19 January 2004

Clash of rights claims in Hungary

Here is an article of interest from Transitions Online: "Hungary: Gay, Calvinist, and Expelled." It is not difficult to conclude that the Hungarian Reformed Church's Karoli Gaspar University did not handle the case at issue very well, assuming the accuracy of this report. However, the central issue raised by the case, viz., that of the respective conflicting claims of corporate religious freedom and the individual rights of church members, is more complex than some would make it out to be. Incidentally, there are two humorous inaccuracies in the article, one of which is especially egregious: it seems Hungary's new Equal Opportunity Act "has been condemned by the four major Christian churches in Hungary -- Catholic, Jewish [!], Evangelist [should be Evangelical, i.e., Lutheran] and Reformed."

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