The liberal, weakened „Christianity“ of the Protestant communities cannot resist the onslaught of Islam; only staunch, traditional Christianity can stand against it, ready to defend its moral positions. In this battle, the Orthodox and Catholics could, even in the face of all the differences accumulated over the centuries, form a united front.
The primary purpose of the strategic cooperation that I propose should be the defense of traditional moral values such as the family, childbirth, spousal fidelity. These values are subjected to systematic mockery and derision in Europe by liberals and democrats of all types. Instead of spousal fidelity, „free love“ is promoted, same-sex partnerships are equated with the union of marriage, childbirth is opposed by „family planning.“ Unfortunately, we have serious differences in these matters with most Protestants, not to speak of fundamental differences of theological and ecclesiological character.
I will use as an example a conversation with a Lutheran bishop, held within the framework of a theological dialogue with one of the Northern Lutheran churches. We tried to prepare a joint document in the defense of traditional values. We began to talk about abortion. I asked: „Can we put in the joint document that abortion is a sin?“ The Lutheran bishop responded: „Well, of course, we don’t promote abortion, we prefer contraception.“ My question: „But abortion is in the opinion of your church, a sin, or is it not?“ His reply: „Well, you see, there are various circumstances, for example, the life of a mother or child could be in danger.“ „Well, if there is no threat to either the mother or the child, then is abortion a sin, or not?“ And the Lutheran bishop still could not concede that abortion is a sin.
What is there to talk about then, if abortion is not a sin, same-sex marriage is fine, and contraception is wonderful? There it is, liberal Christianity in all its glory. It is clear for me that presently only Catholics and Orthodox preserve the traditional view of family values in Europe, and in this regard, as in many others, we are strategic partners.