Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Spain and the Legion of Doom
Getting POLITICAL in Spain
"During the last decade, the involvement of the Catholic Church in politic affairs, through special groups such as Opus Dei or the Legion of Christ, especially personated through important politicians in the Partido Popular, has been recovered. Old and new media, which are property of the Church, such as the COPE radio station, have also contributed to this new involvement in politics. The Church is no longer seen as a neutral and independent institution in political affairs and it is generally aligned with the opinion and politics of the Partido Popular. This implication has had, as a consequence, a renewed criticism from important sectors of the population (especially left-wing voters) against the Church and the way in which it is economically sustained by the State."
The last few times did not go so well...