Saturday, August 08, 2009
Religious Freedom Threatened in Australia
News out indicates that the Australian state of Victoria is to consider erasing religious exemptions to the Equal Opportunity Act. That would mean, I guess, that faith-based charities, religious schools, and churches would no longer be able to not employ someone because their beliefs or life-style choice conflicts with a religious body's statement of faith. Read more about it in the Age. Call me cynical, but I bet you all a coke that the headshed of the Uniting Church of Australia will support it! Good to see the Victorian Presbytians taking a stand and they win my vote for the "testicular fortitude and chutzpah award" for the year so far.