support for the Islamic Council of Victoria’s anti-vilification case against Catch the Fire Ministries, before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
A statement from the Archdiocese’s Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission says that Episcopal Vicar Fr Peter Kenny sought to make an intervention on behalf of the Islamic Council. The Uniting Church also sought to make such an intervention. Dr Gary Bouma, an Anglican priest, appeared as an expert witness on behalf of the Islamic Council.…
The Commission said that the intention of the Catholic intervention was to show the respect the Catholic Church has towards Islam.
“We wished to show our respect in the face of possible vilification, in accordance with ‘with the official policy of the universal Catholic Church’ which urges [Catholics] to ‘acknowledge, preserve, and encourage the spiritual and moral truths found among [Muslims], also their social life and culture'”….
But was there actual vilification? Or just truth-telling? Must this “official policy of the universal Catholic Church” be implemented at the expense of accepting incomplete and deliberately distorted versions of what Islam actually teaches?