Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Britan and Sexual Discrimination laws.

Exemption Status no longer allowed for Catholic agencies.
Despite appeals from bishops and other religious leaders in Great Britain, the prime minister says there will be no exemption from anti-discrimination laws for Catholic adoption agencies.

Last week the cardinal pointed out in a letter sent to Prime Minister Tony Blair and members of the Cabinet that proposed sexual orientation regulations would require Catholic agencies to "act against the principles of Catholic teaching." 

 The Equality Act 2006, which will come into force in April after Parliament's approval next month, bans discrimination in the provision of goods, facilities and services on the basis of sexual orientation, and would require Catholic agencies to consider homosexual couples as potential adoptive parents.

Instead of an exemption, which was supported by the bishops of Scotland, the Anglican Church and the Muslim Council of Britain, the prime minister said the Church would have a 21-month grace period to implement the law
There goes freedom of religion. More like freedom from religion.

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