http://www.theage.com.au/national/gover ... -g76u.html
ATTORNEY-GENERAL Rob Hulls will today announce a controversial compromise struck with the state's religious groups that will allow them to continue to discriminate against gays and lesbians, single mothers and people who hold different spiritual beliefs.
if anyone who has read 1 of my posts would know..
i am atheist, not just laid back atheist who goes meh, but a fighting atheist.
now while i understand a catholic school may not wish to employ a person who is good at teaching maths... but also worship satan... im peeved and quite saddened that this new legislation is very VERY
2. discriminatory against women (single fathers are exempt)
3. pro religious - its basically the government sleeping with the religious to appease them.
1. homophobic- this is not a step forward, this openly shows that the catholics position on homosexuality (love the person, condone the act) is nothing but BS. this is a step back in human rights. equality is no longer valued as much as the freedom of a set minority.
2. this one is quite sad, their say on marriage allows them to discriminate for almost no reason to those that have divorced... (australian figures show that 40% of marriages will end in divorce) even if they dont like it, i have no idea why legislation how allows them to openly discriminate.
the fact that single fathers are exempt also shows mockery at equality in australia
3. since the government passed the abortion drug RU286 (made up, looks and sounds similiar to what i just wrote, cbs digging it out from google) the religious community have been peeved at the government. this is just a move to win votes. i hope democracy doesnt result in a feudal system where the government works to appease the religious community.
this is obvious since the government made moves to make "men's clubs" more equal and force some of the prominent ones to not refuse women on the grounds of gender. ended up failing hard.
the religious organisation as a private organisation can discriminate.
the religious organisation as a private organisation should pay taxes.
double standard >.>
while this is Australian news, the religious right to discriminate covers the world and has different areas and different particulars. so please, dont move my my discussion and debate topics to world events and dont move my world events topics to discussion and debate.
what say you oh BD forum community...
what is the religious right to discriminate and where does it end?~Ducky out.