January 09, 2007

UK Faith Groups Fight For Right to Discriminate

No, really, they do. According to this report from Reuters, numerous faith groups got together in London to deliver a petition against a group of proposed laws that would extend current discimination protection based on race, religion, and several other factors to homosexuality.

From the report:

Christian opponents argue the laws are a major threat to their freedom of conscience and that they should not be penalised for acting according to their beliefs.

Gay rights campaigners say the proposals would simply extend existing anti-discrimination laws to homosexuals.

"It would not be acceptable in the areas of race, disability, age or religion or belief, and is not acceptable here. Either we hold human rights to be universal or we do not," said Andrew Copson, of the British Humanist Association.

Thomas Cordrey of the Laywers' Christian Fellowship, which organised the rally, said the regulations did not strike the right balance and denied the group was homophobic.

"Christians have no desire to discriminate unjustly on the grounds of sexual orientation, but they cannot and must not be forced to actively condone and promote sexual practices which the Bible teaches are wrong."

Can someone explain to me what JUST descimination is? To the group mentioned above, it appears to be that directed toward GLBT people. I missed the part in the Bible where Jesus discriminated against, well, anyone.


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  2. Presumably, "just discrimination" would be, for example, discriminating against someone by deleting their response to your post :-)

    What hypocrisy.

  3. This is a GLBT-friendly and affirming blog. I have been very clear about that to those who are regular readers. Those comments which I find contrary to that are deleted. There are PLENTY of places to post those types of remarks, just not here.