National Catholic Register
COMMENTARY: The international body is becoming more and more a machine that fashions the language of human rights into a weapon of religious oppression.
by ASHLEY E. McGUIRE
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Human rights have come to have a definite meaning to the people of the world, which we must not allow any nation to so change that they are made synonymous with suppression.”
She herself chaired the drafting committee of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which affirmed the “freedom of thought, conscience or religion” as among the most important of human rights, and served as a delegate to the fledgling body formed to protect the rights of people everywhere.