Haha my girl's a greasemonkey/computer nut. She works on the radar systems.
There is a difference between the free speech of an individual or a country's policy on protecting individual speech rights, and then a statement from that country as their national stance.
An individual priest can voice his opinions, and many have. But that is completely different than a statement from the Vatican. The statement from the Vatican has authority and is the law of the land. That is seperate from free speech.
Putin is the president, a shady one, but his opinions are honored as law and policy is based off of it.
Again, Uganda's government used their positions of authority to push for a vote making capital punishment against gays.
Countries and governments are not individuals. They do not have the same rights as individuals. They cannot have the same rights. It is not safe.
Hence the examples I gave.
"Oh wait. She doesn't have a... Forget what I said, don't catch the preggo. Just wear her hat." - Question Marc