Posts Tagged ‘religious bigotry’

Religions demonised by new laws Comments 0

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Many religions, including Christianity, are being targeted and demonised through new laws regarding issues like euthanasia, abortion and attempts to force priests to break the seal of the confessional. New South Wales Liberal MP Julian Lesser spoke out at a St Thomas More Society meeting saying, while preparing for the upcoming religious discrimination debate in Read more

Shane Jones takes a poke at Catholics Comments 0

Monday, February 18th, 2019

“We are not going to rely exclusively on our Filipino Catholic immigrants. We are going to do the bloody work ourselves,”. said regional economic development minister Shane Jones a recent speech on unemployment. Given a chance to roll those comments back a few minutes later, Jones did the contrary, saying the Catholic Church had done Read more

NZ does not need hate-crimes law Comments 0

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Police Commissioner Mike Bush wants to see if there is a case for hate-crimes legislation in New Zealand, and is prompted by an  incident in Huntly. A woman threatened and abused a Muslim woman sitting quietly in her car. Bush wants more research to establish whether there is a need for hate-crimes legislation. He is Read more

Religious freedom seriously lacking for three-quarters of world Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Religious freedom is an oxymoron for three quarters of the world, according to US ambassador David Saperstein. The U.S. State Department warned that religion-based terrorists as well as some governments across the globe are threatening the liberties of religious minorities. “One of the best ways to deny these murderers their victory is by ensuring that Read more

God, the gods and democracy Comments 0

Friday, October 30th, 2015

It’s a plain truth that democracies everywhere are witnessing the resurgence of religious bigotry. There are moments when it feels even as if something like a new global religious war has begun, on several fronts. Ignorant media hype, foul abuse of the faith or godlessness of others, ugly violence calculated to scare and kill: such Read more