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Old 07-30-2011, 04:07 AM   #1
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Rainbow Inquiry planned to examine how equality laws should apply to religious people

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An inquiry will be held later this year to clarify how hard equality laws should be applied to religious people who oppose or disagree with homosexuality.
The move comes after a number of high profile cases involving believers reached the courts – including former Islington council registrar Lilian Ladelle.
The public hearings, scheduled to last for about three months this autumn, will invite peers and politicians to examine legislation on hate crime and equality and evaluate whether changes are needed, The Guardian report.

The inquiry is the brainchild of Christian MP Gary Streeter who chairs the cross-party group Christians in Parliament.

Streeter said the panel would invite submissions from legal professionals, businesses, individuals and social policy groups from faith and non-faith backgrounds.

"The outcome of our inquiry might be that the law needs to be nudged back in certain areas and we won't shy away from saying so," he said.

"The public at large don't care what we do but, in the Christian community, there is a measure of concern about the issue. They will be pleased to see Christian parliamentarians doing something. They will be pleased to receive some reassurance that the fear whipped up is not necessary.

"It's only people of the Christian faith running up into the law; secularists aren't doing that. We are not putting one group of people above one another."

Earlier this month, PinkPaper.com reported that the Equality and Human Rights Commission suggested there should be a compromise between gay equality and religious exemption.

The equality watchdog claimed that judges have interpreted equality law “too narrowly” and suggest that they should accommodate both sides more.
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How about - you keep your bigoted Bronze-Age beliefs to yourself and out of Parliament, and then - oh, we won’t have anything to complain about anymore*, so equality all round. Right?

Seriously. More of the Christian Majority whingeing about being oppressed. Gotta love it.




(*obvious hyperbole is obvious)

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Old 07-30-2011, 05:42 AM   #2
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Fuck the lot of them.
I wonder how many christ-stains signed up to the "One Law for All" campaign to help fight off the sharia onslaught?
Slimey hypochrists!

Stop the Holy See men!
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:51 AM   #3
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Fuck the lot of them.
In the arse, with no lube and a handful of sand!

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Old 07-30-2011, 12:57 PM   #4
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In the arse, with no lube and a handful of sand!
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:54 PM   #5
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Maybe next will be the inquiry looking at how equality laws should apply to Socialists? or Nazis? maybe a few Scientologists- Pastafarians should do ok tho i think

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Old 07-30-2011, 02:18 PM   #6
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Maybe next there should be an inquiry as to why there are equality laws.


"When science was in its infancy, religion tried to strangle it in its cradle." - Robert G. Ingersoll
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:12 PM   #7
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This is about anal sex under my roof. If the hypochrist landladies could keep teh gays in separate rooms they'd be happy to take the pinko pound, right, they don't sit up all night worrying about Mr & Mrs Smith & their scatty funtime? What if Mr Salesman is spilling his seed on the bri nylon!

The whole book is crap except for this one important thing.

thank goodness he's on our side
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:02 PM   #8
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Maybe next there should be an inquiry as to why there are equality laws.

Because we are all too stupid to know how to interact with each other of course. Those that are that way inclined to a point of being dangerous are hardly going to respect any laws anyway.
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