In October, a judge in Italy ruled that crucifixes should be removed from public school classrooms. An activist Muslim convert had sued to get them removed.
On Saturday, the judge reversed his decision. He said he didn’t have the authority to order the removal, partly because of two old laws still on the books that mandate them. But look at the way the Reuters article puts it:
Two Italian laws dating from the 1920s, when the fascists were in power, state that schools must display crucifixes.
“When the fascists were in power”? What does that have to do with anything? My Italian history may be a little fuzzy, but I’m pretty sure that Italy was not yet a totalitarian state then. And the Church was the enemy of the fascists. Why would they be promoting the Catholic faith?
It’s just an attempt by Reuters to smear the Church by association, relying on most people’s ignorance of history to imply an evil connection. Nasty bias.