Vatican sees cultural 'Inquisition' in Europe
It's a very interesting scenario that we have here. On one hand, we do have a person who appears to be unjustly persecuted on the basis of his faith. Rocco Buttiglione while considering homosexuality to be a sin nevertheless promises as the Commissioner for EU's justice, freedom and security to fight for the rights of gays.
But on the other, do we have fundamentally a person who is unsuitable for the job at hand? Even assuming that he can divorce his personal convictions fromis professional ones, is it still fair for him and for the EU to be under a cloud of suspicion and doubt?
Cross reference this entire situation with the strongly worded rebuke of the US Anglican Church by the main one due to their ordination of an openly gay minister.