Belgian Minister wants to ban the display of worship for a quote from the Bible


The Minister of information of Belgium Steven Gatz

The occasion was made at the quote from Ephesians about a wife’s obedience to her husband.

The Minister of information of Belgium Steven GATS intends to ban broadcasts of religious services on television and radio, The Guardian reports.

The Minister angered the new Testament quote, which he heard in the broadcast of “Songs of Praise” TV channel VRT. The Catholic reader of the laity read out in the live verse of Ephesians 5:22-33: “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord, because a husband is head of the wife as Christ is the head of the Church.”

After that, the reader was accompanied by a fragment of his interpretation: “so the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the Church. He gave his earthly life to save her. That is why the wife must obey her husband in everything as the Church submits to Christ.”

According to the Minister, such “demeaning to women” teachings have no place on television.

“Of course, I can’t share and welcome such ideas voiced at the public broadcasting channels, – said the Minister of information. – The fact that they are derived from ancient books, can not serve as a justification for the proliferation of these antiquated beliefs among our population. They have long been obsolete and do not meet our time, and the fact that they are broadcast by the VRT service to the whole of Flanders, nothing short of absolute madness.”

In an interview with Belgian daily newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, the GATS nominated to the post of Minister from the liberal party Open VLD, has said he intends to make another initiative to ban religious programmes on all channels, state-funded (the first time such an intention he voiced in December of this year).

In a special statement on the accusations in their address channel VRT said that it “continues to examine the stream of the Eucharistic worship as a service for the audience: both for religious and for those who wish to get acquainted with the services of this kind and does not always agree with what is said in the temple.”

Previously at Boston College wishes “God bless” and “merry Christmas” equate to the manifestation of “micro-aggression”.

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