“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.” - Psalm 33: 12
On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights fined the Italian government for having crucifixes in its schools.
It’s yet another example of oversize, secular bureaucracies pitted against the most natural forms of agreement, in this case the nation.
The European Court of Human Rights ordered that the government pay 5,000 Euro ($7,390) to Soile Lautsi, a mother of two who claimed that public schools in her northern Italian town refused eight years ago to remove the crucifix from the classroom.
We might at first wonder, “It’s amazing that they’ve had crucifixes in the classroom for so long.” Yet, living in a culture where our battles have been over whether Catholic colleges may retain crucifixes, that only demonstrates our own lack of understanding of European history.