Friday, August 19, 2011

Hungary Isn't Banning the Anglican Church After All

Edit: after an exaggerated report from an England newspaper, a lot of people are keen to show you just how enlightened Hungary really is. That's too bad.

A story in the Church of England newspaper written by George Conger that Hungary has banned the Anglican Church in its country seriously distorts the facts.

Virtueonline spoke with Hungarian embassy officials in Washington, DC, today, who said that churches in their country are only being asked to re-register; they are not being banned. "Hungary's constitution supports religious freedom. Anybody can create a church and practice their faith all they are being asked to do is to register it with the state in order to be eligible for the benefits provided by the Act," an Embassy spokesman told VOL.

A statement VOL received from the embassy said that on July 11 the Hungarian parliament adopted the Act on the Right to Freedom of Conscience and Religion, and on the legal Status of Churches, Religious Denominations and ...

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