Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Christians and Humanists criticise false ‘discrimination’ claims

This is an interesting article as the Claimants in my case allege that there has been discrimination and prejudice evident in the book critique and other communications we have engaged in.

This quote from Simon Barrow, co-director of Ekklesia is interesting:

‘The judgement in the recent Johns foster case was very clear. It described claims of anti-religious discrimination as a “travesty of the reality” and “wrong as to the factual premises on which they are based.” The judges added that “No one is seeking to de-legitimise Christianity or any other faith or belief. ... No one is seeking to give Christians, Jews or Muslims or, indeed, peoples of any faith, a second class status. On the contrary, it is fundamental to our law, to our polity and to our way of life, that everyone is equal.”

‘It is this equality which some vociferous campaign groups are disputing. They want a privileged status in law for their own particular prejudices, using arguments which many other Christians find misplaced, misguided and offensive. Far from ‘defending Christianity’, petitions like this bring it into disrepute.’

from http://www.humanism.org.uk/news/view/764

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